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Signature Tour - Grand Canyon South Rim with Ground Tour

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Phoenix, United States
Signature Tour - Grand Canyon South Rim with Ground Tour

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icon6 to 7 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Marvel at the Grand Canyon's vast expanse and some of the American Southwest's most awe-inspiring terrain during a scenic flight from Phoenix. Your pilot flies at the perfect altitude to clearly view the natural beauty of Arizona, including Tonto National Forest, San Francisco Peaks, Montezuma Well and the Red Rocks of Sedona. Choose either an air-only tour, or experience this majestic wilderness from the ground and air on a day-long tour that includes a stop in the National Park and lunch.
  • Half- or full-day tour of the Grand Canyon by airplane, from Phoenix
  • Soak in spectacular aerial views of the Grand Canyon and other Arizona landmarks
  • Fly over Tonto National Forest, the Red Rocks of Sedona and Montezuma's Well
  • Upgrade to experience Grand Canyon National Park by scenic flight, then land in the park for a ground tour
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the wildlife, geology and history of the Grand Canyon and Arizona
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Air tour
Guided tour (if Air and Ground option is selected)
Minimum Passenger Surcharge (for full details, please see information below)
Hotel pickup is available for this tour for an additional fee. Fees are determined based on the location of your hotel (USD35 to USD50). This service can be scheduled with the supplier directly, contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher which will be received after booking.
732 W Deer Valley Rd , 732 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA

Departures are from the Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix. We are located in the Cutter building on the northwest corner of the parking lot.

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
When in the Phoenix area, a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park is a must.

Meet your pilot at Deer Valley Airport where you receive a safety briefing and orientation to your aircraft. Travel in comfort in either a Cessna Caravan or T207, both of which are high-winged airplanes that are ideal for sightseeing from the air and taking photos. Every passenger has a window seat with unobstructed views of the spectacular scenery below.

As you fly to the Grand Canyon, be amazed at the scenery below of the Tonto National Forest, the Red Rock formations of Sedona, the San Francisco Peaks, Painted Desert and the Navajo Indian Reservation. Then get an amazing perspective of the widest part of the Grand Canyon as your pilot takes you where few other airplanes are allowed to fly.

Upgrade your experience to the full-day air and ground option, which includes landing in Grand Canyon National Park for a guided jeep tour. Enjoy impressive views from one of the South Rim overlooks and stop at the Grand Canyon Historic Village for fantastic photo ops, sweeping views or an unforgettable stroll along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Keep an eye out for native wildlife as you absorb the grandeur of the vast canyons and multicolored rock terrain. Lunch is provided during your time that you are exploring the park on the ground.

Afterwards, head back to the Grand Canyon Airport to continue your aerial journey, returning to Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix via Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and the old mining town of Jerome.
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Grand Canyon South Rim
Scenic, narrated flight over Sedona to Grand Canyon, 30 minute overflight of the widest and deepest part of the canyon, about 1 hr. return..
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Sedona Airport Overlook
Flight over the red rocks of Sedona
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San Francisco Peaks
Views from the Air of the highest point in Arizona, Mt. Humphreys
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Coconino National Forest
Scenic flight over the Coconino Plateau
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon South Rim
30 minute flight over the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Canyon National Park
If you choose the air and ground option there is a 3 hr. ground tour into the national park stopping a 3 different overlooks.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A minimum of 3 people is required to take up a flight without surcharge.
  • Minimum Passenger Surcharge: if there are only 2 passengers in total on the tour, there will be a USD50 per person surcharge. You will be advised if this is applicable at the time of reconfirmation, 48 hours prior to tour date. This surcharge is payable direct to the tour operator. You will also have the option to cancel or reschedule without penalty.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Westwind Air Service
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.
  • 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.

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Solo traveler had a wonderful time.
, Aug 2020
I had a week long work assignment in Phoenix and too an extra day for myself. I have been over the Grand Canyon dozens of times but i really wanted to stand on the edge and view its grandeur. After working 12 hour days all week in 115 degree heat, I all but gave up on the thought of sitting in a car by myself or riding a rented Harley for over 4 hours to peek at the canyon for an hour then drive back. I found this tour and figured I shouldn't spend the money. This was the best self indulgent experience I've ever made! I am 6'4" tall and stocky, The aircraft was roomy, clean and up-kept. The receptionist was friendly and accommodating, as was our pilot Dan. The audio was timed with the flight and informative. Dan also pointed out a few things not covered by the audio. He also gave several people to chance to ride copilot. this trip made a brief (10-15) stop in Flagstaff for additional guests. We Made several passes over the Canyon while Dan pointed out several facts and features. We arrived at the Grand Canyon airport and were greeted by ground tour operator, Trey was also very informative and friendly. We stopped at 4 spots to view and have our box lunch. The return trip was a few minuets quicker and was also narrated. I was a solo guest, most others were in pairs. I actually enjoyed a 7 hour excursion instead of paying attention to the road for 8 hours and an hour at the rim. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me that was from a perspective many will never have. This trip was well worth the price and you will not leave disappointed!
Grand Canyon
, Jul 2020
The perfect way to spend the day and see as much as possible in the most efficient amount of time. Had a great aerial view and then a great 3 hour tour on the ground.
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Viewin the Grand Canyon in winter
, Oct 2019
It is very beautiful and very clear but also very cold. We had a wonderful view of the canyon from the air but when we landed there it was very cold at the end of October and we were told it was the coldest day of the year.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
We are happy you were able to enjoy the beauty of the Canyon. Because of the elevation it is always about 30 degrees colder at the canyon than in Phoenix/Scottsdale. This is why we always remind you to wear layers. Unfortunately we have had a very cold snap for the past few days but it is warming up again. We hope you can return a little earlier in the year on your next trip
Absolutely amazing! Would recommend...
, Mar 2018
Absolutely amazing! Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Phoenix. Customer service was top notch! Mary Senior
Truly outstanding. What a fantastic...
Michael B
, Aug 2017
Truly outstanding. What a fantastic way to spend a day. After having this experience, I would never consider driving to Grand Canyon. The trip from Phoenix gave a great opportunity to see the interesting parts of northern AZ.
This was a fantastic trip. There is...
Tom S
, Oct 2016
This was a fantastic trip. There is no better way to see a lot of Arizona and the Grand Canyon. All employees associated with this trip were most helpful.
Amazing trip. First class pilot. A...
Christopher A
, Sep 2016
Amazing trip. First class pilot. A must see trip for those with little time. Professional company and f rindless staff ar Westwind. Pick up all on time.
The trip was well organized. The...
Alex L
, Jun 2016
The trip was well organized. The pilot was very informative and a great tour guide. I would recommend this trip to anyone. This is a very professional operation.
Excellent tour that exceeded our...
William S
, Mar 2016
Excellent tour that exceeded our expectations.Comfortable aircraft, great pilot, and a kick of a ground tour guide, Werner.Highly recommended.
So sorry for my late scoring, I am...
Nobuyuki K
, Sep 2015
So sorry for my late scoring, I am writing this after I have come back to Japan. I could enjoy the flight to, over and around Grand Canyon and really understand the meaning of GRAND. Waaaaaooooh I could not find any words when the view of Grand Canyon appeared through the windscreen of the Cessna. It was so big, great, beautiful, wonderful, gigantic, tremendous, ... that I could not get any correct words. Not only pilots but also ground staffs, they were all so kind and friendly that all my family felt so happy and really enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you! My daughters are saying that they love USA and Arizona and are going to come again in the next summer.
The views were amazing. However, the...
Tatiana G
, Mar 2015
The views were amazing. However, the organization was a mess. The times told by Viatur were totally wrong, and the ground operator had a totally dofferent plan. They also dont tell you as a part of the tour you will be sitting in the airport waiting to fly back for almost 1 hour instead of touring.
wonderful experience. would do it...
Stewart G
, Feb 2015
wonderful experience. would do it again.staff was friendly,knowledgable and courteous.our tour guide , frank was amazing.his in depth knowledge of the canyon and surrounding area, made for an educational as well as an entertaining experience. highly recommended.
My wife and I had not visited the...
, Nov 2014
My wife and I had not visited the Grand Canyon before and wished very much to view this colossal spectacle. It was just that, but the flight there was also well worth the trip. The Arizona topography is breathtaking. I highly recommend this to any and all.
Everyone punctual pick up to flight...
Antoine G
, Feb 2014
Everyone punctual pick up to flight. Very thoughtful crew attendants. Very informative and professional pilot. Excellent trip enjoyed by my wife and I.
The tour was very special. The...
Albert K
, Oct 2013
The tour was very special. The driver arrived and was very upbeat. We checked in and met the pilot and started the Viatour over Sedona and the Grand Canyon. It was a good flight and absolutely breathtaking BUT my wife's ear phones did not work and could not hear any of the history ~ very disappointed.

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