Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

Grand Canyon helicopter tours allow guests to peer out the window for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon; a visual feast without rival. More than a half-million visitors take a Grand Canyon helicopter tour each year taking them to the Grand Canyon's South, West, and North Rims, as well as over the Las Vegas Strip. Most of these helicopter rides take off from either the Grand Canyon Airport in the village of Tusayan located just outside the South Rim, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Sedona, Arizona. By touring the Grand Canyon by helicopter, visitors can fly along the Rim, deep into the Canyon, or even land on the Canyon floor 4,000 feet below the Rim, offering. unique and diverse perspectives of the Grand Canyon allowing a more full experience of its beauty and true grandeur.

Grand Canyon helicopter tours have become increasingly popular and affordable. Not only do visitors get to fly over and through the canyon walls, but select helicopter trips also touch down at the bottom for a picnic lunch. Helicopter tours are an easy and rewarding way to see and experience the Grand Canyon and require only 1/2 - 1 day of time with pricing starting around $250 per person. Additionally, helicopter tours can be easily combined with bus, boat, and airplane tours allowing visitors to enhance their experience by combining different modes of transportation. Grand Canyon helicopter tour companies upgrade and maintain their fleet often for first-class comfort, safety, passenger protection as well as environmental protection featuring luxury 'flightseeing' helicopters designed specifically for sightseeing. These helicopters offer 180 degrees of unrestricted viewing, forward-facing seats, and digital audio narration in up to ten different languages.

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How to Choose Which Helicopter Tour to Take

No matter which Grand Canyon helicopter tour you choose, it will be fantastic! Seeing more attractions such as Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk, or having a touchdown picnic at the bottom of the canyon are exciting, and the more you can see the better. Budget is a factor, but pick whichever tour fits within a price range that you are comfortable with. If money isn't an issue, go big! See it all! The longer the experience and flight the better, because a flight into the Grand Canyon truly is an experience of a lifetime. If you've got nervous jitters about being in a helicopter, the pilots are very helpful. Helicopter pilots explain security measures and protocol in pre-flight to help you get a better idea of the experience, and many pilots allow you sit in the helicopter prior to launch to work out some of those pre-flight nerves. It is truly an exhilarating experience that is arguably the best way to see the Grand Canyon.

How Much is a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour?

The price of each Grand Canyon tour is based on the type of tour and the length of your tour but ranges between $250 and $750 or more with combo trips. Grand Canyon helicopter companies often offer helicopter, airplane, ground, and boat tours of the Grand Canyon. Trips range from quick sightseeing tours to a trip where you land at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in a helicopter and then take a float trip on the Colorado River! The price of each tour will vary depending on the attractions and types of tours you want to experience during your time here.

What Are Some of the Highlights and Landmarks that can be Seen?

During a Grand Canyon helicopter experience, you can take in the breathtaking aerial vistas of the iconic Hoover Dam, the expansive Lake Mead, the majestic Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, and even the Grand Canyon Skywalk.


GRAND CANYON HELICOPTER & AIR TOURS

Helicopter Tour of the North Canyon with Optional Hummer Excursion

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly beautiful, but this helicopter tour of the iconic canyon elevates the views to a whole new level. Soar over Kaibab National Forest and into the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the canyon. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer tour of other

The Grand Canyon is undoubtedly beautiful, but this helicopter tour of the iconic canyon elevates the views to a whole new level. Soar over Kaibab National Forest and into the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the canyon. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer tour of other essential Grand Canyon sights after the ride; your car is waiting for you for a seamless transition.

  • Grand Canyon North Rim helicopter tour
  • Bring your camera for unbeatable views of the canyon
  • A memorable travel experience great for first-time and return visitors alike
  • Upgrade to include a Hummer tour after the helicopter ride

Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim with landing options. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tou
Maverick Helicopters offers tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim with landing options. Maverick brings VIP service to the canyon with climate-controlled helicopters and unobstructed views perfect for sightseeing. They give you an adventure of a lifetime and not just another tour of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Airlines

Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the premier fixed wing provider of scenic Grand Canyon tour flights. Specially patented, exclusive aircraft provide crystal clear viewing with narration in ei
Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927, Grand Canyon Airlines has been the premier fixed wing provider of scenic Grand Canyon tour flights. Specially patented, exclusive aircraft provide crystal clear viewing with narration in eight different languages. The classic Grand Discovery Tour is the ultimate Canyon view.

Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground t
Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" Only Papillon is a recipient of the 5-star Diamond award and certified to fly both the South and West Rims of the Canyon. Choose from Air Tours departing Grand Canyon or Las Vegas and ground tours departing from Scottsdale/Phoenix.

Signature Tour - Grand Canyon South Rim with Ground Tour from Phoenix

Marvel at the Grand Canyon's vast expanse and some of the American Southwest's most awe-inspiring terrain during a scenic flight from Phoenix. Your pilot flies at the perfect altitude to clearly view the natural beauty of Arizona, including Tonto National Forest, San Francisco Peaks, Mo

Marvel at the Grand Canyon's vast expanse and some of the American Southwest's most awe-inspiring terrain during a scenic flight from Phoenix. Your pilot flies at the perfect altitude to clearly view the natural beauty of Arizona, including Tonto National Forest, San Francisco Peaks, Montezuma Well, and the Red Rocks of Sedona. Experience this majestic wilderness from the ground and air on a day-long tour that includes a stop in the National Park and the historic village.

  • Full-day tour of the Grand Canyon by airplane, from Phoenix
  • Soak in spectacular aerial views of the Grand Canyon and other Arizona landmarks
  • Fly over Tonto National Forest, the Red Rocks of Sedona and Montezuma's Well
  • Learn about the wildlife, geology and history of the Grand Canyon and Arizona

  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with VIP Skywalk & Pontoon Boat Ride

    Book the ultimate Grand Canyon getaway with this combo tour that begins with a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Get a birds-eye-view of Hoover Dam and the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees en route to the West Rim. Then descend to the canyon floor for a pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado Ri

    Book the ultimate Grand Canyon getaway with this combo tour that begins with a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Get a birds-eye-view of Hoover Dam and the Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees en route to the West Rim. Then descend to the canyon floor for a pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado River. Finish with VIP access to the Skywalk, a glass-bottom deck that hovers above the sandstone walls. A souvenir photo and coach transfers are included. ** Please note: Effective for travel prior to April 1, 2024, the price displayed does not include a USD30 per person fuel fee. This fee is payable direct to the supplier on the day of your tour **

    • Grand Canyon helicopter combo tour from Las Vegas
    • View Hoover Dam and the sandstone canyon walls on a helicopter ride
    • Land on the floor of the Grand Canyon Take a pontoon boat cruise along the Colorado River
    • Marvel at the breadth of the canyon from the glass-bottom Skywalk at Eagle Point with skip-the-line admission
    • Hotel transport and souvenir Skywalk photo included

    Grand Canyon West, Lunch, Hoover Dam Photo Stop, Optional Skywalk

    Visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing by Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest on the way. At the Grand Canyon West Rim, enjoy four hours of free time to explore highlights like Eagle Point and Guano Point. On t

    Visit the West Rim of the Grand Canyon on this full-day tour from Las Vegas. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, passing by Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest on the way. At the Grand Canyon West Rim, enjoy four hours of free time to explore highlights like Eagle Point and Guano Point. On the way back, stop by the Hoover Dam bridge for photos.

    • Full-day tour to the Grand Canyon West Rim from Las Vegas
    • Includes lunch, granola bar and bottled water
    • Skywalk and helicopter upgrades available
    • Round-trip transfers from select Las Vegas hotels

    North & East Rim Imperial with Ecostar Family Flight

    Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

    Experience the Grand Canyon aboard a helicopter tour reserved entirely for your party. These helicopters have been designed with ecological impact in mi

    Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

    Experience the Grand Canyon aboard a helicopter tour reserved entirely for your party. These helicopters have been designed with ecological impact in mind and feature lower noise to minimize disturbance. Set off from the Grand Canyon air terminal for aerial sights of the incredible rock gorges, the Colorado River twisting below, and the forested areas of the North Rim. Enjoy the most environmentally-friendly and exclusive way to tour the Grand Canyon by air!

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