aerial view of a pontoon boat floating on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

West Rim Bus Tour with Helicopter and Boat

This day trip features a motorcoach ride from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West - but this isn't just a ground tour. Once you arrive at the West Rim, a helicopter will be waiting to fly you to the very bottom of the canyon. From there, you'll sightsee from the bottom-up on a boat ride along the Colorado River between the massive canyon walls.

Departure: Las Vegas

Destination: Grand Canyon West

Duration: 10 Hours

Transportation: Bus | Helicopter | Pontoon Boat

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The West Rim Grand Canyon Tour with Helicopter and Boat is a fantastic way to experience the Grand Canyon by air, water, and ground. This package includes a roundtrip modern motorcoach ride from your Las Vegas hotel. You'll be transported in style across the Mojave Desert to the Grand Canyon West, where you'll explore the entire region from top to bottom.

Upon arrival at the West Rim, you'll board a helicopter for an exhilarating flight to the very bottom of the canyon. You'll then walk to the bank of the Colorado River where a pontoon boat will be waiting to take you on a ride along the Colorado River. You'll float between the massive canyon walls and feel the refreshing spray of the river water. 

You will spend a total of about four hours on both the rim and the canyon floor with time for lunch at your choice of location: the Skywalk Café, the Cowboy Ranch, or the Guano Point BBQ. The price of lunch, all transfers, and admission fees are included in the tour package.

  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Motorcoach to Grand Canyon West
  • Canyon Overlooks at Eagle Point and Guano Point
  • Helicopter Descent to Canyon Floor
  • Colorado River Rafting Trip
  • Meal

Tour Duration

Approximately 10 hours, including hotel transfers

Drive Time

Approximately 3 hours each way

Time spent at Grand Canyon

4 hours

Hotel Pick-Up

Passengers are picked up from the designated Las Vegas hotel.


Depart the bus depot for Grand Canyon West

Joshua Tree Forest

Travel through the Joshua Tree forest which has been dated at 900 years old

Arrive Grand Canyon West

Passengers are provided with entrance passes and a meal ticket for one of the venues along the rim. Passengers proceed to the helicopter terminal for check-in.

Helicopter Ride

Descend to the canyon bottom, 4,000 feet below the Grand Canyon's Rim.

Boat Cruise

Enjoy a smooth 15-20 minute pontoon boat cruise on the calm Colorado River through the canyon.

Helicopter Return and Shuttle

Board your helicopter and return to West Rim heliport to board your shuttle for access to the canyon rim.

Eagle Point

See the eagle-like rock formation and explore the Indian Cultural Village and the West Rim. 

Guano Point

Guano point takes pride in providing an incredible viewpoint which extends far out into the canyon, offering visitors nearly 360 degrees of canyon view. 


Return to your Las Vegas hotel

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Guests on a glass and steel bridge that archs out over the Grand Canyon West Rim
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Experience standing in the air atop this glass-bottom bridge over the canyon.

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