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Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

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    Stop At: Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, 1265 Airport Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005-3673

    Guests will check in for their tour at the state-of-the-art Boulder City air terminal.
    Serving as the air departure point for airline guests staying in the Las Vegas area, Boulder City was originally established during the construction of the Hoover Dam to house workers and grew to become a populated community.

    Duration: 45 minutes

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

    En route to the Grand Canyon, see the brilliantly engineered marvel that continues to gain recognition for its massive structure.

    Pass By: Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV 89005

    Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is the largest man-made reservoir in the country. See its wondrous creation en route to the Grand Canyon.

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

    Soar over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon with views of the Colorado River, massive rock formations, and the famous Skywalk bridge which juts 70 feet from the canyon wall.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    We made our reservation during a late dinner for the next morning, when we were picked up at our hotel for the ride to Boulder. The plane ride was very good with guide information in many languages. Not deterrently expensive either.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank HannaBragberg
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Booked this tour before we left the UK. Didn’t fancy the helicopter tour as not a big fan of choppers, Boy did we pick the right move! Everyone from start to finish were really friendly, bus pick up from our hotel was on time and...More

    Thank oggie1967
    Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

    Pick-up and return service to Las Vegas hotels. In total 4 hours, with appr. 1+ hour in the air. Forget about a full day bus tour and lots of people, for 170$/person you will see both the Hoover damm and Grand Canyon from the best...More

    Thank reijob
    PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for flying with us, we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. We hope to fly with you again! Sincerely, GCSA Management

    Reviewed July 8, 2019

    My family of 5 had an amazing time, and *everyone* strongly recommends it! Our kids are 23 and 12, but I think it would be family friendly for most ages. We booked the Highlights Air Tour through Papillon, which included shuttle service to/from the Vegas...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bart S
    PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Sounds like you had a perfect day at the Grand Canyon! We're thrilled to hear how much you and your family enjoyed the tour, and that the process from start to finish went smoothly. Thank you for touring with us! Sincerely, GCSA Management

    Reviewed May 27, 2019

    With limited time in Las Vegas and not wanting to spend all day on a coach, we opted for the West Rim Fly Only tour, which was a quick and efficient way to see some of the Grand Canyon. Booking was easy, through Trip Advisor....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to post such a thorough and helpful review! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and that you received value within your time constraints. We hope to fly with you again if your travels bring you...More

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    January 1, 2019|
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    Response from andreamH1186EK | Reviewed this property |
    Our plane sat at least 8 and I think 10 but the website will list capacity on the plane. Pretty sure the helicopter tour does not accommodate 7.
    Diana G
    April 21, 2018|
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    Response from ludyboodie | Reviewed this property |
    You don't fly into the 'crevice' of the canyons as some helicopters do because you are traveling on a 20 seater plane, but you get plenty close enough to truly enjoy the beauty and detail of the view.
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