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Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix

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Phoenix, United States
Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix

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icon13 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
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This Grand Canyon day trip combines sights from both land and sky. After departing Phoenix, take a scenic drive including a stop along Route 66. Enjoy a exciting helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, which follows the Colorado River. After your flight, enjoy free time at the South Rim where you can walk to scenic lookout points before returning to Phoenix by luxury van.
  • Grand Canyon day tour from Phoenix
  • Brief photo stop along hidtoric Route 66 including a rest break
  • Helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
  • Free time to explore the viewpoints along the rim of the Grand Canyon
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45-minute helicopter tour
Bottled water
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Phoenix area hotels

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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2022 - 8/20/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Please note: If your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. We cannot guarantee pick up from every hotel; the supplier may determine a meet location for your pick up. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.
After hotel pickup in the Phoenix metro area, including Scottsdale and Mesa, get comfortable in your luxury van for the drive to Grand Canyon National Park. Make a photo stop along Route 66 where you can stretch your legs and snap views of this historic highway.

Reaching your destination at the South Rim, the crown jewel of your day trip begins with your Grand Canyon helicopter tour. After a saefty briefing, board a state-of-the-art chopper and buckle up for the scenic flight, following the Colorado River toward the canyon’s eastern end. Your pilot soars above the Kaibab National Forest and through the Dragon Corridor—the widest and deepest part of this incredible natural wonder.

Upon landing, soak up more scenery at a lookout point. After, enjoy free time to explore the various lookout points along the rim as you snap photos and learn about the Grand Canyon's natural history.

After ample time at the national park, you’re driven back to Phoenix.
Pass By:  
Route 66
After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
Stop At:  
Williams Depot
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion. While you are enjoying Route 66, your guide will pick up your picnic lunch made fresh that morning.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon National Park
Just before entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will be checked in for your 45 minute helicopter flight, spanning over 90 miles of the Grand Canyon. After your flight, your guide will bring you back into the National Park to discover more by foot. You will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or relax with the best seat in the house.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
After your helicopter portion of the tour you will regroup with your tour guide in the national park.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Foldable wheelchairs are acceptable to fit in the vehicle
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hotel pick up is not guaranteed, even if your hotel is on the list. We must limit the number of pick ups so there is a chance you may need to meet at a nearby location. The supplier will contact you.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "When there's an opportunity to get something to eat along the way, do so or bring your own meal with you." See review
  • "We would definitely recommend the helicopter tour as it offered a spectacular way to view the canyon." See review

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Might be worth it.
, Aug 2022
Booked the trip for helicopter ride over Grand Canyon. CANCELED. Do to weather. Remaining activity of the trip was great but hate missing the helicopter ride.
Great way to get there from Phoenix
, Jul 2022
Victoria worked really hard to find a pick up spot that was accessible to me without a car. Turned out to be right at my hotel, which was super fantastic. Steven was a great guide and driver. Brought us to a good lunch spot. Many "comfort" stops/"bio breaks" and chances for snacks. My group was nice and quiet. Everyone was on time to the meeting spot, mostly. My helicopter ride was cancelled due to weather. I was refunded that portion immediately.
Amazing day!!
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed Williams, AZ on route 66. The helicopter flight was absolutely amazing. Our driver, Tracy was so friendly and informative. Tracy took us to two different parts of the south rim and it was so beautiful! I recommend this tour to everyone considering going to the Grand Canyon!
Bucket List ✅
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was awesome. This whole excursion was a great experience. Our guide made sure we were informed and comfortable. We knew when and where bathroom breaks would be as well as food. Nothing was left to chance. No regrets 😎
Well worth it!!
, Jun 2022
From start to finish, excellent tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Showed nice points of interest!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for joining us! We were delighted to have you and we hope to see you again soon Best, Nathan DETOURS American West
Breathtaking views and an amazing tour!
, Jun 2022
Absolutely stunning views from the helicopter! Great pilot- he was friendly, helpful, entertaining and made me comfortable throughout the whole experience! Our tour guide Steven was exceptional! The entire tour was fabulous. Perfect amount of time at each location!
Good vacation
, Jun 2022
It was a great experience and people were so friendly. We took two tours and both were fantastic. I will come back to Phoenix.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for joining us! We were delighted to have you. Hope to see you again soon Best, Nathan
By far the best way to...
, Mar 2022
By far the best way to see the Grand Canyon. The views are spectacular. The amount of time spent in the air was perfect.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We couldn't agree more, a guided tour is the best way to ensure you get to see precisely what you need, and you've got a guide to answer any questions and fill you in on the not-so-common knowledge! We hope to see you again soon. Take care! Best, Nathan DETOURS
Amazing trip! Our...
, Mar 2022
Amazing trip! Our helicopter ride and tour was fabulous. The Pilot and and staff are very professional. Also, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, kind and professional. We had a great experience!
Once in a Lifetime
, Mar 2022
We had a great time! Everything went smoothly & was better than expected. Our driver, Derek, was on time for pickup & stops throughout the day, he was knowledgeable & had a great sense of humor. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking and seeing it from the air is indescribable. Highly recommend this once in a lifetime kind of experience.
A must do in order to understand where you stand in the universe.
, Mar 2022
It's impossible to comprehend the enormity of the Grand Canyon without a helicopter flight. Hovering above the beautifully sculptured canyon, one is overcome by the Creator.
So awesome!
, Jan 2022
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! This was a great trip and the helicopter ride was amazing. Our tour guide, Aldo, was so accommodating and looked after our every need. He helped make the trip special! I would recommend this trip to anyone. Book this trip! You won’t regret it.
Excellent tour!
, Jan 2022
I am so happy I decided to do the helicopter ride. The view of the canyon from the air is just breathtaking. This should be on everyone’s bucket list. The ground trip was also amazing. Our tour guide Tracy was very informative and gave us some background history of the areas that we stopped at and areas we passed by. Wonderful experience since I don’t think I will come back to Arizona.
Grand Canyon helicopter
, Dec 2021
Driver/guide was super professional and helicopter tour was amazing! It was a great day in Arizona! Thank you so much!
Heli was amazing!
, Nov 2021
Helicopter flight was amazing, definitely the best way to see the enormity and beauty of the canyon!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great excursion with minimal walking
, Nov 2021
Great excursion, multiple stops along the canyon. See each for about 15 min or so. I took the helicopter ride over the canyon which was phenomenal!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Nov 2021
Sam our tour guide was so very knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about all aspects of our tour. He went above and beyond to make everyone comfortable on our tour!! Would go on all excursions with Sam in the future if given the opportunity. Diffinately a excellent representative!
Excellent experience
, Oct 2021
Dave was a great driver and guide for the tour. Forrest was a great pilot as well. Rachel helped a great deal with ensuring that the logistics of the trip worked for us! Highly recommended.
, Sep 2021
The helicopter ride was unbelievable. A MUST do if you have never seen the Grand Canyon. The Ride was a little long from Phoenix but well worth it
Three agencies involved, short trip over canyon, pleasant customer service, no entertainment on the way back no
, Aug 2021
Curtoazie of the driver, tour of the canyon was impressive but very short, 15-20 min out of 45 min. Took 15 min to get to the canyon flying over the forest, than, barely flu above the canyon 15 min and we returned over the forested area for the return to the base.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello and thank you for your review. The 45 minute helicopter flight does include time to get from the Grand Canyon airport to the Grand Canyon but we hope you enjoyed the aerial experience the whole way through! And we certainly hope you enjoyed our van tour! Thanks for choosing DETOURS, Rachel

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