Grand Canyon Helicopters Las Vegas Best Landing Tours

Grand Canyon Helicopters Las Vegas Best Landing Tours

If you’re going to visit Las Vegas, may I suggest adding a Grand Canyon helicopter tour to your list of things to do. More specifically, make it a landing tour. And here’s why.

First, did you know that the West Rim of the Grand Canyon is just 120 miles from Las Vegas? That’s right and it’s a distance that helicopters can cover in 45 minutes.

Further, there are two places where you can catch a landing flight. There’s the Las Vegas Strip and Boulder City, a suburb of Vegas that requires a 30-min. Shuttle ride.

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Flights from Boulder are your cheapest option because of the long shuttle ride. Those from The Strip are more expensive because of the convenience; they also include limousine pick up and drop off.

As for landing flights, there are a number of varieties. The most popular is the one that flies to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Folks, this is very special because you can only do this at the West Rim, which is only accessible from Vegas.

These particular flights typically include a Champagne brunch and about 30 minutes of bottom time, which is plenty and allows you to walk to the edge of the Colorado River and check out it’s splendor.

Sunset Flights

The other flight versions include flying at sunset and over the Las Vegas Strip prior to landing. I’m a big fan of both. Sunset is a very special time at the Canyon and it’s one I’ve called the “golden hour” because of the lighting.

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Then there’s the most deluxe trip of them all. Many of you will know it as the “3-1” but in actuality it’s a “4-1” because it includes VIP passes to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. But I get ahead of myself…

The 4-1 is the only trip from Vegas that includes landing on the bottom, a Colorado River boat ride, landing on the top (up to 2.5 hours to explore) and tickets to the Glass Bridge. Fact of the matter is if you want to see and do it all this is the tour for you.


These landing tours come with everything. That means hotel pick up and drop off, lunch, all taxes and fees and professional guide service. As noted earlier, if you depart from Boulder, you use a shuttle van to get to and from. If from the Vegas Strip, it’s limo.

I do advise you dress comfortably because you will exit the aircraft when you land. This means shorts, long-sleeve lightweight shirt, brimmed hat, sunglasses, sun block and water. Summers are very hot at the West Rim so prepare for it by dressing accordingly.


This article is about Las Vegas helicopters that land at the Grand Canyon. More specifically, these flights land at the West Rim; if you want the South Rim you’ll have to take an airplane there and then do a helicopter ride. Remember, the inexpensive ones take off from Boulder and the more deluxe ones from The Strip. So welcome aboard. I hope to see you up here!

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