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This Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Phoenix takes you on a scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon with vistas of the Red Rocks of Sedona prior to your 50-minute helicopter flight, which follows the Colorado River. Spend three hours at legendary Grand Canyon National Park, including a canyon rim driving tour and gourmet picnic lunch. Returning to Phoenix by luxury van, you’ll travel through the Painted Desert with a stop at a Navajo Nation trading post.


  • Grand Canyon day tour from Phoenix
  • Brief tour of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon with a photo stop and rest break
  • 50-minute helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
  • 30-mile drive along the rim of the Grand Canyon showcasing the best rim views
  • Photo stop at the Navajo Nation trading post
  • Gourmet lunch included

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What You Can Expect

Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix

Grand Canyon Day Tour From Phoenix

After hotel pickup in the Phoenix metro area, including Scottsdale and Mesa, get comfortable in your luxury van for the drive to Grand Canyon National Park. Make a photo stop in Sedona where you can stretch your legs and snap views of its renowned Red Rocks while your guide procures a gourmet picnic lunch, which you’ll feast on later at the canyon rim.
Back in your vehicle, continue on one of the most scenic drives in America via Oak Creek Canyon — a river gorge featuring 2,000 vertical feet (600 meters) of red-walled canyon that emerges into a forest of towering ponderosa pines — commonly referred to as the smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon. 
Reaching your destination at the South Rim, the crown jewel of your day trip begins with your Grand Canyon helicopter tour. Board a state-of-the-art chopper for a safety briefing, then buckle up for the 50-minute flight, following the Colorado River toward the canyon’s eastern end. Your pilot soars above the Kaibab National Forest and through the Dragon Corridor — the widest and deepest part of this incredible natural wonder.
Upon landing, soak up more scenery and enjoy your picnic lunch at a lookout point. After, relax on a driving tour along a 30-mile (48-km) section of the rim as you snap photos and learn about the Grand Canyon's natural history.
After a total of three hours at the national park, you’re driven back to Phoenix via the the Navajo Nation. Browse for authentic Navajo goods at a trading post before your 13-hour tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Please note: The listed price does not include a USD $15 per person fuel surcharge, payable at the time of tour check-in. The fee is required by our local supplier and is not within our control.

Customer Reviews

Loretta W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I previously posted narrative, forgot to rate with stars.

Don S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the most amazing tour over the Grand Canyon. We were on our honeymoon and our driver bought us a gift at the Navaho store. We are so pleased and are telling all our friends how fantastic this tour is.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was a lot of fun. Food was good and host was very friendly. The only problem we had was the hotel name we were getting picked up at had changed names so we had a little delay finding the hotel. Viator needs to update there web page for correct hotel names.

Linda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Mike our tour guide/driver from Detours was was fantastic - lots of good information but not at all irritating like so many can be! Helicopter ride was really great - really gives you another sense of the immensity of the canyon and is a wonderful supplement to a rim tour. We got caught in a huge delay due to highway closure, Mike was professional and patient and got us all home safely. I would highly recommend this tour and these tour companies.

Anastasia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The trip was awesome, DeTour was great, our guide was great as well, unfortunately the weather was bad and wind was too bad so helicopter tour was cancelled : but i definitely would try again, just keep an eye on the weather!!!

Griffith G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely fantastic day! We sent a friend to do the tour two days later, and they loved it as well. Very organized and well-planned. The helicopter is definitely the way to see the Canyon. And our tour guide was amazing. He was so knowledgeable about Arizona and it's history and geology. He added so much to our enjoyment of the day, plus we learned so much. I highly recommend this tour.

Terese B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a great time! The bus driver was very informative, pleasant and fun! We highly recommend the helocoptor ride over the Grand Canyon, there is no other way to see it and appreciate it's full splendor. This package is well worth the money, we highly recommend it!

Gregory M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Comfortable van, knowledgeable driver, good lunch, well timed stops. The helicopter was the best part of the day. Amazing experience. It is a long day but well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic day, highly recommended. Tour driver and helicopter pilot both friendly, talkative, helpful and informative.

Jana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Exceeded our expectations- well worth the cost.

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