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This thrilling 25-minute helicopter flight whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim over the Kaibab National Forest. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, you’ll see the world's largest ponderosa pines and the roaring Colorado River while en route to the North Rim. Snap photos of Vishnu Schist and the Tower of Ra rock formation before your return flight takes you back through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.

Highlights

  • 25-minute exhilarating flight out of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Tusayan, Arizona
  • State-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows
  • Fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6,500 km²) Kaibab National Forest
  • See the Dragon Corridor - the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon
  • Breathtaking scenic experience at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • View the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist

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What You Can Expect

25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan, Arizona

Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour

Be prepared for a breathtaking scenic Grand Canyon experience. Your 25-minute helicopter flight takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon, and spans 1.6 million-acre (6,500 km²).

From Tusayan, Arizona, located at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, hop into a state-of-the-art and luxury ECO-Star helicopter. (Please note: The listed price does not include a USD$15 per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.)

Peer through the wraparound windows and marvel at jaw-dropping views of the canyon. Soar along through the Dragon Corridor, the deepest and widest section of the Grand Canyon, and over the mighty Colorado River towards the North Rim. The North Rim forms the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, reaching 9,241 feet (2,817 meters) above sea level.

Spot Vishnu Schist, the oldest rock unit in the Grand Canyon, as well as the Tower of Ra, a mountain pillar in Coconino County at 6,020 feet (1,835 meters) above sea level. Fly back through the Dragon Corridor and touch back down at the departure point.

Customer Reviews

Britt-Marie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

A memory for life!

Bonnie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our family REALLY liked it. The pilot was super nice and professional. It was an amazing trip and I would highly recommend it.

julie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic experience staff were friendly and very helpful

Dean H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Both my wife Pam and myself are still trying to find the words to describe this experience. Above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Our pilot, Fred, was very knowledgeable and made the flight that much more. Thanks and thanks again. This is the way to see the Grand Canyon. Also, the folks that helped at the station were the friendliest folk around. It was one of those events that we will remember for a long, long time. Thanks for the memories....

Annette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We really enjoyed our flight to see the Grand Canyon. This was our first view of the canyon... a great experience.

Janice D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Once we checked in we actually upgraded our tour to the 45 minute version and it was outstanding in every way! Would highly recommend this company and this adventure was one of the highlights of our entire trip! It puts the size of the Grand Canyon into perspective that you just can't get from walking on the rim!

Yun Min X

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wonderful tout. Worth it!!!! There are several companies and offices at airport. It is better to mention Maverick company and provide map of airport on voucher.

Glenn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Staff were great and the experience was mind blowing! Huge wow factor!

Mildred B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We really enjoyed our helicopter ride! Very pleased with our Pilot---Brett!
Our trip was valuable to our first visit to Grand Canyon. Thank You.

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Very well organised. Smooth flight and, of course, fabulous scenery. People vry friendly and efficient.

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