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Las Vegas Trips to the Grand Canyon

Marvel at the jewel of the American Southwest on one of Papillon's world-class trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Trips can be enjoyed via helicopter, airplane, bus, and more. Discover your dream Las Vegas trip to the Grand Canyon today.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon Trip Destinations

Las Vegas is just a short distance away from multiple world-renowned destinations. National landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead are within a few hours of Sin City. Even better? Papillon offers numerous day trips to each of these famous destinations.

Read on for the highlight reel on each of these Las Vegas trip destinations.

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Views of the Hualapia-owned West Rim on one of Papillon’s Las Vegas trips to the Grand Canyon

Experience the majesty of the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas. On tours of this breathtaking section of the canyon, guests can stroll along the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk, float along the Colorado River, or even land a helicopter on a private plateau of the canyon floor. The West Rim also features breathtaking 360-degree canyon views at Guano Point and famous lookouts like Eagle Point.

Papillon offers daily helicopter, airplane, bus, and adventure tours that run from Las Vegas to this Hualapai Indian-owned section of the Grand Canyon.

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Views of the Grand Canyon National Park on one of Papillon’s Las Vegas trips to the Grand Canyon South RIm

Want to experience the most famous and widely-photographed portion of the Grand Canyon in real life? The Grand Canyon South Rim includes renowned viewpoints like Bright Angel Point and Mather Point. This portion of the canyon is also part of the Grand Canyon National Park. Full-day bus tours include stops at Grand Canyon Village and the National Geographic Visitor Center.

While on one of the daily helicopter, airplane, bus, or Hummer trips, you may even catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the Kaibab National Forest.

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Grand Canyon North

Views of the raw and rugged landscapes during one of Papillon’s Las Vegas trips to the Grand Canyon North

Escape the crowds and explore the raw beauty of the Grand Canyon North. This section of the canyon is less commercialized and is ideal for explorers who want to ditch the tourist traps. Trips to the north end of the canyon can include airplane tours, ATV excursions, horseback riding, and hiking. You can even elevate your Southwestern adventure with a 2-day/1-night trip to Bar 10 Ranch in the Grand Canyon North.

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Hoover Dam & Lake Mead

Views of the Hoover Dam en route to the Grand Canyon on one of Papillon's Las Vegas trips to the Grand Canyon

Think that your Grand Canyon adventure is limited to just one famous destination? Think again. Many of Papillon's world-class tours to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas travel past the modern engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam and the massive body of water it created, Lake Mead. Some trips even stop at the Hoover Dam to tour the interior or get photos from the observation deck at O'Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge.

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Types of Trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon

Helicopter Trips

Soar into adventure on a state-of-the-art helicopter during a Las Vegas trip to the Grand Canyon with Papillon

Papillon helicopter trips from Las Vegas introduce 600,000 guests to the wonders of the Grand Canyon each year. With more than 50 years of flying the Grand Canyon and beyond, Papillon is the largest and most experienced helicopter tour operator in the world. 

Soar into adventure with helicopter flights from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Or upgrade your South Rim bus tour to include aerial views of the Grand Canyon National Park. A world-class helicopter ride of the Grand Canyon is sure to be an experience you'll never forget.

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Airplane Trips

Catch breathtaking aerial views from an airplane during Papillon's Las Vegas trips to the Grand Canyon

Experience magnificent aerial views of the Grand Canyon aboard one of Papillon's first-rate airplane trips. From the air you can see across the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon and straight down to the canyon floor where the mighty Colorado River has flowed for millennia. Papillon's airplanes are specifically designed for sightseeing and are the perfect option for medium- to large-sized groups. Each aircraft comes equipped with climate control and headset narration for each passenger.

Airplane trips fly to all three of the Grand Canyon's impressive rims and provide amazing views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead in the process.

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Bus Trips

Cruise through the Southwest on a bus Las Vegas trip to the Grand Canyon with Papillon

Let one of our state-of-the-art motorcoaches whisk you away from Sin City for a full day of exploring the raw beauty of the American Southwest. The driving distance from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is within a few hours to both the West and South Rim, so either destination is perfect for a day trip from Las Vegas.

Bus trips from Las Vegas travel through the exotic Mojave Desert, 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forests, the colossal Hoover Dam, the glistening Lake Mead, and of course the Grand Canyon.

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Adventure Trips

Add an exhilarating adventure tour to your Las Vegas trip to the Grand Canyon with Papillon

Add a little extra adventure to your helicopter, bus, or airplane trip to the Grand Canyon. Adventure trips are sure to get your adrenaline pumping while exploring the breathtaking landscapes.

Explore the North canyon on an ATV ride or on horseback or embark on a rafting trip down the Colorado River to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Thrillseekers, adventurers, and beginners alike are sure to enjoy these adventure trips to the Grand Canyon.

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Las Vegas Trips to the Grand Canyon FAQs

Can you do a day trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?

Absolutely! Papillon has been transporting guests to the Grand Canyon for decades. We offer multiple world-class helicopter, airplane, and bus tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon every day.

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What is the best Grand Canyon tour from Las Vegas?

Papillon offers a number of incredible day trips from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Helicopter tours, airplane tours, bus tours, and adventure tours run daily from Las Vegas to the scenic destination.

A few of the most popular day tours include:

Whitewater raft and helicopter tour of the Colorado River & West Rim

How much does it cost to go to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas?

It depends. The price of each trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is based on a number of factors. For example, a few of the choices that will impact the price of your trip include:

  • The tour destination
  • The length of your tour
  • The tour vehicle that you choose
  • Whether there are any additional experiences or upgrades

Seem complicated? Don't worry. The cost of each trip is conveniently located next to each individual tour listing. And with Papillon, the rate we quote online is the rate you'll pay. No guesswork required.

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Which side of the Grand Canyon is best for a day trip?

That depends on what you're looking for!

The Grand Canyon West Rim is the closest rim to Las Vegas. In addition to being closer, this rim features the famous Skywalk and permits our helicopter tours to land on a private plateau on the canyon floor.

However, if you're looking for a longer experience or want to visit the Grand Canyon National Park on your trip, the South Rim or North canyon are the ideal vacation destinations for you. The South Rim features the Grand Canyon's most famous lookout points while the North side is the perfect chance to escape the crowds.

Learn more about the different rims with our Grand Canyon rim comparison guide.