Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour in Boulder City, NV

Papillon Grand Canyon HelicoptersBoulder City TerminalBoulder City, NV 89005
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Fly high in luxury 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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boulder City Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 4-4.5 hours
  • Flight Duration: 70 minutes.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • A weight restriction applies.
  • Pick up is available from most major Las Vegas hotels on the strip and downtown.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Multilingual narration available.


from Grand Celebration Tour
The Grand Celebration Helicopter Tour is our most in-demand tour from Las Vegas. The route of flight will take you over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, extinct volcanoes, the Colorado River, and the scenic beauty of the Mojave Desert.

As you fly over the West Rim on the Hualapai Reservation, your helicopter will begin a 4,000-foot descent to the canyon floor. Take in the magnificent views of the massive walls and rock formations as you descend to the bottom. As you climb out of the helicopter, you’ll see the rushing Colorado River as it continues to carve the Grand Canyon like it has for over a billion years.

You will have ample time to explore the canyon floor and enjoy a light meal and a glass of celebratory champagne. Lunch is served under a “Ramada," a traditional Hualapai shelter offering shade and a picnic table.

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Marathon, Florida
"Bucket list item"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2020 NEW
The entire experience was superior beginning with the pick up by a limo fabulous helicopter ride in the Landing with champagne in BoxLunch just above the Colorado river was outstanding . Suggest morning trip
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Randal D
"Grand Canyon spectacular"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2020 NEW
Although my wife was extremely apprehensive to take this tour, we both greatly enjoyed the trip. Flying by helicopter was a spectacular way to view such a massive natural wonder. Thank you, pilot Dale.
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Seattle, Washington
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2020 NEW
I booked Strip Highlights With Transfers. Boy, was I disappointed. It's started with a limo transfer, limo driver that picked us up didn't even bother to pick up dirty glasses and empty cans after his previous customers. When we arrived at the Papillon Helicopters office, their bathroom was so filthy, you might catch some diseases in there. Helicopter fits 6 passengers and a pilot. Make no mistake there isn't 6 feet apart between you and a person that sits next to you. After 15 minute flight during which our pilot Chris didn't say a word, we were rushed back to the airport. The end.
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Columbia, Missouri
"Experience FAR surpasses the price paid!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 02, 2020 NEW
We flew over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam on our way to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Starting with the first telephone call, which was exemplary, the experience just blossomed into a marvelous memory beyond what we could have imagined. We upgraded to front seats, which was simply marvelous. Neither of us had been in a helicopter and the ride was so smooth, it was never an issue. We landed in the Canyon and the photo ops were simply splendid. I highly recommend this ride to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas and Papillon Helicopter Tours!
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"Great Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2020
I really enjoyed the experience with Papillon. Super smooth experience and friendly customer service. Our pilot was amazing.
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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?

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 the tour 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.

Can I bring my pet?

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.