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Grand Canyon Village: Helicopter Tour & Hummer Tour Options

1. Grand Canyon Village: Helicopter Tour & Hummer Tour Options

Admire the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective with a helicopter tour that elevates the views to a whole new level. Add an optional Hummer tour, either during the day or at sunset, for another memorable way to experience this natural wonder. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest, across the widest part of the South Rim. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colorado River towards the North Rim. See formations like the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist as you fly through the Dragon Corridor. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer experience. Ride in comfort and view rock formations, gorges, and other wonders of the national park. The vehicle has been customized to allow you to take in the best views of the canyon's landscape. The journey into the Grand Canyon will be led by a guide who will take you to 3-4 of the best viewpoints. Learn about the canyon’s formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. There'll be plenty of time to explore and take photos as well.

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

2. From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

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.

Grand Canyon Village: Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

3. Grand Canyon Village: Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on an airplane tour complete with narration in multiple languages that will truly captivate you. Your tour departs from the Grand Canyon Airport near Grand Canyon Village and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor. Once aboard your plane, sit back and enjoy the thrill of the incredible scenery located within this natural wonder. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography through the specially-designed oversized windows. This sightseeing airplane tour is perfect for families and for individuals who have limited time to explore on the ground yet wish to enjoy all of the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park: Guided Sunset Hummer Tour

4. Grand Canyon National Park: Guided Sunset Hummer Tour

Discover Grand Canyon National Park at the golden hour, when it comes alive with striking colors, incredible shadows, and moving light. Take sight of multicolored rock layers aboard a former military humvee, customized to ensure the best experience. Follow your professional guide and discover the most awe-inspiring viewpoints and lookouts of the South Rim. Listen to stories and facts about the Grand Canyon, including its creation, history, and ancient inhabitants. After each lookout or viewpoint, enjoy enough time to capture memory-making photographs. The last viewpoint on this tour is to watch the sunset, and marvel at the dramatic color changes as the sun dips below the horizon. Tours take place on paved, public roads; there is no off road travel permitted in the Grand Canyon National Park

Sedona/Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Day Trip with Dinner & Sunset

5. Sedona/Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Day Trip with Dinner & Sunset

Ride in comfort and style as you travel to Northern Arizona in an air-conditioned vehicle that seats no more than 14 passengers for an intimate and personal experience. Experience fully narrated tours from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides in the Southwest. If you are departing from Sedona, your tour begins as you ascend the Colorado Plateau through the lush Oak Creek Canyon. Over the 27 miles of winding roads, you leave the beautiful red rocks behind and ascend 2000 feet to the tall Ponderosa Pines.  Upon arriving in Flagstaff pick up the remaining guests, and travel past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks on your way to Grand Canyon National Park. Your first stop is at the Historic Cameron Trading Post where you will have the chance to check out the Native American craftsmanship. Then as you reach the Grand Canyon’s East entrance from the Navajo Nation, you will see the Little Colorado River Gorge and the western edge of the Painted Desert. Upon entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will get your first views of the Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River at Desert View. Climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory, and learn about one of the achievements of famous architect Mary J. Colter. Take some time to take in the beautiful panoramic views at different viewpoints along the South Rim of the canyon. Marvel at some of the widest and deepest scenic views the Grand Canyon has to offer. From the South Rim, gaze 14 miles across to the North Rim. You will also visit the only point where you can see both Phantom Ranch as well as the Kaibab Suspension Bridge. A complimentary dinner is included on this tour. The journey culminates as your guide takes you to the ideal spot to have an opportunity to see an amazing array of colors, shadows, and lighting that are the hallmark of a Sunset at the Grand Canyon. Relax and enjoy the ride back to your hotel as you reflect on your Grand Canyon experience.

Grand Canyon National Park: 2-Hour Small-Group Hummer Tour

6. Grand Canyon National Park: 2-Hour Small-Group Hummer Tour

Join a small-group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend 2 hours exploring the Grand Canyon in a former military Humvee that has been customized to ensure every seat is 'the best seat' to view the canyon's incredible landscape.    Enjoy your journey into the Grand Canyon with a professional guide who will lead you to 3-4 of the most amazing viewpoints and overlooks that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Hear stories and information about the canyon’s formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. After arriving at each viewpoint or overlook, you will have plenty of time to explore and capture memories in photographs.

The Grand Entrance: Jeep Tour of Grand Canyon National Park

7. The Grand Entrance: Jeep Tour of Grand Canyon National Park

Tour the Grand Canyon in our custom, open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler. Your expert, local adventure guide knows just where to take you for an introduction to this national landmark. See gorgeous views along the South Rim during your journey to scenic viewpoints. Your guide has a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the canyon, from geology and botany to infamous myths and legends. Challenge them with questions to learn much more than you ever could from brochures. Stop at Grandview Point to see an area of the Canyon that was once mined for copper, gold and silver. In the late 1800s, this area of the Grand Canyon was the first to welcome visitors and mine owners even built a hotel at Grandview Point. Your guide can shed more light on the history of this tranquil, tree-lined locale. Our guides live and work at the Canyon, so they have unique insights and experiences that enable them to access each viewpoint at the perfect time. Your tour features two other stops along the South Rim, which can vary depending on conditions.

Tusayan: Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride with Optional Hummer

8. Tusayan: Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride with Optional Hummer

See the absolute best views the Grand Canyon has to offer on this 40–50-minute aerial sightseeing adventure. Join us at the Grand Canyon Helicopters terminal at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) in Tusayan/Grand Canyon Village South. Settle into a state-of-the-art helicopter built especially for sightseeing, and off you go! As you soar across the canyon rim, watch as the bottom seemingly drops out from under your feet. You'll gaze deep into the very core of the canyon over 5,000 feet down to the dramatic confluence of the Little Colorado River. You will then drift past Imperial Point - a rugged spire standing alone near the North Rim of the Canyon. Flying at the same altitude as the North Rim, you may feel you can reach out and touch the canyon walls. It's an up-close and personal perspective only a helicopter can provide! The North Rim is a vastly different climate and supports plant and animal life not present at the drier South Rim. You'll then head back to Grand Canyon South Rim via the Dragon Corridor, another of the Grand Canyon's most picturesque sections. If you want the most scenic views from the most impressive heights, this is the helicopter tour for you.

Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

9. Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Grand Canyon National Park with skip-the-gate tickets. Witness breathtaking sunset views, venture down forest paths on a 4x4, and travel to the Canyon's edge with your experienced guide. Start your tour hassle-free with skip-the-gate admission that allows you to bypass the usual long lines. With your guide and driver, venture off-road down historic stagecoach trails through the Kaibab Forest in search of elk, deer, and turkey en route to the Canyon’s edge. Once you arrive, witness one of the world’s most magnificent vistas – sunset at the Grand Canyon. Follow your local guide as they lead you to viewpoints along the Canyon’s edge while describing geologic formations, inner canyon trails, and the Colorado River. Your tour will culminate in the best spot to catch the sunset from the spectacular Grandview Point where the fading sunlight turns the Canyon into a kaleidoscope of colors.

Tusayan: Grand Canyon Desert View & South Rim Pink Jeep Tour

10. Tusayan: Grand Canyon Desert View & South Rim Pink Jeep Tour

Visit the South Rim Grand Canyon National Park and travel the entire length of Desert View Drive, approximately 23 miles. Take in breathtaking canyon views and the best viewpoints. Our local, certified adventure guides will share hidden gems and first-hand knowledge of this natural world wonder. You'll make several stops along the South Rim where the scenery changes with the weather and time of day, ensuring that you never see the same view twice. Learn about plants, animals, geology and how the canyon was formed while traveling to Yavapai Point. Your guide will bring the history of the Grand Canyon to life with tales of its native peoples, adventurous explorers and early tourists. Be sure to capture photos of the Desert View Watchtower to the east and towering rock spires against the sky. Your Grand Canyon tour includes park admission fees and a ticket to the IMAX® Movie, "Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time." This newly released film shares captivating canyon history, complete with in-depth looks at the area’s indigenous tribes, early explorers and places that few have ever seen.

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Our most recommended things to do in Tusayan

Grand Canyon Village: Helicopter Tour & Hummer Tour Options

Grand Canyon Village: Helicopter Tour & Hummer Tour Options

Admire the Grand Canyon from a unique perspective with a helicopter tour that elevates the views to a whole new level. Add an optional Hummer tour, either during the day or at sunset, for another memorable way to experience this natural wonder. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest, across the widest part of the South Rim. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Colorado River towards the North Rim. See formations like the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist as you fly through the Dragon Corridor. Upgrade your tour to include a Hummer experience. Ride in comfort and view rock formations, gorges, and other wonders of the national park. The vehicle has been customized to allow you to take in the best views of the canyon's landscape. The journey into the Grand Canyon will be led by a guide who will take you to 3-4 of the best viewpoints. Learn about the canyon’s formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. There'll be plenty of time to explore and take photos as well.

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

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.

Grand Canyon Village: Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Grand Canyon Village: Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on an airplane tour complete with narration in multiple languages that will truly captivate you. Your tour departs from the Grand Canyon Airport near Grand Canyon Village and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor. Once aboard your plane, sit back and enjoy the thrill of the incredible scenery located within this natural wonder. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography through the specially-designed oversized windows. This sightseeing airplane tour is perfect for families and for individuals who have limited time to explore on the ground yet wish to enjoy all of the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park: Guided Sunset Hummer Tour

Grand Canyon National Park: Guided Sunset Hummer Tour

Discover Grand Canyon National Park at the golden hour, when it comes alive with striking colors, incredible shadows, and moving light. Take sight of multicolored rock layers aboard a former military humvee, customized to ensure the best experience. Follow your professional guide and discover the most awe-inspiring viewpoints and lookouts of the South Rim. Listen to stories and facts about the Grand Canyon, including its creation, history, and ancient inhabitants. After each lookout or viewpoint, enjoy enough time to capture memory-making photographs. The last viewpoint on this tour is to watch the sunset, and marvel at the dramatic color changes as the sun dips below the horizon. Tours take place on paved, public roads; there is no off road travel permitted in the Grand Canyon National Park

Sedona/Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Day Trip with Dinner & Sunset

Sedona/Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Day Trip with Dinner & Sunset

Ride in comfort and style as you travel to Northern Arizona in an air-conditioned vehicle that seats no more than 14 passengers for an intimate and personal experience. Experience fully narrated tours from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides in the Southwest. If you are departing from Sedona, your tour begins as you ascend the Colorado Plateau through the lush Oak Creek Canyon. Over the 27 miles of winding roads, you leave the beautiful red rocks behind and ascend 2000 feet to the tall Ponderosa Pines.  Upon arriving in Flagstaff pick up the remaining guests, and travel past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks on your way to Grand Canyon National Park. Your first stop is at the Historic Cameron Trading Post where you will have the chance to check out the Native American craftsmanship. Then as you reach the Grand Canyon’s East entrance from the Navajo Nation, you will see the Little Colorado River Gorge and the western edge of the Painted Desert. Upon entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will get your first views of the Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River at Desert View. Climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory, and learn about one of the achievements of famous architect Mary J. Colter. Take some time to take in the beautiful panoramic views at different viewpoints along the South Rim of the canyon. Marvel at some of the widest and deepest scenic views the Grand Canyon has to offer. From the South Rim, gaze 14 miles across to the North Rim. You will also visit the only point where you can see both Phantom Ranch as well as the Kaibab Suspension Bridge. A complimentary dinner is included on this tour. The journey culminates as your guide takes you to the ideal spot to have an opportunity to see an amazing array of colors, shadows, and lighting that are the hallmark of a Sunset at the Grand Canyon. Relax and enjoy the ride back to your hotel as you reflect on your Grand Canyon experience.

Grand Canyon National Park: 2-Hour Small-Group Hummer Tour

Grand Canyon National Park: 2-Hour Small-Group Hummer Tour

Join a small-group tour perfect for families, groups, and adventure-seekers alike and spend 2 hours exploring the Grand Canyon in a former military Humvee that has been customized to ensure every seat is 'the best seat' to view the canyon's incredible landscape.    Enjoy your journey into the Grand Canyon with a professional guide who will lead you to 3-4 of the most amazing viewpoints and overlooks that the Grand Canyon has to offer. Hear stories and information about the canyon’s formation, history, animals, and ancient inhabitants. After arriving at each viewpoint or overlook, you will have plenty of time to explore and capture memories in photographs.

The Grand Entrance: Jeep Tour of Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Entrance: Jeep Tour of Grand Canyon National Park

Tour the Grand Canyon in our custom, open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler. Your expert, local adventure guide knows just where to take you for an introduction to this national landmark. See gorgeous views along the South Rim during your journey to scenic viewpoints. Your guide has a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the canyon, from geology and botany to infamous myths and legends. Challenge them with questions to learn much more than you ever could from brochures. Stop at Grandview Point to see an area of the Canyon that was once mined for copper, gold and silver. In the late 1800s, this area of the Grand Canyon was the first to welcome visitors and mine owners even built a hotel at Grandview Point. Your guide can shed more light on the history of this tranquil, tree-lined locale. Our guides live and work at the Canyon, so they have unique insights and experiences that enable them to access each viewpoint at the perfect time. Your tour features two other stops along the South Rim, which can vary depending on conditions.

Tusayan: Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride with Optional Hummer

Tusayan: Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride with Optional Hummer

See the absolute best views the Grand Canyon has to offer on this 40–50-minute aerial sightseeing adventure. Join us at the Grand Canyon Helicopters terminal at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) in Tusayan/Grand Canyon Village South. Settle into a state-of-the-art helicopter built especially for sightseeing, and off you go! As you soar across the canyon rim, watch as the bottom seemingly drops out from under your feet. You'll gaze deep into the very core of the canyon over 5,000 feet down to the dramatic confluence of the Little Colorado River. You will then drift past Imperial Point - a rugged spire standing alone near the North Rim of the Canyon. Flying at the same altitude as the North Rim, you may feel you can reach out and touch the canyon walls. It's an up-close and personal perspective only a helicopter can provide! The North Rim is a vastly different climate and supports plant and animal life not present at the drier South Rim. You'll then head back to Grand Canyon South Rim via the Dragon Corridor, another of the Grand Canyon's most picturesque sections. If you want the most scenic views from the most impressive heights, this is the helicopter tour for you.

Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

Grand Canyon: Off-Road Sunset Safari with Skip-the-Gate Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Grand Canyon National Park with skip-the-gate tickets. Witness breathtaking sunset views, venture down forest paths on a 4x4, and travel to the Canyon's edge with your experienced guide. Start your tour hassle-free with skip-the-gate admission that allows you to bypass the usual long lines. With your guide and driver, venture off-road down historic stagecoach trails through the Kaibab Forest in search of elk, deer, and turkey en route to the Canyon’s edge. Once you arrive, witness one of the world’s most magnificent vistas – sunset at the Grand Canyon. Follow your local guide as they lead you to viewpoints along the Canyon’s edge while describing geologic formations, inner canyon trails, and the Colorado River. Your tour will culminate in the best spot to catch the sunset from the spectacular Grandview Point where the fading sunlight turns the Canyon into a kaleidoscope of colors.

Tusayan: Grand Canyon Desert View & South Rim Pink Jeep Tour

Tusayan: Grand Canyon Desert View & South Rim Pink Jeep Tour

Visit the South Rim Grand Canyon National Park and travel the entire length of Desert View Drive, approximately 23 miles. Take in breathtaking canyon views and the best viewpoints. Our local, certified adventure guides will share hidden gems and first-hand knowledge of this natural world wonder. You'll make several stops along the South Rim where the scenery changes with the weather and time of day, ensuring that you never see the same view twice. Learn about plants, animals, geology and how the canyon was formed while traveling to Yavapai Point. Your guide will bring the history of the Grand Canyon to life with tales of its native peoples, adventurous explorers and early tourists. Be sure to capture photos of the Desert View Watchtower to the east and towering rock spires against the sky. Your Grand Canyon tour includes park admission fees and a ticket to the IMAX® Movie, "Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time." This newly released film shares captivating canyon history, complete with in-depth looks at the area’s indigenous tribes, early explorers and places that few have ever seen.

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4.7
(1,455 reviews)

Loved the "ADVENTURE" with our guide Rich. What a memorable experience. Sunny and cloudless skies to start our journey and ended with a snow storm. White out over the canyon .. amazing!

Our tour guide, Brad, was very informative and he made every effort to include everyone on the sites he thought we would enjoy the most. It was a fantastic day.

Excelllent trip. Guide Brad was very, very helpful and knowledgeable. Will being recommending this trip to others. Thank you for a great trip and day.

The 2 hours trip was fantastic and focused on the most important points. However, next time I would book the 3 hours trip. Our guide was great!

Very impressed with the experience, the epic movie music and our pilot’s narration made the helicopter ride something we will never forget