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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 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 helicopter tour. Enjoy a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take in the breathtaking views from the overlooks at Eagle Point and Guano Point. As added options, visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk for a photo opportunity or swoop down to the base of the canyon to experience the stunning views from below. Las Vegas hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Deluxe Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour with optional Skywalk
  • Visit Eagle Point, home to the Skywalk glass-bottom walkway
  • Visit Highpoint Hike for breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Canyon
  • Visit the Hualapai Ranch for some cowboy entertainment, wagon rides, and roping demonstrations
  • Upgrade to include a helicopter ride to the base of the canyon
Helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon West Rim
Helicopter decent to a private bluff in the Grand Canyon (if selected at time of booking)
All taxes and fees
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

From selected Las Vegas strip hotels

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This Grand Canyon experience begins with a Las Vegas hotel pickup en route to Henderson Executive Airport just south of the city. 

After boarding your helicopter, the scenic flight passes over sites like Hoover Dam, a modern marvel of engineering; the aqua waters and sandstone shorelines of Lake Mead and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano before soaring along the winding path of the mighty Colorado River, into the incredible landscape of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Upon landing at the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, enjoy hours exploring the various overlooks and highlights in the area. Visit Eagle Point, home of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass walkway nearly 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon. Upgrade for a ticket to experience the breathtaking view from this unique vantage point.

Then at Guano Point, see the Grand Canyon up close from the top of an old Guano Mine. Hike the side trail to the mine or go up and over the rocky hill to see the incredible view from what feels like the top of the world. Also, visit the Hualapai Ranch to go horseback riding (for an additional fee) or enjoy a variety of cowboy entertainment activities, like wagon rides, roping demonstrations and more.

As an added option, take a helicopter flight to a bluff in the Grand Canyon overlooking the mighty Colorado River. 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. 

On the return trip, enjoy more of the sights and sounds from the sky before a final hotel drop-off. 

There is a maximum capacity of seven people per helicopter, plus the pilot.

Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years of age and older must present a photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Henderson Executive Airport
Enjoy pick up from your Strip hotel and head to the Henderson Executive Airport for your helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Your excursion from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon begins with a scenic helicopter flight over Lake Mead.
Pass By:  
Hoover Dam
Fly over the marvel that is the Hoover Dam.
Pass By:  
Fortification Hill
Fly over Fortification Hill and Temple Rock on your way to the Grand Canyon.
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon West
Fly through the majestic Grand Canyon as you head towards your primary destination, the Grand Canyon West Rim. Upon landing, you will have approximately 3.5 hours to explore and take in the various overlooks and highlights of Grand Canyon West Rim. Enjoy a meal at the viewpoint of your choice.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon Skywalk
You'll visit Eagle Point, home to the Skywalk. Upgrade and add the Skywalk onto your tour. The Skywalk is a glass-bottom walking surface that suspends more than 4,000 feet (1219m) above the Grand Canyon and extends more than 70 feet (21m) out from the edge.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Guano Point
At Guano Point, visit Highpoint Hike, where you'll see breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. Also see remnants of a historic tram that stretched 8,800 feet (2682m) across the canyon to a guano mine discovered in the 1930s.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hualapai Ranch
Visit the Hualapai Ranch where you can go horseback riding. Choose from several horseback riding options, including a 30-minute trail ride that takes you to the canyon rim or an arena ride (additional fee). Also at the ranch there is cowboy entertainment, wagon rides, roping demonstrations and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colorado River
Finally, if you select the helicopter upgrade option, you’ll fly down to a private bluff at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. You'll descend and land 3,500 feet (1066m) below the rim where you will enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 300 feet (91 meters) above the mighty Colorado River. Enjoy this breathtaking setting and make sure to bring your camera for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. The activity lasts approximately 40 minutes and features 20 minutes at the bottom of the canyon. Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Note that ALL loose objects including cameras are NOT allowed on the Skywalk. Personal goods will need to be stored in a complimentary locker.
  • Photos are available to be purchased at the gift shop.
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300lbs (136kg). will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Total weight of the helicopter cannot exceed 1240lbs (563kg)
  • Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
  • Due to uneven terrain at the Grand Canyon, wheelchairs are not able to be accommodated.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?
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 Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?
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 Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?
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 Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Optional Below-the-Rim Landing and Skywalk.

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  • "If driving, you might want to stay overnight as it is tough driving 6 to 7 hours for the day." See review
  • "This tour is a bit expensive but it is surly an efficient use of time." See review

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Book directly with Maverick Helicopters
Roman_M
, Jul 2020
We paid for the 7 hour tour with the option to include the skywalk and The helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. When we checked in at Maverick the only trip They had was the 4 hour trip with only the skywalk option. Unfortunately, because we booked with Viator the staff at Maverick could not help us clear it up. We spent $429 and could have gotten the 4 hour trip for $298. Very disappointed in the Viator booking. The Maverick staff and helicopter ride was outstanding! Only wished we would have gotten what we paid for.
star-5
Nothing like it
Kansasgirl
, Mar 2020
The best way to see it is from the helicopter! Amazing views and once in a lifetime experience. I would definitely recommend it!!
star-5
Best Way To Go
jimgarland5
, Oct 2019
We flew to and from Las Vegas to the canyon for about a 45 min flight each way. Driving by bus/van/car would have taken between seven to eight hours total. Spent two hours visiting three different vantage points skipping the Indian village. They utilize many buses for this on/off tour of vantage points so the waiting time for buses is five minutes or less. Then we went down into the canyon via helicopter for about a half-hour visit. The flight is awe inspiring! Breathtaking! This tour is a bit expensive but it is surly an efficient use of time. Both of us enjoyed it immensely.
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Great tour operator but better deals available direct
BigAjonesy
, Aug 2019
I've usually booked through Viator for my trips but will now look further afield in the future. This tour was advertised as Mustang Helicopters which I knew was part of the Maverick chain. These (IMO) are one of, if not the best help tour operators in Vegas. My only issue is that previously I have booked without the Skywalk option because its just a money grabbing tourist trap and is pointless and is just as expensive as it is pointless. Looking through the website it seemed as through this was the only tour available with a west rim landing so eventually we booked at an inflated cost. Even though this "viator exclusive" states "skywalk upgrade" we were never offered without this option. There was no "option" and the increased price was only available with skywalk already included. During the tour it became apparent that others had booked the tour that we wanted (without the skywalk). Some had booked through Viator from a different country and some had booked direct. From now on I will booking direct with tour operators if possible
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Great Experience
mkarias12019
, Jul 2019
Excellent way to visit the Grand Canyon. Driving would have taken 3 or 3 1/2 hours each way. This took about 45 minutes. Big time saver! There are multiple viewpoints that you can see. We did the first which included the Skywalk (which was pretty cool). Lunch was included and was good. It is pricey but overall, you save time. If driving, you might want to stay overnight as it is tough driving 6 to 7 hours for the day. The view from the helicopter was amazing.
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First flight in helicopter but pilot...
Ian J A
, Mar 2018
First flight in helicopter but pilot made us feel very safe and we all had a chance to be in the front seats. Trip was amazing had a great commentary on points of interest and saw the Grand Canyon at its best. Trip to bottom was awesome
star-5
Fantastic! We took two of our...
flpen
, Feb 2018
Fantastic! We took two of our grandchildren and our daughter and had a great time! The views are terrific.
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Fantastic service from start to...
dporton
, Aug 2017
Fantastic service from start to finish. Helicopter fleet clearly modern. Pilot excellent and knowledgeable. Playlist whilst flying very good
star-5
This tour was amazing! Couldn't have...
Shannon S
, Aug 2017
This tour was amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better Grand Canyon experience.
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My husband and I loved every bit of...
lyndsey.seward
, Jul 2017
My husband and I loved every bit of this trip, it was one of the highlights of an amazing holiday. The helicopter journey was amazing, it was our first time in a helicopter and I couldn't get over how smooth a ride it was. The pilot was excellent, had plenty of local knowledge and encouraged us to ask any questions. The below the rim landing was worth the extra money, as it gave you a totally different perspective of the canyon. There was time to take plenty of photos and explore a small area. The skywalk was a fantastic experience although I couldn't bring myself to look down below my feet to the base, but my husband did. You can't take anything onto the skywalk so you are given a locker for your things. There are a few photographers on the skywalk taking photos you can buy after, but be prepared to queue for this. We had to wait approx half an hour. The photos were brilliant though and we bought the full set. There is plenty of opportunity to take your own photos of the canyon at the 2 different stop offs, and it is truly spectacular.

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