Thousands of people enjoy the helicopter tours in Las Vegas every month. These tours can fly over the city itself or go to local attractions such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, The Grand Canyon or Red Rock Canyon. The Grand Canyon is the most popular of these tours.
There are different types of tours for each destination. Here’s one example of a Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas. First you will get picked up from your hotel with a shuttle that takes you to the airport. From the airport you are flown in an airplane over Vegas, then over Hoover Dam and Lake mead, then to the Grand Canyon. The flight takes about 40 minutes. Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon, you board a helicopter which the takes you to the bottom of the canyon floor. You then board a boat and take a short trip down the Colorado River. Then, you get back on the helicopter and go to the rim of the canyon. Then you take a bus tour for a couple hours. After the bus tour you have a BBQ lunch, get back on the airplane, return to Las Vegas and then the tour company drops you off at your hotel. The whole tour takes about seven and a half hours and usually only costs about $350 to $450 a person.
The Las Vegas helicopter rides that go over the city itself are most popular at night time when all the amazing lights of the strip are on display. A typical Las Vegas strip helicopter flight will be about ten minutes long and cost between $50 and $100 a person. You can find some specials occasionally such as two for one offers.