If you’re the kind of traveler who wants to see the Grand Canyon from top to bottom, then you’ll want to do our bus tour that includes a helicopter to the bottom of the West Rim and a boat ride on the Colorado River.
This tour leaves once a day in the morning aboard one of our nicely appointed, 56-passenger deluxe touring buses. The trip leaves Las Vegas and makes its way to historic Boulder City, a town built specifically for workers who built the Hoover Dam.
We’ll drive past the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and cross the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge before pulling over for a 15-minute Hoover Dam photo-stop. Back on board, we’ll cut through some incredibly rugged mountain passes then go through the Mojave Desert en route to Grand Canyon West.
Inside the Park, you’ll transfer to a deluxe helicopter for the 4,000-foot descent to the bottom of the Canyon. It’s an incredible moment as you fly over buttes and canyons before you land. From here you’ll make your way to the boat dock, board a pontoon river boat and float down the Colorado River.
Back on dry land you’ll head back to a shade Ramada where you and the rest of your group will get back on the helicopter and make the ascent back to the top and past the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass bridge that lets visitors walk over the edge!
Back on top you’ll have plenty of time to explore. We suggest putting Eagle Point and Guano Point on your list, as the views from those lookouts are spectacular. It’s also at this time that you can do lunch, which is a box lunch prepared and served by the Hualapai Tribe. There’s also plenty of time to shop for souvenirs and do the Skywalk. This tour sells out quite often so advanced bookings are advised.
Our Grand Canyon Helicopter & Boat Tour Includes:
- Professional driver/guide
- Free hotel pick up between 6:00 a.m. and 7 a.m.
- Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
- Hoover Dam photo-stop
- A deluxe 56-passenger motor coach. We never use mini buses or vans.
- Free shuttle back to your hotel.
- Lunch is included. It’s a box lunch and you can choose from turkey, ham or beef. Vegetarian is available upon request. Gluten-free and kosher are not available but you are free to bring such foods with you.
- Helicopter ride (up to 10 minutes) to the bottom
- Boat ride on the Colorado River (up to 15 minutes).
- Bring sunscreen and a brimmed hat.
- Wear comfortable footwear like running shoes
- Wear loose clothing that’s suitable for the outdoors.
- Children under 12 years of age will require parental supervision.
- Chilled bottled water
- Bring your camera and make sure it’s fully charged the night before.
Why Choose Paradise Found Tours?
We always use the most modern 56-seat deluxe buses (no vans or mini buses). Our hotel pick-ups are always 1 hour later than that of other tours’ so you can stay up later and stay in bed longer. Bus gets you back to Las Vegas at least an hour earlier than that of other tours.
*Our service providers reserve the right to substitute vehicles based on operational needs (i.e. off-season, maintenance etc.). Free WiFi is on the majority of the buses. This is a complimentary service provided for our customers use. As with all Wi-Fi it is unpredictable and at times there is no reception.
Hotel Pickup: Free hotel shuttle service. Indicate hotel at time of booking. There’s no shuttle service for Summerlin.
Motorized wheelchairs are not allowed on the bus. Push wheelchairs are and can be stored on bus. Our drivers and guides are not permitted to assist wheelchair passengers on and off the bus. We advise traveling with friends and/or family who can provide such assistance. Wheelchairs are allowed on the Skywalk and can be rented on-site for no charge. Please request them when checking into the ticket counter at the attraction.
No luggage is allowed on the bus. Small daypacks are allowed.
Children 24 months of age and younger ride for free on parents’ or guardian’s lap and must be properly restrained. Children 25 months and older pay full price and must reserve a seat.
Grand Canyon Skywalk is optional and you can purchase tickets for it upon arrival. No cameras allowed on the platform. Professional photographers are available to take your picture (cost not included in tour). Free lockers are available where you can securely store you belongings.
This tour includes a box lunch and you can choose from turkey, ham and beef. Vegetarian options are available. Kosher and gluten-free are not available. Please let us know what your choice is on our reservation form under “special requests.” You are allowed too bring your own lunch as well.