When you visit Las Vegas, you visit adventure in action. One of the main attractions in town is taking a late evening helicopter ride to view the expanse of the strip and marvel at its glittering expanse,. But you can also opt to go for a day or afternoon spin to the magnificent Grand Canyon or awe-inspiring Hoover Dam, all within a short distance of Vegas.

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Maverick Tours
6075 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(888) 261-4414

Maverick Tours offers the granddaddy of all tour excursions: daytime or evening helicopter tours over the Las Vegas strip. During the day, you’ll see the splendor of Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston and the mountain ranges surrounding the valley’s bowl as you fly over the strip. Bird’s eye views include golf courses, resorts and hotels and some amazing pools. In the distance, you’ll also catch a glimpse of Nellis Air Force Base, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and downtown on the 12-15 minutes flight. The evening flights are pure magic as Sin City lights up in all its glory. The flight stretches from New York-New York to the Bellagio and the brilliant light of the Luxor. Before the flight, you’ll share a glass of champagne to set you off on your adventure ‘around the world’ on the Las Vegas Strip. Departure is from the terminal, and guests staying in hotels within five miles of the Strip will enjoy a limo ride to and from this tour. This is also a unique wedding experience.


All Grand Canyon Tours
4285 N. Rancho Drive
Las VegasNV 89130 
(702) 655-6060

This 3.5-hour tour takes you on the ultimate excursion over the west rim of the Grand Canyon on a luxurious six-passenger helicopter, including set-down and a champagne picnic at the Grand Canyon, beginning and ending with free limo hotel transportation to and from your hotel. You’ll take in Lake Mead, the unexpected oasis in the desert, and the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam. After lunch, you’ll fly over the east side of Lake Mead, glimpsing the Valley of Fire before returning home to Las Vegas, ending your flight by soaring over the Strip with in-flight narration. .

Adventure Helicopter Tours


Las Vegas Strip Tours
Las Vegas, NV
(888) 933-5952

Adventure Tours offers breathtaking aerial helicopter tours of The Strip during the day or in the evening, when it’s even more magical. You can choose from the Viva Las Vegas Strip Tour, the Extreme Las Vegas Strip Tour with no doors for the thrill-seekers, the longest tour of the strip with the Red Rock! and Strip Tour (door optional), the Las Vegas Glitter Strip (evening) Tour or the Extreme Vegas City Lights Tour, with its door-less breathtaking Strip views. Whichever experience you choose, it’s bound to be a thrill ride of a lifetime with champagne/refreshments, narrated tours and all the special touches a custom helicopter can offer.

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5 Star Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
1411 Airport Road, Suite 105
Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 565-7827

This is truly la creme de la creme of helicopter tours, featuring Mercedes-Benz Motorcoach LV pick-up and delivery, Jet helicopters, champagne toasts at check-in, in-flight music and “forward-facing seats with panoramic 180-degree view.” The night-time Strip tour lasts just 15 minutes but the memories last a lifetime. You can also choose a Grand Canyon tour second to none, as you descend into the depths of the Canyon to view the ancient rock formations and strata. 


Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Tour
4285 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 648-5873

Viator.com offers a budget-priced, seven-minute tour of the Las Vegas Strip that includes a champagne toast before boarding and all the sights and descriptions featured by the more expensive options. Once you arrive at the heliport (transportation not provided, though a shuttle is available) and once you toast to your excursion, you’ll rise above the Vegas lights to tour the world, passing over the Bellagio, Venetian, Caesar’s Palace, New York-New York and Paris to the Strat, Fremont Street and over the vintage hotels downtown. The Luxor will beam you home again, making the flight distance 22 miles. Other flight and tour options are available.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.