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Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission

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icon7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 12 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

What’s the ultimate way to have a Grand Canyon experience from Las Vegas? Try this exciting air tour, with an optional helicopter ride and boat float along the Colorado River. Enjoy a scenic flight from Boulder City to the Grand Canyon. Then land at Eagle Point for a West Rim tour. Additionally, if you've upgraded, swoop down to the canyon floor in a helicopter and enjoy a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River. As an added bonus, visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk (own expense).
  • Grand Canyon West Rim tour by airplane from Las Vegas
  • Admire the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River from above
  • Upgrade for a helicopter ride to the canyon floor and pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River
  • Capture amazing photos from the Guano Point and Eagle Point overlooks
  • Opt to add on admission to the glass-bottomed Skywalk jutting out over the canyon
  • Pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas hotels included
35-minute (approx.) flight each way by fixed-wing airplane to Grand Canyon's West Rim
Helicopter flight to floor of Grand Canyon (if option selected)
15-minute (approx.) pontoon boat ride on Colorado River (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
All local taxes and fees
Gratuities
Helicopter flight to floor of Grand Canyon (if option not selected)
15-minute (approx.) pontoon boat ride on Colorado River (if option not selected)
Skywalk ticket (if option not selected)

Departure Point

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

10:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This sightseeing tour to the Grand Canyon begins with a hotel pickup in Las Vegas. Then enjoy the trek east before arriving at the Boulder City Municipal Airport to begin the flight.

Start with a pilot meet and greet, then climb aboard and buckle up in the fixed-wing Vistaliner plane, featuring panoramic windows for the ultimate sightseeing adventure.

Begin by flying over the aqua waters and sandstone shorelines of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, and its place of origin, the famous Hoover Dam, a modern marvel of engineering on the border between Nevada and Arizona. Fly high above the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, passing over West Rim attractions like Guano Point, Eagle Point, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the canyon floor.

Upon landing, take the West Rim Shuttle to Guano Point. Enjoy a light meal along the West Rim while admiring the panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. Additionally, visit Eagle Point at leisure for more incredible scenery.

Upgrade your tour to take a helicopter ride to the canyon floor and float along the Colorado River. Climb aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter and swoop down before landing on the canyon floor. Walk around, get an up-close look at the many layers of the interior of the canyon and gain an even greater appreciation of the immensity of this natural wonder. Then enjoy a pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River, looking up at the canyon’s many beautiful colors and stunning rock formations. 

Experience the breathtaking view from the Grand Canyon Skywalk (own expense), a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon.

The tour ends with a return flight to Boulder City and a hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Las Vegas
After being picked up from your hotel, you will be transported to the Airline Terminal to check in for your flight and tour.
Pass By:  
Hoover Dam
After departing, you will fly over the Hoover Dam on your way to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon
Pass By:  
Lake Mead
You will also enjoy views of Lake Mead from above on your way to the Grand Canyon
Pass By:  
Colorado River
Enjoy a birds eye view of the mighty Colorado River as you make your descent to the Grand Canyon West Airport.
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon West
Spend time exploring all that the west rim of the Grand Canyon has to offer. Shuttle service to multiple lookout points is included.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Skywalk
If you choose this option, you can add the Skywalk to your booking and experience walking 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above the Canyon floor on a glass bottom U-shaped bridge that juts out 70 feet from the Canyon's edge.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
  • For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Infant children are considered a lap child if they are under the age of two and have proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate
  • Please note: seat assignments are determined on the day of the tour and are based on the total weight and balance of the aircraft.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grand Canyon Airlines

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Best of the West Rim: Grand Canyon Air Tour with Optional Helicopter, Boat Ride and Skywalk Admission.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Had a fantastic time - definitely recommend getting up early to beat the crowds and beat the heat." See review
  • "If you are more interested in the relative excitement in different modes of transportation and have never been in a helicopter, then you might find the experience more enjoyable." See review

Reviews

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Grand Canyon - a must visit place
Darran_D
, Mar 2020
An excellent trip from the moment we were picked up at our hotel until we were dropped off. The aeroplane ride took in a great view of the Hoover Dam on the way to the West Rim. The helicopter ride to the bottom of the canyon took in some breathtaking views and the short boat trip gave a different perspective of the canyon from the bottom. The Skywalk was great once you got used to drop beneath your feet but it would have been nice to be able to take your own photos. A well run and professional operation so I would recommend this trip. It is also about 5 hours shorter than the bus trips which leaves more time in Las Vegas.
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Early start with little notice
EarlyDay
, Feb 2020
The trip was great EXCEPT that the pick-up time changed from 8 to 6:30 am which was very early. We were notified too late to cancel the trip. I'm glad we powered through because it was a beautiful day and we had a good time, but it was all a bit rushed and I would have loved even just a half hour longer to explore the vistas. We felt like we were running to each.
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$600 plane/bus ride to go see guano
coheynen
, Feb 2020
I bought the air tour from Vegas to go INTO the Grand Canyon on a helicopter cuz I’ve always wanted to go down there. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine. We showed up on time (which they changed on us) and didn’t find out until we got there that the “air tour” includes a plane and bus ride only. So we literally got there, got dropped us off in a place with zero cell reception, and we spent all day waiting for everyone else to get done with their helicopter tour. Not ONE TIME on any tickets, receipts, calls, or in any of their emails did they EVER specify that the helicopter was not part of the “AIR” tour. Not sure what planet these guys live on where a bus ride is part of any “AIR” anything! The only explanation we got is that “it happens all the time” because customers are told “it’s optional,” but it doesn’t specify what you’ve booked until it’s too late, apparently. I spent a fortune to do what I could have done driving. Cost us almost $600. These guys are scam artists!
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The Wow Experience
Russell B
, Sep 2019
A truly wowing experience of seeing one of the wonders of the world from the sky to the canyon floor and the river. This tour will knock your socks off and leave you breathless.
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Great day!
Michelle S
, Sep 2019
Had a fantastic time - definitely recommend getting up early to beat the crowds and beat the heat. Best way to get a taste of the Grand Canyon from every angle.
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fine experience
Frances J
, Aug 2019
The best organised trip I have ever undertaken. Superb day. Excellent organisation and care from staff at every stage.
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Grand canyon visit
Brent P
, Aug 2019
Thought the tour went great. Very beautiful. The only issue was the directions as to where to go, meet, etc
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star-5
THE BEST!
hlynnlove
, Aug 2019
From start to finish I was NEVER DISAPPOINTED. I researched a ton of tours and as time narrowed down I'm so glad this was the one I chose. Bus pickup from vegas hotel takes you to their plane.(if I had to guess maybe half hour bus ride) my mother and I grouped up with 12 others. Board plane for a super smooth flight to the canyon....(music in the head sets during flight -some narrative when flying over Hoover dam and other interesting facts) The pilot and first officer was amazing... friendly. Personable. 40 min approx.. like clock work we were then paired up with 2 others boarded a helicopter..the staff was very friendly I asked a lot and they answered. The chopper ride was another breath taking experience .... then we landed at the bottom of canyon to take a 15 min water tour... breath it in and look around. Beautiful. Hike back up to the chopper fly back to the top of the canyon- given ur bagged lunch (which was pretty decent turkey hoagie cookies pringles apples and a water) Gift shop .. scene overlook. Eagles landing..skywalk.. Indian TP's ..dont spend alot of time there I suggest . Theres another bus included that takes you over to the guado.. Trails to walk higher places NOT ROPED OFF.. load.up after all that.. back to the bus that takes you to the plane that takes you back to the beginning of the tour.. then the bus back to your hotel ..absolutely amazing... kind... these people were on point from start to finish 7 hours was plenty!! Had a blast. Grand canyon check off bucklist with a smile of appreciation.
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Spectacular Trip!
Jean-Clay C
, Jun 2019
Well coordinated beginning at the hotel pickup service to flight, shuttle and admission to the Skywalk. The pilot was incredibly hospitable, providing details of flight, landscape and making everyone feel comfortable. Though simple, lunch was tasty. I highly recommend.
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To experience Las Vegas and all the...
Cornelia M
, Jun 2018
To experience Las Vegas and all the well-known landmarks form the air was amazing...our pilots of both the plane and the helicopter was professional and we always felt safe....a hard thing to prove if half of the people of the group are either a pilot, aeronautical engineer or flight enthusiasts....! thanks to all for an awesome experience. this was a great way to start our holiday in Las Vegas.... if you are not a Las Vegas Strip fan and shows and neon lights is not your thing...do this trip - it will open your eyes to a totally different Las Vegas. Maybe after that go and visit the Hoover dam and dam-wall....
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