Grand Canyon Express Helicopter Tour

4.8 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)


Explore the Grand Canyon like never before with one of the key tours Las Vegas has to offer! For a true feeling of exploration, GC Flight’s Las Vegas helicopter tour is a one of a kind, air-only sightseeing tour that takes guests exclusively below the rim to actually descend into the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon itself. This Grand Canyon tour is one of the best helicopter rides in Vegas.

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The Longest Helicopter Flight Above & Below the West Rim of the Grand Canyon!

Explore the Grand Canyon like never before with one of the key tours Las Vegas has to offer. For a true feeling of exploration, this helicopter tour is a one of a kind, air-only sightseeing tour that takes guests exclusively into the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon approximately 1,500′ below the rim and then turns around and flies back through the Grand Canyon at rim level. This Grand Canyon tour is the only helicopter ride in Vegas that gives you 30 miles of flight above and below the Grand Canyon itself. Twice the normal flying distance!!

Once guests arrive at the private helicopter terminal, their tour begins by flying over Lake Mead, a popular recreational area for Las Vegas locals. Located on the Colorado River and less than a half hour from the Strip, Lake Mead is considered the largest reservoir in the United States in terms of maximum water capacity, and is the 16th largest man-made lake in the world.

During the flight our guests can settle in and enjoy the comfort of luxury helicopter, providing excellent views of our journey as they fly into Arizona, and into the Grand Canyon itself. Considered one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”, guests will find themselves in for a real treat with a narrated journey beyond time, through millions of years’ worth of geological evolution. The sheer beauty, colors, and size of the Grand Canyon will paint a majestic vista that will remain a portrait in the mind of the aerial view of the amazing Grand Canyon for years to come.

After leaving the Grand Canyon our guests will experience additional natural wonders and panoramic views which include Fortification Hill which is a colorful and extinct volcano. Guests will also get an excellent view of some beautiful red rock formations which show off their vibrant red colors before this amazing journey ends by returning to the original private helicopter departure terminal. This is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tour includes Mercedes Benz luxury ground transportation to and from the private helicopter tour facility.

All tour times are approximate and are subject to change. If you have any questions due to instances such as inclement weather conditions, please contact our office.

Sample Tour Itinerary (approximate times)
Note: Flights depart multiple times daily

1:00 P.M. – VIP pick up for our guests from their hotel (round trip transport included for Las Vegas “Strip” and downtown hotels).
1:30 P.M. – Guests will then check-in at the private heliport terminal.
2:15 P.M. – Flight departures begin with views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge and the Grand Canyon.
3:45 P.M. – Helicopter arrives back to the terminal.
4:30 P.M. – Guests will arrive back to their hotel.

Duration: Approximate time from hotel pick-up to hotel drop-off is 3.5 hours (depending on hotel location).

Departure Point: Guests will be departing for their flight from the Boulder City terminal. Tour experience includes complimentary transportation both to and from guests Las Vegas hotel.

About Your Helicopter:
Air Conditioned A-Star or EC-130 Ecostar Jet Helicopter
Whisper Jet Technology for a Quiet Ride
6 Passenger Forward Facing Seats
Plush Stadium Seating
Person to Person Communication
Over-sized Windows
Customized Larger Sightseeing Windows
Professional Digital Audio Narration

Pricing: Discounted tour prices listed are per guest and are for “early bird” flights (flight departures before 8am). Preferred flight departures (8am or later) are subject to a $30 prime time premium per guest. Prime time premium (if applicable) will be added to the final e Ticket Confirmation once your booking request is received, approved and returned via email within 24 hours or verbally authorized by a GC Flight representative.

Fees: Please note that fees of $30 per guest will apply, which may consist of airport fees, park entry fees, landing fees, handling fees and taxes. Las Vegas hotel round-trip transport fee of $10 per guest will also apply if applicable. As always, GC Flight offers our unmatched low price guarantee to our guests or the difference will be refunded.

Comfort Seat: Due to comfort and weight/balance of air crafts, passengers weighing over 250 lbs./114 kg./18 stone may be required to purchase an additional “comfort” seat. This fee (if applicable) will be added to the final confirmation once booking request is received and approved by GC Flight.

Items To Bring: Be sure to bring your personal effects that will make the experience more enjoyable for you, such as a camera, sunscreen, your photo ID (for any guest that is 18 years or older). And if you forget anything before the trip, don’t worry! We offer options to purchase any additional needed items within the gift shop.

What To Expect: First Class Tours & Service has been offering award-winning tours to our clients since 1998! GC Flight is home to and provides unrivaled access to the world’s largest supply of Helicopter, Airplane, Bus & Adventure Tours in Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon areas. Our guests will experience a fun and meaningful adventure into several of the Southwest’s most beloved and famous landmarks and recreational areas, creating personal memories that will last a lifetime!

Please note that due to the limited availability of our tours, it is recommended to book in advance online at, or call our office to make a reservation at: (702) 629-7776 or toll-free: (800) 871-1030. We look forward to seeing you and have you experience one of our incredible tours!

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4.8 out of 5

10 reviews for Grand Canyon Express Helicopter Tour

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Evan P 4/22/2016

    What a fantastic tour with a fantastic pilot/guide. Fully commentary the whole flight, very knowledgable and delivered in an easy manner so as to not over load you whilst you enjoy the beauty of the canyon. I would highly recommend this tour and GC Flight as we were looked after from start to finish and they were very pleasant and professional. 10 out of 10

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi Bruce & Kathy,
    Thanks for the explanation, probably i didn’t pay attention when Kathy mentioned about the tax part.
    Thanks and i enjoyed the tour especially our Awesome tour driver !
    Will strongly recommend you to my friends.
    Cheers, have a wonderful summer!
    Na Lim

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    MArcelo Cursino – May 10, 2016

    the ride was excellent! The transfer was quick and smooth. The location for boarding was clean and inviting. THe helicopter was great and spacious. The pilot was very courteous and knowledgeable. More than recommended!

  4. 5 out of 5


    I will spare all of you the details but I need to tell about the incredibly caring help that Kathy gave to me when I fell sick the night before my helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon.
    What a class person and company.
    Thank You.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “SOOO glad we went … THANK YOU :-)”
    Reviewed April 8, 2016, We didn’t have a clue who to call/trust with information regarding a trip (we’ve wanted to take forever) to the Grand Canyon. We lucked out by finding GC Flight (thank you Kathy!) who shared many options that met our needs. We selected a helicopter tour through the AWESOME Grand Canyon that was AMAZING! It’s SO pretty in the winter! Tip: Be SURE to bring your camera. There were no hidden fees (they were upfront with us) and we got the BEST price!!! MUCH better than going to each individual helicopter company … It was ONE STOP SHOPPING and she made sure all of our questions were answered and we had everything we needed to make sure our trip went smoothly. We will definitely call them for another tour (maybe a canyon landing?) when we return to Vegas for our family reunion this summer! Nice to do something besides gamble and see the shows! Thank you GC Flight! See ya soon! Karen
    Visited April 2016

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “Great time”
    Reviewed March 28, 2016
    Made you feel first class from pick up at hotel to return. Torrie the van driver made the trip to Boulder Airport fun and informative. The great staff continued at the airport and was topped off by Mattao, our pilot. He was friendly, funny and informative and made all aboard feel included in whatever was taking place. Highly recommend it.
    Visited March 2016

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “If we did nothing else in Vegas, this was worth the whole trip”
    Reviewed March 5, 2016
    This was worth every penny and we would absolutely do this again!! Wish we could. Aurthur picked us up at our hotel on time and was a great intro- very knowledgeable and fun. Captain Cole made our trip! His warm sarcasm made my first trip in a helo lots of fun and the trip was absolutely breath taking. The flight was fun and the time in the canyon a great time to quiz the pilot. The company is very professional but fun, casual, and energetic. They made the trip very easy and stress free. 5 star service all the way. We will certainly be visiting them again given the opportunity. This company lives up to all their positive reviews and we are so glad we didn’t go with some of the other companies that had more reviews but also more negative reviews. Thanks so much for a trip of alifetime Captain Cole, Aurthur & company!!!
    Visited March 2016

  8. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    “Superb Service”
    Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile
    Very competitive pricing for a tour of the Grand Canyon, we were picked up from out hotel exactly on time in a really nice 6 seater with complimentary water and awesome views! Staff at the heliport were very attentive and our pilot (Mike) was an excellent host for the whole flight! I personally would of liked a little longer in the Canyon but the time was as advertised and inline with every other tour company offering this tour. If you have chosen GC Flight, you have chosen well. Enjoy!
    Visited January 2016
    Ben A

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Reviewed 08 Nov 2015
    Sharat – Ca USA
    Visited Nov 2015

  10. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile
    First time to the Grand Canyon but not first time on a helicopter! This company went beyond for what they describe on their website! My friend was mad because I didn’t get the one with the limo but I’m glad I didn’t! Everything started at 6:30am, yes we were early but at the wrong pick up place, when we got to our driver( Diego aka Jesus) he was very polite, he gave us that look of why are you late? But after that he was totally another person! Very nice! Talkative and pretty much the whole ride he was picking on me but its good! When we arrived to the airport pretty much everything was ready for us to leave, we got so lucky to have a pilot who is an army veteran!! Mike totally made the ride the greatest! We saw the other helicopter and it was like they just went on a single line, like going in a forced route that you can not move, well, Mike went on and pretty much draw a Picasso on the sky!! We did turns! Drops! Just all over! I was totally happy flying!!! I totally suggest for you to demand to get Mike as your pilot! He did way better than what we were told!! The whole trip was amazing!! My friend and I were really happy and the money was well worth it!! Thank you Mike, Diego and Anabel for making this trip a one in a life time!! Hope we see you guys again for our next trip! Cheers Sandy

    Visited October 2013

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