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Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Badge of ExcellenceLas Vegas, United States
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Grand Canyon on 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 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 helicopter flight over the deepest part of the canyon
  • Inclusive of all local taxes and fees!

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Flying by plane to the South Rim allows you to make the most of your time inside the national park.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 25-minute helicopter tour (if option selected)
  • All local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Pickup from selected Las Vegas strip hotels

What To Expect

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 the 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, 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 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.

Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older are required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in. If the helicopter tour is selected, Mather Point will not be visited.

Grand Canyon South Rim

After taking your deluxe flight from Las Vegas out to the Grand Canyon South Rim, you will be transported into Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy awe-inspiring vistas, panoramic overlooks and trails that can only be accessed via foot from inside the national park.

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kaibab National Forest (Pass By)

Upgrade and add on a 25-minute helicopter flight to fly over 55 miles of the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon. The views are breathtaking. During your flight you will see the Tower of Ra, Dragon Corridor, Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg or 21 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Please note: dependent on aircraft used, window seats may or may not be available. Seats are assigned based on weights and balance of the aircraft
  • Children under the age of 2 are considered lap children. Proof of age will be required at the time of check-in. Please bring a copy of a birth certificate or passport.
  • 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.
  • If helicopter tour is selected, Mather Point will not be visited.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

There is an additional charge for a helicopter ride and, if you can swing the extra cash, do not pass this up.
You can combine a helicopter flight but that is not necessary to achieve the right feeling
A great way to visit the canyon if you are short on time!
456 reviews
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Awe inspiring
NARISHA_M, Dec 2020
Amazing experience all round. The small airplane ride from Las Vegas to Arizona to visit the South Rim was breathtaking. This culminated in a helicopter ride over the grand canyon itself which was awe inspiring. All in all a great experience , I would have loved more time to explore the South Rim on foot before or after the helicopter ride. Definitely, a bucket list experience.
Awesome trip!
Sharolyn_R, Mar 2020
Our trip at the Grand Canyon was excellent. The plane was awesome. The pilots were awesome and the tour guide/tram driver Mike was awesome! This really was the best experience and well worth the money. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves 10 out of 10!
A perfect 50th Birthday
AlisonPatricia_T, Mar 2020
Wow wow wow.... Celebrated my 50th birthday at the Canyon.... flew there in a maverick aircraft. From hotel pick up- to landing at the Canyon the service was top dollar!!! As we landed we found it was snowing heavy. Our guide Micheal was fab, he made sure we knew where we was going, and what to expect!! As it was snowing we couldn’t get the full experience you would get on a sunny day, But he found us wildlife to look at and told us all the histories of the Grand Canyon. He drove sensibly on the treacherous roads and made sure we stayed warm and safe- we even had a lovely packed lunch which was supplied!!!! We saw a little of the Canyon when a bit of the cloud lifted. The flight back with the great pilots finished off a very memorable day!!! I could recommend this company enough!! Thankyou for making my 50th birthday do memorable!!
The only way to see the Grand Canyon
David_N, Mar 2020
Great trip with friendly staff. Well organised. You can combine a helicopter flight but that is not necessary to achieve the right feeling
Great Day seeing the Grand Canton South Rim
Pamela_L, Mar 2020
Great day! The tour is run through Maverick. They were friendly and efficient. From the driver that picked us up at the hotel, the people at the airport, the pilots, and our trolley guide, everyone was commute to making sure we had a top notch experience that ran smoothly. The plane ride offered great views on the way to the canyon and the Grand Canton South Rim was truly magnificent and any photos you have previously seen do not do it justice. We had time to walk some of the trails, you get about an hour at each stop. A little longer would have been great but it did not feel rushed. We chose the non helicopter option so we have the extra time on foot at the canyon. We highly recommend this company and this trip from Las Vegas.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Barbara_C, Mar 2020
One of the most incredible experiences. From booking, confirmations, to being picked up at hotel, to adventure at Grand Canyon, to return to hotel: no delays, changes, or problems. We have traveled a lot. This by far the most rewarding and professional experience. Everybody polite, knowledgeable, and efficient. Highly recommend.
Highly recommend
Kasey, Feb 2020
Great tour guide & pilots. Tasty lunch (sandwich, chips, cookie and water). Amazing viewing locations
Amazing helicopter over Grand Canyon
Marie, Feb 2020
Brilliant trip, well organised, great guides, helicopter 🚁 was amazing, such a great experience and way to see the Grand Canyon.
Awesome Experience
Sarah_E, Feb 2020
It was fabulous. Excellently organised and a really awesome experience. Highly recommended - has to be the best way to do the Canyon.
Tour guide
Deborah_M, Feb 2020
Bus driver/tour guide Bruce barked orders at us and complained about working a ten hour day and being reliant on us tipping him. Completely off putting and rude. The pilots were lovely!!
Views of the canyon
Anne_W, Feb 2020
We took the airplane tour while staying at Bally’s in Las Vegas. The views we saw of the Grand Canyon were magnificent! The tour guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and funny too.
Great, more environmental knowledge please
rhondagg, Feb 2020
Awesome experience. The staff were so kind and chatty. We wish the helicopter ride had been longer of course but it was thrilling. It would also be nice if the staff knew more about the natural environment; they knew the key points like the ponderosa pines and top and bottom layers of rock in the Grand Canyon but not beyond that. For the price it would have been nice to hear more depth of knowledge.
South Rim Grand Canyon
Mihaela_n, Feb 2020
Amazing trip and experience, very well organized, great guide and without dead times, it’s the great way to see the beauty of Grand Canyon, 1 hour fly to Grand Canyon National Park with 4 hours spent in the park we made the most of the Grand Canyon in less then 7 hours.
Great trip
carmanmaly, Feb 2020
Very nice trip. Well timed, enough time was given at stops. Nice staff, personable, easy to understand.
Best part of our Vegas vacation!
Stacey H, Jan 2020
We were in Las Vegas for a long weekend, and this was the perfect way to see the South Rim. Everything was seamless. We were on the 10:00 am tour. We were picked up at the hotel at 8:10, and we made it back by 3:30. The lunch was pretty good, and the guides were awesome! I liked having the time to explore without being trapped to a tour group. It was well worth the cost!
LeeLin_L, Dec 2019
Stunning and breathtaking views from the helicopter ride. Journey by airplane made it a much shorter return trip and less tiring overall with plenty of time to catch a show in Vegas at night. The Maverick team were friendly and very professional. Highly recommended!
Good tour but.....
Trek420315, Dec 2019
Pilots and tour guide were very good. I was disappointed with Maverick administration. I booked the tour months ago. My credit card security proactively did not allow the purchase. Maverick would not honor the original booking rate and I had to pay an extra $100 even though my second payment went through correctly a couple hours later. I thought that was poor customer service. The Viator customer service was very good to help resolve this, although unsuccessfully.
A Highly Efficient Way of Seeing The Grand Canyon with Highly Professional Tour Operators
Gary T, Nov 2019
The organisers were highly professional and friendly throughout the tour. For me this was an ultra time-efficient way of seeing the Grand Canyon (South Rim) from both a god view and ground (human) view. My main regret is not adding a helicopter ride (also offered by Maverick as an upgrade). I also regret not purchasing the photo of me and Kathy next to the plane (because I completely forgot by the end of the tour!). Many thanks to Michael, Kathy & Paul for their combined efforts in providing this wonderful experience.
Excellent People
Xiao_H, Nov 2019
The pilot and the bus driver were very friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed ourselves a lot on the trip.
Very good experience!
shuchou, Nov 2019
This is my third time visiting Grand Canyon. My first time experience Bus Tour - it took a long time to arrive there and very tired. Second time - Driving and staying in the park. This is third time- visiting with my families/parents outside of US. We only have three days staying and visiting in Las Vegas. By joining this tour, we can see the beauty of Grand Canyon. We returned in 2pm and took a nap to enjoy the rest of day in Vegas! Suggestion: If they can provide the breakfast (adding more money), that will be best!


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