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Your Grand Canyon tour starts with a hotel pickup from the Phoenix area. Board a luxury van, and head toward Grand Canyon National Park.

Your first stop will be along Route 66 for a great photo opportunity.

Your trip continues, and once you arrive at the South Rim, you’ll board a helicopter for your flight in the air. Soar above some of the widest and deepest parts on the canyon, including Kaibab National Forest and Dragon Corridor.

After your helicopter ride, enjoy a picnic lunch at a lookout point before moving on to the ground portion of your guided tour.

In a vehicle, cover 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) along the canyon’s rim as your guide keeps you entertained with historical stories.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Locations visited
Grand Canyon South Rim
Red Rock State Park
Painted Desert
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So many Grand Canyon tours only offer one way to experience the natural wonder, but this guided tour combines a driving and helicopter aspect for more views and vantage points. First board a helicopter to take flight above the South Rim, and then drive through the canyon. Round-trip transport from the Phoenix area, as well as lunch are also provided for convenience.
  • See the Grand Canyon from above on this tour with included helicopter ride 
  • Spend more than two hours in Grand Canyon National Park 
  • Cover 30 miles (48 kilometers) along the rim of the Grand Canyon by vehicle 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa hotels
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Experience!

My husband and I took the tour with the helicopter ride. Everything was awesome from beginning to end. Our guide/driver Joe was awesome! So knowledgeable and even told some funny jokes. He made the ride comfortable & enjoyable with tons of interesting facts along the...More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Must do if you have only 1 day -Great tour and tour guide

I was in town for business for 1 day and wanted to see the Grand Canyon. We were picked up directly from our hotel, driven through lots of scenic areas (Sedona, Route 66), and had an amazing flight over the canyon. Our tour guide, Dan,...More

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A long, but great day

Thank you for a great tour. It was a pleasure day for all of us. Dan is a great driver, and knows a lot. Don’t go to the canyon without taking a helicopter ride. Be prepared for a long day!

Thank Maarten v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Grand Canyon Van Tour and Helicopter Ride

I had a great time on this tour. My Detour tour guide, Joe, was very friendly and kept us on schedule. Riding in the van allowed for a relaxing ride. The helicopter tour at Maverick Helicopters was so much fun. Alex, the pilot, was skilled...More

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DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer, thank you for joining us for a Grand Canyon Tour with the Helicopter Ride add-on. Both of your Guides, Mark and Alex will be so happy to hear you found this a spectacular way to see the Grand Canyon, and that you felt...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience & Amazing tour guide!

Took the day trip from Phoenix to Grand Canyon with optional helicopter ride. I wouldn’t hesitate to take another tour with this company. They were so professional. Our guide, Mike, was and he was amazing! Easy booking, pick up from my hotel in Scottsdale, comfy...More

Thank Holly C
DETOURSofArizona, Guest Relations Manager at DETOURS of Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Holly... Thank you for joining us for Colors and Canyons tour to the Grand Canyon, and for taking a moment to share your experience. We're so glad you had a great time on the Tour and enjoyed the service from your Guide, Mark. While...More

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12 May 2018|
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Hi I hope i'm not too late in answering you.. We did the tour from Scottsdale to grand canyon and they actually put us on 2 different tours one to sedona and one from sedona to GC We booked through Detours and they were... More
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I stayed in Phoenix with my husband, who was travelling for work.
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