Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight With Colorado River Float Or Kayak - Las Vegas

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider .. read more
  • Return Details :
    You must call 5 Star Helicopter Tours at least 24 hours prior to your tour date to confirm your pick-up time on: • Local: +1-702-565-7827 • WhatsApp: +1-702-956-7827 Due to comfort and weight/bal.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Combine a Grand Canyon helicopter flight with a river raft float or kayak trip on the Colorado River for an incredible and exciting day tour from Las Vegas! Enjoy a scenic 90-minute (round-trip) helicopter flight over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon's West Rim. You'll also take part in either a relaxing river float down the Colorado River or a kayak tour through Black Canyon with an informative guide. Return transportation to your Las Vegas hotel is included. Please note: The order in which you do the activities may differ.

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After hotel pickup, board your state-of-the-art helicopter for a 70-minute (round-trip) scenic air tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Your flight will take off from Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dams construction in the 1930s. Enjoy panoramic, 180-degree views of the impressive Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge and Black Canyon, and fly past the extinct and colorful volcano, Fortification Hill.
Fly around the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Fly over the extinct volcano known as Fortification Hill
Then descend beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon as you fly over the mighty Colorado River, past million-year-old geological rock formations.
Make sure to have your camera ready, as around every corner youll see cathedral buttresses and pillars with amazing natural vivid colors. After leaving the Grand Canyon, enjoy views of other natural wonders in the wilderness of the rugged Mojave Desert.
Upon landing in Boulder City, if you choose the rafting trip, you'll take a short drive down to the Colorado River launch area for your river float at the base of the Hoover Dam and the newly constructed bypass bridge. Here you'll be greeted by your friendly guide, who will help you board your comfortable river raft or kayak. Float or paddle down the river and through the Black Canyon, with high walls that will leave you breathless! Enjoy a picnic lunch at Willow Beach. Keep your eyes open for desert bighorn sheep, osprey, and great blue heron in their natural setting.
If you choose the Kayak option, your day will start with hotel pick up and then a drive to Willow Beach on the Colorado River, just a little way down from Hoover Dam. Board your kayak and paddle 4 miles (approximately 3 hours) along the banks of Colorado River. Opportunites to views local nature is common as you may view the amazing agility of the mountain goat and soaring splendor of various eagle breeds. Please Note: Lunch is not included in this option.Following your kayak trip, you'll take to the skies on your helicopter tour through the Grand Canyon.

Itinerary:


After hotel pickup, board your state-of-the-art helicopter for a 70-minute (round-trip) scenic air tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Your flight will take off from Boulder City, where builders of the Hoover Dam (formally the Boulder Dam) lived during the dam’s construction in the 1930s. Enjoy panoramic, 180-degree views of the impressive Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge and Black Canyon, and fly past the extinct and colorful volcano, Fortification Hill.
Fly around the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Fly over the extinct volcano known as Fortification Hill
Then descend beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon as you fly over the mighty Colorado River, past million-year-old geological rock formations.
Make sure to have your camera ready, as around every corner you’ll see cathedral buttresses and pillars with amazing natural vivid colors. After leaving the Grand Canyon, enjoy views of other natural wonders in the wilderness of the rugged Mojave Desert.
Upon landing in Boulder City, if you choose the rafting trip, you'll take a short drive down to the Colorado River launch area for your river float at the base of the Hoover Dam and the newly constructed bypass bridge. Here you'll be greeted by your friendly guide, who will help you board your comfortable river raft or kayak. Float or paddle down the river and through the Black Canyon, with high walls that will leave you breathless! Enjoy a picnic lunch at Willow Beach. Keep your eyes open for desert bighorn sheep, osprey, and great blue heron in their natural setting.
If you choose the Kayak option, your day will start with hotel pick up and then a drive to Willow Beach on the Colorado River, just a little way down from Hoover Dam. Board your kayak and paddle 4 miles (approximately 3 hours) along the banks of Colorado River. Opportunites to views local nature is common as you may view the amazing agility of the mountain goat and soaring splendor of various eagle breeds. Please Note: Lunch is not included in this option. Following your kayak trip, you'll take to the skies on your helicopter tour through the Grand Canyon.

Inclusions

  • Bottled water and boxed lunch (Rafting Trip Only)
  • 90-minute (approx.) round-trip flight in a state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Round-trip transportation by deluxe van
  • All taxes and fees
  • Colorado River Float OR Kayak Trip

Exclusions

  • Gratuity is optional
  • Lunch (Kayak Trip Only)

Additional Info

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Minimum age is 2 years

Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250 Lbs (112 kg/17.9 stones) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.

Please note if you choose the Kayak Tour it does not include lunch and you will start from Willow Beach not the base of the Hoover Dam and will not see the Hoover Dam from the river.

We recommend you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, towels & hats

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-Aug-2023

    The helicopter ride was out of this world. The pilot was very informative. Felt safe at all times, just amazing from start to finish. The same is to be said for the raft on the Colorado river, would highly recommend

  • 24-Aug-2023

    We had a great time everyone that we incounter was very knowledgeable and nice.. would do it again. Fun & beautiful

  • 12-Aug-2023

    As birthday treats go this was an awesome one. What an experience flying over Las Vegas, The Hover Dam and the gran canyon. Breath taking views and an excellent pilot with lots of knowledge about the area. This then was only topped off with a tour on the Colorado River with Bob who was funny and again a great guide.

  • 02-Aug-2023

    The helicopter experience with Captain Mad Dog was exceptional, his knowledge and the views were outstanding. Steve the driver to and from the venues was brilliant. He put everyone at ease. Lunch was delicious! The kayak experience was fabulous, however, we are complete novices and was very nervous and at times found ourselves at the back completely on our own whilst both guides were at the front. We felt one guide should have stayed at the back to ensure everyone’s safety.

  • 16-Jul-2023

    great service, punctual, great tour guide, explains everything with enthusiasm..just an amazing experience.

  • 13-Apr-2023

    My older teenaged daughters and I did it and it was amazing. So well run and organized. The kayaking was great!

  • 13-Apr-2023

    This was a really fun day! We chose the Kayak option. Pickup/drop off: Pickup from our hotel was at 5:55am, then we had a few more pickups at other locations and then a very short drive to the airport. You get checked in and store your belongings in a locker at the offices for the helicopter tour. You can get them back after the copter for the second half of the day. We were dropped off back at our hotel by 3:30pm after everything wrapped up. Helicopter tour: This was fantastic! They put 6 people in the copter, 4 in the back and 2 up front next to the pilot. We were lucky to be up front so we had a great view! It’s a 90 minute round trip flight. Our pilot was good and gave us factoids as we flew. Honestly, the views were enough to keep us occupied for hours. Kayaking: The kayaking was fun. It’s about a 3 hour total kayak experience (4 miles) with a short walk/hike in the middle for some great views/photos. You can choose a single or tandem kayak. The only let down was that we didn’t go at the correct time of day for the Emerald Cove to be glowing like we expected/was advertised. We also had to wait in line for quite a bit to get into the non-emerald cove. It was still a nice experience, but wasn’t what we were expecting. The Colorado River was still a gorgeous blue green though. The kayaking guides had snacks and water available throughout the trip. A boxed lunch that you choose from several options in the morning was also provided after the kayak tour finished. I’m not sure if the boat option got a full lunch or just snacks. Overall, definitely worth the money. If you have an option to go later in the day, try that as you may get lucky with the Cove!

  • 27-Mar-2023

    Our tour guide and pilot was very good, very knowledgeable. We were disappointed though when we got to the launch area and realized we were not kayaking as we had anticipated. Your website was not clear on how to differentiate.

  • 08-Feb-2023

    We only had a few days in Vegas so we were looking for an activity to squeeze as much out as possible. The combo helicopter plus kayak definitely fit the bill. The helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon was one of those experiences everyone should try once. Our flight was early morning so the sun was at an angle that highlighted the Grand Canyon in such a beautiful way. Our pilot Ray was great and made sure everyone had a good time. After the flight we were shuttled to the launch site for the kayaking. Our kayaking guide Seth made the trip feel like it was a couple of buddies having a relaxing trip down the Colorado river. If you are looking to get a lot done in a short amount of time, this combo activity is a great choice.

  • 24-Jan-2023

    We booked helicopter/rafting tour after a lot of research and well in advance of our trip. First issue, they do not pick up at MGM hotel. We had to walked across an 8 lane highway before dawn to get picked up. Second issue, I am short and was assigned to sit in the back seat of the helicopter between 3 large people. I could not see out the sides or out the front. Seat assignments are based on balance but there was a small man about my size who sat in front of me who I did not want to be there. He closed his eyes and slept during the flight. My pictures are terrible, no clear view. In addition, you are not allowed to take pictures of the helicopter at the airport, but they take your picture in front of helicopter at the airport and charge you $27 for it. After the helicopter tour, we were driven about an hour outside of Vegas and left at a hotel. Third issue, the rafting group never came to get us! After waiting an hour at the hotel (no cell service in hotel), I went outside in the cold until I could get cell service and called 5 Star. They were shocked and sent the driver to get us. We wasted more than half a day of our vacation, due to a lack of competence and communication. Of course, we were refunded for the rafting, they bought us a sandwich (which was included anyway) and offered a rafting trip on next visit, but we will mostly not return. Fourth issue, the drivers are friendly but all pushed for tips. Tip for pick up at hotel, tip for helicopter pilot (signs in helicopter requesting tip), and tip for second driver to and from rafting trip. I am sure the rafting company would have pushed for tips as well. I am extremely organized and careful when I book tours. I had called 5 Star directly TWICE to verify and confirm trip. Both times I called, the trip was verified and I was assured if the trip did not make they would notify me before the day of the tour. We were fortunate I could find cell service and I had their number when we were stranded an hour outside of Vegas.

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