Las Vegas Helicopter Tours – Once you’ve seen Las Vegas on high, you don’t want to come down!

Let’s face it….there is really no other way to see Las Vegas than from air. When you visit Las Vegas, you visit adventure in action. One of the main attractions in town is taking a late evening helicopter ride to view the expanse of the strip and marvel at its glittering expanse,. But you can also opt to go for a day or afternoon spin to the magnificent Grand Canyon or awe-inspiring Hoover Dam, all within a short distance of Vegas.

Visitors going to Las Vegas who want to experience the Grand Canyon should make sure they have sufficient time in their itinerary. GCNP is not “next door” to Las Vegas.  Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) is 280 miles from Las Vegas.  This is about 5 hours average drive-time.  It is about an hour air ride from Las Vegas.  It’s a one-day adventure getting there, whether driving yourself or using a guided tour.  Las Vegas helicopter tours’ experts advise that the best experience is to spend at least a full day or an overnight at the canyon. Typical Las Vegas helicopter tours provide 2 – 2.5 hours at GCNP. Both coach tours and air tours offer options for overnight excursions. It is also possible to buy “flight only” tickets from some of the air tour companies and arrange your own tour by taking a taxi into the park once arriving at GC Airport. If you are able to go to GCNP by rental car, set aside 2 days in your itinerary and book lodging at the park or nearby. Many of the Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas actually go to Grand Canyon West.  It is scenic but in a more intimate setting (described below).  You are lower and closer to the canyon floor, river, and walls but the West Rim has only two main viewpoints.   It is not part of GCNP but is part of the Grand Canyon.  It covers 122 out of 277 miles of the Grand Canyon.

That being said, Las Vegas helicopter tours also have other destinations such as historic landmarks, celebrity homes, and beaches. In short, if you are looking for some of the best organized tours in the world, then these Las Vegas helicopter tours should be your head start to turn your dreams into reality:


All American Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight with Grand Canyon Landing (By Maverick Tours)

Venture on a tour to the Grand Canyon in an upscale helicopter ride to remember. This is one of the Las Vegas helicopter tours that includes views from “Highpoint Hike” with remarkable views of the canyon and Colorado River.

These state-of-the-art Las Vegas helicopter tours usually feature forward-facing seats that offer 180 degrees of unobstructed views. Your experienced pilot will share fascinating history as you admire views of Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge and Black Canyon. Once you fly past the extinct volcanoes of Fortification Hill, fly deep within the Grand Canyon and catch awe-inspiring views of the Colorado River and million-year-old rock formations. You’ll also see the rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert.

Combined with music and narration, some of the helicopter tours will take you on an epic journey into the Western Grand Canyon itself. You will actually descend nearly 4,000 feet, past towering rock formations spanning millions of years of geologic time.

Once you land, explore the West Rim and the Colorado River. Hop on a shuttle to the West Rim’s and Hualapai Indian’s key areas. You’ll get a chance to see tribal dances and learn about the Hualapai’s history and culture.

Experience Luxury, comfort, peacefulness & elegance onboard a air-conditioned million dollar jet helicopter flight.


City Lights – Las Vegas Helicopter Tours At Night (By Maverick Tours)

Take one of these Las Vegas helicopter tours on your own magic carpet ride along the legendary Las Vegas Strip! A romantic flight for couples & ideal for large groups, too!

Climb aboard for this extraordinary “over the top” helicopter tour of the Las Vegas Strip. The adventure begins when a luxury limousine whisks you from your hotel to a helicopter terminal near the Las Vegas Strip. Toast your lift off with a glass of champagne. You’ll see the Las Vegas Strip from a perspective you just can’t get on the ground — the glitz, glamour, the neon, architectural marvels, the Mirage volcano, the dancing Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris Las Vegas, the Statue of Liberty at New York-New York and more. Your helicopter will circle around the summit of the Stratosphere hotel, the tallest observation tower in the United States, before taking another pass over the Las Vegas Strip and heading back to the helicopter terminal.

Jack of lights is one of the few Las Vegas helicopter tours that will take you to the skies over the dazzling Las Vegas Strip. Millions of lights will mesmerize you as you cruise on your own magic carpet past dancing waters at the Bellagio, legendary Caesar’s Palace, electric Eiffel Tower at Paris or maybe see the pirate fight at Treasure Island.

Fly around the Stratosphere Tower rising 1,000 feet in the air then flying at low altitude, breeze past the lights of downtown. On your way back, you will pass the powerful space beam of the Luxor.

After your unforgettable flight, most Las Vegas helicopter tours will return to your Las Vegas hotel via limo.


Silver Cloud Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

Enjoy some of the most magnificent sights in the West including Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon on an air-only tour.

Experienced pilots take you over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the extinct volcano Fortification Hill. If you look closely, you may even catch a glimpse of wildlife along the way. You’ll have more flight time in the Grand Canyon on the return trip as the helicopter exits the West Rim on the northern end. As you make your way back to Las Vegas, you will enjoy views of the Bowl of Fire, consisting of red rock formations, and finish your journey with an exciting flight over downtown Las Vegas and past the world-famous Strip.

Sample Tour Itinerary: 
(All times are approximate and are based on a number of factors, including hotel, number of pick-ups, and traffic.)

1:00pm — Pick-up from hotel
1:30pm — Check-in at Las Vegas Strip terminal
2:00pm — Flight departure — flight over Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon
3:30pm — Return to Las Vegas over the Las Vegas Strip
4:00pm — Return to Hotel

Duration: approximately 3.5 hours (hotel to hotel)

Departure Point: Las Vegas terminal (includes complimentary transportation to and from hotels within five miles of the Strip)

Items To Bring: Camera, sunscreen, photo ID (for anyone 18 yrs or older) and if you should forget anything visit our gift shop.


Grand Celebration Las Vegas Helicopter Tours By Papillon

See the Grand Canyon from the base – an unforgettable vantage point – in this state-of-the-art Ecostar helicopter tour.

What’s Included:

Breathtaking panoramic views of the Hoover Dam, Grand Wash Cliffs, Grapevine Mesa and Grand Canyon West
Landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, 4,000 ft. below the rim
An unforgettable champagne picnic with time to explore
EC-130 Helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows
Multi-lingual narration
Hotel pick-up and drop off

The Grand Celebration is the crowning jewel in a large selection of Las Vegas helicopter tours. It is easily the most popular and regularly sells out weeks in advance. This helicopter tour provides stunning aerial views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and of course the Grand Canyon. Additionally, this tour lands at the bottom of the canyon on a private plateau overlooking the mighty Colorado River. There, guests enjoy a champagne picnic and refreshments while surrounded by the awe inspiring grandeur that is the Grand Canyon. It is truly an experience unlike any other!

You will board a helicopter and then take a low-level flight over famous landmarks like the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and extinct volcanoes. You’ll also witness breathtaking sights of the volcanic Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa and the Grand Wash Cliffs. The tour is guided with music and narration to make your experience enjoyable.

When you are at the Grand Canyon, the helicopter will take you 4,000 feet down to land on the canyon floor where you will partake in a picnic lunch and have time to explore American Indian land. After the picnic, you will fly by helicopter back to Boulder City and be driven back to Las Vegas.

Total flight time is approximately one hour, 10 minutes.


Adventure Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

Adventure Helicopter Tours has provided an unparalleled Las Vegas helicopter tours experience nationwide for years. The operator is e a full service helicopter company specializing in tours, aerial photography, video and cinematography, as well as professional helicopter training. We are headquartered in Los Angeles CA, out of Whiteman Airport. The helicopter company has satellite locations in Las Vegas, out of the Stars and Stripes Heliplex located just minutes from the strip, Orange County, CA, out of Fullerton Airport and Branson, MO. It has rapidly been expanding into additional exciting tourist destinations.

Beach And Hollywood Landmarks Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

Give the gift of flight and an adventure of a lifetime! This tour includes the beach, Hollywood landmarks, and celebrity homes. This grand tour is a combination of Tours #2, #3 and is our MOST POPULAR TOUR. More points of attraction are included in this spectacular tour!

This tour includes complimentary champagne for two!

Historic Landmarks:
• Burbank
• Universal Studios
• Hollywood Sign
• Hollywood Bowl
• Hollywood Lake
• Griffith Observatory
• Griffith Park
• Dodger Stadium
• Forrest Lawn
• Hollywood Forever Cemetery
• Kodak Theater
• Greek Theater
• Downtown Los Angeles
• Mann’s Chinese Theater
• Beverly Hills
• Will Rogers State Park
• Los Angeles Country Club
• Beverly Hills Hotel
• Rodeo Drive
• Sunset Strip
• Sunset Towers
• Pacific Design Center
• Hollywood Hills
• Chateau Marmot
• Ventura Blvd
• Silver Lake
• Echo Park
• Van Nuys Airport
• Encino Hills and Reservoir
• Getty Center Art Museum
• Westwood
• Century City, which includes Nakatomi Building in Die Hard One
• Temescal State Beach including the “Baywatch Tower”
• Santa Monica Beach
• Santa Monica Pier
• 3rd Street Promenade
• Pacific Palisades
• Riviera Country Club
• Brentwood Country Club
• Angeles National Forest
• San Fernando Valley

Celebrity Homes:
• Eva Longoria
• Marilyn Manson
• Colin Farrell
• George Lopez
• Hillary Duff
• Jennifer Love Hewitt
• Zac Efron
• Playboy Mansion
• Aaron Spelling
• Leonardo DiCaprio
• Johnny Depp
• Drew Barrymore
• Arnold Schwarzenegger
• Sylvester Stallone
• Eddie Murphy
• Mike Meyers
• Scarlett Johansson.

Approximate flight time 45 minutes.
Guaranteed Window Seating!


5 Star Grand Canyon Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

This is truly la creme de la creme of helicopter tours, featuring Mercedes-Benz Motorcoach LV pick-up and delivery, Jet helicopters, champagne toasts at check-in, in-flight music and “forward-facing seats with panoramic 180-degree view.” The night-time Strip tour lasts just 15 minutes but the memories last a lifetime. You can also choose a Grand Canyon tour second to none, as you descend into the depths of the Canyon to view the ancient rock formations and strata.


5 STAR Las Vegas Helicopter Tours exclusively uses the Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter, which guarantees you all forward-facing seating for the best views of Las Vegas. Our First Class/VIP configured Las Vegas tour helicopter features European leather seating, cream leather trim and wooden floor finish for the ultimate first class helicopter ride. Our state-of-the-art in flight video recording system features cameras mounted on both the inside and outside of the aircraft and record your Las Vegas tour experience. Choose from a Dropbox download, DVD/Blu-ray disc, or a 8GB USB, any of which may be selected at check-in.


Viator Las Vegas Helicopter Tours offers a budget-priced, seven-minute tour of the Las Vegas Strip that includes a champagne toast before boarding and all the sights and descriptions featured by the more expensive options. Once you arrive at the heliport (transportation not provided, though a shuttle is available) and once you toast to your excursion, you’ll rise above the Vegas lights to tour the world, passing over the Bellagio, Venetian, Caesar’s Palace, New York-New York and Paris to the Strat, Fremont Street and over the vintage hotels downtown. The Luxor will beam you home again, making the flight distance 22 miles. Other flight and tour options are available.

Although famous as a gambling mecca, now you know that Las Vegas is so much more than that. The fabulous hotels are Las Vegas attractions in themselves and together with the helicopter rides, the city can offer you a top range of ultimate and thrilling activities for your vacation. Start planning now!

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