Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world’s wonders, the Grand Canyon, and experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition, on a full-day trip. Once you arrive at the South Rim of the canyon it's time to board a luxurious state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter for your 45 minute flight. Your aerial adventure begins with a view of the North Rim as you fly towards the eastern end of the canyon following the Colorado River. Experience amazing bird's-eye views as you head south through the Dragon Corridor, which is the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon. Following your helicopter flight, you will reunite with your Detours guide and explore along the rim of the canyon, capturing incredible photographs of the Canyon.
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Scenic air tour
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Route 66
After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
Stop At: Williams Depot, Williams, AZ
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion. While you are enjoying Route 66, your guide will pick up your picnic lunch made fresh that morning.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Grand Canyon Airport, 112 Runway Rd, Wellsboro, PA 16901, USA
Just before entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will be checked in for your 45 minute helicopter flight, spanning over 90 miles of the Grand Canyon. After your flight, your guide will bring you back into the National Park to discover more by foot. You will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or relax with the best seat in the house.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Grand Canyon South Rim, Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
After your helicopter portion of the tour you will regroup with your tour guide in the national park.
Duration: 2 hours
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: 1: Phoenix, AZ, USA
2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
- Duration: 13 hours (Approx.)
- Departure Time: 7:00 AM
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- 45-minute helicopter tour
- 15 fuel surcharge included
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix area hotels
- Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon Airport
- Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- The maximum weight limit per person is 300 pounds. Guests over the weight limit (300+ lbs) will be required to purchase 2 seats. This is payable direct to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
- Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are available upon request.
- Minimum age is 2 years
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Foldable wheelchairs are acceptable to fit in the vehicle
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Average 4.67 out of 5 stars based on 204 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.
Sam, de tour guide was absolutely mind blowing and extremely knowledgeable about the geographies of GC and Arizona. I give full marks to Sam. Pilot of Maverick was amazing, explained GC topographies fantastically.
Tour was great, but the helicopter ride was out of this world. Our tour guide, Les, was the best there is.
The BEST way to see the beautiful Grand Canyon! Fred was a great pilot and was perfect how he advised us to look right and then turn our heads as we entered into the Canyon!
Montana was a fantastic ground tour guide with lots of knowledge and insight to share. Unfortunately we were unable to do the helicopter portion due to poor visibility and weather conditions. Highly recommended tour!!
This was breathtaking and was worth every penny! Highly recommend this tour!
The guide was very friendly and informative, the Helicopter tour was brilliant, and it was awesome to see the Grand Canyon from above in it's varsity. We did only get a very limited time in the park it's self.
If you are in the PHX area, this is the trip to do. They pick you up at your hotel, drive you up whilst stopping for some photo ops and lunch. The driver (I think it was Mike or Mitch sorry =( he was very knowledgeable and fun. Then they drop you off at airport for your AMAZING flight, they are waiting for you when your return to take you to a few more scenic spots before escorting you back to your abode on a very comfortable tour bus! I took my father on this trip and he loved it, it was a once and a life time event!
Loved this trip! I was scared of the helicopter but once I was in and flying I was fine. The pilot was so calming and showed us the Grand Canyon in perfect style. Our van driver Jason did a good job making sure we were comfortable and seeing what we wanted to see. It was a great day!
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