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Explore the Grand Canyon with this full-day sightseeing adventure around the South Rim. Beginning in Las Vegas, travel in an executive-style airplane en route to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim for hiking and sightseeing. See a number of different panoramic views from various lookout locations at Grand Canyon National Park while learning about the history and geology of this breathtaking natural wonder. Upgrade to include a 25-minute helicopter flight over the canyon. Lunch, bottled water and Las Vegas hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


  • Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim airplane tour from Las Vegas
  • Enjoy awe-inspiring vistas and panoramic overlooks at Grand Canyon National Park
  • Upgrade and add on a 25-minute helicopter flight

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Feel like a VIP on this high-end tour to the Grand Canyon! The airplane is super-nice with an all-leather interior, and once at the gorgeous South Rim, you visit various lookout points. If you really want to spoil yourself, add on the helicopter flight!

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What You Can Expect

Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

This Grand Canyon experience begins with a Las Vegas hotel pickup, followed by a quick trip to Henderson Executive Airport just south of the city. Then climb aboard a Beechcraft 1900D aircraft for a 45-minute flight to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. 

The adventure continues with ground transportation to Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy the breathtaking vistas, panoramic overlooks and trails that can only be accessed from inside the park. Visit Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point for approximately an hour each, then find a quiet spot to enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch while taking in the stunning beauty of this natural wonder.

Upgrade to include a thrilling 25-minute helicopter flight over the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon.

The trip concludes with a return flight and hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.

Notice: The listed price does not include a $15 (USD) per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. All passengers 18 years of age and older must present a photo ID at the time of check-in.

Customer Reviews

patty W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent had a great time!! Would love to do it again!! Well worth the money. Everyone was friendly door to door service. Of course the scenery was awesome.

Richard O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent organisation, quick delivery to Grand Canyon pilots very friendly inviting you up to cockpit to take photos. Quickly delivered onto helicopter for tour of canyon. Then off into the park itself. So of the views defy belief. If your in Vegas you must must visit the Grand Canyon you won't be disappointed


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic day!! Everything was very organised from pick up to drop off at the hotel. Great trip to save time if on a shorter visit in Vegas, went on the early morning flight and was back at hotel at 2. Perfect!

Janette O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a truly wonderful time,the tour was run like clockwork and was fabulous! We added the helicopter and are so glad we did it was amazing.Our tour guide Mike was very informative and went out of his way to ensure we all had a good time and got to see all the Grand Canyon had to offer
Would encourage everyone to take this tour it is worth every cent,and would do it all again in a heart beat!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

From pick up to drop off, this tour was AWESOME! First of all, we were blown away by how friendly EVERY SINGLE PERSON was that we dealt with. The shuttle driver that picked us up very early in the morning was super friendly and prompt!, the young lady working the check-in desk was extremely nice and informative, the airplane pilots were AMAZINGLY friendly, taking pictures with us even during the flight, the helicopter pilot was super nice and extremely informative, the trolly driver/tour guide to the South Rim was funny yet informative, and even the shuttle driver back to our hotel was really nice! Everyone was incredibly professional which made the tour even that much more amazing. AND WHAT A TOUR IT IS! THE ONLY WAY TO SEE THE CANYON IN MY OPINION! The flight to the canyon has some great views which the pilot pointed out. Once at the Grand Canyon Airport you immediately go on your helicopter tour. This was our first time in a helicopter, and even though the back middle seat was a bit snug for my 6'5 husband, he was comfortable enough to enjoy the trip. You're provided with headsets to help drown out the noise but are also equipped with microphones so you can talk to each other and also hear the pilot when he would show you points of interest. IT'S THE MOST AMAZING WAY TO SEE THE CANYON!! After the helicopter tour you take a trolly to the South Rim of the canyon. The driver is also your tour guide and ours was really funny, informative, and nice. You receive a boxed lunch typical boxed lunch with sandwich, chips, cookie, water and are given an hour of free time to explore the South Rim by foot. SO AMAZING!! Spectacular views!! We got tons of great photos and the weather was perfect. We saw some wild Elk on the way back to the airport and within no time we were on the plane back to Vegas and on the shuttle back to our hotel. The whole trip from pick up to drop off was around 8 hours. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!!!!!!

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Viator in this case, has this down pat - great experience, start to finish. As requested, we confirmed pick-up 3 days in advance. Van arrived exactly on time at North entrance of Paris Vegas hotel where we were staying. Uneventful ride to Henderson airfield, drop off at Maverick's own building private side of airport. Called by name, and weighed in there apparently required for seat assignments, to ensure equal balance. Dual prop plane less than hour trip to South Rim Grand Canyon, every seat a window seat - excellent views. We had booked the optional helicopter excursion - highly recommended. Met by pilot, briefed, seats were assigned to us EC-130 helicopter, 1 pilot 3 front seat passengers 4 back seat passengers. All had views, of course would have been nicer to be in front seats, but I was in back luck of their draw. After flight, tour not over. They had trolley waiting, which took us through main gate into the park. Recommend doing the first morning trip as no special lane - we had 15 minute wait in line with all other cars vying to enter the park. In early afternoon, on our way out, saw car line to get in had more than doubled! Trolly guide took us to main lodge area, gave good advice on where to walk to see the best, gave us box lunch and bottle water, and instructions to meet him back same spot in 1 hour. Having the helicopter first, then seeing the edge on our own terms in person was best experience - great to have a tour that does both. There is a reason main park entrance is on South rim, and not the West Canyon area - is awesome! Glad we picked this trip, that let us see South Rim area vs a helicopter only trip that would go West Canyon only. Trolley on time to pick us up, same plane waiting to take us back to Henderson, their shuttle van ready to return us to hotel. A Maverick and for Viator for teaming with them! Thank you!

Viktoriya K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Absolutely loved this trip. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Pilots even offered to take pictures with us. Highly recommended.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Superb tour. Well organised and on time. The south rim is spectacular and the highlight was the helicopter flight into the canyon.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We absolutely loved our trip to Grand Canyon South Rim. It was the coldest day of our trip and the only time that we saw snow, so our children young and old! were delighted. Bruce our tour driver at South Rim was a wonderful host and navigated a large group with no delays. Flights both ways were comfortable and informative. All round a great day.

My only suggestion certainly not a compliant for improvement is to email a weather advice on the day before the tour, to ensure that the right clothing for the conditions is worn, particularly when unseasonably cold conditions are expected.

Scott A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was an absolutely flawless trip! Our pilot was cool and informative the the day flowed perfectly. Highly recommended!

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