Western Journey Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Western Journey Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Pricing Update Information

The pricing information for this tour has been updated as of May 2024.

In this list, you will find the key facts of this tour. What makes Western Journey Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour so special, and why should you consider booking this tour?
What you'll get with this package
  • Top Operator
  • Luxury Helicopter
  • Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Enjoy a helicopter landing inside Grand Canyon West

If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, you absolutely cannot miss the chance to take a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon. It’s one of the most stunning natural wonders in the world and the best way to see it is from the air. The Grand Canyon is located about 120 miles away from Las Vegas, which is about a 45-minute flight. You’ll get to see some incredible sights on the way, including the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Mojave Desert.

One of the most unique and exciting ways to experience the Grand Canyon is by taking a helicopter tour that includes a landing inside Grand Canyon West. This tour is offered by Maverick Helicopters and it’s truly an experience you’ll never forget.

The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. From there, you’ll be transported to the heliport where you’ll board a state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter. The ECO-Star is known for its spacious cabin and large windows, which provide unobstructed views of the stunning landscape below.

Flying over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

As you take off, you’ll fly over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, two impressive feats of engineering that are even more stunning from the air. The pilot will provide narration throughout the flight, pointing out interesting landmarks and providing historical context.

Flying over Hoover Dam. Photo by rlischer on Pixabay

Once you arrive at Grand Canyon West, you’ll land at a private helipad and have three hours to explore the area. One of the highlights of the tour is Eagle Point, named for the eagle-shaped rock formation visible from the rim. One of the highlights of Eagle Point is the Skywalk, a modern engineering marvel that extends 70 feet from the rim and 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. Visitors can enjoy the Skywalk, explore the area, and learn about the Hualapai people and their history and culture at the Native American Village. Eagle Point is a must-visit spot for anyone touring the Grand Canyon.

The Skywalk is an optional activity and may be purchased through Maverick Helicopters.

Guano Point is another breathtaking observation point offering the best panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. It’s located at the site of an old guano mine and the remnants of the mining equipment are still visible. You’ll have plenty of time to explore both Eagle Point and Guano Point, take photos, and enjoy the incredible views.

Guano Point is one of the most popular observation points at the Grand Canyon, located at Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Canyon and is a popular spot for visitors to take photos. The name “Guano” comes from the bird droppings that were once harvested from the area to make fertilizer, and remnants of the old mining equipment are still visible at the site. Visitors can explore the area, take in the stunning views, and enjoy a meal at the restaurant on site.

After your ground time, it’s time to take to the air again for the flight back to Las Vegas. The pilot will take a different route on the way back, providing a unique perspective on the stunning landscape below. The tour concludes with a flight over the Las Vegas Strip, offering a bird’s eye view of the iconic casinos and hotels.

Christian Hänsel before his first flight with AirStar Helicopters at the Grand Canyon in 2004.
The information on this page has been hand crafted by Christian Hänsel. Christian has been to the Grand Canyon many times and flown often on both on heliopcter and airplane tours.