A red and white airplane flies over the Grand Canyon in a clear sky.

Grand Discovery Air Tour: See the Grand Canyon from an Airplane

Take the Grand Discovery Air Tour and get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon from an airplane. This Grand Canyon tour features a sightseeing airplane, offering passengers incredible aerial views of the stone gorges of the South Rim and the Colorado River winding between the ancient walls. A perfect bucket list item for photography enthusiasts!

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Grand Discovery Air Tour Details

Visit the Grand Canyon on a sightseeing airplane tour across the national park! Tours depart from the Grand Canyon Airport and each aircraft comes equipped with climate control and headset narration for each passenger. On this Grand Canyon air tour, you'll see aerial sights of the Colorado River, Kaibab National Forest, and of course, the magnificent canyon gorges and rock formations - including Zuni Corridor, Imperial Point, and the Kaibab Plateau. This quick tour is an affordable sightseeing addition to any Grand Canyon National Park vacation and one of the best flights to the Grand Canyon.

Grand Discovery Air Tour Features

  • Unlike other Grand Canyon flying tours, the Grand Discovery Airplane Tour features a sightseeing airplane with seating for optimal views.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon South Rim including Zuni Corridor, Imperial Point, the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers, Kaibab National Forest, and Kaibab Plateau.
  • The flight duration of this Grand Canyon air tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

What to Bring on Your Grand Canyon Air Tour

  • 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.   Our Grand Canyon flying tours fill up fast so booking early is recommended!
  • 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 location you are visiting 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


  • Lift or boarding ramp available to assist in boarding/disembarking
  • If further assistance is required in boarding and disembarking, passengers must provide companion or attendant to do so. Staff are permitted to assist only in case of emergency.
  • Passenger must be able to use plane seat.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs are recommended due to space limitations.
  • If using a motorized wheelchair, please notify staff if it operates with a wet or dry battery at time of booking.
  • Passengers will be notified at time of check-in if space limitations will prohibit their accessibility equipment from being brought onboard.
  • This is an air-only tour. Should your equipment need to be left at the terminal, it will be stored safely and waiting for you upon landing.
  • Guests must reach the Grand Canyon National Park Airport 45 minutes before their flight time.

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