Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane

See some of the most striking scenery the Grand Canyon has to offer on this morning or afternoon fixed-wing airplane flight. Soar over the eastern part of the canyon, admiring Zuni Point, the Desert View Watchtower, Point Imperial, the Painted Desert and the Kaibab National Forest. Take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities as in-flight narration provides facts, figures and historical anecdotes about the sights you see. This scenery-packed tour provides an excellent overview of the Grand Canyon in a short amount of time.

What You'll Do

Set off from Grand Canyon National Park Airport on your morning or afternoon airplane tour of Grand Canyon landmarks. As you ride aboard a comfortable Vistaliner plane with panoramic windows, listen to narration about the geologic forces that helped create the dramatic canyon and surrounding terrain and the various peoples who have lived there.

Keep your camera ready as you fly over Zuni Point — one of the few lookouts on the South Rim without a road or trail — and marvel at the crimson canyon and plateau covered with cacti. Continue through the Zuni Corridor and see the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers.

Get a closer look at the Desert View Watchtower, a popular vista point on the South Rim, and glimpse the gorgeous colors of the Painted Desert in the distance. See the remote North Rim, including its highest viewpoint, Point Imperial. Admire the Kaibab Plateau and dense greenery of the Kaibab National Forest before returning to Grand Canyon National Park Airport at the conclusion of your 40-minute aerial tour.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


40 minutes

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Time

Exact departure times will be advised upon reconfirmation with the local operator. Contact details will be provided on your prepaid voucher.

Departure Point

Grand Canyon Airport

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
For comfort and weight/balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
Infant children are considered a lap child if they are under the age of two and have proof of age, such as a passport or a copy of their birth certificate

Departure Point: Grand Canyon Airport

"The flight was beautiful, but..."

October 31, 2017 - 

The flight was beautiful, but at the beginning the pilot said they would be telling some historical events and interesting facts about the Grand Canyon. They only made mention of one thing, where the Little Colorado joined the Colorado River.

"Great experience all around. Would..."

October 4, 2017 - 

Great experience all around. Would do it again.

"This was a highlight of..."

August 29, 2017 - 

This was a highlight of our Grand Canyon experience! The staff was amazing!

"The scenery was beautiful !..."

August 27, 2017 - 

The scenery was beautiful ! My 2 grandsons 13 and 17 took the trip with me. We thought our trip was book for 11:00 to 11:30. On arrival one hour early were told our trip was at 1:00 pm and we didn't take off until almost 2 pm. Having thought our trip was earlier we booked plans to be North of Las Vegas 4 hours by dinner time.
The pilot and co pilot scared both my grandsons by announcing we didn't have enough fuel for our trip, and we had to get fuel. Both boys are adventurous. We all fly several times a year. I was not real comfortable either. I also notices a couple other passengers appeared a little nervous . After about 3 minutes it was announced we were taking off. There was no farther explanation about the low fuel.
Needless to say I spent most of the trip trying to reassure my grandsons everything was alright or we would have not taking off.
The personal should not make announcements and then change with out explanation.
Our trip was book way in advanced. In hindsight I should have ask the pilot about why we did not get fuel. I was 3 rows behind the cockpit.

"Absolutely worth it!! Have to..."

July 24, 2017 - 

Absolutely worth it!! Have to see the Grand Canyon from the sky. A must do. In our ride, passengers on the left side of the airplane did get a better view than the ones who looked out from the right windows...I do not know if depending on the wind they switch direction of flight, but if they do not, make sure you get a place on the left hand side :

"Our group of 4 adults..."

May 23, 2017 - 

Our group of 4 adults took the Grand Canyon Airlines Landmarks tour which is a 45
minute Airplane tour. Fixed wing aircraft tours are roughly 1/2 the cost of Helicopter flights,

Anyone coming to the Grand Canyon needs to take a flight over and around
the Canyon so you can truly appreciate the grandeur and scale of this magnificent place.

The tour was narrated in multiple languages so you knew what you were looking at and the pilots were
NOTE: Anyone taking any flight with any company who has the SLIGHTEST tendency to get airsickness
should take a non drowsy Dramamine rtablet an hour or so ahead of time as some slight turbulence is unavoidable.
Don't let this discourage you- the views are magnificent, it will just ensure that nothing mars your enjoyment.

We highly recommend this company and tour.

"Our Pilot was adorable. However,..."

March 20, 2017 - 

Our Pilot was adorable. However, it was difficult to get good pictures because of the airplane it's self. Always seem to be a wing or a bar in our picture. For actually flying over the Canyon and around, it was awesome.

"I was glad that we..."

January 4, 2017 - 

I was glad that we chose the plane over the helicopter. Our pilot seemed genuinely interested in giving us a great experience by mentioning things to look for before the trip. I think her name was Taylor. She was from Texas. She also helped with pictures before and after the trip.

"The tour itself takes you..."

January 3, 2017 - 

The tour itself takes you out over the grand canyon and the view is spectacular, however there is quite a bit of time when you have head phones on with nothing being said. At the beginning of the tour it indicated there would be pleasant music throughout and I we spent the majority of the time concerned we were missing the narrative piece of the tour vs focusing on the spectacular view.

The only other thing I would recommend is them advising that GPS does NOT work in the Grand Canyon our much of the surrounding area and providing good directions on how to get to the airport. We got lost and missed our first flight but the company was very kind and allowed us to take a later tour which we were able to make it there for.

Again the flight itself was lovely just the narrative could have been a bit more substantial and our travel to the airport would have been far less stressful if the directions had been provided or we had been advised NOT to use GPS to attempt to find it.

"Las vistas son impresionantes, pero..."

October 17, 2016 - 

Las vistas son impresionantes, pero el servicio del personal solo es correcto, no es como en otros sitios donde te explican y se involucran. Te suben a la avioneta y solo te preguntan por el idioma que quieres poner en el audio, el cual está bastante obsoleto. Pero aun así merece la pena.

"This flight was excellent! It..."

September 22, 2016 - 

This flight was excellent! It really revealed to grandeur of the Grand Canyon and took us over areas a long way from the parts visited by the general public. Well worth the effort.

"Oh my word! What a..."

September 6, 2016 - 

Oh my word! What a trip made all the more exciting by flying through a thunderstorm A tad nerve-racking. The views are outstanding and so worth it. If you want memories then go no further!

"Great way to see the..."

July 5, 2016 - 

Great way to see the Canyon. It was raining the day we flew which added to the experience. We still had a great view of the canyon.

"My husband and I enjoyed..."

June 29, 2016 - 

My husband and I enjoyed this tour. The pilots introduced themselves and were very nice. It was a good day for the flight. The headphones was useful and explained many sights. Only when then recording was changed from music to speaking there was a sharp noise that was uncomfortable to the ear.

"This tour was amazing!..."

June 18, 2016 - 

This tour was amazing!

"Excellent service by everyone involved,..."

May 19, 2016 - 

Excellent service by everyone involved, especially counter staff when checking in. Things ran well and on time, flight was smooth, views were terrific, and narration was professional and helpful. I highly recommend this flight and this company.

Thank you!

"It was beautiful but thought..."

May 19, 2016 - 

It was beautiful but thought we would get in closer to the actual canyon.

"We had a wonderful time...."

May 19, 2016 - 

We had a wonderful time. The crew was very friendly and the view was breathtakingl. Customer service was also very attentive to our scheduling conflict and was able to change our reservation time. I strongly recommend this tour as well as Viator. You don't realize what you would not have seen from the ground, until you see it from the air. Diane S

"Booked online from the UK...."

April 28, 2016 - 

Booked online from the UK. Requested late morning flight but advised, after booking, that only 15.00 flight was available. Actually flew at about 14.00. Young lady pilot was excellent and I got to fly alongside her in a single engined, 9 seater. Great views and would recommend.

"It was great!..."

April 13, 2016 - 

It was great!

"my husband loved this it..."

November 13, 2015 - 

my husband loved this it was amazing

"We called in 24 hours..."

November 6, 2015 - 

We called in 24 hours in advance of our flight and were told that we were good for an 11:00 departure and to be there at 10:30. We arrived at about 10:00 and were told that we were good to go for a 2:00 departure and to come back at 1:30. There was obviously a slip up in the scheduling. Long story short, your personnel went above and beyond to make things right with us and we ended up on a 11:00 departure helicopter the front seat. It was absolutely fantastic. We have bragged on your company to all of our friends we also bragged about the flight.

"My tour never happened. So..."

October 12, 2015 - 

My tour never happened. So much for your 24/7 help line. I received a pro forma reply that my message would be reviewed within 12-24 hours. I have still not received a reply. I originally reserved an air tour of the Grand Canyon to originate at Las Vegas. When I called to reconfirm my reservation, the origination point had been changed to Tusayan Az. I could not make hat drive with the time I had. Please review your help line process

"Absolutely excellent - really worthwhile..."

August 12, 2015 - 

Absolutely excellent - really worthwhile - from booking to check in to flight to views !

"I couldn't have asked for..."

January 26, 2015 - 

I couldn't have asked for a better tour of the Grand Canyon. I'm so glad I made the purchase.

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