1. United States
  2. Arizona
  3. Tusayan
  4. Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour from South Rim

Product ID: 7897
Soar above the Grand Canyon on a thrilling 45-minute scenic helicopter tour from the South Rim, getting fantastic views of the Painted Desert, Kaibab National Forest, and Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon. No hidden fees.
About this activity
Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Soar above the beautiful Kaibab National Forest in the Grand Canyon on a scenic helicopter flight
  • See the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Indians
  • View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim
  • Fly south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon
  • Enjoy a memorable 45-minute flight through the Grand Canyon
  • Take advantage of the frequent and convenient daily flight times
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive tour with no added fees
Full description
Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a fantastic 45-minute helicopter flight over the magnificent beauty of the Grand Canyon. Departing from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, you will soar above the Kaibab National Forest for some amazing views of the Marble Canyon and Point Imperial.

Watch in awe as the South Rim gradually drops away, providing one of the most memorable views of the entire canyon. As you climb above the North Rim, experience fabulous bird's-eye views before heading south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

In the distance, you will see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey then follows the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River, back over the Kaibab National Forest, and on to Tusayan.

Relax as you take in the views from a state-of-the-art ECO-Star Helicopter with individual leather seats, wrap-around glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.
  • 45-minute helicopter flight
  • All fees, taxes and sucharges
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel shuttle transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour operator does not offer hotel shuttle transfers for the south rim location. Passengers are required to arrive at the terminal 40 minutes prior to flight time. Terminal Address: 107 Corsair Dr., Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Food
  • Drinks
Know before you go
Passengers weighing over 300 pounds must purchase an additional seat.
All passengers aged 18 and older must have a photo ID at check in.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 281 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Amazing awe inspiring incredible breath taking bucket list experience.

From ease to find location, friendly staff, great pilot (Luke), fantastic quiet helicopter, scenery, duration, value for money, great gift shop, video of experience, photo with pilot, this was an awesome experience. the only way to truly appreciate the enormity of the Grand Canyon. Have a fear of heights, but this was not a factor for this type of experience. Highly, very highly, recommend this experience.

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13 April 2015

The 45 minute Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour was amazing!

The Maverick helicopters and their pilots/staff were first class. When we first dropped over the rim of the Grand Canyon, it was a real rush, with the ground changing instantly from about 100 feet below us to 5,000 feet! From there on we had wonderful close up views of the canyon highlights.

13 April 2015

Life-changing experience!

The Maverick helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon was an amazing and emotional experience! It began with your amazing staff, especially our pilot Benton, who are so friendly and reassuring to those of us who were a bit uneasy about flying. Benton is an extremely skilled pilot whose lift-off and landings were so smooth and barely noticeable. The initial sighting of and "dropping" into the Canyon were indescribable! One must see it for him/herself!! This helicopter rides was one of the best birthday presents I have ever received! Thank you for an incredible experience, Maverick!

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25 February 2015

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Product ID: 7897