From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Maverick Airstar

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Maverick Airstar
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From US$ 319 per person

Likely to sell out

Soar above the Grand Canyon on a helicopter tour from the South Rim, getting scenic views of the Painted Desert, Kaibab National Forest, and Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Soar above the Kaibab National Forest in the Grand Canyon on a scenic flight
  • See the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by Hopi Indians
  • View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you and climb above the North Rim
  • Fly south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon
  • Enjoy a memorable helicopter ride through the canyon with frequent daily flights
Full description

Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a fantastic 45-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Departing from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, soar above the Kaibab National Forest for 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. Climb above the North Rim, and experience the fabulous bird's-eye views before heading through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest part. See in the distance the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Native Americans. 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, wraparound glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

  • 45-minute helicopter flight
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel shuttle transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)

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Meeting point

Please arrive at Maverick Helicopters for check-in. Please arrive 45 minutes before your activity is scheduled to begin.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

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 541 reviews

Review summary

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Great experience. Jason was awesome and recognized the anxiety my wife was feeling. He calmed her concerns with reassuring "you are in good hands" comment and made sure to check on her during the flight... and the other passengers never knew. Awesome job Jason!

March 30, 2023

an absolutely amazing experience. Our pilot (think it was Mike) put us at ease straightaway. went through the safety briefing smoothly and showed us how to put the seat harness, headphones and life belt on correctly. it was a fairly windy morning but we only felt a few bumps - nothing to worry about. He pointed out points of interest and we had the whole flight to take photos/videos. Our photos were taken before boarding but there was no pressure sell at the end to buy. we would absolutely recommend Maverick Helicopters. Loved the whole experience.

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March 30, 2023

We went on this excursion with our elderly father because we felt it would be a good way for him to really see the Grand Canyon since he can't walk long distances. It did not disappoint. Spectacular views and the 45 minute ride was plenty long enough to get a great look at the canyon. It's a bit pricey but highly recommend.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 7897