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

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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 539 reviews

Review summary

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The entire process from booking to confirmation to the flight itself was very easy and worked great. The local helicopter flight staff also had all the data and payment and we were able to enjoy a carefree flight. The flight over the Grand Canyon was overwhelming and we can only recommend it to everyone.

October 25, 2022

The day of the flight the weather was terribly rainy and the visibility very poor. The agency canceled the flight and we offer several options: rebook the flight the next day or another day, or a full refund. We opted for the rebooking the next day. The agency is really serious and the pilot was very nice and funny. I liked that it gave heights, distances, speeds, in miles, miles/h AND in km, km/h. He put on music like Indiana Jones when we passed over the fault of the canyon. In short it was perfect.

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October 22, 2022

Very nice experience. I recommend the longer tour offered by GetYourGuide. Really exciting! Just be careful not to choose a shorter flight for organizational reasons as happened to us who had to choose whether to take a short flight immediately or wait 3 hours for the purchased flight. Of course we waited! A marvel of experience

October 10, 2022

Product ID: 7897