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Whether you are visiting Las Vegas for the first time or have been there many times, the helicopter experience is one of the selected experiences you cannot miss! Las Vegas is the most interesting and unique experience besides watching the show at night Nothing is more than helicopter night tours, Grand Canyon helicopters and small plane groups, Antelope Canyon plane groups, and local aerial tours of scenic spots suitable for self-driving.

Maybe you have done your homework, and you have seen various helicopter and small aircraft group related products on the Internet, but you don’t know where the differences are, which company should you choose to order, and which product should be the most worthwhile or most suitable for your own preferences and needs. What about the budget? We will analyze it completely in this guide.

  1. Is the helicopter safe? (How to choose a helicopter company)
  2. The most popular type of helicopter product
  3. Where can I order it?
  4. Summary
  5. More frequently asked questions and answers

Is the helicopter safe? Which company is good?

The first thing you probably want to ask the most is whether it is safe to take a helicopter. After all, the most important thing to play outside is no more than life safety. In fact the helicopter is very safe. Just like airplanes, there are strict standards in the United States in the United States, helicopter companies have been audited and regulated, and there are very formal aviation industry processes. But the same as the plane, it is impossible to 100% security has never been an accident.

In a year, Las Vegas takes off to visit the Las Vegas Strip or nearby, plus the helicopter group of the Grand Canyon has at least more than XNUMX flights. The annual accident rate is about less than single digits, so the overall situation is The probability of accident is still quite small.

It is also because these helicopter companies are all formal companies in the United States, so none of the products have a "Chinese guide" service, because the helicopter pilots are all foreigners.However, although there is no real Chinese guide, some helicopter products still have Chinese audio guide.However, taking a helicopter is mainly to overlook the scenery from the aerial perspective. Whether or not you listen to the commentary will not affect the overall experience too much.

There are many helicopter companies in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, and they offer many products of all sizes and they are very similar.The most important established companies include the following two:

1. Maverick Helicopters – 4.8 stars on Google (nearly 4,000 reviews)

Maverick Helicopters

Official website: Maverick Helicopter

2. Papillon Helicopters – Google rated 4.3 stars (more than 900 reviews)

Papillon Helicopters

Official website: Papillon Helicopters

We generally recommend Papillon Helicopters and Maverick Helicopters.

Papillon has been operating in Las Vegas since 1965. It has the largest helicopter and small aircraft fleet in the Grand Canyon Air Group, and its brands include Grand Canyon Helicopters and Scenic Airlines. Papillon operates helicopter and small plane tour packages, and from Las Vegas, there is a shuttle bus from most Las Vegas hotels to provide pick-up and drop-off services.Their small planes can also fly to the South Canyon (Grand Canyon National Park). They are currently the only small plane group operating airlines that fly from Las Vegas to the South Canyon. Click this link for reference:Grand Canyon National Park Airplane and Hummer One Day Highlights Tour 和 [Nanxia Jingjing Tour] Small Plane, Helicopter and Humvee Tour in Grand Canyon National Park.In recent years, the Antelope Canyon, which has become very popular, also has (and is the only operating company) a small plane group departing from Las Vegas. You can click this link for reference:Secret Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Air and Ground Tour One Day Highlights.The reason why Papillon Helicopters is recommended is that they have more package combinations and cover many tourist attractions, not only covering Las Vegas and nearby attractions, such asHoover Dam,Lake Mead is also operated by fleets in the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and other places. Their products on the same itinerary are about 10-15% cheaper than those of Maverick Company. More cost-effective.

Maverick has been operating in the United States for more than 25 years, and has teams in different regions of the United States. It is one of the largest helicopter companies in the United States. Maverick only has helicopter tours departing from Las Vegas. Hotel pick-ups are usually shuttle buses. They have been able to maintain excellent service for many years. Although the prices are more expensive than those of other companies in the same level, they are still reasonable. In the range.

Papillon HelicoptersMaverick Helicopters The companies are currently the airlines that mainly provide airline groups in Las Vegas. Both of them have very good reviews, excellent services, and reliable teams.


Papillon Grand Canyon Aerial View Flight Video Appreciation

Mavericks Avenue Helicopter Night Tour

The most popular product line

Helicopter and small aircraft products on the Las Vegas side are roughly divided into several types: take off from Las Vegas (or nearby airports), take off from West Canyon, take off from South Canyon and take off from Page (Antelope Township) Canyon area); and from Las Vegas is the largest number of products, including the strip in Las Vegas, several products flying to the West Canyon, South Canyon and Antelope Canyon area.

If you are not familiar with the West Gorge and the South Gorge in the Grand Canyon and don't understand the difference between the two places, you can refer to our other article: Grand Canyon complete tourism strategy (Compared with Xixia and Nanxia)

And if you want to know about the Antelope Canyon area, you can refer to our other guide article:Antelope Valley, Horseshoe Bend day trip must-see guide

Since there are too many products of the same type on the market, we will introduce each type (route) products according to our understanding of these products, and select the most suitable products of the series to recommend to everyone.

1. Las Vegas (or nearby airport) takes off

Las Vegas Boulevard Night Tour

Starting from Las Vegas, fly over the avenue to see the night view, which is commonly known as the Las Vegas Helicopter Night Tour.

There are several companies operating this product, the price is basically the same, this series we recommend is the Papillon / Grand Canyon Helicopter company's products:-
*Recommended product: Papillon / Grand Canyon Helicopter Helicopter Night Tour (with hotel transfer, USD $142 per person; without hotel transfer, USD $127 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations
*And a similar product from Maverick Helicopters -> Click here to go to reservations

Flying to the Grand Canyon (West Gorge)

There are four products

First class: Pure helicopter aerial view without landing – There is no landing, just fly back in a circle, suitable for travelers with very tight travel time and only some time. (The whole journey is about 2-3 hours)
West Canyon Helicopter Tour
*Recommended products: Papillon Helicopters Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour (including hotel transfers, starting from USD $415 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations

Type XNUMX: Helicopter landing picnic group at the bottom of the valley – One of the most popular Grand Canyon helicopter tours (about 4 hours)
Grand celebration
*Recommended product: Papillon Helicopters' "Gorgeous Helicopter Grand Canyon West Rim Champagne Tour" (with hotel pickup on the main avenue, starting from USD $485 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations
**And similar products from Maverick Helicopters -> Click here to go to reservations
Note: This product is one of the most popular products every year, and if you want to watch the sunset of the Grand Canyon, you can purchase the sunset time.In addition, this group uses a newer model of EC-130 helicopters, the overall experience is comfortable, and the noise during flight is relatively small

Type XNUMX: Small plane or helicopter to West Canyon – The glass bridge can be purchased additionally (the small plane group can also purchase "helicopter in the West Canyon + Valley Bottom Cruise"), the price of the small plane is relatively cheap, it is one of the classic itineraries (the whole journey is about 7 hours)

*Recommended small plane products: Small plane air and ground one-day tour of the Grand Canyon West Rim (including hotel transfers, starting from USD $339 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations
*Recommended helicopter products: Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Air and Ground Day Tour (including hotel transfers, starting from USD $475 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations

the fourth: Helicopter landing at the bottom of the valley and a cruise on the Colorado River, plus participation in the West Gorge Glass Bridge – Or called VIP group/sea, land and air experience, the most luxurious and expensive product (about 6-7 hours)

*Recommended products: Deep Helicopter Grand Canyon West Rim Prestige Tour (including hotel transfers, starting from USD $769 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations

Take a small plane to the Grand Canyon National Park (South Gorge), then transfer to a Hummer to visit the attractions

We think it is the best quality and complete Grand Canyon National Park small plane experience, because flying to the South Gorge, there is also time to take a Hummer to visit the attractions in the Grand Canyon National Park, the overall time will not be too long, already minus Las Vegas It takes about five hours one way to get to the South Canyon with a thriving car. (The whole journey is about 9.5 hours)

*Recommended product: "Grand Canyon National Park Airplane and Hummer One-Day Highlights Tour" by Scenic Airlines (including hotel transfers, USD $579 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations
*If you want to add more helicopters in the canyon park, you can check "[South Gorge Jingjing Tour] Small Plane and Helicopter and Humvee Tour in the Grand Canyon National Park" (including hotel transfers, USD $799 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations


Small plane to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend sightseeing attractions

From Las Vegas, a day trip to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend is the fastest and most comfortable way to take a small plane.This group will visit Secret Canyon. (The whole journey is about 9-10 hours)

*Recommended product: "Secret Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Air and Ground Tour One Day Highlights Tour" by Scenic Airlines (Includes avenue transfer, USD $675 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations


2. Take off in the West Canyon (Las Vegas with bus group or drive to West Canyon)

*Recommended Products: Xixia one-day English bus tour, At present, there is no one-day bus group that will have the option to add "helicopter + valley cruise experience", only add "glass bridge" (including avenue transfer, from USD 129 per person) -》 Click here to go to reservations
*What if you areDrive to West CanyonIf you are not, it is best to book "West Canyon Tickets" first to ensure that you can enter the park (unless it is due to weather, which may happen once in a few years), and then consider buying "Glass Bridge Tickets" and "Helicopter + Valley Bottom Cruise" . "Glass Bridge Tickets" can be purchased on-site in general, but the price may vary; however, "helicopter + valley cruise" is best to book in advance, because daily flights are limited. -》Click here to go to reservations

3. Take off in the South Canyon (Las Vegas with bus group or drive to the South Canyon)

If you are traveling to the South Canyon with a single day, or drive to the South Canyon. You can take the helicopter directly to the airport at South Canyon. Most of the products here are about 25 minutes of canyon helicopter experience, and some products last up to 45 minutes.
Grand Canyon South Helicopter Tour
Recommended product: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter (must play for self-driving, USD $230 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations
*And a similar product from Maverick Helicopters -> Click here to go to reservations

4. Take off from the Antelope Canyon area – Page Town (by car to Antelope Canyon)

If you choose to drive to Antelope can buy Upper Antelope Canyon Admission Ticket Or Lower Antelope Canyon Admission Ticket , and the helicopter group departing from the town of Page (about 10 minutes' drive from the Antelope Canyon area) can view Horseshoe Bend in the air, the whole flight time is about 10-12 minutes, or the whole flight time is about 30-35 minutes or the Horseshoe Bend and the landing hills, the whole journey is about XNUMX-XNUMX minute.

Recommended product: Papillon Airlines' Horseshoe Bay Helicopter Spot (USD $170 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations
Papillon Airlines "Horseshoe Bay Helicopter Spot Including Hill Landing" (USD $269 per person) -> Click here to go to reservations

How to book?

Where can I order?

We recommend that you can book through us. Since we are a travel agency, we have cooperated with these helicopters and airlines for many years, and we can get the same industry price contracts. Most of the helicopter and small aircraft experiences can provide discounts to everyone.Additionally, we assist in arranging transfers, as well as confirming the itinerary with helicopters and airlines.Helicopter and small aircraft products are more complicated, because most of the flight experience needs to be confirmed by calling for a second time, and then we need to arrange a lot of communication such as pick-up before departure. We all pre-arranged before the departure of the guests.

However, in addition to booking on our website, you can also go to the official website to book directly, such as Papillon Airlines Or Maverick Airlines book directly on the website; or go to a third-party platform such as Wait to book (sometimes there are different offers and discounts).

In addition to online reservations, there are many ticket booths on the Las Vegas Strip, and some hotel lobbies have "Concierge" counters (counters that specialize in serving hotel travelers for some peripheral itineraries), all of which provide reservations for helicopters and miniatures. For the services of aircraft products, because they provide convenient services, they are usually sold at the original price, or they will add more service fees, and they all require English communication.

Reservation Notes
All Helicopter and Small Airplane Experiences are booked with the English name of each passenger (same as passport or US government-approved photo ID) and the approximate weight of each passenger.In addition, there are products that include transfers, and you need to tell us which hotel you are staying at (if you have not booked a hotel when you book the experience with us, we can also assist in supplementing the hotel information to the airline).


Overall, there are many helicopter products on the market in Las Vegas, but according to the classification, the main and most entry-level products areLas Vegas Helicopter Strip Night Tour, you can experience it for about one hundred dollars (about 12 minutes by flight).If you have a sufficient budget, it is recommended to take a helicopter to the West Gorge"Air tour (does not include landing in the canyon)","Champagne Tour (Includes Falling Canyon Bottom)"Or take a small plane to Xixia"Air and ground (additional glass bridge can be purchased)" , the price is about XNUMX to XNUMX US dollars. If you have a higher budget, you can consider taking a helicopter to the West Gorge"Air and ground (additional glass bridge can be purchased)" or"Prestige Tour (Sea, Land and Air Package)"The price is about XNUMX to XNUMX US dollars. And flying to Nanxia, ​​because of the distance, onlysmall plane group, the price is more than five hundred dollars.

In addition, you can also drive to West Canyon Or South Canyon Buying a helicopter in the valley alone will be much cheaper. The price is about two hundred dollars. In the West Canyon, you can take part in the bottom cruise and glass bridge by the way.If you drive by yourselfPage Township (Antelope Canyon Area), You can take a helicopter to watch the Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and other scenery from the air, about more than XNUMX US dollars per person.

Helicopter and small plane experiences in Las Vegas, West Canyon, South Canyon and Page Township (Antelope Canyon area) at a glance,Please click here to view and book.

If you are not familiar with the difference between the West Canyon and the South Canyon, I suggest you refer to: Grand Canyon complete tourism strategy (Compared with Xixia and Nanxia)

Q & A

The following questions about helicopter products are provided as general answers, which are for reference only. Actually, the operating standards of each helicopter company may be slightly different from the products.

ask: How many people can a helicopter seat?
answer: Generally, helicopters are the first two and the fourth seats, and a total of six people can be seated.

ask: Can children ride?
answer: Children over two years old can buy a full ticket.Under two years old, a birth certificate is required, and you can hold your lap for no money.

ask: How many rooms are included in the hotel pick-up and drop-off?
answer: Most of the roads on and near the road will pick up

ask: Is there an age limit for participants?
answer: Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

ask: How long in advance is it usually recommended to book?
answer: Due to limited seats for helicopter products and popular products are very popular during the peak season, it is recommended to book before the trip.The ideal is to book two weeks to one month in advance, and it is usually enough to book about a week before departure.It is usually difficult to book two days or one day before departure (except for Las Vegas Helicopter Night Tour)

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