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Grand Canyon Airplane Tours

Soar over the Southwestern desert on a Grand Canyon airplane tour. Whether you're exploring the South Rim, West Rim, North Canyon, or want to capture views of nearby destinations like Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, GCSA airplane tours to the Grand Canyon have you covered. Discover your perfect Grand Canyon airplane tour today.

Discover the Best Airplane Tours of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines chartered the first-ever airplane tour over the Grand Canyon in 1972. Since then, we’ve been setting the standard for aerial sightseeing and tour operation in the Southwest. Over the last 90+ years, GCSA has become the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in the world.

Whether you’re exploring the Grand Canyon National Park, the West Rim, Grand Canyon North, or another breathtaking Southwestern destination, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines has you covered. Approximately 300,000 passengers choose Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines each year for their aerial sightseeing experience, and we are proud to know that our name has become internationally synonymous with memorable experiences to the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Plane Tours & Destinations

You can choose from dozens of unique Grand Canyon plane tours ranging from a one-hour sightseeing flight to a two-day/one-night getaway at the canyon. These world-class flights travel to three destinations in the Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon West, and Grand Canyon North.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tours

When you imagine yourself visiting the Grand Canyon National Park, chances are you are picturing the stunning views of the South Rim. Both on the ground and from the sky, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is overflowing with breathtaking sights.

Experience the widest and deepest parts of the Grand Canyon National Park aboard an airplane tour of the South Rim. Soar over notable landscapes including Zuni Corridor, Point Imperial, the Confluence of the Colorado River, Kaibab Plateau, and the lush Kaibab National Forest aboard the South Rim Airplane Tour.

You can also discover the magnificent aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River en route to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon Deluxe with Helicopter airplane tour soars over miles of desert and Grand Canyon landscapes before dropping passengers off at the South Rim for a ground exploration. You'll even get a chance to experience two of the South Rim’s most famous viewpoints, Bright Angel Point and Mather Point.

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Views of the Grand Canyon's south rim from an airplane, including the colorado riverGrand Discovery Air Tour

Experience aerial views of the fantastic gorges and rock formations that have been carved by nature throughout the canyon walls. Enjoy breathtaking scenic views of the Zuni Corridor, Imperial Point, Confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado River, Kaibab National Forest, and Kaibab Plateau.

Duration: 40 minutes
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Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tours

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines offers a number of exhilarating sightseeing tours to the Grand Canyon West. This rim, contrary to popular belief, is not a part of the national park. The gorgeous land is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe.

While aboard an airplane tour of the West Rim, you can stroll across the world-famous glass bottom of the Grand Canyon Skywalk or discover breathtaking lookouts like Eagle Point and Guano Point.

If your tour is departing from Las Vegas, you'll also catch aerial views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River while en route to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Each of the West Rim airplane tours feature optimal comfort with a climate-controlled cabin and multilingual in-flight narration divulging interesting facts about the canyon.

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Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines plane over Grand CanyonHighlights over Grand Canyon

Soar across the expanse of the Mojave Desert to the Grand Canyon's West Rim in a first-rate aircraft. Sights of the Hoover Dam, the glittering waters of Lake Mead, and the Colorado River are just outside the cabin windows.

Duration: 4 hours
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Guests walking up to a Tent on top of a Grand Canyon cliff formation at Grand Canyon West RimGrand Canyon West Experience Landing Tour

Discover the mystique of the ancient Hualapai Tribe at the Grand Canyon West. You'll see the unique vistas on an exciting airplane tour, wander the canyon's edge on foot, or even visit the Native American Cultural Village.

Duration: 7 hours
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Helicopter landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon West Rim during Grand Voyager TourGrand Voyager Rim to River

Discover the most unique views of the canyon from the air, land, and water! Fly via airplane to the West Rim, where a helicopter will take passengers a mile down to the canyon floor for a boat ride down the Colorado River. Ample time is provided to see the canyon views from the rim, as well.

Duration: 7 hours
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Grand Canyon North Airplane Tours

Looking to escape the crowds and experience the raw, untouched beauty of the Grand Canyon? Airplane tours to the Grand Canyon North are your ticket. During your scenic airplane flight from the Las Vegas area to the Grand Canyon North, enjoy views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the mighty Colorado River. Each aircraft is specifically designed for sightseeing, equipped with high wings, plush seating, and climate control.

After touching down at Bar 10 Ranch on the northern end of the Grand Canyon, the adventure continues. Northern tours can feature thrilling Polaris Ranger rides, horseback rides, overnight accommodations, and more.

The blue Colorado River cuts through stark Grand Canyon walls.Grand Canyon North Air Ground Tour

The North Rim of the canyon is a secluded and serene area offering spectacular views. Trek along off the beaten path or take a guided Polaris or ATV tour through the gorgeous wilderness.

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Grand Canyon Airplane Tours FAQs

How Much Do Grand Canyon Airplane Tours Cost?

It depends. The price of each airplane tour is based on a number of factors. The flight destination, flight length, and whether there are any additional experiences or upgrades will all impact the tour cost.

Seem complicated? Don’t worry. The cost of each Grand Canyon airplane tour is conveniently located next to each tour listing. And with Scenic, the rate we quote you online is the rate you’ll pay. No guesswork necessary.

Where Can I Buy Grand Canyon Plane Tickets?

On the hunt for Grand Canyon airplane tickets? You’ve come to the right place. Each airplane tour can be conveniently booked online. To find out how much each tour costs, where it will fly to, and how to purchase, simply look at the tour listing on our website.

Where Do Grand Canyon Airplane Tours Depart From?

The majority of departures for GCSA's Grand Canyon airplane tours are from Las Vegas. But we also offer tours that take off from Grand Canyon West Rim and Grand Canyon National Park.

Which days are airplane tours near me available?

Most of the tours offered operate year round. However, there are some seasonal tour offerings such as lengthy rafting excursions or overnight stays at Bar 10 Ranch.