Grand Canyon North Rim Helicopter Tour with Optional Jeep Excursion (Self-Drive)
Depart from the Grand Canyon Airport for an exhilarating helicopter tour over the North and South Rims and see the most photographed region of the park, Dragon Corridor. Opt for the extended tour and explore the Grand Canyon National Park on an exciting jeep excursion.
Grand Canyon North Rim Helicopter Tour Highlights:
- Soar over the Kaibab Plateau and the mighty Colorado River to the canyon’s North Rim as you take in thrilling views from your helicopter.
- Fly straight into the Dragoon Corridor, the widest, deepest part of the canyon.
- See incredible rock formations, including the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist, before landing back at the helipad.
- Let your adventure continue as you hop into a jeep to explore the Grand Canyon National Park’s most popular points of interest.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The North Rim, considered the ‘quiet’ rim, receives a tenth of the visitors as the South Rim. But don’t let this fool you into thinking it’s any less grand. Home to two of the park’s most popular viewpoints, the North Rim offers a more intimate Grand Canyon experience. With dozens of photo ops, and no crowds, you’re guaranteed the perfect shot. Swing by the 8,803-foot Point Imperial, the rims highest point, and head to Bright Angel Point for stunning views of the Roaring Springs.
About Your Grand Canyon North Rim Helicopter Tour Experience:
Just a short distance from the North Rim, board your helicopter at the Grand Canyon Airport for an exhilarating 25 to 30-minute air tour. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest and across the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon, Dragon Corridor. With a depth of nearly a mile and a width of about 11 miles across, the central region of the Grand Canyon is the most photographed area. The geography is at its most diverse here, d the canyon walls paint an impressive cascade of colors.
Your flight will employ a loop, so you’re guaranteed picture-perfect photo ops regardless of which side of the aircraft you’re sitting on! As you make your way back to the helipad, enjoy breathtaking views of the mighty Colorado River, impressive rock formations and, once again, the Dragon Corridor.
With Option Jeep Excursion
After your helicopter ride, meet your jeep guide at the IMAX Theater. You will receive tickets to the Grand Canyon Documentary, to enjoy at your leisure. Hop in your jeep and take off on a ride through the one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. You’ll stop at the park’s viewpoints, including Moran Point, Grandview Point and many more. Your jeep tour will start and end at the IMAX theatre.
- 25-30 minute helicopter flight over the North and South Rims
- Multilingual in-flight narration
- Jeep tour of the Grand Canyon National Park (for an additional cost)
- IMAX Theatre (viewing of the Grand Canyon documentary included with jeep excursion only)
- Transportation to the Grand Canyon
Know Before You Go:
Tour duration: 25-30 minutes (without Jeep Excursion), 3 hours (with Jeep Excursion)
Flight time: 25-30 minute helicopter flight
Departure airport: Grand Canyon Airport Please note: This tour does not include transfers to and from the Grand Canyon. You will need to make your own way to the airport.
Check-in: You are required to check in at the air terminal 30 minutes prior to your flight.
What to bring: Valid photo I.D., sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. (Please note: the use of Selfie Sticks and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.)
North Rim timings: Open from May 15 - October 15. The North Rim is the only part of the Grand Canyon that temporarily closes during winter.
Very professional, staff and service. Good Value!
The ride was smooth and we had great views to look at. Lovely trip.
Upon booking this tour, you will receive instant confirmation. On the day of your experience, display your booking voucher via mobile upon check-in (no printout necessary). All passengers booked on the tour will be required to present government issued forms of identification before boarding the aircraft. We kindly request that you check in at the air terminal 30 minutes prior to your flight time.
Papillon Helicopter Terminal, 3568 Airport Road, Grand Canyon Village