If you only have a few hours to see the Grand Canyon, consider booking an air tour. Quick airplane tours are widely available from the Grand Canyon (Tusayan) Airport. Because airplane tours can accommodate 6-8 passengers at a time, they tend to be relatively affordable and are a prime way to see the Grand Canyon in a short amount of time. These short, non-landing air tours provide aerial views only, flying over the Grand Canyon, Painted Desert and the Kaibab Plateau on a circuit from the South to the North Rim and back.
If you're starting from Las Vegas or Phoenix, utilize the air tour as transportation and a tour in one. In just a half-day, you'll see the best of the Grand Canyon from above, enjoy expert narration, personalized attention, and stunning aerial views. And when you land at Grand Canyon West or the South Rim, you can embark on a ground tour to see the Canyon from a completely different perspective.
1. South Rim Bus / Air Tours
2. See Grand Canyon By Air
3. Grand Canyon Air Tours from Las Vegas
4. Air Tours From Las Vegas
5. Grand Canyon Airlines
6. Maverick Airlines: Fly To The Grand Canyon
GRAND CANYON'S NEAREST AIRPORTS
Most visitors fly into Phoenix or Las Vegas and drive to the Grand Canyon. Learn how: See All Nearby Grand Canyon Airports »
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
Drive yourself or take a shuttle? Learn the transportation options for each Grand Canyon rim. See All Grand Canyon Transportation »
LAS VEGAS HOTELS
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WEST RIM SKYWALK TOURS
Venture out to Grand Canyon West by helicopter, airplane or bus; take a walk on the glass Grand Canyon Skywalk. See All West Rim Tours »