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Fly, descend and land in the Grand Canyon, before taking a fantastic 11-mile river raft tour along the Colorado River! Enjoy a narrated flight from Las Vegas to the floor of the Canyon in complete Papillon luxury. Take in great views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Boulder City, and then step back in time as you descend 4,000 feet into the depths of the Canyon. Before landing, take in the awe-inspiring rock formations, dating back millions of years, of this natural wonder of the world. Before taking to the water, enjoy lunch and champagne served under an authentic Indian Ramada. After digesting and taking in the scenery, hop aboard the raft and float along the Colorado, following the path that carved the Canyon so many years ago.
This tour includes an overnight stay at the Grand Canyon's West Rim so you will have a view of the Canyon like no other. This package includes basic tour necessities such as the Visitation Permit and souvenir certificate and “Hop On Hop Off” shuttle access, as well as several bonus options like photo opportunities with the Hualapai's in authentic garb. You will have plenty of time to explore the various Canyon viewpoints, as well as the various dining options. Lunch is included and you have your choice of the Hualapai Buffet, an all-you-can-eat buffet on the rim of the Canyon, or the Cowboy Cookin' Experience at Hualapai Ranch. Hualapai Ranch, also accessible via the shuttle system, offers activities from horseback riding along the rim, to wagon rides, to a scheduled show. Both dinner and your cabin located at the Hualapai Ranch, which provides breakfast the following morning.
The first leg of the journey leaves from Boulder City and flies you past Lake Mead and the mighty Hoover Dam. You'll then fly along the South Rim where two billion years of geologic history is carved into the walls, creating an ageless site. After landing at the South Rim you'll board a second plane to fly into Monument Valley to meet a Jeep for a guided tour, showing the towering mesas is a truly amazing experience, as you discover the aptly named Mittens and John Ford's Point (named for famed western film director John Ford.) You will stop for light lunch and then journey back to the plane where you fly back to the Las Vegas.
If you want to treat yourself and do one of the most scenic helicopters tours in style then this is your tour. A limousine will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Papillion's VIP terminal in the Executive/Atlantic Terminal, only minutes from the strip. You can enjoy an array of refreshments while checking in for your flight. Then you board your helicopter which is designed for sightseeing with its larger window areas and quiet inside cabin. Everyone will have headsets to communicate with other passengers while listening to your professionally trained pilots, who provide an educational narration on the history of Las Vegas, the creation of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, as well as the birth of the Grand Canyon. Approaching the West Rim of the Canyon you will descend 4,000 feet into the Canyon and then land approximately 500 feet from the banks of the Colorado River. Specially prepared gourmet platters and sparkling champagne are then served before your return flight along the world famous Las Vegas Strip. Approximately 40 minutes of flight time and 2.5 hours hotel to hotel.
The best views of the Grand Canyon are on this is tour. First, you fly out to the South Rim where you will receive a ground transfer to the Grand Canyon National Park, entrance fees, and a free lunch. Then you will experience one of the most spectacular 30 minute flights available, which flies from the south to the north side of the canyon and back. This ten hour tour shows you the deepest part of the Canyon and creates a lifetime of memories.
Sweep through the air to tour remote regions of the Grand Canyon. Go above and below the Canyon rim, giving every perspective up close and personal. While listening to choreographed music and educational narration, you will see the splendid sights of the Canyon walls and rock formations, which reveal the wonders of the area. From the Canyon, to the engineering feat of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, to the surprising sights of the Grand Wash Cliffs, Grapevine Mesa, and the rare Big Horn Sheep of the Black Mountains, you'll be part of a privileged experience.