Las Vegas is a visually stunning city, with bright lights, neon signs, and over-the-top casinos the size of entire city blocks. Exploring the Las Vegas Strip on foot, you’ll immediately see what we mean! But there’s one sure-fire way to get a truly dazzling view of Vegas: from the air.
In this article, we’ll share our top 10 favorite Las Vegas helicopter tours for getting an unforgettable aerial view – not just of Sin City, but also of the breathtaking natural beauty just beyond the city limits, including Red Rock, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon.
Tour length: 7 hours
You’ll fly over: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Bowl of Fire, Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip
This full-day aerial adventure takes you from Las Vegas to the majestic Grand Canyon and back, with so much to see along the way. You’ll fly over the shimmering water of Lake Mead, the largest manmade reservoir in the United States, the impressive Hoover Dam, and the copper-red rock formations of the Bowl of Fire.
Your helicopter will land on Native American territory in the Grand Canyon, where you can raise a champagne toast and enjoy snacks while looking out over the Colorado River. A shuttle bus takes you next to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim where you can spend lots of time exploring. You’ll return to Las Vegas at dusk, flying over the sparkling neon lights of the city.
2. Wind Dancer
Tour length: 3 and ½ – 4 hours
You’ll fly over: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip
This spectacular helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim from Las Vegas gives you an unparalleled view of the desert’s natural beauty. You’ll soar over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and even an extinct volcano, while your pilot fills you in on the fascinating history of the sights below you.
You’ll fly in the lap of luxury in an ECO-star helicopter with comfortable theater-style front-facing seating, and wrap-around glass will allow you to get the best possible view. At the Grand Canyon, you’ll enjoy a cool beverage, snacks, and ample exploring time. The flight back takes you over the Bowl of Fire, then Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip as night is falling.
Tour length: 4 hours
You’ll fly over: Black Mountains, Hoover Dam, Grand Wash Cliffs, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas Strip
This luxurious adventure begins by being picked up from your hotel in a limousine, which will take you to your helicopter terminal. There you’ll embark on a flight fit for royalty, flying over the Black Mountains, Hoover Dam, and Grand Wash Cliffs.
Your helicopter will descend 4,000 feet to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, a spectacular spot to enjoy a light picnic lunch and a glass of champagne. You’ll then return to Las Vegas, ending your adventure with a magical view of the famous Vegas landmarks from high above.
Tour length: 3 hours
You’ll fly over: Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas Strip
This once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour lets you discover the majestic natural beauty of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim and the dazzling Las Vegas Strip from high above. A luxury limo will pick you up at your hotel to begin your adventure.
As you soar through the air toward the Grand Canyon, you’ll pass over the Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. Your knowledgeable pilot will tell you all about the sights below. After flying over the famous landmarks of the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll be transported back to your hotel by limo.
Tour length: 10 and ½ hours
You’ll fly over: Grand Canyon
If you’re looking for an exciting all-day experience that will allow you to explore the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, this tour is perfect for you. You’ll travel from Vegas to the Grand Canyon in a 7-passenger SUV or 14-passenger VIP mini coach, stopping at the Hoover Dam on the way.
You’ll have a spectacular 15-minute helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon before enjoying a picnic lunch at the West Rim. As you eat your lunch you’ll get to watch a Native American ritual dance. After a full day of adventure, your tour vehicle will drop you back at your Las Vegas hotel.
Tour length: 4 hours
You’ll fly over: Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas Strip
What better way to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones than a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon? Starting in Las Vegas, this VIP helicopter tour takes you over the Hoover Dam, Colorado River, Lake Mead, extinct volcanoes, and Grand Canyon West.
You’ll descend 3,200 feet to the Grand Canyon floor where you’ll have a champagne picnic with stunning views. Explore the Native American lands of the Grand Canyon before heading back to Vegas. An optional sunset return flight ensures you a glittering view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Tour length: 3 hours
You’ll fly over: Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Bowl of Fire, Grand Wash Cliffs, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas Strip
If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the Grand Canyon but you have limited time to spend seeing it, this helicopter tour is just right for you. You’ll soar over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Bowl of Fire, and Grand Wash Cliffs, with music and narration to make the journey even more exhilarating.
Your helicopter will take you to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, giving you an extraordinary view of the canyon’s splendor from way up high. This helicopter adventure takes off from Boulder City (just 30 minutes South of Las Vegas) with shuttle transportation to and from your hotel included.
Tour length: 2 and ½ hours
You’ll fly over: Red Rock, Las Vegas Strip
This breathtaking Las Vegas helicopter tour gives you a view of 2 entirely different worlds that exist right next to each other: the glittering city of Las Vegas itself, and the natural wonder of Red Rock Canyon just beyond the city limits.
A luxury limo will take you from your hotel to the terminal where your helicopter tour begins. After soaring over the beautiful Red Rock Canyon, you’ll land in a private spot that looks out over the whole city and have a celebratory champagne toast. On your flight back, you’ll get a gorgeous view of the Las Vegas Strip as the sun goes down.
Tour length: 3 – 6 hours
You’ll fly over: Las Vegas Strip
Any of these Las Vegas helicopter tours would be an incredible date idea with someone you love, but this tour package is especially perfect. This romantic experience combines a night helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip with a dinner at one of the most romantic restaurants in town: the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Hotel.
Your perfect evening will begin with a champagne toast before your VIP helicopter takes you on a flight high above the sparkling lights of the Vegas Strip. Next, you’ll enjoy a 3-course dinner with panoramic views of the Strip from the 11th floor of our city’s own Eiffel Tower. Talk about an unforgettable evening!
Tour length: 2 hours
You’ll fly over: Las Vegas Strip
This exciting helicopter night flight will allow you to see the Las Vegas Strip like you’ve never seen it before. Get picked up from your hotel in celebrity style by a luxury limousine, then embark on a simply unforgettable helicopter tour of Las Vegas.
You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the Bellagio Fountains, the Luxor Pyramid, Caesar’s Palace, the High Roller, and the Eiffel Tower replica – just to name a few! After you land, you’ll be transported back to your hotel in a limo.