Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

With so much to see from an aerial view of the Canyons, the Grand Canyon helicopter tour have quickly become one of the best ways for visitors to take in the amazing sites. Slightly better than other air tours, helicopters are allowed to fly 1,000 feet lower than an airplane. Depending on how you would like to see the Canyon sights, tours are available in a few different types of helicopters. Because of their large windows, many people prefer touring the huge canyon in a Bell helicopter. Other visitors might favor a quieter trip and decide on a Eco-Star helicopter that features “quiet technology.”

This tour is as good as it gets. Your trip begins in Las Vegas where you will board the helicopter and head to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Once you land at the Grand Canyon, you will have ample time to explore its beauty with another optional helicopter tour down to a private bluff in the Canyon. When you at the West Rim, you will also be able to walk on the Skywalk, which is a glass-bottom walkway extending out over the edge of the Grand Canyon.

What’s Included:

  • Fantastic aerial views
  • Relax & Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

Your excursion from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon begins with a scenic helicopter flight over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Fortification Hill and Temple Rock. Fly through the majestic Grand Canyon as you head toward your primary destination, the Grand Canyon West Rim. Once you land, you will have about 3.5 hours to explore and take in the various overlooks and highlights of Grand Canyon West Rim. Enjoy a meal at the viewpoint of your choice.

You will also visit Eagle Point, home to the Skywalk. (You have the option to upgrade and add the Skywalk onto your tour.) The Skywalk is a glass-bottom walking surface that suspends more than 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon and extends more than 70 feet out from the edge. Click Here for more information.

>>Grand Canyon Helicopter and Jeep Tour (9.5 Editor Rating)

In the Grand Canyon Helicopter & Jeep Tour you will witness the pristine beauty of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim by helicopter and travel through the Kaibab National Forest and along the popular South Rim by Jeep on this morning or evening tour. You will climb the Grandview Lookout Tower for views of the Kaibab National Forest and admire dramatic vistas from the South Rim during stops on your ground tour.

What’s Included:

  • Helicopter Tour over Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Views of Central Grand Canyon & North Rim
  • Multi-lingual narration
  • Jeep tour of Grand Canyon National Park
  • IMAX Theater
  • Tour Duration: approximately 3 hours

Please note: For safety reasons, children under 18 months are not permitted on this tour.

The North Canyon Helicopter tour with Jeep Excursion begins at Papillon Helicopters’ Terminal, which is located at 3568 Airport Road, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023. Guests should plan to arrive at our terminal 30 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time. We offer ample amounts of complimentary parking for your convenience.

The tour begins aboard a helicopter that takes you over the North Canyon of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim and along the Dragon Corridor. The helicopter tour provides multi-lingual narration and aerial views of some of the most majestic sights the Grand Canyon has to offer. There are plenty of photographic opportunities while in flight.

After the flight, the guided Jeep tour begins with a stop at the IMAX Theater where tickets are provided for the movie. The Jeep tour continues into the Grand Canyon National Park where planned stops include Grandview Point and Yavapai Point. Throughout the tour you have the opportunity to take in the beauty that the Grand Canyon offers. Stop one is an overlook of O’Neil Butte followed by a stop at Grandview Point. The last stop is Yavapai Point where the color and majestic views of the Grand Canyon will astound you. Total tour time is approximately three hours, but memories, photographs and videos will last a lifetime. Click here for more information.


>>Golden Eagle Air Tour (9.3 Editor Rating)

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour is as good as it gets. Your trip begins in Las Vegas where you will board the Helicopter and head to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Once you land at the Grand Canyon, you will have ample time to explore its beauty with another optional helicopter tour down to a private bluff in the Canyon.

What’s Included:

  • Get picked up in a complimentary stretched limousine.
  • Flight over the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Amazing aerial views of the Grand Canyon.
  • Scenic Helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
  • State of the art helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows.
  • Multi-lingual narration.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off by limousine.

The Golden Eagle with Strip tour departs from the Atlantic Air terminal located in the heart of Las Vegas. This helicopter tour is perfect for Las Vegas guests who are pressed on time and desire to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible. You will be picked up at your hotel by a limousine and depart from our private heliport. The tour includes aerial views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as well as the spectacular West Rim of the Grand Canyon. You’ll be amazed by the majesty, brilliant palette of colors and rugged beauty as you pass through millions of years of geological time. Upon returning from the Canyon, you’ll fly over the beautiful Las Vegas Strip. Click here for more information.

>>North Canyon With Ecostar (9.4 Editor Rating)

This is definitely one of those things you need to do at least once. When you look back in 20 years you can say, “I did that one.” This full-day tour is custom made for you to spend the maximum amount of time in the Canyon with very little travel time.

What’s Included:

  • Aerial tour of Grand Canyon
  • 1st Class EcoStar EC130 Aircraft
  • Oversize windows, stadium seating
  • Central Canyon Rim
  • Multi-lingual tour narration
  • Tour Duration: 25-30 minutes
grand canyon helicopter tour

EcoStar Grand Canyon

The North Canyon with EcoStar Grand Canyon helicopter tour features our state of the art, environmentally friendly, EcoStar EC130 Aircraft. These helicopters have been designed from the ground up with air tourism in mind and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, all forward facing stadium raised seating and a low-noise stable flight. The tour itself ventures through the Dragon Corridor of the Grand Canyons South Rim. It’s at this point that the Canyon is at its widest, deepest and most geographically dynamic. If you have ever wondered how an eagle would see Grand Canyon, this is it. Click Here for more information.


>>The Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour (9.3 Editor Rating)

The Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tour gives you the option to begin your journey from several location, the most popular being Las Vegas. The other locations are in Arizona and include the Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon West Rim, Lake Powell and Phoenix.

>>Grand Canyon Imperial with Ecostar (9.3 Editor Rating)

Starting at the Grand Canyon National Airport in Tusayan, the Imperial Tour is given on a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. Originating at the South Rim, this Grand Canyon Helicopter tour will show you some of the most remote parts of the Grand Canyon. After crossing the South Rim, you will go east to view the famous Lipan Point and Desert View Point. You will be truly amazed by all of the jagged cliffs and mountain ledges as you fly by them. Next, you will head by the Zuni Corridor and the Little Colorado River gorge. The following part of the tour will absolutely amazing you as you fly over the Navajo Indian Reservation, Painted Desert and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.

What’s Included:

  • Aerial tour of Grand Canyon
  • 1st Class EcoStar EC130 Aircraft
  • Oversize windows and stadium seating
  • East and North Canyon Rims
  • Multi-lingual tour narration
  • Tour Duration: 45-50 minutes

The Imperial Air Tour with EcoStar helicopter features awe-inspiring views of the beautiful Eastern gorge of the Grand Canyon aboard our environmentally friendly, EcoStar EC130 aircraft. With forward-facing stadium seating and a nearly 180 degree field of view, you’ll enjoy unobstructed sights of the eastern portion of Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado confluence, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Dragon Corridor. These areas, the widest and deepest of the Grand Canyon, offer guests the most comprehensive views and experiences only available from the air. Click here for more information.

>> Grand Canyon Explorer and Eldorado Adventure Tour (9.5 Editor Rating)

On this Grand Canyon helicopter tour you will enjoy an airplane flight to the remote region of the Grand Canyon, the North Rim, for a day on a real working ranch. At the ranch, you will have a variety of additional options which include ATV rides (extra charge), and more. The tour includes a wonderful western-style lunch. This tour will give you the ability to visit what some call the REAL Grand Canyon park, the North Rim.

What’s Included:

  • Air tour over the Grand Canyon with views of the Skywalk
  • Guided tour of the historic Techatticup Gold Mine & Mill Site
  • Guided desert outdoor excursion via your choice of ATV, Baja Jeep, Horseback riding, or Kayak/Paddleboard
  • Champagne picnic lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Begin your desert adventure with a helicopter ride over the spectacular Hoover Dam and the beautiful Lake Mead. Prepare yourself to be wowed by the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon as your helicopter tour continues through the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Fly by Guano Point and Eagle Point, which is the home of the marvelous Skywalk Glass Bridge. Enjoy the vistas that only an aerial perspective can provide. At the end of your helicopter tour, you will land at Eldorado Canyon, where you will be treated to a Champagne lunch and a bit of time to reflect on your aerial tour. The next stage of the tour is a guided adventure into the Techatticup Gold Mine, where you will walk the paths and tunnels that the miners used. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of Jim Jones’ ghost. The remainder of the tour puts you in touch with the natural beauty of Eldorado Canyon as you enjoy a guided two-hour outdoor adventure on your choice of ATV, Horseback, Baja Jeep or by Kayak/Paddleboard.

Eldorado Outdoor Excursion:

ATV – Experience the exhilaration of riding an ATV through the desert landscape of Eldorado Canyon and enjoy getting up-close-and-personal with its rugged natural beauty. Boots or sturdy shoes are required (no open-toed shoes, sandals, high heels or flip-flops are permitted). ATV riders must be a minimum of 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license. One person is permitted per ATV. Click Here for more information.