45-Minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
Looking for a unique experience while on vacation in Arizona? Try a 45-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. The helicopter tour will start in Tusayan, Arizona and includes a comfortable-tourism helicopter that will allow you to see everything through wraparound windows. With flexible flight times from the Grand Canyon Airport, you are sure to find time in your vacation schedule to take advantage of this breathtaking flight. This activity can be experienced by the whole family and is sure to become a vacation favorite.
Be sure to bring your camera because aboard this 45-minute helicopter flight you will experience magnificent views of nature at its finest. Included in the flight are Kaibab National Forest which borders the Grand Canyon and has the world’s largest ponderosa pines. After Kaibab National Forest you will be able to see the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and as you fly over it will slowly drop away and you will experience one of the most amazing views of the Grand Canyon.
As your flight continues you will be following the majestic flow of the Colorado River with a 146-square mile view of the Painted Desert. As your panoramic tour continues you will next be treated to the beauty of Marble Canyon as well as the Dragon Corridor. As your spectacular flight comes to an end you will cross the Colorado River and the southern rim of the Kaibab National Forest before landing at the Grand Canyon Airport.
The 45-minute helicopter flight will allow you to take some great photos to share with friends and family and you will be treated to the sights of the Desert View Watchtower which is a 70-foot National Historic Landmark, Point Imperial which overlooks the Painted Desert and is the highest North Rim point of the Grand Canyon, Dragon Corridor which is the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon, as well as Kaibab National Forest in which the largest ponderosa pines grow.
This majestic and unique 45-minute helicopter tour will allow you to view and take pictures of some of the most rustic and beautiful scenery the Grand Canyon and its surroundings have to offer. You will experience breathtaking views and historical landmarks all from the comfort of a luxurious helicopter with wraparound windows so you won’t miss any sights. With departure times throughout the day, this is a once in a lifetime experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
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: 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.
Pickup & Return:
Tusayan, Arizona at the Grand Canyon Airport.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: Flights are available between 8am and 4:30pm depending on the season. Please refer to the pricing calender for more details.
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
- 45-minute helicopter flight
- All taxes and fees
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- 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 300lbs. will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
- Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
- Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- 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.