Experience the Grand Canyon by ground and air on this guided day tour from Las Vegas. This tour explores the Grand Canyon at its deepest, widest and most impressive part from the best viewpoints on the ground and from a helicopter during a 45-minute flight* over the magnificent Grand Canyon South Rim. This day tour includes views of the Mojave desert, approximately two hours at the Grand Canyon South Rim for walking the rim, shopping and taking photographs, a quick stop in historic Williams, AZ, a 45-minute helicopter flight with Maverick, and a made-to-order lunch.
The Grand Canyon Southwest Escape Helicopter Tour departs the Las Vegas strip at approximately 6:30am and returns at approximately 7:30pm.
Add an overnight upgrade at the Grand Canyon to your Southwest Escape by contacting a tour specialist after booking online.
*Fuel surcharge not included in tour cost.
Packages Start at $478
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV
DETOURS Custom Transport with individual leather captain’s chairs
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.
Body weights required at the time of booking for helicopter safety.
A minimum number of guests must be met for this tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.
Temperatures at the Grand Canyon South Rim can vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.
Grand Canyon Southwest Escape Helicopter Tour
Departs: approximately 6:30am
Returns: approximately 7:30pm
After departing Las Vegas, the tour will make a stop at Maverick Terminal on the way out of Las Vegas giving guests an opportunity to purchase Starbucks products and stretch their legs before our day of fun at the Grand Canyon. Next, we will travel through the Mojave Desert to the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon South Rim. The Mojave Desert is characterized by its signature plant, the Joshua Tree, and plays host to possibly the hottest place on Earth. To beat the heat, we will journey over the mighty Colorado River on the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and pass along Route 66, the “Main Street of America,” to the top of the Colorado Plateau and Ponderosa Forests that surround the Grand Canyon South Rim.
Before arriving at the South Rim of the National Park, the tour will stop in the historic town of Williams, Arizona before your helicopter tour check in. Home to the Grand Canyon Railway and the intersection of Route 66, this small town is a reminder of the American west from the 1950’s. Once arriving at the Grand Canyon Airport, you will be checked in for your 45 minute Maverick Helicopter tour showcasing the canyons, fault lines, and towering rock formations that are otherwise missed by many of the visitors to the South Rim. This 80 mile loop crosses the Colorado River in two locations and flies along the North Rim of Grand Canyon before returning to Grand Canyon Airport. With approximately three hours in and over the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have opportunities to walk along the rim, shop, capture an unlimited amount of photographs, or enjoy lunch and relax with the best seat in the house. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure you get the best views from viewpoints like Mather Point and Yavapai Point to name a few before returning to Las Vegas.
An overnight stay at the Grand Canyon can be added to your tour for an enhanced experience. Please contact a tour specialist after booking your Grand Canyon Southwest Escape Tour online for more information.
National Park entrance fees
45 minute helicopter tour
Unlimited bottled water
Third party tours not listed above
Helicopter fuel surcharge