Grand Discovery Air Tour

The Grand Discovery Air Tour is one of the best ways to see the natural wonders Grand Canyon has to offer with a scenic flight starting from South Rim. These air tours have been operating since 1927 when the first Ford Tri-Motor took passengers over the mighty Grand Canyon. Take your seat in history and make a memory to last a lifetime on the Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour today!

Grand Discovery Air Tour

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Board the state-of-the-art aircraft and take to the skies on a magical 45-minute tour through the Grand Canyon. You will fly through the Zuni Corridor – two narrowly-spaced stone walls creating a sort of natural hallway, and then around Imperial Point – a near-perfect stone pillar rising from the canyon wall, and then ascend up over the Kaibab National Forest on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The lush ponderosa pines are a sight to behold thriving amidst the desert landscape. Your aerial tour will show you aspects of both the South Rim and North Rim that far surpass what can be seen from the ground. Grand Canyon Airlines is excited have you on board.

South Rim Airplane Tour


Flight Duration: Approximately 40-45 minutes
Check-In: Arrive at the Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines terminal 30 minutes prior for check-in.
Departure: Board the airplane and depart the terminal for amazing aerial views of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Views: Marvel at the immensity of the canyon with the Colorado River nearly a mile below. Enjoy additional views of the Kaibab National Forest, Confluence of the Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor.
Return: Arrive back at the terminal with photos and memories to last a lifetime.

What to Bring:

  • Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification.
  • Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.
  • Water: You may bring a bottle of water, however the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.
  • Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.
  • Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March.
  • Wear sensible shoes.

Grand Discovery Air Tour

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