Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour in Boulder City, NV

Papillon Grand Canyon HelicoptersBoulder City TerminalBoulder City, NV 89005
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Fly high while observing some of the best views Mother Nature has to offer. The Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour is lauded as the most in-demand tour from Las Vegas. Sightsee magnificent rock formations of the Grand Canyon, fly above extinct volcanoes, take in the scenic beauty of the Mojave Desert, and more. Get ready for an airborne adventure of a lifetime.

up to 4.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Tour is approximately 4-4.5 hours long, including hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Flight Duration is around 70 minutes total, with 30 minutes on the canyon floor.
  • Depart from Boulder City, NV, with transport from select Las Vegas hotels.
  • Prepare to land 3,200 feet below the canyon rim near the Colorado River.
  • Champagne and a light picnic are provided.
  • Wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes; layered clothing recommended.
  • Suitable for all ages but passengers 18+ must bring government-issued ID.
  • A weight restrictions apply.
  • Hotel pick up is available from most major Las Vegas hotels on the strip and downtown.
  • Multilingual narration available.
  • Cameras are welcome, but selfie sticks and extending poles are prohibited.


from Grand Celebration Tour
The Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour is one of the most popular tours to Grand Canyon West. Enjoy unparalleled views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, extinct volcanoes, the Colorado River, and the Mojave Desert's scenic beauty. As you fly over the West Rim on the Hualapai Reservation, your helicopter will begin a 3,200-foot descent to the canyon floor.

Take in the magnificent views of the massive walls and rock formations before landing at the bottom of the canyon. The helicopter will land at a private plateau located next to the Colorado River, and you'll have ample time to explore the canyon floor and enjoy a light picnic and a glass of celebratory champagne before heading back to the terminal.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Celebration Tour

What are the hours of operation?

The first tour of the day is at 6:45 AM. The last tour departure of the day varies and is based on the time of year.

What should I bring?

Bring your I.D. All passengers booked on a tour must have government-issued forms of identification. Bring a camera, too. Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but be aware that the use of "selfie sticks" and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.

What should I wear?

Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March. Wear sensible shoes. The ground at the Grand Canyon is rough, rocky and uneven. It is important to wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes that can handle rough terrain. Sneakers or hiking boots are highly recommended.

Where is it located?

Passengers are picked up from most major Las Vegas hotels. Then, check in at the state-of-the-art terminal in Boulder City, NV. Once in the air, you will fly over the world-famous Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on your way to Grand Canyon West, Guano Point, and Eagle Point. For the landing, touch down and disembark at an exclusive landing site 4,000 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, children can join the tour.

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot or how do I arrange it?

The tour will pick up tourists from most major Las Vegas hotels on the strip and downtown. Call them via number located on your eticket after your order.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Wheelchair passengers must have a companion capable of assisting them in and out of the aircraft. The wheelchair can possibly be taken on the aircraft. It must be collapsible with the pop-off wheels. This is not a guarantee, is based on weight and balance of the aircraft, and is determined after passengers have checked in.

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 4-4.5 hours. The flight duration is approximately 70 minutes. The canyon landing duration is approximately 30 minutes.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?

Breathtaking views of the Hoover Dam, Grand Wash Cliffs, Grapevine Mesa, and Grand Canyon West are included. A canyon landing 4,000 feet below the rim is included in a luxurious helicopter with wraparound windows. An unforgettable champagne picnic with time to explore the Canyon and multilingual narration are included as well.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

You may bring a bottle of water, however, the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.

What safety precautions are in place for the activity?

There is a weight restriction. Passengers weighing 300 ponds (136.36kg) or greater will be charged a fee for an additional comfort seat. This fee is based on the product and ranges from $50 to $200. Call the tour company for more information.

Are meals included?

A light picnic and champagne are included.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included but are appreciated.