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Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix

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Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
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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 scenic helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, which follows the Colorado River. Then have plenty of time at legendary Grand Canyon National Park, including a canyon rim driving tour before returning to Phoenix by luxury van. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
  • Grand Canyon day tour from Phoenix
  • Brief photo stop along Route 66 including a rest break and picnic lunch
  • Helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
  • Guided driving tour along the rim of the Grand Canyon
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45-minute helicopter tour
15 fuel surcharge included
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.
4/16/2020 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
1/1/2022 - 12/13/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

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. Board a state-of-the-art chopper for a safety briefing, then 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, relax on a driving tour of 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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 policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Traveler Tips

  • "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


311 Reviews

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Heli was amazing!
, Nov 2021
Helicopter flight was amazing, definitely the best way to see the enormity and beauty of the canyon!
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!!
, 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
Heaven below
, Aug 2021
Only one word can describe this tour. AMAZING Forest was professional and informative The Helicopter was well maintained safe and we went over safety procedures before leaving.
Amazing experience, wish we had a little more time
, Aug 2021
Definitely try the helicopter for the best view. Otherwise if you want to visit the museum then I’d skip out on the helicopter
Absolutely Amazing!
, Aug 2021
Such an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Mark, created a great itinerary and he was informative of the area as well. The ride there didn’t feel long whatsoever and was spaced out with enough breaks/time to explore. Would definitely book again!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for sharing this awesome review! Mark is the best and we're lucky to have him on our team! We are thrilled you loved your day and we hope to have you back next time you visit! Thank you for touring with DETOURS, Rachel
Great trip
, Aug 2021
Grand Canyon Tour gay was great. I will do it another time . Weather was perfect . Recommend this tour

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