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Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world’s wonders, the Grand Canyon, and experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition, on a full-day trip. Once you arrive at the South Rim of the canyon it's time to board a luxurious state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter for your 45 minute flight. Your aerial adventure begins with a view of the North Rim as you fly towards the eastern end of the canyon following the Colorado River. Experience amazing bird's-eye views as you head south through the Dragon Corridor, which is the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon. Following your helicopter flight, you will reunite with your Detours guide and explore along the rim of the canyon, capturing incredible photographs of the Canyon.
See the Grand Canyon from above on this tour with included helicopter ride
Spend more than two hours in Grand Canyon National Park
Cover 30 miles (48 kilometers) along the rim of the Grand Canyon by vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa hotels
What to Expect
Your Grand Canyon tour starts with a hotel pickup from the Phoenix area. Board a luxury van, and head toward Grand Canyon National Park.
Your first stop will be along Route 66 for a great photo opportunity.
Your trip continues, and once you arrive at the South Rim, you’ll board a helicopter for your flight in the air. Soar above some of the widest and deepest parts on the canyon, including Kaibab National Forest and Dragon Corridor.
After your helicopter ride, enjoy a lookout point before moving on to the ground portion of your guided tour.
In a vehicle, cover 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) along the canyon’s rim as your guide keeps you entertained with historical stories.
Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
1: Phoenix, AZ, USA 2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Traveler pickup is offered Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
Returns to original departure point
45-minute helicopter tour
15 fuel surcharge included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix area hotels
Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon Airport
Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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
The maximum weight limit per person is 300 pounds. Guests over the weight limit (300+ lbs) will be required to purchase 2 seats. This is payable direct to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are available upon request.
Minimum age is 2 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
Foldable wheelchairs are acceptable to fit in the vehicle
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Door to door service in a lovely van started our trip. Even though my husband and I ended up in the back row the ride was great. I would hope they don’t sit 4 in the back- we had it to ourselves and it was...More
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Thank Linda D
DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Hello Linda! Thanks for reaching out with your experience with us. Mark is one of our senior guides now and he sure hasn't lost any character along the way - We'd say he has only built his canyon itinerary with loads of information and knowledge...More
Great trip. Jon was the perfect guide. Highly recommend. The helicopter tour is well worth it also. Go
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Thank Kevin J
DETOURSofArizona, Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019
Thank you, Kevin! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to inform us about your trip. The helicopter tours are truly breathtaking. We're glad to hear Jon was a great fit too! Hope to see you again soon. :)
Awesome tour!! Sam is a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the Canyon because he grew up in the area, worked and lived in the Canyon and is a great story teller! You will not be disappointed.More
Date of experience: June 2019
1 Thank Momcation52
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019
Thank you for joining us for your tour to the Grand Canyon and for taking a moment to share your experience. We’re thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your day with Sam, as your guide, and that he was able to provide great knowledge about all...More
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We recently were in Phoenix and took a day trip to the Grand Canyon using Detours. It was great they have a mid sized van with bucket type seating, great tour guides, and a variety of options to chose from. We would... More
We recently were in Phoenix and took a day trip to the Grand Canyon using Detours. It was great they have a mid sized van with bucket type seating, great tour guides, and a variety of options to chose from. We would recommend them as we had a great experience. They picked us up at our hotel and returned us there in the evening. If you search for Detours American West you will find them and the list of places, days, and times available.