45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
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Pass By: Kaibab National Forest, U.S. 89a/Az 67, Jacob Lake, AZ
You will depart Tusayan, Arizona located in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the safest and most comfortable-tourism based helicopter in the world. On your 45-minute helicopter flight, enjoy the luxurious comfort and wraparound windows which offer breathtaking views of the Canyon.
Enjoy the fantastic views of the Canyon as you fly over the 1.6 million-acre (6,500 km²) Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon. The Kaibab National Forest is home to the world’s largest ponderosa pines.
Pass By: Grand Canyon South Rim, Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and east end of the canyon come into view – this is definitely one of the greatest views of the Grand Canyon.
Pass By: Painted Desert, 1 Park Rd, Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028-9997
You will continue your journey as you follow the Colorado River upstream viewing at a distance the 146-square mile Painted Desert and the 70-foot (21-meter) Desert View Watchtower, a National Historic Landmark. You will continue your journey as you follow the Colorado River upstream viewing at a distance the 146-square mile Painted Desert and the 70-foot (21-meter) Desert View Watchtower, a National Historic Landmark. The Desert View Watchtower features an observation deck from which visitors to the national park can view eastern portions of the Grand Canyon.
Pass By: 86036, Marble Canyon, AZ
Next, view Marble Canyon, the section of the Colorado River which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon, and Point Imperial, the highest point on the North Rim at 8,803 feet (2,683 meters). Point Imperial overlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon. You will fly through the Canyon above the North Rim heading south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Canyon.
Pass By: Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
At the end of your helicopter flight, you will cross over the Colorado River and fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest to land.
Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
- 45-minute helicopter flight
- All taxes and fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300lbs. will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
- Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
- Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
- 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
- Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
Amazing. Definitely a must do for anyone who wants to see the Grand Canyon. 45 minutes is the right amount of time.
We had a great flight over the grand canyon. Our pilot Kyle was very nice and funny. We can definitely recommend this experience. Our flight was in the morning so we were able go to the Rim afterwards and spent the day there
Once in a life time experience. Must do! Maverick does a first class job. Professional and personable. Thumbs up!
Our pilot was an ex black-op pilot in Afghanistan and was really knowledgeable. We all loved our experience and the Grand Canyon was just incredible, seen from up there!
All is perfec and the Gran Canyon was magnifique. My wife love it so much Thank you for your professionnalisme
Fantastic experience from all at Maverick Helicopters! The whole family will never forget this trip.
Definitely worth to book this 45 minutes helicopter tour. The view is uncomparable with just walking at the canyon. Organization of the tour operator was also very good. Only problem: the helicopter has 8 seats and there are 2 not ideal positions (back in the middle) which have not such a good view. And you are allocated by weight so with bad luck you receive one of those 2 seats.
Our Maverick Helicopter pilot was friendly and knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon and provide insightful commentary all during the flight. I really appreciated what he had to say and his demeanor. Great Job and highly recommend people fly with Maverick Helicopters.
This is a great overview of the Grand Canyon for out of town visitors. We enjoyed it so much the first time that we did it again with other visitors. The grandeur of the Canyon becomes a reality from the air.
This is THE way to see the North and South rim of the Grand Canyon! Our pilot, Jesse, perfectly narrated our tour with lots of information while deftly flying this totally fun aircraft. HIGHLY recommend the 45-minute flight with Maverick. Professional staff. Great value. Fantastic experience!
It was an amazing experience. The view from Helicopter was so beautiful and different from the view from south rim.
Trip got knocked down to 25 minutes after we booked 45 minutes - but it was because of the weather and poor visibility . Otherwise everyone one the ground staff was courteous and helpful. Our pilot BJ was skilled at flying extremely knowledgeable about the Canyon, and kept us thoroughly entertained throughout the flight!
Its a fun, non-crowded, way to see the grand canyon. If you get stuck in the middle in the back row you don't have great views. A Sun filter is a must for your camera for decent photos. It's expensive, but a bucket list thing to do. And kids don't have much of an appreciation 4 the experience.
We had a 12.45 pm scheduled tour which got postponed due to weather to 4.30pm. we showed up at 4pm and we were right away taken for the flight. Luckily me and my parents got the front seats alongside the pilot Robert. The views are mesmerizing and Robert was very knowledgeable of the Grand canyon and the kaibab forest. The tour lasted exactly for 45 min. Maverick Helicopters offered great and friendly service. After shopping around a lot, I was able to get the new member discount with Viator and got this tour for $249.9 per person. Great deal and awesome experience.
We've never been in a helicopter before so we were a bit nervous. But the helicopter was very comfortable and the ride was smooth, so NO PROBLEM! Employees were great, pilot fantastic, facilities and helicopter excellent. The ride of a lifetime! I know it's not cheap but it's worth every penny. My attitude was you got to do it once, but it was so much fun I may do it again!
We had a great pilot and an excellent time! The trip was just as it is described. It was all so professionally done that we felt safe. Of course the scenery was above expectations...amazing. In order to really
Awesome experience. Perfect way to see the Grand Canyon and experience the majesty of nature at its finest.
Freaking awesome. Indescribable when the helicopter approaches the canyon and you see it for the first time. Put it up there with seeing the pyramids for the first time. Do it