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Helicopter tours in Las Vegas – night flights over Strip, Grand Canyon tours


There are many ways to explore Las Vegas – by walk, car, or bus. 

You can also go up the Eiffel Tower in Vegas, Stratosphere Tower, or even High Roller to get an aerial glimpse of Sin City. 

However, the best way to see Las Vegas is from a helicopter, high up in the sky. 

Tourists can take off after dark and enjoy the glow of neon lights on the Las Vegas Strip night helicopter flight.

Or they can take off from Las Vegas and head to the Grand Canyon for an adventure activity or romantic landing among the rocks. 

This article lists out the many kinds of helicopter tours in Las Vegas.

Helicopter Night Flight Over Las Vegas Strip

This experience is the cheapest and most popular helicopter tour in Las Vegas.

This helicopter tour is offered by 5 Star Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours and has a variety of departure times available throughout the evening to fit into almost any schedule. 

You will be picked up from your Las Vegas Hotel in a deluxe Mercedes Sprinter van (if option selected).

The driver will escort you to the helicopter terminal to check in for your Las Vegas helicopter tour. 

After you enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, you climb aboard the luxurious Eurocopter AS350B2 helicopter.

These helicopters, designed with tourists in mind, have forward-facing seats and 180 degrees of unrestricted panoramic viewing. 

Once above Sin City, you will fly over the historic downtown district to the casinos and resorts of the dazzling Las Vegas Strip. 

Some of the landmarks you are bound to see from above are Stratosphere Tower, the Fountains of Bellagio, the 315,000-watt Sky Beam of the Luxor pyramid, Bellagio, the Mirage, the Fremont Street Experience, etc.

Your helicopter flight covers approximately 32 miles (20 miles) and includes a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. 

You can upgrade to include a dinner at a local Las Vegas restaurant on the flight booking page.

Duration: 1-3 hours


Bonefish Grill Dinner & Flight8 pm to 9.15 pm, every 15 minutes
Self-Drive Option6 to 11.45 pm, every 15 minutes
Pampas Dinner then Flight8 pm to 9.15 pm, every 15 minutes
Flight with Transport6 to 11.45 pm, every 15 minutes

Departure point: Hotel pickup facility is available. Alternatively, you can head directly to the meeting point.

5596 Haven St, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA. Get directions.

Note: Tour operator is located just opposite the Mandalay Bay and Four Seasons Hotels. Follow Four Season Drive until Haven Street and turn right. They also offer free parking for guests.


Bonefish Grill Dinner & FlightUS$209 / person
Self-Drive OptionUS$109 / person
Pampas Dinner then FlightUS$199 / person
Flight with TransportUS$139 / person

Maverick Helicopters offers the super exciting Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour that you definitely must check out.

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VIP Helicopter Strip Flight with Eiffel Tower Dinner

Vegas Eiffel Tower dinner with aerial tour of Vegas
The Las Vegas Eiffel Tower is a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and is ideal for a romantic time out with your loved one. Image: 5starhelicoptertours.com

If you are a young couple or a family celebrating an occasion, we recommend the Las Vegas Helicopter Tour with dinner included.  

This VIP experience starts when you get picked up from your hotel in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter or Cadillac Escalade. 

Once you reach the airport, you get a complimentary pre–flight champagne toast before taking off in your chopper.

During the 12-15 Minute helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip, you take in fascinating 360-degree views of the city’s landmarks. The aerial perspective of the city is something not all visitors get. 

Once you are down on the ground, head to Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower for a 3–course dinner and panoramic views of the city. 

Duration: 3-6 hours

Timings: 8.30 pm to 9.15 pm, every 15 minutes

Departure point: Hotel pickup facility is available

Cost: US$350 per person

Helicopter tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

With more than six million tourists every year, Grand Canyon is one of the most popular sightseeing destinations in the world. 

A helicopter tour from Sin City is a great way to see the natural wonder. 

It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, during which you soar over the skies to see the deepest and widest part of the Canyon, built by the Colorado River in Arizona. 

All helicopter tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon go to the West Rim because that’s closer to Las Vegas. Grand Canyon South Rim is twice the distance. 

During the 45-minute flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim, you will fly over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees Forest, Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness, etc.

With about two million people a year, Grand Canyon West is much quieter than the South Rim, attracting five million visitors.

Although the Grand Canyon West Rim is not as developed as the South Rim, it is better for adventure seekers.

Vegas to Grand Canyon – what to expect

Check out the video below on what to expect during your heli tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. 

If you have decided to book a heli tour, you can choose from eight unique experiences that start from Las Vegas, Nevada. We list them below – 

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour With Landing

The four-and-a-half-hour Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour is offered by Papillon Helicopters.

The experience begins with a pick-up at your hotel in Las Vegas. 

At the heliport, you meet your pilot, get the safety briefing and board an air-conditioned Eco-Star helicopter. 

Once you are settled into a comfortable seat with personal headphones, the chopper lifts off for the flight across the desert. 

During the 45-minutes, you can listen to a recorded commentary about the Grand Canyon. Or just enjoy the views while talking to the pilot. 

Once you reach the Grand Canyon, you will dive below the high desert to touch down on a private bluff 1,067 meters (3,500 feet) below the rim and just 90 meters (300 feet) above the Colorado River. 

Helicopter tour with Grand Canyon picnic
Image: Papillon.com

While taking in stunning views of the natural wonder, you can enjoy your Champagne toast and light snacks. 

After the romantic landing is over, you board the helicopter for the flight back to Las Vegas, passing over the Strip on your way to the heliport.

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes


Vegas Sunset Upgrade HLW4S2.15 pm to 5.45 pm
Vegas Upgrade Option HLW48 am to 1 pm

Departure point: Hotel pickup facility is available


Vegas Sunset Upgrade HLW4SUS$639 / person
Vegas Upgrade Option HLW4US$589 / person

The same tour also comes in another option where Maverick Helicopters offers a four-hour version.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour Without Landing

This Grand Canyon West Rim helicopter tour is the cheapest way to see the natural wonder from above because it doesn’t include any other activities.

You get picked up from your hotel and transported to the airport in Boulder City, where you board a state-of-the-art A-Star helicopter. 

During your flight to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, you will fly over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Fortification Hill, and the dark volcanic cliffs of the Black Canyon. 

Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon, the pilot flies you through the Canyon to look at the colorful rock walls and follow the Colorado River path.

You don’t land anywhere during the 3-hour helicopter tour – after exploring Grand Canyon, you turn back to Las Vegas. 

You will see other natural wonders during the return flight, such as the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness. 

Duration: 3 hours


Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour9 am to 6.15 pm
Early Bird Departure7 am and 8 am

Departure point: Hotel pickup facility is available. Alternatively, you can head directly to the meeting point.

5596 Haven St, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA. Get directions.


Grand Canyon Helicopter TourUS$549 / person
Early Bird DepartureUS$499 / person

If you prefer a longer helicopter tour for the same price, check out the Extended West Rim Air-Only Helicopter Tour.

Helicopter Flight with Colorado River Float or Kayaking

Kayaking on Colarado River

This tour helps you escape from Las Vegas on a helicopter to the Grand Canyon for a full-day sightseeing adventure. 

The scenic 1-hour round-trip flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon is one part of the tour. 

When you return from Grand Canyon to Boulder City, you will see panoramic views of the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness.

From there, take a short drive to the Colorado River launch area for a boat float at the base of the Hoover Dam. 

Climb aboard a comfortable raft, and meander along the river through the Black Canyon. 

Then stop at a secluded beach to take an optional dip in the clear water, and enjoy a picnic box lunch.

Or opt for a fun-filled kayak trip from Willow Beach. 

Duration: 11 hours

Timings: 7 am and 8 am

Departure point: Hotel pickup facility is available

Cost: US$699 per person

Sunset Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas

You get picked up at your Las Vegas hotel and ride to the heliport to board an Eco-Star helicopter for your sunset tour of the Grand Canyon. 

On your way to the Grand Canyon from Vegas, you will fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam and take in stunning views. 

Once over the Canyon, your pilot flies around for some time before lowering the altitude to land.

The pilot then lands your helicopter on a private bluff for a Champagne toast and a light snack where you can sit under a Native American Ramada shelter. 

This bluff is 1,066 meters (3,500 feet) below the canyon rim and offers fascinating views of the Colorado River. 

After you have seen the sky painted in all its colors and enjoyed the sunset, you get back into your helicopter seat and fly back to Vegas. 

As you fly toward the Vegas Strip, notice the lights lit up below. 

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Timings: 4 pm

Departure point: Hotel pickup facility is available

Cost: US$674 per person

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Additional info about helicopter tours in Vegas

Here are some crucial pointers you must be aware of before booking your heli tour in Las Vegas. 

  • The tour operator maintains the right to reject service to intoxicated passengers or those who show signs of being drunk. If your tour is canceled as a result, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Due to the aircraft’s comfort and weight/balance, passengers weighing over 136 Kg (300 lbs) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This happens on the day of the tour, and you can pay them directly.
  • The maximum weight limit for any single passenger is 170 Kg (375 Pounds), and visitors over this weight won’t be allowed to board the flight.
  • As per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport at the time of check-in. 
  • Due to uneven terrain at the Grand Canyon, wheelchairs can’t be accommodated during the tour.
  • Infant children are considered 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.
  • Most travelers can participate. However, helicopter tours aren’t recommended for pregnant women, travelers with back problems, heart problems, or other severe medical conditions.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date. 

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, a 100% percent cancellation fee is applicable.

No changes are allowed within 24 hours of the experience’s start time.

Helicopter tours require good weather. 

If the tour is canceled due to poor weather or non-fulfillment of the minimum number of passengers, you may be offered a different date or a full refund.

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