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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Donna P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Papillon Owes Me Money $$$$$"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2020 NEW
Booked the Canyon Smooth Water Bus Trip ($398 for two) and the Signature Sunset Hummer Tour($276 for two). Notified by Papillon on May 13, 202 both tours were cancelled due to COVID. Have called company many times between May and July 7 each time requesting refund by check because the credit card I used to book these trips had been compromised and cancelled. Spoke to Jerry at Papillon on July 7th who stated the check to me would go out that day. It is now July 22 and no sign of the refund. I am beyond frustrated and will be writing to the NV Attorney General and the BBB next
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Norwich, United Kingdom
"Excellent Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 29, 2020
Because of Covid we had to cancel our trip to Las Vegas and unfortunately our helicopter ride with Papillon I asked for a full refund not knowing if this would be possible I should not have been understanding during this unprecedented time Full amount credited to my bank account.......BIG THANK YOU and see you soonest once this virus has been beaten Glenn
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"Good tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
We took the small airplane to the west part of the canyon. The views on my husband’s side of the airplane were awesome. I thought I would see them on the way back, but the pilot did not fly over the dam on the way back. Not sure if this is what he always does, or if he went straight back because it was cold and windy. Going on the Skybridge had been on my bucket list for years. Once there, the views were really amazing. I highly recommend Paillon. They were prompt and very nice. I would also recommend not going at the beginning of March because the weather was cold, rainy and windy.
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"Awful. Use any other company."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
I assume the flight is fun, if you can get that far. We reserved via phone and were told we could pay over the phone or at check in only to arrive and find they had sold our seats. They had taken our money first, of course. Rather than apologize for the mistake and put us on the next tour, the women at the desk loudly tried to make it my fault, even accusing me of having a bad credit card. They said we could buy our way onto the next tour for an additional $330. Bait and switch. A tortuous hour later, a manager from their office said the desk women should have put us on the next tour. But since it was now too late all she could do was put us on one the next day. Unfortunately we had to leave for home and couldn't make that work. The women at the terminal check-in were shockingly caustic. Like your worst visit to the DMV. Just avoid what happened to us and instead use any other company.
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"Excursion of a Lifetime!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
Four of us took the Grand Celebration helicopter tour with Papillon Helicopter Tours out of Boulder City. It was the first time in a helicopter for three of our group. The experience was absolutely amazing. The helicopter was comfortable and clean. Our pilot Alex was the perfect mix of fun and informative. We got to see the Hoover Dam and flew through the Grand Canyon. We landed at the botton of the canyon on the side of a river where they provided champagne and snacks. We cant say enough about our experience and highly recommend this adventure! Thanks Papillon
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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.