Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff
The Grand Canyon South Rim Tour with optional Helicopter Flight helps you have the best time when coming out to the beautiful and majestic Grand Canyon. Hiking through the South Rim can be a fantastic experience which can be enhanced with views from up above to witness the vast canyons from a new angle in a helicopter tour.
Your tour will begin with your hotel pickup from Flagstaff in a comfy climate-controlled vehicle for a beautiful scenic drive to the Grand Canyon. Learn about the history of the canyon and have any of your questions answered as you head out. On the drive, you will see the San Francisco Peaks which is a mountain range featuring different volcanoes. You will also head through Oak Creek Canyon which is a fabulous mountain drive featuring amazing landscapes through winding roads.
After arriving at the Grand Canyon you will stop at the Grand Canyon Village where you can see beautiful landscape views and here you will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Maswik Cafe. Then, your guide will take you along to the best viewpoints of the South Rim region where you will visit:
Yavapai Point- Providing beautiful views from this point and also a Geology Museum, bookstore, and gift shop. The Museum has large picture windows to the view of the canyon as well as tons of facts and information to learn about its history.
Lipan Point- From this viewpoint, you can see the Colorado River and the area of one of the powerful whitewater rapids along the river. You can also see the active archeological site of Unkar Delta, once home to Puebloan people.
Desert View- Desert View is home to the Desert View Watchtower, a 70-foot tower providing 360-degree panoramic views of the area. The tower features Native American culture pieces inside. Also at this location is a Market Deli and a Trading Post for souvenirs and other collectibles.
Afterward, if you booked the helicopter portion you will enjoy a beautiful 30-minute flight with scenic aerial views of the gorgeous Grand Canyon for the ultimate tour of the area. Finally, make a final stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post featuring fine Native American art and other souvenirs before heading back to your hotel to reminisce the unforgettable day you had.