Grand Canyon Helicopter Combo Tour in Phoenix, AZ

8000 S Arizona Grand ParkwayPhoenix, AZ 85044
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Delight in sweeping views of the Grand Canyon South Rim, scenic Route 66, and historic Williams with the Color & Canyons Tour. Depart from Phoenix in a custom passenger vehicle, riding through the Sonoran Desert, the outskirts of Flagstaff, and the edge of the Ponderosa Pine Forest towards Williams. Explore Williams before taking a 45-minute helicopter ride that covers 90 miles of the Canyon.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Phoenix Travel Experts
  • Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area.
  • 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.
  • The tour lasts approximately 13 hours.
  • Minimum age is 2 years old.
  • Arizona state law does require children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own.


from Color & Canyons Tour
Soar over the deepest and widest part of Grand Canyon National Park on this full-day narrated tour. With a tour of the canyon rim, your guide shows you some of the most beautiful views to be found in the Southwest. After you set out from the Phoenix metro area, make your first stop in Williams with a chance to explore one of the last thriving Route 66 towns. Just before you enter the park, your guide checks you in for a helicopter tour that takes you out and over the canyon, for incredible views of Marble Canyon, Point Imperial, the Little Colorado River, the Dragon Corridor, and the North Rim.

  • 45-minute helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon's deepest, widest part

  • Tour along the South Rim with an experienced guide

  • Explore the town of Williams, AZ

  • Scenic drive through Flagstaff, AZ

  • Guided tour to Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, and the Navajo Nation

  • Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

  • Admission to Grand Canyon National Park

  • Unlimited bottled water

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most central Phoenix and Scottsdale hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

Departure Location:
Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Color & Canyons Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The tour departs daily between 6:00 am and 7:00 am and returns between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

What if my flight was canceled due to weather?
We’ll waive our cancelation policy for day tours if your flight was canceled due to weather.

How long is the tour?
The tour lasts 13 hours (approximately).

What can I bring?
We recommend no more than a day pack. A small pack with easy access to a wallet, camera, etc.

What should I wear?
We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

Are any of your tour guides bilingual?
Yes! We have guides that speak Spanish, German and Japanese. Translators are also available in Italian, French, Chinese and Swedish.

Is smoking allowed on the trip?
All DETOURS vehicles are smoke-free.

Is transportation included?
Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area.

What if I miss my pick-up?
We will work with you on the next day’s tour, if available; however additional fees may apply. Please call DETOURS of Arizona if you miss your pick-up.

When should I be ready for pick-up?
Pick-ups for this tour start at 6:00 am. We ask that you plan on being ready at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes early.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, our vehicles were not designed to accommodate wheelchairs. Guests should be able to walk up 3 steps into the vehicle on their own with the help of a companion.

How much should I tip the guide?
A 20% tip is customary and graciously accepted.

Does my child need a car seat/booster seat?
Arizona law states that children under five must use a car seat. Children between ages 5 and 7 must use a booster seat unless they are 4 feet 9 inches tall. Once a child is 4 feet 9 inches or taller or 8 years old, they are no longer required to ride in a booster seat.

What’s included?
Included is a Helicopter tour, entrance fees to National Park and unlimited bottled water.

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes, except for alcoholic beverages.

Are there charging ports for cell phones in the vehicle?
No, we recommend bringing a portable charger for your electronic devices.

Is there WiFi in the vehicle?
No, and during parts of the drive, there may be limited cell phone service.

Are there bathrooms in the vehicle?
No, but the guide will make multiple rest stops along the way, though, and can stop at the nearest rest stop at the request of a guest.