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Heli Tours, The Only Way To See, Las Vegas & The Red Rock Canyon

Updated on September 4, 2017
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Terrie is a mother and grandmother. She love to travel, take photos of the places she has been and she loves sharing them with others.

Make sure your up early and well prepared for the tour. We had to be there by 9:00 AM. We were picked up by the limo and driven to the helicopter hanger. The limo ride is a complementary service. Only Bring a wallet or a purse. No big bags are allowed on the chopper. A bag can be left in their office until you return from the tour. Before takeoff, everyone is, weighed. There is max weight allowed for each helicopter. If you get the chance, pay extra for the front seat. Only two people get this option, and it's first to come, first served. So if you want the first seat, book at the same time as the flight. Don't forget your ID, They will ask you for it, and there is no ride without it. There is a gift shop for anyone who wants a memento of the trip. Once all people in your group are ready, there is a waiting area, stay there till they call you. You will be directed, to your Helicopter. The pilot gives directions and tells you when it's your turn to load. Once everyone is on board, you get a headset. The pilot narrates the entire tour and asks if there are any questions. You will learn a lot about the history of the area and the people who are native to the land. What a way to get a history lesson. It's a once in a lifetime tour. But well worth the money. Now, on with the tour.

The two of us and the limo. Sent by the heli tours to pick us up.
The two of us and the limo. Sent by the heli tours to pick us up.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Helicopter Tour In Las Vegas

What a ride. We are down in the canyon for our lunch.
What a ride. We are down in the canyon for our lunch.

Please Remember

Pack light

Room is limited

Helicopter Tour Company's

List of Helicopter Tour Guides:

  • GC Flight-Grand Canyon Tours
  • Skyline Helicopter Tours
  • 5 Star Las Vegas Helicopter Tours
  • Sun dance Helicopter Tours
  • Maverick Helicopter Tours

You can contact any of these company's to get prices, deals and a list of places they tour. These are the 4 and 5 star rated helicopter tour companies in Las Vegas.

The Helicopter Tours Will Take You Here

  1. The night tour over Las Vegas, Includes a Champagne toast.
  2. The Tour of the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam.
  3. Some also tour Lake Mead and the West part of the Grand Canyon.
  4. The Helicopter tours also make wedding trips.
  5. They also tour the Red Rock Canyon.
  6. There is a spirit tour that teaches you about the people native to the area.
  7. The tour we took went through the canyon, over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and landed in the bottom of the canyon for the Champagne Brunch.

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View of The Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead

Lowering into the canyon. Just in time for brunch.
Lowering into the canyon. Just in time for brunch.
Approaching lake Mead.
Approaching lake Mead.
I love the amazing views.
I love the amazing views.
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon

Make Sure You Get the Brunch Surprise

When you take this tour, be sure and get the champagne brunch. The set of photos above shows most of our tour before the camera quit working. The trip is a fully guided tour, narrated by the pilot. The view is awe-inspiring. After flying around a bit, It's time to land in the bottom of the canyon for brunch. The brunch was an amazing surprise for me. My hubby never told me we were having champagne when we landed. The area is only, seen by people on the helicopter ride. You cannot get to the area by trails. Everyone unloaded, We had a look around. As we got our legs back, the pilot prepared for the picnic brunch. In total, you get about 30 minutes to eat and take a wonder around. What a beautiful place! The food was fantastic, and the campaign was the cherry on top. You will never forget the trip here. Enjoy the land and be grateful you could land here. Don't take anything home, leave it where it is. We only get to be there because the native tribe in the area gave permission for people to be there. Please be respectful and give thanks. Then we got on with the tour. The helicopter will have to refuel partway through the flight. The helicopters have to land on the top of a mountain to fuel up. Everyone will have to get out of the chopper while it is refueling. Then you take off and head back to Las Vegas.

Looking Over Las Vegas

I love getting the birds eye view of Las Vegas.
I love getting the birds eye view of Las Vegas.
Love the view over the hotel.
Love the view over the hotel.

Flying Over the Vegas Strip

By the time you arrive back, it will be about 3:30 to 4:00. It was just starting to get dark when we were there. The view from the sky was breathtaking. We flew over a couple of times and watched as the lights of Vegas started to come on. I loved it and will never forget this trip. If it's your first trip to Las Vegas or your tenth, this view and tour will amaze you and have you talking for years. The view over this magnificent city is like no other I've ever seen. It's hard to put into words, how it felt taking this tour. You have to see it for yourself.

PS: Photos are from my phone, our camera stopped working. The air was dense, and it affected the pictures. I'll have to go again for some retakes. I think it's a good excuse to fly over again, how about you?

The View From Our Room

After we got back from the heli tour. The Vegas strip from our window, through my lens. I love how it reflects.
After we got back from the heli tour. The Vegas strip from our window, through my lens. I love how it reflects.

After the Helicopter Tour

Plan on being gone for the entire day. You will be tired but euphoric after you take this tour. It was something I never thought I would ever get to do. I hope you take this tour when you're in Vegas. Nothing can compare to the natural beauty and views of the area. Take my quiz or comment below and let me know if you've taken a Heli tour of this fantastic place. The view from my hotel that night was awe Inspiring. Even through the window, you get that full feeling of the glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas strip. I'll be coming back again soon.

Hubby on the Vegas Strip

He was in shock, like a deer in the headlights.
He was in shock, like a deer in the headlights.

Walking the Strip and Seeing the Sites

The photo above is of my hubby. He looked like a deer in the headlights of a car. I don't think he realized how big of a city it was. It took about 48 hrs to feel like he belonged there. If you want to do something outside your comfort zone, this could be it. It was for us. You see it was our first time there. The lights and the sights were truly like no other we have seen. To see so many malls inside hotels was something we had also never seen before. Shopping therapy was a delight. You will enjoy all the choices Las Vegas has to offer. I might have to write another article to tell you all about it. Guide to Las Vegas is a wonderful unoffical look before you go. It's a look at the sites and go to's before you arrive. This one was about the Heli tours, and I find myself wanting to talk about everything this city has to offer. From me to you, you really must go here and take the helicopter tour. If it's not on your bucket list, It should be. There is nothing else like it.

© 2017 Terrie Lynn

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      Terrie Lynn 5 months ago from Canada

      Hi Tamara, Thank you for reading and commenting. It was great until my camera quit, then i had to use my phone. Some amazing places for sure. the camera doesn't do it justice. I am going back. Have a great weekend.

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      Tamara Moore 5 months ago

      This is an amazing trip that you went on! And the photos are very telling. I like the red helicopter and the pics of you, and your husband. Yes, packing light is important, I suspect! Thank you for sharing:-)

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Terrie Lynn 5 months ago from Canada

      Hi dora, Thank you for stopping by. It's the best adventure I've ever been on. It was completely out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed every minute of it. Have a great week.

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      Dora Weithers 5 months ago from The Caribbean

      Terrie, you're convincing. I'd like to do it if I got the chance. Thanks for sharing your appealing adventure.

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      Terrie Lynn 5 months ago from Canada

      Yes Flourish it was The most amazing tour I've ever taken. Glad you like it. have a great day.

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      FlourishAnyway 5 months ago from USA

      This is on my bucket list now! It sounds like an amazing trip, especially the canyon.