How Do You Make Las Vegas’ Best Smooth Water Rafting Tour Even Better? Throw in a Helicopter Ride to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon!
It’s the best one-two punch trip on the market – an 11-mile rafting tour paired with a 4,000-foot helicopter descent
Hi, I’m Erik Magnus, and I’m a travel writer that specializes in reviewing smooth-water float tours down the Colorado River and Grand Canyon. My focus today is on a fabulous rafting-helicopter package for Las Vegas travelers.
Lots of people are surprised that Las Vegas is a major jumping off point for rafting trips. That changes once they learn that the no-rapids part of the river is just 30 miles from the edge of town! Then I take it a step further and explain that the Grand Canyon is just a 45-minute helicopter ride away and….
You can see where I’m going with this
This rafting-heli package is the ultimate day trip. Period. The float trip is 11-miles, starting from the base of Hoover Dam and ending at Willow Beach, a beautifully isolated bend in the river that’s excellent for swimming. There are no rapids on this trip, which means kids four years of age and up can do it.
The helicopter portion is conducted aboard a state-of-the-art EcoStar 130 aircraft. These choppers are built from nose to tail for sightseeing, featuring cabins that are 25% larger than that of conventional helicopters. The descent to the bottom of the West Rim is nothing short of mind-blowing, and includes a Champagne toast and plenty of exploration time.
Here are tour specifics:
Colorado River Voyage
Eleven-mile float trip down Colorado River from base of Hoover Dam to Willow Beach in Arizona. Helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Kids four years of age and up are good to go! Comes with drinks, lunch, professional guide, adventure-class raft, and free hotel shuttle service to/from all Las Vegas Strip hotels. Trip is 10 hours total.
This raft-heli package is the ultimate day trip. You get stunning ground and aerial views (the West Rim is the only place where helicopters can fly to the bottom!). You can even go swimming if you are so inclined. This trip leaves NOTHING on the table. If you are looking for an incredible day of adventure and exploration, this is the package for you!
P.S. Of all the Colorado River float tours out there, I like these Papillon rafting trips…