Soar over some of the world’s most famous and breathtaking natural landscapes aboard a Grand Canyon West Rim airplane tour. These world-class Grand Canyon airplane tours depart daily from both Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon West terminal. Experience aerial views of the canyon’s otherworldly landscapes or immerse yourself in the local culture and activities. Discover the best Grand Canyon West Rim airplane tour for you today.
The Grand Canyon West Rim attracts over 1 million visitors from around the world each year. This may seem like a lot, but the West Rim is actually less crowded than other areas of the canyon, yet it still features the majestic landscapes that characterize it as a Natural Wonder of the World. Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines’ world-class West Rim tours explore Grand Canyon landmarks like Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and more.
This rim of the canyon, which is owned and operated by the native Hualapai Tribe, also uniquely showcases the land’s rich culture and history. One of our West Rim airplane tours, the Native Explorer Tour with Legacy, even allots time to explore the Old Western town of Hualapai Ranch. Here, guests can watch a cowboy gunfight, explore Native American dwellings from several tribes, and enjoy cultural music and dancing.
West Rim airplane tours from Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines leave from two locations: Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon West Rim.
The West Rim is the closest rim of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Compared to the South Rim, the west side is about a 2-hour drive - or a half-hour flight - closer to Las Vegas. As a result, this rim is ideal for a quick day trip from Las Vegas. Each airplane tour also includes complimentary pick-up and drop-off from a select number of Las Vegas hotels Downtown and on the Strip.
GCSA offers a variety of airplane tours from Las Vegas. From a half-day aerial excursion soaring over the highlights of the Grand Canyon West to an 8-hour immersive experience that includes a helicopter ride, pontoon boat cruise, Skywalk pass, and ground exploration time.
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This airplane tour features breathtaking sights of Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon. Upon return, guests board a coach for a guided tour covering the Hoover Dam and the history of its construction.
Discover the most unique views of the canyon from the air, land, and water! Fly via airplane to the West Rim, where a helicopter will take passengers a mile down to the canyon floor for a boat ride down the Colorado River. Ample time is provided to see the canyon views from the rim, as well.
Already planning a visit to Grand Canyon West? Take your vacation up a notch with an airplane tour soaring over the canyon’s magnificent landscapes. From the ground, you only get to grasp a small portion of the desert beauty. The Native Explorer Tour with Legacy uniquely combines aerial and ground explorations for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This trip lifts off at the Grand Canyon West Airport before soaring over the Colorado River, Eagle Point, Guano Point, the Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge, and everything between. In-flight narration will offer interesting facts about the history and geology as you soar over the famous destination.
The tour doesn’t end there! After you touch down, hop on an air-conditioned motorcoach for a ground tour of the Grand Canyon West. Fully immerse yourself in each of the activities and famous landmarks that you just flew over on your airplane tour. Watch a cowboy gunfight at Hualapai Ranch, snap a few pictures of the enormous eagle-shaped rock formation at Eagle Point, and take in the 360-degree panoramic view at Guano Point.
Discover unbelievable aerial views of the canyon by adding an airplane tour to your trip to the West Rim. Afterwards, board a state-of-the-art motorcoach so you can see viewpoints like Eagle Point and Guano Point up close and personally.
If you are not booking a tour through Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, the minimum price to visit the West Rim is $47.74 per person.
With GCSA’s world-class airplane tours, access to the West Rim is already included. Plus, if you’re leaving from Las Vegas, you'll get to experience incredible aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Grand Canyon West, and more. That's a price you just can't beat!
The cost of each airplane tour of the West Rim is listed online next the the booking location. With us, what you see is what you get. Our lowest prices are available online - taxes and fees included!
Grand Canyon West offers several exciting outdoor activities.
Many people are surprised when they discover the Grand Canyon West Rim is just a couple hours from Las Vegas. At approximately 130 miles, this rim is the closest side of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. On average, the drive takes approximately two hours and an airplane flight takes just over half an hour.
Most airplane tours we offer operate year round. However, there are some tours that are seasonal, such as tours involving a lengthy raft duration or include an overnight stay at Bar 10 Ranch.