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Our most recommended Arizona Air & Helicopter Tours

  • Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

    1. Grand Canyon: Discovery Air Tour

    Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on an aerial tour that is bound to captivate you.

    Your flight leaves from the Grand Canyon national park terminal and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor.

    Once onboard your plane, sit back and get ready to enjoy the thrill of the incredible scenery this natural wonder has to offer. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography through the specially designed oversized windows.

    This Grand discovery tour is perfect for families and for individuals who have limited time yet wish to enjoy all of the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

    This was our first time in a small plane and so well worth it. We didn't know that in such a limited time what we were able to see. It was unbelievable and something I would recommend anyone to at least do once in their life. Our pilot Jack was very friendly and informative of the Canyon. The amount of views and angles you see from above is indescribable in words. My pictures are phenomenal and my memories will last me a life time. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

    2. Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

    Enjoy a 45-60-minute hot air balloon ride above Phoenix, Arizona. See the expansive mountain ranges and desert wildlife below as your hot air balloon reaches heights of 3000 feet. During the flight, your pilot will point out different landmarks and points of interest. See Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Lake Pleasant, and State Farm Stadium from the air. Upon landing, enjoy a catered fare prepared by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant, right in the heart of the desert. A traditional balloonist’s ceremony follows with commemorative flight certificates to take home.

    It was a fantastic experience. I believe we went as high as 7000 feet. We had a very smooth landing that was led by a hot breakfast, history of the hot air balloon over champagne.

  • Phoenix: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

    3. Phoenix: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

    The experience begins even before you rise into the sky. Help our crew inflate the balloon for a real "hands on" adventure, or just relax and take a few pictures as the gentle giant comes alive. Once you gain altitude, enjoy vistas you have to see to believe as you float over the Arizona landscape. Phoenix lies beneath you while desert stretches to the distant mountains. The pilots are FAA-licensed and experienced in navigating with your safety and enjoyment in mind. Your pilot will also answer questions and identify points of interest during your 1-hour flight. A chase crew will follow on the ground and meet you at the landing site. From there a van takes you back to the launch site. Upon your return, enjoy a celebratory toast to cap your unique airborne adventure. You'll also be presented with a flight certificate. With the ground travel and other activities, plan to spend up to 3...

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  • Grand Canyon: West Rim Helicopter and Landing Tour

    4. Grand Canyon: West Rim Helicopter and Landing Tour

    Explore the lands sacred to the Hualapai Tribe and experience magnificent aerial views aboard a premier ECO-Star helicopter. Fly from the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and be captivated by the majestic, multicolored rock layers of the cliffs surrounding you. The diverse, beautiful colors of the mile-deep Grand Canyon are a sight to behold.  Descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim where you will enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River. While on the canyon floor, take in the breathtaking setting and make sure to bring your camera to document this memorable experience.  End your tour with a 10-minute flight back through the walls of the Canyon and to the West Rim Airport.

  • Grand Canyon National Park: Helicopter Tour over the South Rim

    5. Grand Canyon National Park: Helicopter Tour over the South Rim

    Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a helicopter flight over the magnificent beauty of the Grand Canyon. Depart from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and 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. Fly through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon. See some of the oldest exposed rock layers in the world. 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.

  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour

    6. Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour

    This air only (non-landing) tour is a memorable helicopter experience to the Hualapai Nation on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The experience is enhanced by narrations in your language of choice coupled with an excellent selection of music that complements the beautiful sights; Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, the great expanse of the Mojave Desert and the Grand Wash Cliffs on the Hualapai Reservation. On arrival to the West Rim, you will be treated to the visual wonders of the Grand Canyon; a truly inspiring work of nature that most visitors consider breathtaking. Arrive at our comfortable terminal and receive your safety briefing before boarding one of our state-of-the-art EcoStar helicopters for your air journey to the Grand Canyon. Fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam then enjoy spectacular views of the volcanic Black Mountai...

  • Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Helicopter Flight, Boat Ride and Lunch

    7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Helicopter Flight, Boat Ride and Lunch

    After pickup from your hotel, drive through the Mojave Desert en route to the West Rim. Once you reach the West Rim, embark on a breathtaking helicopter ride that will provide a whole new perspective of the 6,000-foot deep Grand Canyon. Next, sail down the Colorado River on a pontoon boat and take in the multicolored rock layers that make the Grand Canyon so majestic. Then, ride the shuttle to Eagle Point, which features spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. Continue to Guano Point, at the site of an old guano mine, and walk along the dirt trail. Enjoy views that are completely different from the ones at Eagle Point. Finally, visit the Welcome Center, before being driven back to your hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing with Transfers

    8. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing with Transfers

    Marvel at the Grand Canyon from above on this popular helicopter tour from Las Vegas, with transfers included. Land on the canyon floor 3,500 feet below the rim to enjoy it up-close. Treat yourself to some champagne and refreshments while overlooking the Colorado River.

    After your Las Vegas pickup, experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill—an extinct volcano—along with many other awe-inspiring views.

    After descending 3,500 feet inside the Grand Canyon and Hualapai Indian Reservation, make sure to snap some photos after landing for some unforgettable souvenirs. 

    Take in the breathtaking views of the canyon and river in front of you. Then, enjoy a cool beverage, light snack, and champagne toast while sitting 300 feet above the impressive Colorado River. 

    The view was awesome from the helicopter! We enjoyed our first ever ride on the helicopter! The whole experience was A-1 from the time we got picked up from our hotel to the time we was dropped off. The Maverick Staff was great, very professional informative!

  • From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

    9. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

    Take in spectacular views over the Grand Canyon on a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Land in the canyon to enjoy champagne and refreshments, and benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off. After pickup from selected Las Vegas hotels, head to the helipad to board the comfortable helicopter. Enjoy views of Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Fortification Hill. Soar over an extinct volcano as you journey towards the Grand Canyon.  When you reach the canyon, drop down towards the Colorado River, where you’ll land in Hualapai Indian Reservation. Stop here to enjoy some champagne, drinks, and a light snack as you admire the canyon from a different perspective. Fly back towards Las Vegas through the Grand Canyon and see the red rock formations of the Bowl of Fire. Finish off your adventure with views over downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip. Select the early morning flight ...

    This was the coolest thing I have ever done in my life! By far! I would so totally recommend seeing the Grand Canyon by helicopter. Maverick Helicopters are totally professional and very experienced at all they do. Great facility, transportation is top notch, people were so nice and informative, they made the whole experience so easy.

  • From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Helicopter Flight and Lunch

    10. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Helicopter Flight and Lunch

    After pickup from your hotel, drive through the Mojave Desert en route to the West Rim. Enjoy a delicious breakfast snack as you admire the extraordinary desert scenery from the bus. Once you reach the West Rim, embark on a breathtaking helicopter ride that will provide a whole new perspective of the 6,000-foot deep Grand Canyon. Take in views of the Colorado River and the colorful rocky landscapes of the canyon. Then, ride the shuttle to Eagle Point, which features spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. Continue to Guano Point, at the site of an old guano mine, and walk along the dirt trail. Enjoy views that are completely different from the ones at Eagle Point. Finally, visit the Welcome Center, before being driven back to your hotel in Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Arizona

This was our first time in a small plane and so well worth it. We didn't know that in such a limited time what we were able to see. It was unbelievable and something I would recommend anyone to at least do once in their life. Our pilot Jack was very friendly and informative of the Canyon. The amount of views and angles you see from above is indescribable in words. My pictures are phenomenal and my memories will last me a life time. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

It was an awesome experience. I never had been in a helicopter before. It was a very smooth and comfortable experience. And oh so great. I would do it over again and again!

Matt, our pilot, was amazing and so thoughtful and kind. We were totally safe.

Tour guide/pilot was very knowledgeable! Would recommend this to everybody.

The pilots were very friendly and the narative was helpful.