Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Helicopter 45-Minute Flight with Optional Hummer Tour

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Grand Canyon Helicopter 45 Minute Flights with Optional Hummer Tour
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From USD 349.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


There’s nothing on this planet like the Grand Canyon and nothing can compare to seeing this natural wonder from the sky. Hop aboard a helicopter for an incredible aerial sightseeing adventure. You’ll fly over the rim and gaze down into the canyon, which reaches depths of 1-mile. From the Dragon Corridor and Imperial Point to the North and East rims, you’ll see this iconic landmark from a comfortable helicopter seat.
  • See the mighty Colorado River from the sky
  • In-flight narration offers interesting facts and stories about the Canyon
  • View the Kaibab National Forest which borders the North and South Rims
  • Add an optional guided Hummer tour to see the Grand Canyon from the road

What's Included

  • 2-hour guided Hummer tour (if option selected)
  • In-flight narration available in multiple languages
  • 40-50 minute (approx.) flight in a state-of-the-art helicopter
  • Each aircraft can hold up to six passengers, and multiple aircraft are available for larger groups.
  • USD15 per person fuel surcharge (for bookings made from March 21, 2022)
  • 2-hour Hummer tour (unless option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
    3568 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

    Come to the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters terminal at Grand Canyon Airport. Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to the activity start time that you chose to check in for your tour.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Grand Canyon National Park

Admission Ticket Free

Kaibab National Forest

Admission Ticket Free

Grand Canyon North Rim (Pass By)

Colorado River (Pass By)

Grand Canyon South Rim (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All passengers 18 years of age and older must present government-issued photo ID
  • For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing 300 lbs or greater will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • 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
  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time to check in for your tour.
  • Please bring $15 per person for fuel surcharge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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

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It was an amazing tour ! We did the 45-minute Grand Canyon, Hummer Tour one and We got a lot of emotion, almost to cry! It was such a magical experience. The songs list was on point. Natalie was amazing. Thank you Family Quillin


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Breathtaking views!
Wendy_H, Sept 2023
Breathtaking views! We could only do the shorter 25 minute tour due to the winds, but it was fantastic and I would highly recommend this tour.
Top Tour
Dirk_C, Sept 2023
Great Helicopter tour with a very nice guide. Good info during the trip and an awesome view over the Grand Canyon. Despite some other reviews the Hummer tour was very good too. Very friendly driver, really nothing to complain about. Would definitely book again.
No flight, but fast refund
Manuela_S, Sept 2023
Our flight was cancelled due to strong winds. Refund procedure fair and easy. Quick refund! Therefore five stars.
Mother Nature’s work of art.
Connie_Q, Sept 2023
It was an amazing tour ! We did the 45-minute Grand Canyon, Hummer Tour one and We got a lot of emotion, almost to cry! It was such a magical experience. The songs list was on point. Natalie was amazing. Thank you Family Quillin
Great way to see the highlights of the canyon
Frank_L, Sept 2023
My 2 sons and I booked the helicopter ride as part or our grand canyon experience. It was a great way to see the canyon from a different perspective. The pilot was a great guide. We added the hummer tour. We hit the main lookouts from the south rim. It's a no stress way to hit the main highlights of the south rim.
Georges_B, Sept 2023
Impressive, beautiful, breathtaking, fun… what an experience ! It’s even better than flying around Manhattan ! And a great pilot too !
Great Time
Eric_G, Sept 2023
Awesome experience, our pilot Cameron was great and he pointed out landmarks and park facts along our flight.
James_C, Aug 2023
Breathtakingly magnificent views! Had a great time. Hard to put into words. Definitely worth doing. Memories for a lifetime.
Easy to book and even...
antonio_m, Aug 2023
Easy to book and even though the weather prevented us from the full experience Viator made it easy to submit and receive a partial refund. I will definitely be using them for future vacations.
Grand canyon helicopter ride
NITZA_P, July 2023
The pilot was great, played great music and explained everything very well. My daughter was blown away
Wonderful trip with a fantastic view.
Andre_K, July 2023
We had a great and funny pilot, he made sure that everybody is doing fine while we had a marvellous view of the Grand Canyon, a wonderful experience.
Must do!
Heather_W, July 2023
The whole experience was wonderful! The was an issue with the flight being late which meant we wouldn't be able to drive to the Hummer Tour location however, the people at the Helicopter tour arranged for the Hummer to come pick us up! Incredible service and wonderful people to work with, highly recommend!
Alison_H, July 2023
Complete waste of money. Would’ve given zero stars if I could. Was advertised as something to do in Vegas. We had booked helicopter ride with same company 10 years ago and assumed was same pickup point. Didn’t realise until too late that the pick-up point was in Arizona- 4 hours away. Cost £1400 and we couldn’t go and no refund
excellent tour
Steve_G, July 2023
excellent views from helicopter, great ride even though pretty windy out, very informative and knowledgeable pilot
Sergio_V, July 2023
The initial view of the Canyon, it was majestic, our pilot Jordan prepared us for the view. Once over the Grand Canyon , Jordan ensured that he gave us ample time to take pictures, videos. Gave us historical facts about the Grand Canyon. We all enjoyed the trip. Thank You.
Great helicopter don’t bother with hummer
Lisa_S, July 2023
The helicopter tour was fantastic and a definite experience. The best way to see the grand canyon and I would highly recommend it. However papillon are very poor at communication and responding. The hummer ride is definitely not worth it. Lovely people running it but it is simply driving and stopping along the same road and route that you can take in your car or on the free bus. There is no advantage to being in an open car and paying so much when it doesn’t take you anywhere you cannot go yourself. It’s a straight road with stops which you can drive and the buses do Again hummer people really nice but what is on offer isn’t worth it at all
Great experience
Daniel_S, July 2023
This was a 40th birthday present for my girlfriend. The view of the Grand Canyon can not be beat. I originally booked a tour in Hawaii but that was cancelled due to poor weather and I have no regrets doing this one instead. The guide was terrific and very informative.
Great experience, the...
Stefano_P, July 2023
Great experience, the tour was exciting and seeing the Grand Canyon from above is without equal. To be recommended.
Just amazing
Anders_G, June 2023
Just amazing. Out of words. Very nice helicopter. Perfect pilot😀 Fantastic views. Easy check in. Very service minded
A Must do in your life
reikokoch, June 2023
The moment when you Fly over the Canyon is so spectacular and breathtaking you will Never forget, 2 thumbs up.

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Free Cancellation
USD 349.00

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