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a touring airplane flies over the grand canyon south rim and its lush forestry
Starting at $263.17per/person,
starting rate with 6 person group

Private Grand Discovery Air Tour

See the Grand Canyon from your private sightseeing airplane tour with Papillon’s Grand Discovery Air Tour! This Grand Canyon tour features fantastic aerial views of famous landmarks of Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim, like the Zuni Corridor, Imperial Point, the Kaibab Plateau, the Colorado River, and the Kaibab Forest.

See America's most famous national park from the sky on a private sightseeing airplane tour over the Grand Canyon South Rim!

This tour showcases the most of the Grand Canyon at the best price - perfect for families or large groups. You'll fly over the 1,900 square mile expanse of the Grand Canyon National Park for perfect aerial photo opportunities of landforms including Zuni Corridor, Imperial Point, the Kaibab Plateau, the Kaibab National Forest, and the Colorado River winding beneath you.

Your aircraft is equipped with comfortable seating, climate control, and headset narration for each passenger available in multiple languages. This tour lasts approximately 40-45 minutes, showing you all of the best Grand Canyon sights from the sky with plenty of time left to explore on foot!

Private Grand Discovery Air Tour FAQs

Where does the private Grand Discovery Air Tour depart from?

Guests visiting Grand Canyon National Park South Rim have easy access to the departure point for this special tour. Papillon’s Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines South Rim terminal is located at the closest airport to the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon Airport - GCN, AZ). This airport is located right at the entrance to the National Park. The address is 3555 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023.

What is the flight duration for the private Grand Discovery Air Tour?

The total flight time for the private Grand Canyon North Air Ground Tour is approximately 40-45 minutes.

What type of aircraft are used on Papillon’s private Grand Discovery Air Tour flights?

Papillon uses the De Havilland Twin Otter Vistaliner, one of the best aircraft in the world for sightseeing! Our specially-designed Twin Otters feature comfortable cabins that offer perfect opportunities for photographing the panoramic views below them. The high-set wings also ensure that every seat has an unobstructed view.

We also fly the Cessna Caravan, which offers comfort, optimal viewing, and a quiet ride for guests traveling to the Grand Canyon and beyond! The Cessna Caravan is fitted with windows on both sides for the ultimate sightseeing opportunity.

Ultimately, aircraft choice is determined by passenger count, weather, and aircraft availability.

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