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Las Vegas Tour: Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Colorado River Float

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$469.99

Combine a Grand Canyon helicopter flight with a river float down the Colorado River for an incredible and exciting day tour from Las Vegas! Start your day with a scenic 70-minute (round-trip) helicopter flight over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon's West Rim before enjoying a relaxing river float down the Colorado River, through Black Canyon with your informative guide. Keep an eye out for big horn sheep, osprey and great blue heron as you float down the river, where you’ll stop for a swim at a secluded beach. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch and shopping in Willow Beach, Arizona before returning to your Las Vegas hotel.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 2 years
- Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250lbs (112 kg/17.85 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
- We recommend you bring a hat and sunscreen for the float trip
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109

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.

Pass By: Hoover Dam Bypass, U.S. Route 93, Las Vegas, NV

Fly around the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Pass By: Fortification Hill, Las Vegas, NV

Fly over the extinct volcano known as Fortification Hill

Stop At: Colorado River, Nevada

Then descend beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon as you fly over the mighty Colorado River, past million-year-old geological rock formations.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Grand Canyon West, Pierce Ferry Road To Diamond Bar Road, AZ 86434

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.

Pass By: Black Canyon City Visitor's Center and Chamber of Commerce., 34301 S Old Black Canyon Hwy Suite #3, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324-9728

Upon landing in Boulder City, 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. Float down the river and through the Black Canyon, with high walls that will leave you breathless! Keep your eyes open for desert big horn sheep, osprey and great blue heron in their natural setting.

Pass By: Willow Beach, Fort Mohave, AZ 86445-9544

The raft stops at a secluded beach on the river so you can cool off in the refreshing clear waters. You can also enjoy your picnic box lunch on the beach while taking in the sights and sounds of Black Canyon.

Your trip ends on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach. You'll have the chance to shop for souvenirs before returning to your Las Vegas hotel.

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Las Vegas Area Resorts & Hotels, if your hotel is not listed we will confirm the pickup details with you directly.

Departure time:

Duration:

11 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Byron H

We had such an awesome experience. The helicopter flight was about 1 hr 20 min (longer than we anticipated) and the pilot was phenomenal. Very professional and knowledgeable. The rafting trip was soooo wild..!! Incredible scenery and wildlife (mountain goats and hawks) and the guide was insanely cool (Jeff a.k.a Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs). Made it very enjoyable with commentary and facts to created a very memorable experience.

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Douglas D

Helicopter tour was awesome. Vince was our pilot. He was very knowledgeable and provided useful historic and geologic information. He made sure everyone was ok and enjoying the trip.
Matt was our skipper for the float trip. He was also very knowledgeable and presented interesting information. Our float was in the morning but was still rather hot. Matt found shade for us and stopped twice for us to cool off in the water. He also pointed out big horn sheep in the mountains on our float. We all enjoyed both adventures.

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Catherine P

The helicopter tour was great, we had never been in a helicopter before - definitely recommend it! The boat trip was a little long but super informative and cool.

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Gary W

Vince was a wonderful guide as well as a pilot. He made us feel so special. Enjoyed every minute of it. Only bad part was I believe our trip included stopping a skywalk where we could visit area and also was suppose to be flown to raft ride.

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Gary T

This was the highlight to our 10 day Vegas trip. We did many other tours and this one was the best! Recommended for all young and old!

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James M

The Grand Canyon helicopter flight was everything we hoped it would be. The pilot was terrific and really entertaining. What a great way to get a birdseye view of the scenery. The Colorado river float was relaxing while giving us a completely different view of the Canyon. Our guide provided the group with interesting and informative facts throughout the entire trip.

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John G

The helicopter flight was fabulous. I highly recommend the pilot, Brandon Foss. We had a couple of nervous passengers, and Brandon was very soothing, very knowledgeable. The raft float was nice too. We saw a mountain sheep, bald eagle and more.

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Rosanna

This tour is great and adventurous and we had a good time. If I was going to be picky I would complain that the float part of the tour was very, very, very long! Like 3-4 hours of floating. It was extremely hot and the boat was quite full so I was relieved it when it came to an end. But it was beautiful scenery and a lovely experience.
Also, there was never a chance to be at any look out area of the Grand Canyon. It was just a fly over in the helicopter. I was hoping it would include a stop to the area with the glass bottom look out point.

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Laurie J

Our tours were switched around, because we were originally scheduled to river float in the afternoon. However, that wasn’t an issue. We had a very detailed tour of the Hoover Dam area, and at least a couple of hours floating down the Colorado River. Our driver was very knowledge and friendly. We got soaked from the water spraying, but it was quite refreshing, and relaxing as we had a concert and late night before. I thoroughly enjoyed, and would recommend it. However, the helicopter ride was not very pleasant. I was crammed in the front between the pilot and my male companion. I am a small person, and had to sit sideways because I didn’t have enough room to sit back, and even hung over the seat, The shoulder belt dug unto my neck as well. There should have only been one person sitting in the front beside the pilot. The scenery was spectacular, but because of that I just wanted the ride over with. I was really disappointed in that, and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

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Gregory D

Helicopter pilot was very knowledgeable and shared lots of tidbits with my kids. He was engaged throughout the entire tour. A larger person was seated next to me in back of the helicopter that made it very cramped. Ad on tour states over 250 lbs requires 2 seat purchase. The river tour was VERY wet. The wind picked up that afternoon and everyone was covered over in ponchos. The ad mentions a lazy meander down the river. It was anything but. We got drenched. My kids shoes did not dry out for 2 days. No warning of this in the ad. Person I talked to on the phone said you were on the water from 10-2. We did not leave Hoover Dam until 11 and pulled into dock at 1:20 PM. This included a 20 minute stop to eat. It would have been better if Brian our boat driver was easier on the throttle and we all would not have been subjected to heavy spray from the river.


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Las Vegas Tour: Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Colorado River Float
Overview:

Combine a Grand Canyon helicopter flight with a river float down the Colorado River for an incredible and exciting day tour from Las Vegas! Start your day with a scenic 70-minute (round-trip) helicopter flight over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon's West Rim before enjoying a relaxing river float down the Colorado River, through Black Canyon with your informative guide. Keep an eye out for big horn sheep, osprey and great blue heron as you float down the river, where you’ll stop for a swim at a secluded beach. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch and shopping in Willow Beach, Arizona before returning to your Las Vegas hotel.

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$469.99

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