TOP-10 Grand Canyon Helicopter Flights

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flights TOP-10

Traveling to the Grand Canyon? Then definitely consider taking a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Flying in a helicopter is an enormous experience on its own. Over the Grand Canyon, you fly over gorges more than 1,000 meters deep. The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and flying over it is an unforgettable experience!

Helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon come in all types and sizes. Are you looking for a budget-friendly helicopter flight or do you prefer a glamorous experience with a limousine transfer from your hotel in Las Vegas? Or do you want to combine a helicopter flight with a boat cruise or Hummer tour? In the TOP-10 below, you’ll find the experience that suits your desires.

North Canyon Tour

The North Canyon Tour is the most affordable helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Departing from Grand Canyon National Park Airport, this flight takes you over the north and center of the Grand Canyon for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Want to reserve the helicopter entirely for your family or travel group? You can! Book the North Canyon Family Flight.

Departure

Grand Canyon National Park Airport

Flight Duration

25 – 30 minutes

Price

From $299 per person

Imperial With EcoStar

Departing from Grand Canyon National Park Airport, the Imperial With EcoStar tour offers a flight in a luxury EcoStar EX130 helicopter. This relatively new helicopter features much larger windows than the older Bell Helicopter 206. The flight lasts approximately 40 to 50 minutes, ample time to admire the Grand Canyon in all its glory. Want to reserve the helicopter entirely for your family or travel group? You can! Book the Imperial With EcoStar Family Flight.

Departure

Grand Canyon National Park Airport

Flight Duration

25 – 30 minutes

Price

From $449 per person

Grand Celebration Tour

Want to depart from Las Vegas? You can with the Grand Celebration Tour. This tour includes a transfer from all major hotels in Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, you fly over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. Then, you fly to the Grand Canyon with beautiful views over Guano Point and Eagle Point.

After these beautiful views, you make a landing more than 900 meters below the rim of the Grand Canyon and can enjoy a glass of champagne and a light picnic. Then, you fly back to Las Vegas and are returned to your hotel. A very complete tour for those who want to discover the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas!

TIP: Want to also admire the Las Vegas Strip from the air? You can extend this Grand Celebration Tour with a flight over the Las Vegas Strip. Check out the next tour in our TOP-10, the Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip tour.

Departure

Las Vegas

Flight Duration

70-minute flight, total tour duration 4 – 4.5 hours

Price

From $499 per person

Grand Celebration with Las Vegas Strip

This is one of the most comprehensive Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas. You are picked up at your hotel in Las Vegas (available from all major hotels in Las Vegas). Then, you step on Harry Reid International Airport into a luxury helicopter (with extra-large windows) and fly via the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead to the Grand Canyon.

Arriving at the Grand Canyon, you make a landing and can enjoy a glass of champagne. There is also time to view the Grand Canyon on site. Then, you fly back to Las Vegas for a stunning view over the famous Las Vegas Strip. After the tour, you are returned to your hotel.

Departure

Las Vegas

Flight Duration

90-minute flight, total tour duration 3.5 – 4 hours

Price

From $599 per person

Golden Eagle Helicopter tour

The Golden Eagle Helicopter Tour is similar to tour number 3 from this list, the Grand Celebration Tour. You depart from Las Vegas, fly over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and the tour includes hotel transfer. This tour does not include a landing in the Grand Canyon. However, this tour is significantly cheaper than the Grand Celebration Tour.

Departure

Las Vegas

Flight Duration

70-minute flight, total tour duration 3.5 – 4 hours

Price

From $399 per person

Golden Eagle with Vegas Strip

Tour 6 from our list is similar to tour 5. Both tours also bear the name ‘Golden Eagle’. This tour is the luxury version. You are picked up with a luxury car at your hotel (available from all major hotels in Las Vegas). Another difference is the longer flight duration, 90 minutes instead of 70 minutes for the ‘normal’ Golden Eagle Tour. As you can see well in the video above, you also fly over the impressive Las Vegas Strip.

Departure

Las Vegas

Flight Duration

90-minute flight, total tour duration 3 – 3.5 hours

Price

From $599 per person

Grand Voyager

With the Grand Voyager tour, you depart from Las Vegas for a whole day to the Grand Canyon. You fly with a small airplane over the Hoover Dam and Colorado River to the Grand Canyon. There, you board a helicopter and descend to the bottom of the canyon, where there is enough time to view the canyon on foot. Then, you get on a pontoon boat for a calm sail over the Colorado River.

Upon returning to the rim of the canyon, you board a shuttle that takes you to various viewpoints, such as Eagle Point and Guano Point. This tour offers a whole day of adventure in the Grand Canyon, on foot, by plane, in a helicopter, and on a boat!

Departure

Las Vegas

Flight Duration

70-minute flight, total tour duration 7 hours

Price

From $594 per person

Luxury Night Out

Enjoy a luxurious evening out in Las Vegas! You start the evening at restaurant Mott 32 in The Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. After the 5-course dinner, you are picked up by a luxury car that takes you to the Las Vegas Terminal. There, you board a helicopter for a 15-minute flight over the illuminated Las Vegas Strip. A fantastic tour for a romantic evening out in Las Vegas.

Departure

Las Vegas

Flight Duration

15 minutes

Price

From $259 per person

Tower Butte Landing with Horseshoe Bend

This helicopter flight takes you to the top of Tower Butte, a unique rock 300 meters high in the middle of Arizona’s desert landscape. At the top, you have 20 minutes to enjoy this special place and the view. In addition, you fly over Lake Powell, the Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend. This tour is unique in the helicopter flight offerings; Papillon Helicopter is the only tour operator allowed to land on the top in the Navajo Nation reservation.

Departure

Page Municipal Airport

Flight Duration

30 minutes, total tour duration 45 – 50 minutes

Price

From $299 per person

Private Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight

A helicopter all to yourself and your loved one? Or for your whole family? It’s possible with the private helicopter tours from Papillon. Up to 6 passengers can board the helicopter, two passengers next to the pilot and four passengers in the back.

There are private helicopter flights that depart from Las Vegas. It is also possible to depart from Grand Canyon National Park Airport. The price per person for a private helicopter flight obviously depends strongly on the number of passengers. Expect a price of about 200 dollars p.p. for 6 passengers and about 600 dollars p.p. for just 2 passengers.

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Hi, my name is Pieter. In 2009, I made my first trip to the United States. In 2012, 2019, 2020, 2022, and 2023, I had the opportunity to travel to this special country again. On this website, I write with great passion and pleasure about one of the most beautiful wonders of nature, the Grand Canyon. On this page, you can find all my blogs.