Grand Canyon Discovery Airplane Tour
Duration: 45 minutes
Departs from: Grand Canyon Heliport at the South Rim
There's no way to truly experience the awesome size and majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon than from the air! This airplane tour is up close and personal with the most beautiful parts the canyon has to offer and is perfect for those wanting an adventure mingled with education. Frequent departures from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport makes this tour convenient for you. First, you will fly to the eastern part of the Canyon and then across Zuni Point. From there, you will pass through the Zuni Corridor, the Painted Desert, and the Navajo Indian Reservation.
From that point you will make a gentle turn, crossing Temple Butte and arriving at the North Rim in order to see the ever-impressive Kaibab Plateau and Kaibab National Forest. During the final leg of this trip, you'll head west towards Imperial Point, the highest point in the Canyon, finally passing over the widest part of the canyon - the Dragon Corridor. Maximize your experience of the Grand Canyon by taking a tour from the air!
- Spectacular view of Grand Canyon's Zuni Point, Zuni Corridor,
Desert View, Painted Desert, Temple Butte, Kaibab Plateau,
Kaibab National Forest, Point Imperial, and Dragon Head.
- Large oversized windows for panoramic views
- Tour narration in 16 languages
- Some of the best photo opportunities
- Tour company with a FAA flight certified safety record certified safety record
Suitable for everyone. Passengers in excess of 275 lbs will be required to pay an additional 50% of their selected tours base price. This fee is not built into any online booking and will be collected at check-in.
Type of Transportation
Vistaliner Airplane - seats a total of 17 guests. Digital Sound System, Patented Vista View Windows for exceptional picture taking, Multiple Concurrent Tour Narration.
This is approximately a 45 minute flight.
Daily, and year round. Specify morning or afternoon preference when booking
Departure Time & Location
Departure times vary according to tour session and time. The check-in and meeting location is our heliport. It's located conveniently at the Grand Canyon Airport with our own parking area. Clients arrive at heliport for check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.