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Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix

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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
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.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 45-minute helicopter tour
  • 15 fuel surcharge included
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix area hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Les was a great driver/guide. Provided some deep brackground on native American culture, the Grand Canyon, and its history. Well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

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. :)

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Steve was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Arizona and was able to answer all of the questions that were asked. He was so nice and relaxed and made my trip unforgettable

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

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
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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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December 18, 2018|
Response from Safari595484 |
Is Links Resort on your pick up hotel list?
Yael K
November 24, 2018|
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Response from ccunurse55 | Reviewed this property |
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
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