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Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix provided by DETOURS of Arizona

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
So many Grand Canyon tours only offer one way to experience the natural wonder, but this guided tour combines a driving and helicopter aspect for more views and vantage points. First take a leisurely driving along Route 66, stopping for a picnic lunch. Then board a helicopter to take flight over the South Rim, followed by a drive through the canyon. Round-trip transport from the Phoenix area is provided for your convenience. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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  • Pass by Route 66
  • 1
    Williams Depot
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Grand Canyon National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Grand Canyon South Rim
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • See the Grand Canyon from above on this tour with included helicopter ride 
  • Spend ample time to explore Grand Canyon National Park 
  • Enjoy time on Route 66 paired with an included picnic lunch
  • 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 is along Route 66 for a great photo opportunity and picnic lunch. Your trip continues, and once you arrive at the South Rim, 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, drive 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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Departure Point
Phoenix, AZ, USA Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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 South Rim
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Foldable wheelchairs are acceptable to fit in the vehicle
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steve b wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Bus and tour led by Les was informative and he should get a commision from the state of Arizona for his promotion of the region. Disappointment is with Maverick - they continue to sell 2 inside seats in the back of the helicopter with no ability to look down into the canyon - if
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Responded Feb. 27, 2020
Hello and thanks for reaching out with your experience with DETOURS! Les is one of our most knowledgeable guides here at DETOURS, even we're still learning from him to this day! We are sorry to hear about your Maverick experience - in the past, have also heard nothing but great feedback on the view points on the helicopter. We do know that they are designed with big reaching windows to ensure that everyone gets a good view from their seat, regardless of where they are sitting!
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Gilles H wrote a review Feb. 2020
Paris, France60 contributions20 helpful votes
I booked a day tour by coach from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. 4 hours drive each way + time to get all the passengers, let's say a total of 10 hours in the coach. It has been an appalling experience unfortunately as the vehicle was very very old, noisy, squeaking, the schock
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DETOURSofNV, Manager at Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Responded Feb. 20, 2020
Hello Gilles - thank you for reaching out again to us about your experience. As we stated in response to your Google review, we have reached out to several other guests who were on your tour to the Grand Canyon on February 16th, as well as your tour guide Dan Cotton. We have not heard these claims from them - quite the opposite actually, as it seems everyone else enjoyed this particular tour. If you were to look at the other reviews on our Google review page and here on TripAdvisor, you will read that nearly every single one of them are a 5 star rating with similar comments, with the excuse of a handful of 4 star reviews which have mostly great things to share as well. It is difficult for us to support your claims as we imagine the entire vehicle would be reporting the same issues with us. This does not seem to be the case. We take pride in taking good care of our vehicles and ensuring guest comfortably and safety above all else. As you stated in your previous review, 8 hours in a vehicle is a long time. We know this, and we do what we can to ensure that our guests enjoy their day, sitting in their (reclining) leather captain's chairs. We do hope that you will join us again someday!
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RBeeza wrote a review Jan. 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great value for the money. The tour began on time and we returned as scheduled. The van was clean comfortable. Nate made the trip enjoyable. He had a sense of humor as well as fact based knowledge of the history of the Grand Canyon... I highly recommend
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Responded Jan. 27, 2020
Hey there! We do our best to stay on time, have a presentable vehicle, and show our guests the best time our there at the National Park! With a perfect blend of humor and knowledge, we certainly provide an experience unlike anything else up there at the Grand Canyon. Thanks for your recommendations, we appreciate it! Hopefully we will see you again soon. We've got plenty more of the Southwest to show off!
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lisaaV6437VT wrote a review Jan. 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
Good helicopter ride. Daniel was our pilot felt safe & secure with his abilities. Amazing views of the Grand Canyon. Well worth the price Steve was our driver he was great. Very knowledgeable. Long day but a good tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Responded Jan. 17, 2020
Hey! We're glad you were able to experience the helicopter ride. It's quite the exhilarating and life-altering experience! We hope that you come out with us again soon. :)
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Carol B wrote a review Dec. 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota28 contributions6 helpful votes
We were thinking of driving from our hotel to the Grand Canyon, but this trip picked us up and dropped us off from our hotel and we got to rest while someone else drove. The tour was on a small bus with seating for about 15. Our guide Daniel was friendly, helpful and
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Responded Dec. 24, 2019
Wow, thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience with DETOURS! It is reviews like this that really help people understand what our staff does to go above and beyond. We are delighted to hear that you got to experience the thrilling helicopter ride. It is truly life-changing and a once in a life time experience to view this natural wonder up from the sky. You said it best, it really is out of this world! Our guides know all the gorgeous roads and view points up at the national park so it is no surprise that you were surrounded by them! Honestly, just about any view up at this place is beautiful. We always recommend the lunch to cut down on hassle of time and packing your own lunch. A long day but worthwhile indeed. We hope to see you again very soon, we've got plenty more locations in the Southwest for you to visit!
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Money well spent! Our guide was Jason who was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. We learned so much and thorough
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Great Experience
Daniel did a phenomenal job. Totally enjoyed our time with Daniel. Would highly recommend both Daniel and this tour
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Absolutely Great Experience
Derek our guide was outstanding, from the time we left Phoenix till the time we got to the Grand Canyon he filled u
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Leave the driving to them!
We enjoyed Tracey, our driver and guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable and shared so many interesting facts about
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  • Duration: 13h
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