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  • Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Duration:  45 minutes (approx.)
Your tour beings at the Grand Canyon airport in Tusayan, Arizona. Fly over the ponderosa pines of Kaibab National Forest on a 45-minute helicopter excursion from the Grand Canyon South Rim. Upstream on the Colorado River are views of the Painted Desert and Desert View Watchtower. View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the Canyon and climb above the North Rim to head south through the Dragon Corridor, the Canyon’s widest and deepest section.

Highlights

  • 45-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
  • Views of the Painted Desert and Desert View Watchtower
  • See Marble Canyon and Point Imperial, the highest point on the North Rim
  • Travel through the Dragon Corridor - the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon

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What You Can Expect

45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

Interior of Maverick Helicopter

You will depart Tusayan, Arizona located in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable-tourism based helicopter in the world. On your 45-minute helicopter flight, enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offer breathtaking views of the Canyon.

Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canyon as you fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6,500 km²) Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines.

Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and east end of the canyon come into view – this is definitely one of the greatest views of the Grand Canyon.

You will continue your journey as you follow the Colorado River upstream viewing at a distance the 146-square mile Painted Desert and the 70-foot (21-meter) Desert View Watchtower, a National Historic Landmark. The Desert View Watchtower features an observation deck from which visitors to the national park can view eastern portions of the Grand Canyon.

Next, view Marble Canyon, the section of the Colorado River which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon, and Point Imperial, the highest point on the North Rim at 8,803 feet (2,683 meters). Point Imperial overlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon. You will fly through the Canyon above the North Rim heading south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Canyon.

At the end of your helicopter flight, you will cross over the Colorado River and fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest to land.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an amazing experience, one that I would recommend to anyone wishing to see the full spectacle of the Grand Canyon. All the staff were courteous and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful experience and lovely pilot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona, we really loved it. Our pilot was friendly and informative. He encouraged us to ask questions, as the flight was recorded including audio and you have the option to buy a copy at the end.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the highlight our trip to the Grand Canyon. Maverick was a superior operator with personable staff, and wonderful pilots - Brett did a great job making me feel comfortable for my first ever helicopter ride. And the view of the Canyon and all its variety is best seen in a helicopter. Maverick created a not to be missed experience! Thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had a wonderful and interesting trip. Thoroughly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The pilot gave us a wonderful experience from the pine trees to the awesome dive over the rim to grand canyon. Thank you very much :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour, view was excellent inside the helicopter, pilot was helpful and informative, describing it as breathtaking just does not do the experience justice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I've been wanting to do this for years and it was better than expected. As far as I'm concerned, it's the only way to really see the Grand Canyon. You see so much more than you'd be able to see by driving around. I highly recommend this helicopter ride!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous experience for the whole family! Very informative and great views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

we had a wonderful experience,once in a lifetime opportunity.the staff was able to work with us changing the time. we were running late and they did not even charge us extra. breath taking tour and it's worth every bit of it.thank you for the wonderful experience.

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