Grand Canyon National Park

45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, USA
45 minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan Arizona
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  • 45 minutes
  • Flight time: 45 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, see the world's largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Snap photos of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before your return flight takes you through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
  • Exhilarating flight out of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Tusayan, Arizona
  • State-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows
  • Travel through the Dragon Corridor - the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon
  • Inclusive of all local taxes and fees

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A helicopter tour gets you away from the crowds for unbeatable views of the canyon.

What's Included

  • 45-minute helicopter flight
  • All taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Maverick Helicopters
    107 Corsair Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Kaibab National Forest (Pass By)

Grand Canyon National Park (Pass By)

Painted Desert (Pass By)

Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower (Pass By)

Marble Canyon (Pass By)

Colorado River (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Total weight per passenger: 300 lbs
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Is there a minimum age to fly on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered a lap child and fly at no cost.

Feb 2021

Q:Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Children 16 years and under require an adult to accompany them.

Feb 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Children under the age of 2 years old are considered a lap child by the FAA.

Feb 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:We can take the request but cannot guarantee specific seating as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the helicopter.

Feb 2021

Q:What type of aircraft do you use for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Our flights use EC130 helicopters by Airbus Helicopters.

Feb 2021

Q:What is the helicopter capacity on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Our helicopter can accommodate up to 6-7 passengers.

Feb 2021

Q:Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Yes, you would just need to purchase all of the seats in the helicopter.

Feb 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.

Feb 2021

Q:Do I need a photo ID for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:Yes, a Government-issued ID is required at check-in.

Feb 2021

Q:What time of day do you recommend to fly on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?

A:The sunset flight is the most popular departure time of the day, while midday flights offer detailed views of canyon walls. Early morning flights are popular in the summer as the temperature in the canyon is cooler.

Feb 2021

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Featured review
The trip was fantastic!! Our pilot Paul was very good… able to speak French to our other passengers and English to us! He was very informative about the canyon, the history, the ecology… it was a great experience!!!


1,709 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Gail_C, Apr 2024
Bored of the Canyon. Our guide, Brian was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and played great music.
Stunning tour - a must do!
Katrina_H, Apr 2024
Absolutely fantastic tour! The helicopter pilot was very informative and really knew a lot about the different parts of the canyon! Also I'd love to thank Viator & the Tour Operator for allowing us to change the flight time to a later time at short notice! Our plan was to pick up a car rental from Las Vegas & drive straight to the Maverick Helicopters, but when we got to the car rental the line was an hour long which would have made us late for the original time we had booked! We contacted Viator who contacted the tour operator who got back to us in speedy time and offered a later flight. Saved our day and we were so glad we didn't miss out! We can't thank you enough!
Great flight
Charles_P, Apr 2024
This is the best way to see the Grand Canyon. The moment you fly from the forest rim down into the canyon was dramatic. The pilot was very informative and safe.
Awe inspiring
rwtruitt, Apr 2024
The trip was fantastic!! Our pilot Paul was very good… able to speak French to our other passengers and English to us! He was very informative about the canyon, the history, the ecology… it was a great experience!!!
Loved it!
Cindy_C, Apr 2024
We had a spectacular experience with Maverick! Jeff was our pilot and he was awesome and the views were incredible! Would absolutely do it again, beautiful!
Frances_G, Mar 2024
The pilot was great, the helicopter ride was beyond surreal. HOWEVER, the listing doesn’t say anything about showing up 45 mins before the time we selected. No communication was sent about this either prior to the schedule, yet we were somehow held responsible for checking and calling them. The lady at the front desk said “well you should have called us to check.” I think that’s the company’s responsibility to provide ALL INFORMATION NEEDED UPFRONT, whether through the Viator listing or a message of some sort. And the lady gave us the nastiest attitude saying “you’re on the verge of missing your flight.” And by the way, the check-in that they required customers to be there 45 mins prior took us a grand 2 MINUTES to complete. We’re happy to comply with whatever is asked of us, but if it’s not communicated properly in any way shape or form, it is absolutely WRONG to hold us accountable for that. Mind you, this trip is NON refundable.
Just can’t explain in words!
Scott_B, Mar 2024
Breathtaking views really only captured from a helicopter. Great explanations of the rock formations, ecology, and transformations. Great job pilot Paul!!
Best part
Heather_H, Mar 2024
Best experience of my whole trip! Wonderful pilot and most beautiful views! Easiest time getting registered and the people were very friendly
Must do
Jeffrey_S, Mar 2024
Magnificent and a lifetime experience. Chris was the best pilot and made everyone feel safe. The parts of the flight into the GC from the National Forest and the climb at the North Rim were fantastic.
Amazing Adventure
Mary_S, Feb 2024
The pilot was amazing and the views were unbelievably beautiful. Worth every penny we spent. We would do it again.
Adventure 2024
Stephanie_K, Feb 2024
Just do it✔️☑️ best way to see the canyon! nothing better than when you come up and over that ridge you won’t even understand until you do it!!!!
Getting over your fears
Linda_C, Feb 2024
Being able to do this very unique experience with my mom and my daught. Er was a quite a memorable experience
Canceled due to weather
Ghislain_B, Feb 2024
The trip was canceled due to weather but the Maverick folks were very professional. There is nothing more to say.
Fun, memorable experience
Jennifer_W, Feb 2024
What a way to see the Grand Canyon! Great experience. Office staff and Pilot super friendly. Breathtaking views and many great photo ops/videos. Memorable birthday flight!
Wonderful Experience
Sandra_L, Feb 2024
It was the first time being in a helicopter for my husband and I. It was a wonderful experience!! Our pilot was so nice and personable.. The ride was so smooth. Taking a helicopter ride is the way to see the Grand Canyon. It was beautiful and amazing! We will definitely take another helicopter ride with Maverick Helicopters. Thank you for such a memorable experience.
Matt_N, Jan 2024
Did this for my daughter’s birthday and first trip to GC. Second to NONE experience and one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. Top notch pilots and program!
Eugene_G, Jan 2024
5* service. The pilot was a professional, very polite and witty. He told a lot of interesting things while flying. Everything went just perfect!
Awesome experience not to be missed
Peter_K, Jan 2024
Very professional operation, our pilot Dave gave excellent running commentary through out the flight. Let us know when a good photo opportunity was coming up. Stunning way to appreciate the scale of the Grand Canyon. An experience I would recommend to anybody
Wonderful ride
Jesse_S, Jan 2024
The tour was great. The helicopter flow over a large area above the canyon that can't be seen from either trails or lookouts.
Epic tour
Brandon_P, Nov 2023
Cresting into the canyon. Pilot narrated the tour well. Very smooth flight. Felt safe and secure the entire time.

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