Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast

Clark County, United States
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From US$499.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Flight time: 35 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Fly like a VIP to the Grand Canyon on a round-trip helicopter ride of a lifetime. Toast to your aerial adventure from Las Vegas or Boulder City with a Champagne picnic on the canyon floor—4,000 feet (1,219 meters) below the West Rim. You’re transferred between your hotel and the executive terminal with fast-track check-in for an early morning, late morning, afternoon, or sunset flight. Cast your gaze over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grapevine Mesa, Joshua Tree, and the Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness while listening to your pilot’s commentary. ** Please note: Effective for bookings made from March 21, 2022, the price displayed does not include a USD25 per person fuel fee. This fee is payable direct to the supplier on the day of your tour **
  • Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour from Las Vegas
  • Soar above Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
  • Land on the floor of the Grand Canyon for a picnic
  • Enjoy a light meal and Champagne amid the canyon walls
  • Hear expert narration from the pilot
  • Includes round-trip transfers from Vegas or Boulder City
  • Choose from morning, afternoon, and sunset departure times

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers views from both above the Grand Canyon and from its floor.

What's Included

  • 35-minute (approx.) helicopter flight each way
  • Champagne and a light picnic
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by Shuttle bus
  • 45-minute flight each way (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Flight over the Las Vegas Strip (if Vegas Upgrade Option is selected)
  • Gratuities
  • USD30 per person fuel surcharge (for bookings made from March 21, 2022)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Las Vegas Strip
    Las Vegas Strip, NV, USA

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pickup from select Las Vegas hotels are generally 90-120 minutes prior to tour/activity start time. Please confirm exact hotel pick up time with by contacting the local supplier.

What To Expect

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Pass By)

Hoover Dam (Pass By)

Grand Canyon West

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 136 kg
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
  • All passengers 18 years of age and older must present government-issued photo ID
  • For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing 300 lbs or greater will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:Children under 2 years old are considered lap children and fly free. If you are bringing a lap child, please specify the age and weight in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. Proof of age must be provided at check-in.

Jul 2021

Q:Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:Children 16 years and under require an adult to accompany them.

Jul 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the flight portion of the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:Yes, children under the age of 2 years old are considered lap children by the FAA.

Jul 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests during the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:Seating requests can be made directly with the local operator, but cannot guarantee specific seating as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the helicopter. There may be an additional fee for honored seat requests.

Jul 2021

Q:What type of aircraft do you use for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:All flights use state-of-the-art EC-130 Eco-Star or Eurocopter AS350 helicopters.

Jul 2021

Q:How long is the actual flight time during the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:The flight is approximately 70 minutes total flight duration.

Jul 2021

Q:How long are we at the Grand Canyon West Rim during the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:You will have approximately 30 minutes to explore and take pictures in the exclusive landing site 3,200 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Jul 2021

Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:The helicopter can accommodate up to 7 passengers.

Jul 2021

Q:Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:Yes, you would just need to purchase all of the seats in the helicopter.

Jul 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast?

A:Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.

Jul 2021

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We took this Grand Canyon trip after reading reviews and picking this one because we wanted to make the best of the time we had. We added the strip flyover extra to our tour. What a great tour it was too. The communication from the tour provider was great with clear instructions. Make sure you pay attention to this too! We were picked up from our Las Vegas hotel on time and taken to the heliport in Las Vegas. There is a fuel surcharge to pay on the day and this was not a surprise as it is mentioned in the exclusions prior. Before we boarded we were advised that there are no toilet stops until you return back to the heliport. If you have a weak bladder this is not for you. We were weighed with everything we were travelling with and your seating position is determined by this for balance. This is non negotiable as it's about safety which is totally fair! The flight there takes you over the Nevada desert as a reminder that Las Vegas is situated in the desert. You fly past the Hoover Dam and it doesn't matter which side you sit on the helicopter as the pilot will turn so everyone gets a good look. It takes between 35 and 45 minutes depending on winds to get to the landing zone down inside the Grand Canyon. It was such an amazing feeling and view flying over the edge and down into the Canyon. Pictures cannot do this place any justice as only the human eye can truly appreciate the scale of it all. Once landed you get some time to take pictures before having the little picnic and champagne. Probably the best views you'll ever have for a picnic in your life! The picnic is basic but bear in mind that it is all shipped in with you in the helicopter. Where you land is not accessible by any means other than air so remember that everything around you got there by air. Little things (like no toilet) become insignificant when you take a look around you and taking the wonder of the place. Be respectful and take everything you came with back with you. The flight back takes in more views and is more direct. Our pilot, Jeremy, was excellent and gave us a good commentary on what was around. There is turbulence and it is normal. Jeremy gave us a heads up when it was coming too so it calms any flying nerves you might have. When arriving back for the sunset flying over the strip you get a good view of downtown Las Vegas as well as the massive resorts of the strip. You do fly to one side of the strip so some get better views than others but you still see so much. On landing you are taken back to the terminal building and you are under no pressure to tip or to purchase any photos which is good considering the cost of the trip. Out in the Canyon you are able to plenty of photos of your own but the photos taken before departure are good. There are plenty of people to help and we were advised on our transfer back to our hotel or pickup location. The buses do make several stops and these are all traffic dependant. You can make your own way to the heliport as it's close to the strip but the bus took 15 minutes max and we were the last drop off. All in all it was a great experience to fly to the Grand Canyon and add on the extra strip flyover. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to do this experience with a little bit of extra style.


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An awesome experience and extremely moving
Chris_W, Jun 2023
The whole process was excellent from start to finish. Our pilot Greg was outstanding and knowledgeable.
Great Tour.
Nicholas_M, Jun 2023
The helicopter was very roomy. The process was very smooth and easy. The pilot was great, she was thorough, professional, and provided a great narration. Micalla was a great representative for Papillion.
Wonderful experience
pccpqvzzks, May 2023
Jared our pilot was great. He pointed out towns, dams, rivers and lakes etc. on the way to Grand Canyon. Everyone was very friendly and the views were amazing.
Amazing experience! Unforgettable
Alexander_B, May 2023
Absolutely a wonderful experience. From the time we were picked up at our hotel, arriving at the airport for check in, boarding the plane and the trip to the Grand Canyon absolutely an amazing journey. Our pilot was so nice and just full of knowledge of the dessert.
Top experience
Tammy_G, May 2023
Absolutely amazing experience from start to finish, our pilot was amazing, very knowledgeable and made everyone feel relaxed. One word to sum up this whole experience would be (incredible)
Must do while in Vegas.
Dan_S, May 2023
Jeremy was our pilot and he was an awesome pilot/guide. He answered all of our questions and was very knowledgeable. The view of the Grand Canyon was absolutely amazing!
Great Pilots, Unforgettable Memories
Tylor_M, May 2023
Shuttle service was spot on and a huge help! The ride was smooth with plenty of sights to see just on the way to the Grand Canyon! Our pilot Matt (or Mickey Mouse) was over the top friendly and welcoming. He made the experience much more enjoyable. Had a playlist that just fit the ride perfectly!
Fancy fantastic
Asha_R, May 2023
Everything was perfect from start to finish. The helicopter ride to the picnic and the views were amazing and so very beautiful
A must do in Vegas!
Lucy_C, May 2023
Great pilot. Stunning scenery. A truly fantastic experience. Would highly recommend. Very professional company. Everything ran very smoothly.
Paul_E, May 2023
We did not get the experience I paid for and were treated extremely badly by the tour operators. I have asked to be partially refunded but have been refused I will be taking the matter further and will not use your company again
No communication as I had...
Danielle_A, May 2023
No communication as I had left a note for someone to contact me and I heard nothing back so I had to lose out on my money
Thanks from the UK
Esther_H, May 2023
Our pilot Stuart was incredible and the trip was phenomenonal, will definately recommended to others. Thank you for such a spectacular trip!
excellent experience
James_L, Apr 2023
pilot was really good and friendly the canyon itself is stunning highly recommended specially do the sunset tour
A must do in Vegas
kylie_O, Apr 2023
Fantastic, I was really unsure about getting in a helicopter 🚁. But our pilot was excellent, we both felt so safe and comfortable, we were able to really enjoy every minute.
We had a great time, one...
Keith_H, Apr 2023
We had a great time, one of the best things ever done. Everyone was so nice and friendly and pilot was very friendly and answered all our questions.
EPIC Experience.
Marian_M, Apr 2023
Our pilot was exceptional, he made sure to tell us if something of interest was on the horizon- pun intended - . We shared our flight with non English speaking passengers and he made accommodations to share the experience with them. Overall, an EPIC Experience. Thank you Adam. Bucket list ✅.
Christie was a great...
Sofia_M, Apr 2023
Christie was a great pilot and make our trip memorable!!! We love the picnic at the canyon and the sunset view coming back to vegas.. breathtaking pictures and videos
Just beautiful
irenesimms, Apr 2023
Sunset was spectacular and, naturally, the canyon as well. Evan our pilot was both informative and entertaining
Carlos_M, Apr 2023
Awesome service everything was perfect will do it again next time and will recommend to all my friends
Excellent tour!
Shawn_T, Apr 2023
Seeing Vegas from on top was great. Flying out into the Canyon and hearing various facts from Kylie was great.

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