North Canyon Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

On a 25-minute flight, soar above the Grand Canyon, the North Rim, and the Dragon Corridor

Travel Flexibly · 0.30h · The Grand Canyon, United States

The Grand Canyon's North Canyon is renowned for its remoteness and colorful geology, but did you know the best way to experience its grandeur is by helicopter? That's why we've teamed up with expert pilots who'll take you on a grand adventure over the deepest, widest, and most striking parts of the canyon. During this 25-minute flight, delight in a bird's eye view of the Tower of Ra, Vishnu Schist, the Dragon Corridor, and more.

  • Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
  • Meet Your Pilot and Group​
  • Lift-off into Adventure​
  • North Canyon​
  • South Rim​
  • Dragon Corridor ​
  • Views from the Top​
  • Unique Helicopter Perspective​

Begin your memorable helicopter tour at the air terminal near Grand Canyon Airport at 3568 Airport Road, Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023, where you'll be given a quick safety briefing before hopping into the comfortable touring helicopter. Soon after, lift off from the base and begin your unforgettable 25 to30-minute journey across the Central Grand Canyon and into the North Rim.

Along the way, marvel at the majestic Colorado River winding its way through the canyon and witness the grandeur of the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist. The return journey through the Dragon Corridor offers a different perspective of the same awe-inspiring landscapes, and with expert commentary to match, you’ll arrive at the base with a majestic introduction to one of the world’s most fascinating natural wonders.

North Canyon Sightseeing Helicopter Tour Description

Your 25-minute tour includes:

  • 25 to 30-minute flight across the North and Central regions of the Grand Canyon

  • Detailed commentary from a professional pilot

  • An unmatched view of remarkable rock formations

  • Safety briefing pre-flight

  • Soar above the Colorado River, Kaibab National Forest, the Dragon Corridor, and more

  • Small group size of 6 for a personalized experience

Please be aware that a fuel surcharge fee of $15 per person is required and must be paid on the spot.

Meet at the Air Terminal

Your bucket list-worthy journey kicks off at the air terminal near Grand Canyon Village. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure, which allows plenty of time to settle in, meet your pilot and fellow adventurers, and attend a brief safety introduction. You’ll then board the helicopter and settle in for an epic lift-off over the Kaibab National Forest and across the widest part of the South Rim.

Kaibab National Forest

As your helicopter gracefully ascends over the Kaibab National Forest, marvel at the lush expanse of ponderosa pine and mixed-conifer forests that carpet the landscape. The rich tapestry of greenery provides a stunning contrast to the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon. Your pilot will share insights into the unique ecology and diverse wildlife inhabiting this region, offering a moment of appreciation for the natural wonders that surround you. This aerial perspective provides a captivating introduction to the enchanting scenery awaiting you on the journey ahead.

Soaring Over the North Rim

The highlight of your tour will surely be the jaw-dropping flight over the North Rim. Here, the Grand Canyon reveals its most dramatic and diverse landscapes. From the winding Colorado River to the towering pinnacles and deep chasms, every moment of this flight offers a postcard-perfect view. Gaze down at the ancient rock formations and ponder the impossible Tower of Ra and the intricate Vishnu Schist. Along the way, your pilot's narration will bring these sights to life, deepening your understanding and appreciation of the canyon's grandeur.

Explore the Majestic Dragon Corridor

Amidst the awe-inspiring journey over the Grand Canyon, your helicopter tour will gracefully glide through the renowned Dragon Corridor. This iconic section of the canyon, named for its dragon-like appearance when viewed from above, offers a unique perspective of nature's artistic prowess. Marvel at the sheer cliffs, intricate rock formations, and the stunning interplay of light and shadow that characterize this extraordinary passage.

Return to South Rim

As the helicopter gently descends back to the Grand Canyon Airport at 3568 Airport Road, Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023, you’ll be awe-struck by the incredible sights you’ve seen along the way, and the numerous pictures captured serve as tangible reminders of this extraordinary day. How cool is it that you’ve just enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of dramatic yet delicate landscapes that often go unexplored?

What you get with this tour
25 to 30-minute helicopter flight
Fly over Central Grand Canyon
Aerial view of North Rim
Soar above Kaibab National Forest
Admire Dragon Corridor
Witness Colorado River
Insightful commentary
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

A good camera, a photo ID, and your sense of adventure! Kindly note that, due to limited space, purses, backpacks, and other baggage are not permitted on the aircraft.

What to bring?

A good camera, a photo ID, and your sense of adventure! Kindly note that, due to limited space, purses, backpacks, and other baggage are not permitted on the aircraft.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Arizona.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour includes navigating in and out of a helicopter.

What happens if it rains?

We run our North Canyon helicopter tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we cannot proceed with the tour, we'll let you know as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code for this North Canyon helicopter tour?

There is no dress code to join our North Canyon helicopter tour, but please ensure you wear comfortable, seasonally-appropriate clothing.

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Food is not included in the price of the tour. However, our partner will be happy to recommend one of their favorite lunch or dinner spots after the tour.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

No, drinks are not included in the price of the tour.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Everyone age 2 and older is welcome on our North Canyon helicopter tour. Tour fares are the same for all ages.

Why do I have to pay for my child?

Our minimum age is 2 years old, and we charge a set rate for the helicopter experience. So, the fare will be the same for everyone on the booking. This is because there is a limited number of seats, and everyone must have their own seat for safety reasons.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No, hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide at the air terminal near Grand Canyon Village.

Where does this tour end?

This tour finishes at the air terminal near Grand Canyon Village.

Is this Helicopter Tour safe?

Yes. We have partnered with one of the most experienced and largest sightseeing companies in the area, flying nearly a quarter million passengers each year, and with strict safety standards.

Is there a weight limit for this tour?

No, but all passengers will be weighed at the time of check-in, and we will charge passengers weighing 300 pounds (136 kg) or more for an additional comfort seat.

What is the cancellation policy of this tour?

This helicopter tour may be changed or canceled for free up to 48 hours before departure. Due to the nature of the tour, cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable.

. Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

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