Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour

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Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane
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From $179.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See some of the Grand Canyon's most popular landmarks on this incredible 40-minute, fixed-wing airplane adventure. Enjoy aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s East Rim, the Painted Desert of badlands, located in the Four Corners area from Grand Canyon National Park into Petrified Forest National Park and Imperial Point, the Grand Canyon’s highest spire. Also, fly over the North Rim and Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon.
  • Fixed-wing airplane flight over Grand Canyon National Park
  • Ride aboard a luxury plane with oversized windows affording exceptional views
  • See major Grand Canyon landmarks including the Zuni Corridor, Desert View Watchtower and Point Imperial
  • Listen to narration about the geology and history of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area

What's Included

  • 40-minute scenic air tour by fixed-wing airplane
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 3555 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

    Grand Canyon Airport South Rim Highway 64 Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This 40-minute flight begins at Grand Canyon National Park Airport with a pilot meet and greet. Buckle up in the fixed-wing Vistaliner plane, featuring panoramic windows for the ultimate sightseeing adventure. Take off for the eastern part of the Grand Canyon and see Horseshoe Bend, located just seven miles from the beginning of Grand Canyon National Park. Check out the incredible view down into the Little Colorado River.

Then cross over the canyon at Zuni Point Pass, where the Painted Desert of badlands and Navajo Indian Reservation are on display just to the east along the Colorado River. The tour then changes course to fly over the north rim, showing off the Kaibab Plateau at 9,200 feet above sea level and the Kaibab National Forest, which borders both the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon.

Along the way, learn about the history of the Grand Canyon and the geologic forces that helped to create it. Also, find out about the various people that inhabited and explored the canyon, as far back as 4,000 years ago. Bring a camera and delight in the many wonderful views this breathtaking tour provides.

Grand Canyon National Park

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Zuni Point (Pass By)

Point Imperial Drive (Pass By)

Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower (Pass By)

Colorado River (Pass By)

Kaibab National Forest (Pass By)

Mather Point

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Yavapai Point

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing 300 lbs (136 kg) or more will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant children are considered a lap child if they are under the age of two and have proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered lap children and fly at no cost with proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate.

Jun 2021

Q:Can my child sit on my lap during the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

A:Yes, children under the age of 2 years old are considered lap children by the FAA.

Jun 2021

Q:Do you accommodate seating requests on the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

A:A window seat request is offered for a fee-only payable if granted at check-in. Passengers can request a window, however, no request is guaranteed prior to flight time as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the aircraft.

Jul 2021

Q:What do I need to bring with me for the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

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

Jun 2021

Q:Do I need a photo ID for the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

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

Jun 2021

Q:How should I dress for the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

A:Layered clothing is recommended from March to September as the area regularly experiences temperature changes. Winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March. Sturdy, toe-covering shoes are highly recommended (sneakers or hiking boots.)

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring my camera with me on the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour?

A:Cameras and phones are welcome and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of selfie sticks and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft. Such items must be stored until after disembarking at your destination.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there any special considerations for pregnant women on the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane?

A:No, but consult a doctor if you are in your last trimester.

Jun 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane with Optional Hummer Tour ?

A:Arrive at the Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines terminal 30 minutes prior to check-in.

Jun 2021

Q:Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane?

A:Yes, there is parking at no cost for self-drive customers.

Jun 2021

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Peter_R
Professional service to go along with a really smooth flight; extremely clear skies; expansive views of the Grand Canyon followed by a hummer tour. Got treated to an eclipse during all this which really made it an unforgettable experience!

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You have to view the Grand Canyon from a plane!
Colleen_O, Apr 2024
What a way to see the Grand Canyon! To truly appreciate the Grand Canyon in all its glory, this was the way to go! Breathtaking and amazing! The pilots were great!
Awe struck!
Darla_Q, Apr 2024
Wonderful way to see the Grand Canyon! Highly recommend both. Excellent staffing on both. Well worth it.
Great
Suman_T, Apr 2024
Great views of the canyon. Remember trip could start late if another group checks in late. Otherwise great .
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We apologize for the slight delay, and am glad to hear you enjoyed the flight and the views! Thank you so much for flying with us!
Amazing Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Worth the Value
Nicole_N, Mar 2024
We were very impressed with this tour - Craig was our pilot and we ended up taking one of the smaller planes, which fit 8 of us total (6 guests, 2 pilots). The quality of the ride and views, plus the recorded commentary and the pilot's additional commentary was really well done. We ended up changing our plans to visit the Grand Canyon following this airplane tour due to a car repair issue, and we were lucky we did this tour as it was the highlight for us from the Grand Canyon. When we returned 2 days later to the Grand Canyon, we experienced snow and heavy fog and barely saw anything - without the airplane tour, we would have been really disappointed. Definitely glad we did this tour - the views were amazing for the 9am tour. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so glad to hear you were able to enjoy the Grand Canyon with us before the bad weather arrived. Thank you so much for flying with us. We will let Craig know of your kind words!
Great exploration
Lisha_P, Mar 2024
Sam our pilot was amazing. He made the trip comfortable and enjoyable. Definitely would recommend for the family!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for flying with us and for the kind words. We will pass your note along to Sam as well!
Amazing and worth it
Bhavya_D, Mar 2024
Amazing experience, we did the 45minute flight only, check in was a breeze, all staff were lovely. The flight itself had incredible views, overall the experience is great value for money
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are so happy you enjoyed the experience and we agree, the views of the Grand Canyon really are amazing! Thank you for flying with us!
Absolutely Worth It
Hector_V, Mar 2024
I bought this airplane tour for my boyfriend’s birthday and it far exceeded our expectations. The pilots, Sam and Alex, were amazing and seeing the Grand Canyon from that perspective was breathtaking. Absolutely recommend and would do this again.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for the kind words and happy belated birthday! Glad to hear you enjoyed the flight. We will let Sam and Alex know as well!
Tour was great
Christofer_H, Mar 2024
The tour was great. The views were great. The small plane ride was fun. The pilot Captain Sam was great. The first officer was great. Some snow at top of Canyon edges. Good views of Colorado River. Easy to find airport. Plenty of parking. Five minutes from gate to Grand Canyon.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for flying with us and for your kind review. We will let Sam know you had a great time!
Bird’s eye view of Grand Canyon
Irina_M, Mar 2024
We had a great experience to see Grand Canyon and the north rim from the plane. It’s unforgettable fly. Special thanks to the first pilot Sam Buchanan and the second pilot ( sorry, I don’t know his name, but it was his first flight that day and he did great)!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the flight! We will pass on your kind words to Sam as well! Thank you for flying with us!
Awesome time, tons of respext
Ryan_E, Mar 2024
We were delayed on two different occasions in the same day and we finally got our flight about four hours later than originally scheduled. People were complaining and being jerks about everything and they had the guts to still say no. It’s hard to say no to today’s Karen’s and I’m proud they did.. trip kicked ass too. Well done captain sam!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We apologize the weather was not cooperating that Monday morning of your tour. We appreciate you being flexible and flying with us once the weather cleared up! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience!
Life changing experience!
Diana_B, Mar 2024
Both the airplane tour and the hummer tour were absolutely fantastic!!! Seeing the canyon at different views was life changing. Sam our pilot was very good and he took the time to show my husband (fellow pilot) the aircraft and answer all his questions. At Buckwild Tour Rene our tour guide was knowledgeable and extremely friendly, helpful and takes the best pictures. We recommend it 100%
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are thrilled you had a great time! We'll pass on your kind words to Sam and Rene. Thank you for touring with us!
Fantastic experiance
Peter_V, Mar 2024
Jake was an awesome pilot, very enjoyable experience, very professional. Incredible way to see the canyon.
Worth the money!
Austin_B, Feb 2024
Beautiful flight, friendly staff, worth the money! Captain Jack was great. Seeing the Grand Canyon from above was amazing
Great experience
Paul_S, Dec 2023
Very welcoming staff that took great care of my 93 year old father-in-law. Wonderful scenery and interesting narration. Great job all around!
Amazing Grand Canyon Flight
Lore_D, Nov 2023
Outstanding ride, views and experience of and around the Grand Canyon. Professional service and enjoyable informational audio during the flight. Thank you!
We thoroughly enjoyed our...
Carol_P, Nov 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our flight with our pilot, Steve. His anecdotal comments about the surroundings were appreciated.
Grand Canyon - Grand Tour
Peter_R, Oct 2023
Professional service to go along with a really smooth flight; extremely clear skies; expansive views of the Grand Canyon followed by a hummer tour. Got treated to an eclipse during all this which really made it an unforgettable experience!
Overall, a neat experience and provide spectacular views of the canyon.
kwine1223, Oct 2023
The views of the Grand Canyon were stunning and the plane was comfortable. The narration could have provided more detail about some of the areas of the canyon that we were flying over. Also, the last 10 minutes or so was flying over the national forest with no narration provided which left the flight a bit fizzled out.
On the Wings of Eagles
Janet_M, Sep 2023
Seeing the Grand Canyon from the sky was perfect! Breathtaking! I’ve been here 4 times, but really saw it the best from the air!
Highly recommended Gran Canyon viewing
URSBRUNO_H, Sep 2023
Very friendly reception. All personal I met were helpful and competent. The flight wasvery enjoyable. We overflew the big forest and the cayon from different directions. There was a very good and understandable voice track, explaining the different topics. The flight was generally very smooth with occasional bumps from the thermic. Really a very nice experience!
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