Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour and Colorado River Ride

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour and Colorado River Ride


Excursion Overview

Combine a Grand Canyon helicopter flight with a river float down the Colorado River for an incredible and exciting day tour from Las Vegas! Start your day with a scenic 60-minute (round-trip) helicopter flight over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon's West Rim before enjoying a relaxing river float down the Colorado River, through Black Canyon with your informative guide. Keep an eye out for big horn sheep, osprey and great blue heron as you float down the river, where you’ll stop for a swim at a secluded beach. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch and shopping in Willow Beach, Arizona before returning to your Las Vegas hotel.

Tour Includes

  • 60-minute (approx.) round-trip flight in a state-of-the-art helicopter
  • 30-minute landing at the Grand Canyon West Airport
  • Colorado River float
  • Round-trip transportation by deluxe van
  • Bottled water and boxed lunch
  • All taxes and fees

Tour Exclusions

  • Entrance to Grand Canyon West

What You Can Expect

After hotel pickup, board your state-of-the-art helicopter for a 60-minute (round-trip) scenic air tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Your flight will take off from Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dam’s construction in the 1930s. Enjoy panoramic, 180-degree views of the impressive Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge and Black Canyon, and fly past the extinct and colorful volcano, Fortification Hill.

Then descend beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon as you fly over the mighty Colorado River, past million-year-old geological rock formations. Make sure to have your camera ready, as around every corner you’ll see cathedral buttresses and pillars with amazing natural vivid colors. After leaving the Grand Canyon, enjoy views of other natural wonders in the wilderness of the rugged Mojave Desert.

Upon landing in Boulder City, take a short drive down to the Colorado River launch area for your river float at the base of the Hoover Dam and the newly constructed bypass bridge. Here you'll be greeted by your friendly guide, who will help you board your comfortable river raft. Float down the river and through the Black Canyon, with high walls that will leave you breathless! Keep your eyes open for desert big horn sheep, osprey and great blue heron in their natural setting.

The raft stops at a secluded beach on the river so you can cool off in the refreshing clear waters. You can also enjoy your picnic box lunch on the beach while taking in the sights and sounds of Black Canyon.

Your trip ends on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach. You'll have the chance to shop for souvenirs before returning to your Las Vegas hotel.

Bonus Grand Canyon West Landing:
Tour includes an approximate 30-minute landing at Grand Canyon West Airport with time to explore the Hualapai Indian Gift Shop where you can purchase Grand Canyon and Skywalk souvenirs, jewelry and items crafted by Native American artisans.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (112 kg/17.85 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • 30-minute landing at the Grand Canyon West Airport is a landing only at the airport and does not included entrance into the park
  • We recommend you bring a hat and sunscreen for the float trip

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Hotel pickup is available from Las Vegas hotels

Departure time

7am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point approximately 8 hours after departure, subject to local traffic conditions

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