Top Ten Grand Canyon Tours at the South Rim
Whether you’re interested in experiencing the Grand Canyon area by airplane, helicopter, river raft, jeep – or all of the above – GrandCanyon.com has you covered! Here you’ll find our Top Grand Canyon Tours to help you choose the right vacation adventure for you and your family. Best of all, you can reserve the tour you want immediately, at the most competitive prices online, with our easy-to-use booking systems.
#1 The Canyon & River Adventures Tour
Our Best All-Day Adventure!
Take a spectacular sunrise air tour of the Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, and Lake Powell with Scenic/Grand Canyon Airlines. After a light breakfast at the Page Airport, embark on a tour of world-famous Antelope Canyon with Ekis’ Antelope Canyon Tours. Your Navajo guide will escort you through this unusual slot canyon formation to see how wind, time, and water have created a living work of art! Next, it’s down to Glen Canyon Dam to board your Wilderness River Adventures pontoon raft and float down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Marble Canyon. Finally, a motor coach or van will meet you at Lee’s Ferry and return you through the Navajo Indian Reservation back to Grand Canyon National Park. Experience it for yourself and you’ll see why this is our #1 Tour of all of the Grand Canyon Area Tours at the South Rim!
#2 The Imperial with EcoStar Helicopter Tour
Max Adventure In Less Than An Hour!
The absolute top-of-the-line Grand Canyon helicopter tour! Soar with the condors courtesy of Papillon Helicopters over the canyon’s most striking scenery in the aircraft that has set the new standard for aerial touring: the Eco-Star helicopter. The dramatic confluence of the Little Colorado River… monolithic Point Imperial…. the remote, verdant North Rim… the spacious Eco-Star helicopter lets you get up close and personal with it all, comfortably and quietly. If you want the best Grand Canyon air tour money can buy, this is it.
#3 The Signature Hummer Adventure Tour
Adventure To The Edge!
If you’re like most Grand Canyon visitors, you’ve been driving for an eternity just to get here. Let Buck Wild Hummer Tours take the wheel, and show you the best sights of Grand Canyon South Rim in just 2 hours’ time! Throughout the trip, with multiple departures daily from Tusayan, your guide will provide interesting information, history, and stories about the Grand Canyon while you enjoy the view from former military Humvees customized for sightseeing with comfortable front-facing seats.
#4 The Inner Canyon River Tour
Adventure To The Bottom!
Departs Williams, AZ – Get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, AND stay on solid ground, on the Inner Canyon Tour! Relive history as you travel with Grand Canyon Custom Tours along Old Route 66 (wave to Mater and Red from “Cars”); learn about unusual desert plants and towering rock formations, maybe even photograph wild burros as you descend down the Diamond Creek Road all the way to the bottom of the Grand Canyon! Swim in the Colorado River or hike through the Diamond Creek Narrows before reboarding your custom Canyon Cruiser vehicles to head back to Williams. Price includes water and lunch. Children 5 and up welcome.
#5 Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
Northern Arizona's Best Adventure!
Departs Flagstaff, AZ – You’ll be whisked away to beautiful Antelope Canyon on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona, one of the most popular—and most beautiful—slot canyons in the American Southwest. Its walls, carved by flash floods over millennia, glow with warm hues of orange, pink, and purple. Horseshoe Bend is one of the most photographed places on earth. And with good reason: it’s stunning. At 1,000 feet deep and three-quarters of a mile wide, the Colorado River bends in a U-shape around red sandstone walls. Both destinations are highly accessible when you are visiting the Grand Canyon and are NOT to be missed. These two special places are hands-down two of the most iconic images of the Southwest. Although this adventure has a 1/4 mile hike in Antelope Canyon and a 3/4 mile hike to Horseshoe Bend, it can be done by nearly anyone.
#6 Grand Discovery Air Tour
Max Adventure For Less!
40 – 45 Minutes of incredible discovery over the Grand Canyon! Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines’ classic airplane tour lets you see it all on a “Grand Circle” flight from Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Make sure your phone is fully charged – you’ll want to take lots of pictures out of our Twin Otter Vista Liner’s windows, which are 4 times the size of commercial airline windows! Nothing helps you get a true appreciation for the scope and scale of the Grand Canyon like the view from an airplane, and no one does it for a more affordable price.
#7 One Day Rafting Adventures
White Water In Just 1Day!
Departs Peach Springs, AZ – If exhilaration and excitement are what you want from your Grand Canyon vacation, this is the trip for you! Experience the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure – white water rafting – and yes, you CAN do it in one day, with Hualapai River Runners. Marvel at the canyon’s towering walls, infinite complexity, and fascinating history as you plunge through 9 sets of rated rapids. Children must be at least 8 to participate. Trip price includes round-trip transportation from Peach Springs, snacks, beverages, and lunch.
#8 The North Canyon Helicopter Tour
Shorter Adventure - Lower Cost!
The most popular Low Cost Helicopter tour at the Grand Canyon. In just 25-30 minutes, you climb aboard Papillon Helicopters for an unforgettable flight over the heart of the Grand Canyon and some of the oldest rock formations known to man in the Dragon Corridor. You will also see the ancient Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon’s remote North Rim, any time of year on this spectacular helicopter getaway!
#9 The North Grand Canyon With Hummer
Heli Adventure & Get To The Edge!
Now you can enjoy the North Canyon Helicopter Tour AND a Sunset Hummer Tour to the rim of the Grand Canyon in one easy booking! A flight right through the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon, the North Canyon Helicopter Tour is the most popular Helicopter Tour at the Grand Canyon. And, not to be missed, is sunset on the Rim. Two memories combined together…to last a lifetime!
#10 Grand Canyon Coach And River Trip
Smooth Water Rafting Adventure!
Northern Arizona’s smooth water rafting Adventure! Board a Grand Canyon Coach at Grand Canyon South Rim and travel along the scenic East Rim Drive. In the town of Page, Arizona, you’ll travel through a 2-mile tunnel, blasted out of solid sandstone, to the base of the Glen Canyon Dam. Here, Wilderness River Adventures’ pontoon rafts piloted by experienced river guides will show you the wonders of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon! Your 4 1/2 hour float trip includes Horseshoe Bend, an ancient Petroglyph panel, and time to enjoy a box lunch and a dip in the cool river. Your motor coach will pick you up at Lees Ferry and return you and your family to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. A full 12-hour day at an unbelievable price, that children as young as 5 can participate in!