Heli Whitewater Adventure


Helicopter Pontoon
Depart From: Las Vegas / Boulder City
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The Grand Canyon is best enjoyed by air, by ground and by water – and this tour has it all! The day begins at the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters terminal where a helicopter awaits to whisk passengers away to Peach Springs, Arizona. The Hualapai River Runners will greet passengers and provide transfers from the airport to the Hualapai Lodge, where guests will board an eight-person motorized river raft specifically designed for traversing the Colorado River. The Hualapai River Runner are exceptional guides, having lived their lives navigating the waters of the Grand Canyon and learning all there is to know about the ever-changing Colorado River. All guides are fully certified.

Guests will enjoy a brief stop for a nature hike and refreshing lunch along the way. The whitewater adventure wraps up at Grand Canyon West along the riverbank. Guests will board a helicopter for a thrilling flight, ascending 4,000 feet through the canyon and landing at Grand Canyon West airport. After a day full of adventure, passengers will return to the Boulder City terminal with memories and bragging rights for a lifetime!

As with all Papillon tours, complimentary hotel transfers is provided as part of this package.

Product Highlights

  • Operational:
    • 6:00am departure daily from March 15th - October 31st
  • Age Requirements:
    • Must be 8+ years old to participate
  • Tour Duration:
    • Approximately 12 - 13 hours
  • Complimentary Round-trip Transportation:
    • Passengers are picked up from most major Las Vegas hotels
  • Check In:
    • 45 minutes prior to departure at:
    • Boulder City Terminal
    • 1265 Airport Road
    • Boulder City, NV 89005
  • Flight:
    • Helicopter flight to Peach Springs, Arizona with views of Lake Mead, the Grand Wash Cliffs, the Colorado River, ascent to Grand Canyon West airport, and return flight to Boulder City Terminal.
    • Total flight time is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  • Narration (Helicopter):
    • Individual headphones with digital music and narration in several languages: Chinese - Mandarin & Cantonese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Whitewater Adventure:
    • Guided raft adventure on the Colorado River
    • Approximately 40 miles on the river (12 miles with rapids)
  • Hike:
    • Nature hike to Travertine Cavern Falls
  • Meal:
    • Lunch included