Grand Canyon Express Helicopter Tour is 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 approximately 30 miles of flight above and below the Grand Canyon itself. Twice the normal flying distance!!
Once our 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. Mercedes Benz luxury ground transportation to and from the private helicopter tour facility is optional and is highly recommended.
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 available for Las Vegas “Strip” and downtown hotels).
1:30 P.M. – Guests will then check-in at the private heliport terminal.
2:30 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 has highly recommended optional transport from guests Las Vegas hotel to the private helicopter terminal and return.
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
Person to Person Communication
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 8 am). Preferred flight departures (8 am 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 $20 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 Reservations@gcflight.com, 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!