Helicopter with Canyon Floor Picnic Experience
One family fun adventure that you cannot miss when staying in Vegas is a helicopter ride and canyon floor picnic. Not only will you be able to see the canyon in all its glory, you can do so in style. After all, nobody does anything half-way when they visit Vegas. Why should we make an exception when it comes to seeing the Grand Canyon?
Start Your Journey in a Stretch Limo
Canyon Vegas Tours offers the best luxury service at an affordable price. Our helicopter adventure includes a canyon floor picnic and the VIP treatment for Las Vegas vacationers. As noted, we don’t do anything half-way, so your day trip will begin with a pick-up directly from your Las Vegas hotel. However, we won’t pick you up by bus or van, but with stretch limousine. While this is a shared provider and includes other passengers, you can also book a private limo if you prefer.
See the Sights While Your Pilot Provides an In-flight Narration
Once you get onboard your Grand Canyon helicopter, you will enjoy in-flight narration by your experienced pilot. Your pilot will point out major landmarks and share some historic insights. We provide narration in other languages besides English as well. If do not speak English or it is a second language, inform us during your reservation and we can accommodate your language requirements.
Is This Your First Time Flying in a Helicopter?
While flying in a helicopter over Grand Canyon West is no doubt exciting, you may also feel a bit anxious if this is your first trip. The following tips will help you relax and see why this form of travel is ideal for anyone visiting the Grand Canyon.
- Don’t be nervous if this is your first flight, as flying is one of the safest modes of travel.
- Your helicopter pilot is highly trained and knowledgeable. They have many hours of experience in the field and have flown in a variety of conditions.
- Your pilot also knows the terrain well, as he or she has flown over it repeatedly in their job.
- If you do feel slightly nervous, you can reduce any tension by meditating and taking deep breaths. If anything takes your breath away, it will be the amazing scenery!
What You Should Wear
On your helicopter flight, wear long pants or slacks and a light jacket with a shirt or blouse with long sleeves. Also, if your hair is long, wear it pulled back. Wear comfortable footwear that is close-toed. No flip flops or sandals, or loose jewelry. Also, there are no large bags or luggage permitted onboard. Always wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 to protect your skin from the powerful sun.
Make sure you follow your pilot’s directions and keep your seatbelt fastened. Do not exit the aircraft until you are instructed to do so. By following certain safety precautions, your trip will be that much more pleasant.
While traveling by helicopter, you will see some of the area’s iconic landmarks from upon high, including Las Vegas hotels and attractions, Grand Canyon outcroppings, the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead reservoir, and the vast expanse of the Mojave Desert.
Canyon Vegas Tours chooses to go to Grand Canyon West, as it is less commercialized and is much closer than the Canyon’s South Rim, which is located in Grand Canyon National Park.
When you are in Las Vegas, you are about 125 miles away from the West Rim and approximately 275 miles away from the South Rim or Grand Canyon National Park. The West Rim is owned by the Hualapai tribe, and therefore is not a part of the National Park system. The South Rim is the location of Grand Canyon National Park, therefore it is owned and managed by the US government.
Your exciting helicopter trip will enable you to enjoy a champagne toast and picnic on the floor of the Grand Canyon. You will also be returned to your hotel or pick-up point in time to enjoy dinner at a fine dining restaurant or catch a show. This incredible short getaway is something you can share on both Facebook and Instagram. You will be the envy of both family and friends!
Here are some of the highlights of your flight. These are things you will see while flying over on the way to the Grand Canyon. Your knowledgeable pilot will be sure to point out these famous sites.
The Hoover Dam
You will be whisked up and over the incredible Hoover Dam during your Grand Canyon helicopter journey. See this 726-foot-high and 1,244-foot-length engineering marvel from the air. Indeed, the dam is enormous, as the concrete used in its building is enough to construct a two-lane road from San Francisco to New York.
The dam, which was called the Boulder Dam when it was built from 1931 to 1936, later was named for the 31st President, Herbert C. Hoover in 1947. Approximately 100,000 men worked on building the dam, which was delivered below budget and completed early.
Lake Mead is the reservoir that sits next to the Hoover Dam. High above in a helicopter, it looks like a shimmering turquoise oasis. The artificial lake serves many purposes. It provides the hydroelectric and meets the agricultural needs of this part of the southwest. At the same time, it is used for fishing, boating, and recreational activities by local residents.
Seeing the Mohave Desert and Colorado River by Helicopter
Check out the surrounding desert landscape of the Mohave before following the winding Colorado River into Grand Canyon West. The Colorado River, which stretches for 1,450 miles, carved the Grand Canyon into the magnificent sculpture of nature it is today.
Grand Canyon West
You can really appreciate the enormity of the Grand Canyon when seeing it from a helicopter or small aircraft.
When you choose this Canyon Vegas Tour, you will savor lunch and champagne 3,200 feet below into the canyon. What a way to toast a beautiful and natural landmark!
Returning to the Las Vegas Strip
After your picnic, you will be lifted out of the canyon and flown back to Vegas. This will permit you to see Las Vegas in a way that you cannot see it on the ground. Some of the sites and attractions that will greet you on your return include the Stratosphere Tower, Caesar’s Palace, and the Luxor Pyramid. All major icons in the Las Vegas Strip skyline.
Canyon Vegas Tours makes it possible for you to experience Vegas and the Grand Canyon in an exciting and memorable way. The best part is that it will only take one day to experience all of these amazing things. Once we land and return you by stretch limo to your hotel, you can either relax or even seek a new adventure for your evening’s entertainment.
Call Us to Book a Helicopter Grand Canyon Picnic Today
Canyon Vegas Tours is your premier tour provider for booking helicopter Grand Canyon picnic escapes from Las Vegas. This type of experience is a once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure.
If you plan to visit Las Vegas soon, give us a call to book an equally grand travel experience to the Canyon’s West Rim. We at Canyon Vegas Tours know how to make your experience unforgettable! Always book early for better availability. Contact us about our helicopter picnic day trip now!