When in Las Vegas, dream big and visit the nearby Grand Canyon in the plushest, most chic way imaginable: by helicopter on one of these top tours.
Everything comes in one size in Las Vegas: extra-large. That means the hotels, the casinos, the thrills, the fountains and the portions. It’s the epitome of the American dream in both scope, possibility and outrageous decadence. So why not go extra-large on your tours as well? Take to the skies in the glitziest, most Hollywood action movie way imaginable and ride a helicopter to visit a canyon which, naturally, only comes in extra-large.
Grand Canyon West Rim tour by helicopter, boat and skywalk
There are many novel ways to see the Grand Canyon: from within, from the rim and, perhaps the best way of all, from the air. To truly appreciate the scale and size of the canyon, a helicopter tour takes you, first over, then into the Grand Canyon on this day-long tour. The helicopter ride may be brief, but then you’ll ride down the Colorado River on a pontoon boat, followed by a walk, seemingly into thin air as you follow the glass Skywalk bridge over the canyon. From $450 per person.
From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon chopper tour with champagne
If you like to keep your tours classy and sassy, look no further. Start the day with a pickup from your Vegas hotel, where you’ll head straight to the helipad. From here it’s the sky above and the landmarks below, as you fly over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam and Fortification Hill. Once you reach the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, you’ll land at the Hualapai Indian Reservation for some champagne and a snack. Then it’s back on board and into the canyon, through the canyon, and back to Vegas, passing over the Strip at sunset for the perfect finale. From $529 per person.
Grand Canyon West helicopter experience from Las Vegas
This seven-hour helicopter tour starts and ends in Las Vegas, but allows you the opportunity to spend an entire day alternating between taking to the skies and touching down at points of interest. Soar over the Hoover Dam on the way to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Here you will switch from seeing it from above, to seeing it from within, heading 3,500 feet (1,067m) below the rim to reach Hualapai Indian Territory. You will then head to Eagle Point to explore on foot a little, before a return, via the Vegas Strip. From $674 per person.