Frequently Asked Questions
All Scenic Airlines' Las Vegas tours originate from the Scenic Airlines Terminal, not McCarran International or North Las Vegas. Please keep this in mind if you are providing your own transportation for your tour. Check in is required one hour prior to departure.
Scenic Airlines Grand Canyon South Rim tours depart from Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, 2 miles South of the park entrance.
Scenic Airlines is the "Gateway to the National Parks", offering tours to the Grand Canyon and other beautiful southwest parks. Take a look at our destinations and the tours offered. The Area Map can also help you understand where the different Parks are located.Locations: Grand Canyon National Park | Grand Canyon West
Check out the following pages to better understand more about Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon West. Also take a look at the Area Map to see the location of each place.Information: Grand Canyon National Park | Grand Canyon West
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For those with limited time, the Air Tours are best. Grand Canyon West is located closer to Las Vegas than Grand Canyon National Park so the tours take less time.
Grand Canyon West Tours:
Our pilots staff are well versed in the history and geography of the area. However, if you require a dedicated guide for your group, particularly a multi-lingual guide, please contact our reservations center.
Yes, Scenic Airlines has a fabulous tour that includes round trip airplane flights, 2 helicopter flights and boat ride at Grand Canyon West.Tour from Las Vegas, NV : The Grand Voyager
Scenic Airlines offers just the flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Our tours depart from the Scenic Airlines Terminal at the Boulder City Municipal Airport (61B) and Grand Canyon National Park Airport. You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the Scenic Airlines Terminal and Grand Canyon National Park Airport. If you are booking flights with a connection at McCarran International Airport, you should allow a 2 hour connection time.
Bring some form of government issue photo ID such as a driver's license or passport. You will need it to check in, plus you could be asked for identification at any point during your tour. Bring or purchase a bottle of water - you are in the desert and it's probably drier here than you're used to. Sunscreen is also recommended year-round. These items may be purchased in our gift shop prior to departure. Don't forget your camera, either. You may bring a small satchel or daypack.
Casual and comfortable. Wear a hat and sunglasses. Shoes should be appropriate for walking. These tours are not strenuous, but many walkways are unpaved, therefore slick-soled shoes (most business or "dressy" type shoes) should be avoided. Tennis shoes or sports sandal-type footwear is best. Dress appropriately for the time of year and your tour's destination. Grand Canyon South Rim is about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas; Grand Canyon West is a bit warmer than Vegas, and it gets even hotter at the bottom of the canyon. You may want to bring a jacket or rain poncho, maybe even gloves and a scarf if cool weather is called for.Tour that require special clothing are: Grand Voyager. Sturdy shoes are recommended
The Grand Canyon offers many activities such as hiking trails, horseback riding, IMAX theater experience and Colorado River rafting.
The Grand Canyon offers many activities such as hiking trails, horseback riding at Eldorado Canyon, an IMAX theater experience and Colorado River rafting. For an idea of just amazing your trip can be, have a look at out Tours Here!
Booking on Scenic Airlines is easy! Each tour page has a "Book Now" button that will book that exact tour for you. View one of our most popular tours and see now! The Grand Voyage Expedition
For Las Vegas Grand Canyon tours, Scenic Airlines picks up and drops off at most major hotels on the main part of the Strip, which encompasses the area between the Stratosphere and the Mandalay Bay; we also pick up at most major hotels in the Downtown area. If you're staying on or near the Strip and we do not pick up at your particular hotel, we would attempt to pick you up at hotel closest to where you're staying.
At the South Rim, Scenic Airlines does not provide airport shuttle service as many area hotels are within 10 minutes' driving time. Some hotels in Tusayan offer airport shuttle service. Inside the park, taxi service is available 24 hours a day by prior arrangement. The fare from the park to Grand Canyon National Park Airport is $5/person each way.
Most Las Vegas hotels have what are commonly referred to as "tour lobbies." These are areas designated for the arrival and departure of tour busses, and are usually located somewhat near the main hotel lobby. Locations do vary from hotel to hotel. Your booking agent will specify where you need to meet your bus, or just ask your hotel operator or the front desk. It is a good idea to be 5-10 minutes early for your pick up.
No. If you are staying in Henderson or Boulder City, you would need to provide your own transportation to Scenic Airlines Terminal. Inquire at your hotel about taxi or shuttle service. If you're staying on the South End of the Strip, you could pick up your tour at the Mandalay Bay, or drive to Scenic Airlines Terminal directly.
No. If you are staying in the Summerlin area (Northwest of Las Vegas), you would need to pick up your tour at the Palace Station.
Yes, all of Scenic Airlines' Grand Canyon tours are family oriented and appropriate for most ages. In general, our tours are not strenuous. The Las Vegas Grand Voyager Tour and the Grand Canyon Colorado River Adventure both involve descending and ascending 3 flights of stairs from the helipad to the river and back, but that's as rigorous as it gets. When considering any of these activities for young children, please be realistic about their attention span, especially on longer tours.
Scenic Airlines tours offer automated tour narration in 16 languages. Please specify what language your party speaks when you make your tour reservations.
Scenic Airlines does charge your credit card in full at the time of booking. However, cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to tour are eligible for a full refund.
Flights are occasionally cancelled due to inclement weather, such as high winds, low clouds, rain, snow, etc. In the event of such an occurrence, Scenic Airlines will make every reasonable effort to accommodate you, either at a later time, or perhaps another day. If bad weather persists and your tour cannot be rescheduled, you would be eligible for a full refund.
Absolutely, this is standard procedure. You must call Scenic Airlines to reconfirm your tour at least 24 hours prior to departure. Call (800) 634-6801 or (702) 638-3300. Ask your hotel front desk or concierge if you need assistance.
Yes. It is generally $5 to $10 dollars and is included in your online booking price.
Airplanes and helicopters have a maximum weight capacity as well as other restrictions on that govern the balance of the aircraft. All airplane and/or helicopter passengers will be weighed at time of check in. Passengers weighing 300lbs (136.36kg / 21.43 stone) or more will be charged a fee for an additional comfort seat. This fee is based on the product and ranges from $50 to $200.
Helicopters Policy: We recommend that a pregnant woman in her 3rd (last) trimester check with her doctor before flying; however, due to the lower altitudes of our flights, we do NOT have any restrictions.
Airplanes Policy: We REQUIRE that a pregnant woman in her 3rd (last) trimester have a doctor's note signed within 72 hours of departure. "
All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification, NO EXCEPTIONS!
All our tours operate 364 days a year. Tours involving helicopter transportation services may be unavailable on Christmas Day.
No. We offer hotel pick ups only.
Not at this time.
Tours to the west and south rims of Grand Canyon typically depart in the early morning to guarantee ample time on site. Tours to Hoover Dam are available throughout the day.
We are open and operating every day during the year. However, some tours and optional add-ons are unavailable on Christmas Day.
We offer hotel pick ups only. However, a passenger does not need to be staying at a hotel to be picked up at one. Passenger making their way to the nearest major hotel can be picked up by one of our shuttles. Please contact reservations to make arrangements.
We use industry standard security methods and encryption to protect both your credit card and your personal information during the booking process. Additionally we only keep your card information on hand long enough to process your booking. The information is destroyed almost immediately thereafter.
Please click here for our full cancellation policy. In summary, all tour reservations are fully refundable and changeable up to 24 hours prior to departure. Inside 24 hours all reservations are non-refundable.
Of course! We are happy to take booking on arrival. However, the best prices are available online and in advance!
Please click here and contact our reservations department. Note that our standard cancellation policy will be applied.
Immediately after booking we will send you a receipt confirming that we received your booking request. Within 24 hours (though often almost within the hour) you will receive your tour confirmation at the email address you entered during booking.
Of course! However, better prices may be available online.
No shows will be cancelled if the passenger(s) has not checked in at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Per our cancellation policy, the reservation would be non-refundable.
Not at this time.
Our reservation center staff are very knowledgeable and will be happy to help you complete your booking. Click here if you are experiencing difficulties.
We go to great lengths to insure that your booking confirmations get through to you. However, in this era of spam filters and automatic mail sorters things can get lost. If you have not received your confirmation please contact our reservations center by clicking here.
Depending on the complexity of your request it could take slightly longer then 24 hours to respond. We don't wish to waste your time with pointless emails and, as such, will only respond with emails of substance. If you have an urgent need please feel free to contact our reservations center by clicking here.
Yes, however the surcharge is already included in the price of any tour booked online.
Not on our tour coaches. However, helicopters and tour airplanes are very sensitive to weight and weight distribution. As such anyone weighing over 275lbs could be subject to additional fees at check-in for tours that involve aircraft.
Passenger name changes can be made by contacting our reservations department by clicking here.
Contact our reservations center by clicking here to make the change in advance. Please note that changes and cancellations are subject to our cancellation policy.
No, coupon codes need to be mentioned at the time of booking. Coupons have limited offer dates, expiration dates or are based on availability.
Bookings may be modified up to 24 hours prior to flight time.
Please contact our reservations center by clicking here for assistance. Please note that cancellations with 24 hours are subject to our cancellation policy.
Still didn't answer your question? Give us a call at (800) 634-6801 or (702) 638-3300. We'll be happy to answer any questions we didn't cover.