Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tours
Las Vegas is the perfect city to start from if you want to visit the Grand Canyon. There is a wide selection of tours. This website guides you through them to find the best tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, for the best possible price. Flying helicopter from Las Vegas is by far the most popular day trip, the shortest ones complete a round trip in four hours and most tours include champagne picnic and limousine pick-up. There are several great helicopter tour options but also bus tours, rafting and much more!
From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon
The most popular tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon are the helicopter tours. You’ll see the Grand Canyon rim from the air and land inside the canyon for a picnic. If you want to see and experience the Grand Canyon from the air, without spending too much time, a helicopter is for sure the best option. Our favorite tour is the Grand Canyon sunset helicopter tour, where you”ll fly over the Las Vegas Strip after sunset on the way back. The helicopter flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon takes around 45 minutes one way. If you want to spend more time in the Grand Canyon you can go for one of the bus trips and visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk for an adrenaline kick.
When is the best time to visit the Grand Canyon?
There’s no definitive answer as to which is the best season to visit. It depends what you are looking for. If you want to do an adventure, like a long hike or rafting, then the winter is too cold. Summer on the South Rim can be very crowded and and uncomfortably hot, especially for hikers. If you decide to do one of the popular helicopter tours, its good all year round. Then you will only be in the inner canyon and not at the colder, higher altitudes.
About Grand Canyon
Around five million people come to see the Grand Canyon every year. It is an incredible big area that is 5000 feet deep, 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide. The Grand Canyon is an endless expanse of bewildering shapes and colours. All of the statistics and photographs cannot prepare you for such overwhelming vastness. When you vistit Las Vegas, you shouldn’t miss one of the world´s most incredible world heritage sites.
Beautiful Grand Canyon flyover
Travelers stories from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon tours!
It was finally time for a real adventure. At 10:30 there was a limo to pick us up outside the hotel in Las Vegas. It drove us out to the airport where a helicopter was waiting for us. What a fabulous experience when the helicopter lifted off the ground and drove a few meters up in the air and forward. It was a completely different feeling compared to an airplane. In the helicopter, we had headphones and a “walkie talkie” microphone so we could communicate with each other. During the Grand Canyon tour we also got to hear a recorded tour of the areas we saw below us.
Suddenly there came a great curtain of mountains, the Grand Canyon! The pilot increased in height and when we passed the giant rim, we had the Grand Canyon below us. What a miracle! It was the most incredible nature I had ever seen. The pilot made an interesting turn and I got to feel what it’s like to be part of a scene on a summer action movie. Once we were down in the Grand Canyon, we had a picnic in a party tent that they had there. T only shadow we could found was in the tent, 105 degrees fahrenheit hot! Then we went back into the helicopter for more sightseeing and back to Las Vegas where the limo was waiting to take us home to our hotel in Las Vegas.
Today was the best day so far, it was finally time for a the helicopter tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Included in the price was that they will pick us up by limo at the hoteland drive us to the airport. 11:30 were we all ready. Both me and Anna were really nervous and was almost going to back out….. luckily we did not. What an experience it was! We all was in the same helicopter and had a super nice pilot. We flew up slowly and carefully, and began with a tour of the Las Vegas Strip then we flew out in the Nevada desert, over Lake Med, Hoover Dam, Colorado River and in over the Grand Canyon. It was absolutely incredibly beautiful. The pilot explained that there are rarely snow in Grand Canyon, but we experienced it. The day was a sunny but cold day. The flight took 90 minutes both ways. Back at the airport was the limo waiting to drive us back to our hotel, Paris Las Vegas. The limo today were larger and cooler than the one we got yesterday, when we decide to go by limo between two hotels in Las Vegas.
Now we have just returned back to Las Vegas after an incredible experience, we took a helicopter tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon. We had a 45 minute flight before we landed down in the Grand Canyon. Something more impressive is hard to imagine, and we felt very small when the man stood by the river. We were invited to a picnic with champagne and obviously, we drank most, you’re not supposed to leave anything in the Grand Canyon :-). We also flew over the Hoover Dam. If you ever will come to Las Vegas, do not miss this helicopter tour!