Grand Canyon Helicopter & Rafting Combination Tour joins an incredible Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with a Colorado River & Black Canyon River Raft Float Trip!
Experience a new level of luxurious style in an unforgettable Grand Canyon adventure while traveling aboard a Eurocopter AS350B2 Jet Helicopter specifically designed with forward-facing seats, state-of-the-art video recording system with cameras mounted inside the aircraft, and 180 degrees of unrestricted panoramic viewing. Encounter one of the best Grand Canyon tours Las Vegas has to offer.
Once our guests are picked up from their Las Vegas hotel by Mercedes Benz luxury ground transportation, they will be taken to a private helicopter terminal, whereupon takeoff, they will pass over Southern Nevada’s spectacular Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. During your flight, your highly trained pilot will provide informative commentary and narration as you experience spectacular aerial views of the magnificent Bypass Bridge and Black Canyon.
As our guests continue their tour, they will fly past other spectacular views such as an extinct and colorful volcano and Fortification Hill. Guests will then descend into the depths of the Grand Canyon as they soar over the mighty Colorado River past geological rock formations that span millions of years. Around every corner are cathedral buttresses, pillars with amazing and naturally vivid colors. The Grand Canyon aerial views are fantastic.
Experience the distance from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West Rim! As an added bonus of the tour, when our guest reach the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, their helicopter flight will land at the Grand Canyon West Airport for half an hour. As part of this Las Vegas to West Rim Grand Canyon leg of the tour, guests will have time to explore the gift shop of the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Here, guests will be able to purchase Grand Canyon West and Skywalk memorabilia, such as jewelry and other items crafted by Native American artisans as well as mementos from the Old West. The journey from Las Vegas to Skywalk is worth the time!
After leaving the Grand Canyon, our guests return flight will include other natural wonders, including panoramic views of rock formations of the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness. Upon landing at the private helicopter terminal, guests will be shuttled directly to the Colorado River, where they will arrive and launch at the base of the amazing Hoover Dam and the newly constructed Bypass Bridge for their rafting portion of their tour.
Each guest will board a large, comfortable river raft and meet their friendly and informative Guide. The Black Canyon’s high walls will leave you breathless, so remember to bring your camera! You may spot desert big horn sheep, osprey and great heron in their natural settings.
The raft stops along the secluded beaches of the Colorado river to give you a chance to swim or paddle in the cool clear waters. You could take this opportunity to enjoy the picnic box lunch, while watching and listening to the sights and sounds of this magnificent Black Canyon and the surrounding desert.
Our guests trip ends on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach, where they will have the chance to shop for distinctive souvenirs of your trip, before returning to their Las Vegas hotel.
From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and onto to the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River, this tour truly is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
All times are approximate and subject to change.
Sample Tour Itinerary (approximate times)
Note: Flights depart multiple times daily
6:00 am – VIP pick up for our guests from their hotel (round trip transport available for Las Vegas “Strip” and downtown hotels).
7:00 am – Check-in at private helicopter terminal
7:30 am – Flight departure – Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon
8:40 am – Land at Grand Canyon West
9:00 am – Depart Grand Canyon West
9:30 am – Arrive at Boulder City Airport for pick-up by Black Canyon River Raft Co.
9:50 am – Briefing and transfer by shuttle to base of Hoover Dam
10:30 am – Boat launch
12:45 am – Lunch served on the water
2:00 pm – Arrive at Willow Beach for restroom break and stretch
2:15 pm – Depart for Las Vegas by shuttle
3:00 pm – Arrive at hotel
Duration: Approximately 9 hours hotel to hotel.
Departure Point: Las Vegas or Boulder City terminal. Tour experience includes transport from guests Las Vegas hotel to the private helicopter terminal, Colorado River launch and return to guest’s hotel.
About Your Helicopter:
Air Conditioned A-Star or EC-130 Model Ecostar Jet Helicopter
Whisper Jet technology for a quiet ride
6 passenger forward facing seats
Customized larger sightseeing windows
Music with professional 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 $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: Camera, sunscreen, photo ID (for anyone 18 years or older) and if you forget anything, please visit the gift shop.
What To Expect: First Class Tours & Service since 1998! Access to the world’s largest supply of Helicopter, Airplane, Bus & Adventure Tours in Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon.