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Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix

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Phoenix, United States

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

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 Phoenix area hotels
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

1: Phoenix, AZ, USA
2: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: if your hotel is not on the hotel list, please contact the supplier directly. If your hotel is not a pre-approved pick-up location, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. Contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/16/2020 - 11/8/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
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 2 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Foldable wheelchairs are acceptable to fit in the vehicle
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Detours of Arizona

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix.

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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
  • "A long day but well worth it, taking in Sedona en route." See review

Reviews

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Grand Canyon Tour
Rosemary_B
, Mar 2020
The van we rode in was Very clean and had nice big windows!!! Our driver/tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Our Maverick helicopter ride was breathtaking and we enjoyed the knowledge we received from our pilot, Dan.
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Helicopter ride
ottawan42
, Feb 2020
The guide was excellent. Knowledgeable, good driver and attentive. We found all the hotel pick-ups tedious as we were fist on and the hotels were very far apart. Could do with fewer pit stops. Long day but worth it.
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Bucket list
ken
, Feb 2020
Great bucket list experience. Now I need to return for a raft trip through the canyon. My son did that in Boy Scouts.
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Excellent
mwadeson
, Feb 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Stan was our very helpful guide with lots of knowledge and information. Friendly and helpful. The helicopter ride over the Canyon was out of this world. I would highly recommend. What a beautiful place and what a way to see it. The transport to and from was spacious and comfortable. If you’re not sure who to book with, I’d have no hesitation in recommending this company.
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Quick and easy
letitiajuday
, Feb 2020
Very smooth experience. A wonderful way to get to the canyon if you’re short on time and want to go from Phoenix!
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Great service and evening on time
yemane61
, Jan 2020
We enjoyed with my Son Pilot J. he is professional great communicator , he explained each location !
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Great Experience at the Grand Canyon
LouisTrani1958
, Nov 2019
Words can not describe the breath taking experience regarding our helicoptor ride at The Grand Canyon. The ride was as smooth as can be. It was not scary at all. I highly recommend it.
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Grand Canyon
Passenger788595
, Jun 2019
Sam, de tour guide was absolutely mind blowing and extremely knowledgeable about the geographies of GC and Arizona. I give full marks to Sam. Pilot of Maverick was amazing, explained GC topographies fantastically.
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Fantastic Trip and Amazing Helicopter Ride
Jeff R
, May 2019
Tour was great, but the helicopter ride was out of this world. Our tour guide, Les, was the best there is.
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Great guide
Trek03676928478
, Apr 2019
Our grand canyon tour was top rate from start to finish.Our guide was so nice and informative without being to over the top.She was not working us for a better tip,just the best trip she could give us.She was attentive to our needs and was a great listener to our questions and concerns

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