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Colors & Canyons Ground & Helicopter Tours from Phoenix



Spend the day exploring the Grand Canyon State with a tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim and historic Route 66 with breathtaking views from a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.

This day tour will treat you to panoramic views at the most expansive sections of the Grand Canyon South Rim and exploration of historic Route 66. Enjoy Grand Canyon National Park with a 45 minute helicopter tour over the deepest and widest part of the Canyon with our travel partner, Maverick Helicopters.

The Colors & Canyons Tour departs daily from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area between 6:00am and 7:00am, and returns between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.

**Please be aware that no additional items (such as a purse or backpack) are allowed in the helicopter besides a phone and/or camera.

Tour Package pricing from $529

Helicopter Tour over Grand Canyon DETOURS


Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Phoenix - DETOURS - Woman Sitting Scenic View

Departure Location:
Select hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area*
*In efforts to cut down on the amount of time it takes to do pick ups, we may need you to meet at another hotel. Our office will contact you upon booking.

Departure Time:
Between 6:00am and 7:00am

Return Time:
Between 7:00pm and 8:00pm

DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs. Maverick’s ECO-Star helicopters feature wraparound glass for outstanding visibility, front-facing, theater-style seating and individual leather seats.

Cancellation Policy:
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.

Body weights required at the time of booking for helicopter safety.

This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.


Grand Canyon South Rim Tours from Phoenix - DETOURS - Shadows

Departs: between 6:00am and 7:00am

Returns: between 7:00pm and 8:00pm

After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.

Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion.

Just before entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will be checked in for your 45 minute helicopter flight, spanning over 90 miles of the Grand Canyon. After your flight, your DETOURS guide will bring you back into the National Park to discover more by foot. You will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or relax with the best seat in the house.


  • Helicopter tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • All taxes


  • Meals
  • Guide gratuities


Temperatures in the Grand Canyon are typically 25-30°F cooler than in Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.


  • Awesome adventure! We were so excited to go on this tour and it did not disappoint! Exceeded our expectations! Mark was so great! He obviously loves his job and his state, just a pleasure to be around. The tour is totally worth the money, every penny! You MUST see the Grand Canyon from a helicopter! Nothing else allows you to see the vast beauty of it! Overall: OUTSTANDING!

    akarlova1 Miami, FL
  • The helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon was fabulous. There was nothing but trees to see. And then the next thing you know you are out over the canyon. You cannot believe the view from the helicopter. It was magnificent. It felt like we were floating on air. Our ride to the canyon was great. Our guide was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. By the time we rode to the Grand Canyon and returned, all the passengers felt like family. I have driven to the Grand Canyon before, but it was so much nicer having someone else to do the driving. This is experiencing LIFE!

    Jerome M Gary, Indiana



How long is the helicopter ride?

Approximately 45 minutes.

How many people will be in the helicopter?

A maximum of 7 guests.

Where does the helicopter depart from?

The Grand Canyon National Park Airport.


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