One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters). The Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history has been exposed from the river and its tributaries cutting through layer after layer of rock.
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was in 1540.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour Options
Grand Canyon Air Tour Approximately 3.5 hours - Hotel to Hotel
Soar above the Grand Canyon on Sunshine Helicopters state-of-the-art WhisperStar. Your magic carpet ride will begin with breathtaking views of Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge, both engineering marvels. Visit Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano, then on to Indian Pass, Black Canyon and a portion of Lake Mead, largest man made lake in America. Enter the awesome Grand Canyon thru Hualapai Territory gliding 4,000 feet above the mighty Colorado River. This will take your breath away, one of the natural wonders of the world. Watch for wildlife throughout the flight. On your return you will see the fantastic skyline of Las Vegas and the “Strip”.
Whisper STAR - Open Seating
*Plus $70 fees (Fees include Fuel Surcharge)
Grand Canyon Air Tour with Picnic Approximately 4 hours - Hotel to Hotel
Enjoy the flight to Grand Canyon West. See the famous Hualapai Skywalk from across the canyon, then descend and land overlooking the mighty Colorado River 3,000 to 4,000 feet below the Grand Canyon Rim. Enjoy a picnic with choice of beverages. Beautiful photo opportunities of the canyon’s interior landscape, the Colorado River as well as native flora and wildlife. Depart for the return to Vegas with more astounding aerial viewing! Includes the “Vegas Strip”, sunset viewing available for additional $39 fee.
Whisper STAR - Open Seating
*Plus $85 fees or Sunset viewing $124 fees (Fees include Fuel Surcharge & Landing Charges)
Grand Canyon Air Tour with Skywalk Approximately 5 hours - Hotel to Hotel
Enjoy the Grand Canyon air tour and Land at Grand Canyon West, home of the world famous Hualapai Indian Skywalk, and receive a VIP admission with no waiting in lines. A private VIP van with a Hualapai Ambassador (knowledgeable in the history, culture, plants and animals of Grand Canyon West) will whisk you to this engineering marvel glass bottom walkway that suspends 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon; extending more than 70 feet away from the edge. Approximately 45 minutes of ground time. Tour includes a souvenir photo of your party on the Skywalk. No cameras or cell phones allowed on the Grand Canyon Skywalk.