Experience the Imperial with EcoStar Tour

"Give me 50 minutes and I'll give you the Grand Canyon in all it's Glory!"

Imperial Tour Route
From the minute you step aboard Grand Canyon Helicopters’ specially designed Eco-Star Helicopter, you’ll know that you made the right choice for your Grand Canyon tour. After settling into the Eco-Star’s super-comfortable bucket-type seats, you’re up and away. Crossing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Grandview Point, you’ll turn toward the most dramatic and awe-inspiring part of the gorge. Flying east, you’ll gaze deep into the very heart of the canyon – 5,000’ down – to the confluence of the Little Colorado River. Regarded as a sacred place by the Hopi Indians, the Little Colorado River can appear in many different colors, from blood red to robin’s egg blue, depending on the mineral content of the water flowing in it at different times of the year. Turning North, you then glide past Imperial Point, a dramatic spire standing alone near the North Rim of the Canyon. Soon, you’re face to face with the Grand Canyon’s higher, more densely forested side – the North Rim. This side of the canyon, which is only open for part of the year, supports plant and animal life the drier South Rim does not, such as aspen, oak and birch trees, and the distinctive Kaibab Squirrel.

As you take in these incredible sights out your Eco-Star’s oversized picture windows, take a moment to listen, too – in addition to tapedImperial With EcoStar narration that will make your flight an educational experience, Grand Canyon Helicopters uses only the most modern, quietest aircraft available for their Grand Canyon tours. It is the only touring helicopter whose sound output measures below the standard set forth by the National Park Service. Second only to your safety is Grand Canyon Helicopters’ regard for environmental stewardship.

Imperial With EcoStar
Eventually, it’s time to head back to Grand Canyon South Rim via the Dragon Corridor, one of the Grand Canyon’s most photogenic areas. Later on, as you look back on your memories of your Grand Canyon helicopter tour, you’ll feel like you’ve been given the “keys to the kingdom” – and this kingdom is the grandest one of all. Space is limited, so book your seat today!

What's Included?

  • Aerial tour of the Grand Canyon
  • EcoStar EC130 Aircraft
  • Oversized windows and stadium-style seating
  • East and North canyon rims
  • Multilingual tour narration
  • Tour Duration: 40-50 minutes


  • Flight Duration: Approximately 40-50 minutes
  • Check-In: Arrive at the terminal 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in.
  • Departure: Board a state-of-the-art helicopter and depart the terminal for amazing views of the Grand Canyon National Park.
  • Helicopter Views: Enjoy views of the North, South, and East Rims that are known to be the widest and deepest parts of the canyon. See the Colorado River and the Confluence of the Little Colorado River nearly one mile beneath you.
  • Return: Return to 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. The ground at the Grand Canyon is rough, rocky and uneven. It is important to wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes that can handle rough terrain. Sneakers or hiking boots are highly recommended.

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