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Helicopter Flight Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
A helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon is a very special experience. The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and impressive national parks in America. With a helicopter you fly across gorges with a depth of over 1800 meters. A bucket list experience to remember!
When booking a helicopter flight, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Does the helicopter depart from Las Vegas or the Grand Canyon? Will the flight take place with a Bell 206 helicopter or with the newer and more luxurious Airbus H130 ‘Ecostar’? How long does the helicopter flight take, and can I combine it with another tour?
On this page you will find all the answers to these questions. In addition, we have listed the most popular Grand Canyon helicopter flights for you!
You can book a helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. This is perfect for tourists who only visit Las Vegas but also want to admire the Grand Canyon. Or perhaps it just fits better into your travel schedule to plan a helicopter flight from Las Vegas.
Below are the most popular Grand Canyon helicopter flights departing from Las Vegas. With these helicopter tours you will be picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas. Transfers are possible from most major hotels in downtown Las Vegas and on the Las Vegas Strip. Your flight departs from Boulder City Terminal, located at the Las Vegas Airport near the Las Vegas Strip.
From Las Vegas you fly across the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River. Subsequently you fly to the Grand Canyon with beautiful views of Guano Point and Eagle Point.
At a depth of more than 900 meters the helicopter lands in the Grand Canyon. A great way to experience the Grand Canyon. After a glass of champagne and a light picnic, you fly back to Las Vegas and are transferred back to your hotel. The entire tour takes about 4 to 4.5 hours of which the flight takes up 70 minutes. You spend half an hour at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
The Golden Eagle Helicopter tour is similar to the Grand Celebration Tour. You take the same route with the helicopter and the flight time is also 70 minutes.
The difference is that you don’t land in the Grand Canyon. This makes this helicopter flight much cheaper than the Grand Celebration Tour. As a result, the tour also takes half an hour shorter, about 3.5 to 4 hours. After this flight you will be transferred back to your hotel.
We’ve been on helicopter flights across the Grand Canyon by ourselves as well as with our children, aged 2 and 4. The kids loved it. My 4-year-old daughter wanted to do it again! It was great to be able to share this experience with our children. Watch the video here and watch our helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon with kids.
Helicopter Flight from Grand Canyon Airport
Many helicopter flights depart from Grand Canyon National Park Airport. This airport is located near the town of Tusayan on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, just a two-minute drive to be precise. Arriving at the small airport there is ample parking and you will see a long row of helicopters waiting.
Once you’ve parked your car, walk to the visitor center where you can check in for your helicopter flight. Please note that you must check in at least 45 minutes before the start of your flight. Subsequently you watch an instruction and safety video and you can learn and see more about the history of Papillon Helicopters. The company was founded in 1965 and today it carries about 600,000 passengers a year. Below are the most popular helicopter flights from Grand Canyon Airport.
Below are the most popular helicopter flights from Grand Canyon Airport. These are also the cheaper tours, a great experience and favourable for your holiday budget!
The North Canyon Tour is the cheapest helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon.
That doesn’t make the North Canyon helicopter tour any less special though! You fly across the Grand Canyon for 25 to 30 minutes, so you’ll have all the time to experience the impressive views and gorges.
The price for a helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon starts from approximately USD 220 per person. For this price you make a flight of 25 to 30 minutes. Prices for longer flights including a landing in the Grand Canyon start from USD 400 per person.
You will receive your tickets by email. Please note that you must reconfirm the booked helicopter flight at least 48 hours before departure (by telephone). The instructions for this can be found on your digital tickets.
Most helicopter flights depart from Las Vegas and the South Rim Terminal in the Grand Canyon. However, there are also flights that depart from Page (Arizona), the West Rim Terminal and Boulder City. So carefully check what would be the best starting point for your helicopter tour!
When booking a helicopter flight, you can select a departure time yourself. Most booked helicopter flights depart pretty much every hour between 8am and 5pm. Please note that you must be present for check-in at least 45 minutes before departure.
There is sufficient space in the luggage compartment of the helicopter to store a folding wheelchair or other aids. Motorized wheelchairs cannot be taken on the helicopter. Passengers must be able to use the seat in the helicopter during the helicopter flight. Passengers who need assistance with boarding must also arrange for their own escort. Do you have specific questions about accessibility? Please contact Papillon directly: RES@PAPILLON.COM.
The best time for a helicopter flight is early in the morning, when the temperature is not yet at its peak (it can be well over 40 degrees in the Grand Canyon). In addition, the air can become more turbulent as the day progresses. Finally, during the summer months, thunderstorms regularly occur in the afternoon, which can cause a flight to be cancelled. In short: plenty of reasons to leave early in the morning.
It’s incredibly special to make a landing in the deep Canyon. Once your feet touch the rocks and the sand, you really experience the Grand Canyon. Some helicopter tours include a landing. The most popular helicopter tour that includes a landing is the Grand Celebration Tour.
The helicopter flights of our partner Papillon Helicopters can be changed or canceled up to 48 hours before departure. Note: When canceling a tour you will receive a voucher (valid for one year).
Private Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight
What could be better than experiencing a helicopter flight with your own family or travel group? In a helicopter there is room for 1 pilot and 6 passengers. You can book a private helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon with the so-called ‘Private tours’ and ‘Family Flight Tours’. You book a helicopter entirely for your family or together with your loved one. You can book a private helicopter from Las Vegas or from the Grand Canyon. Check out the private helicopter tours through the buttons below!
The largest organization in the field of helicopter flights across the Grand Canyon is Papillon Helicopters. The helicopter flights listed on this website are performed by Papillon and we have flown with this organization multiple times. To our complete satisfaction!
Helicopter flights with Papillon can be booked through the Papillon website. With a fleet of more than 50 helicopters and more than 600,000 passengers annually, Papillon is a highly renowned sightseeing company in the Grand Canyon. Papillon offers dozens of helicopter flights, both individual helicopter flights and a flight in combination with another beautiful tour, for example a cruise or Hummer tour. After booking your helicopter flight you will receive the e-tickets in your mailbox.
Former passengers are very enthusiastic about their booked tour with Papillon. There are thousands of reviews on Tripadvisor. The average rating is 4.5 on a scale of 5, an excellent number! Papillon’s flights depart from various airports. Most helicopter flights depart from Las Vegas (boulder City Terminal) or the Grand Canyon South Rim (Grand Canyon National Park Airport). However, a number of helicopter flights also depart from the West Rim and Page. So take a good look at the departure location of your helicopter flight!
Helicopter flight with children
Children of all ages are allowed on the helicopter. Our 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter loved the helicopter flight. They were blown away!
There is no minimum age for a helicopter flight across the Grand Canyon. Children of 2 years and older have their own seat in the helicopter. Children under the age of two are allowed to sit on your lap. Please note that you must be able to prove that your child is younger than 2 years old with a passport.
Combine with other tours
Of course, a flight across the Grand Canyon is an amazing experience. But there are so many more ways to discover the Canyon. In terms of costs and time, it can be interesting to book a combination tour. You take a helicopter flight and, for example, a boat trip on the Colorado River in one tour.
Grand Voyager Rim to Rim (airplane + helicopter + boat)
In this 7-hour tour you will fly from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a small airplane. Arriving at the Grand Canyon you board a helicopter and descend to the bottom of the canyon. At the bottom you enter a pontoon boat for a gentle cruise on the Colorado River.
North Grand Canyon with Hummer (helicopter + hummer)
This tour takes approximately 3 hours. You discover the Grand Canyon from the air during a 25 to 30 minute helicopter flight. Subsequently you get on an open Hummer jeep and drive for 2 hours past several viewpoints, including Duck on a Rock, Yavapai Point and Moran Point.
Grand Canyon with Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour (helicopter)
Fly in a helicopter from the Grand Canyon South Rim (Grand Canyon Airport) to the town of Page. During the flight you have a beautiful view of Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Arriving in Page you will see two very special places: Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Both are world famous! The tour takes approximately 6.5 hours in total.
Grand Canyon National Park was opened in 1919. In 1979, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than 4 million people visit the impressive park every year. Do you have the chance to visit the Grand Canyon? Then you should absolutely do! It’s an unforgettable experience!
A helicopter flight across the deep canyons lets you really experience how vast and deep the Grand Canyon is. We hope to have given you all the information on this page to be able to pick out a great helicopter tour!