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Grand Canyon Tours from Phoenix

Embark on one of Papillon's world-class Grand Canyon tours from Phoenix, Arizona.

Traverse beautiful Sonoran Desert landscapes in a custom touring vehicle, soar over the breathtaking gorges of the Grand Canyon National Park, and stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon’s impressive rim.

While you're in Phoenix, take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Grand Canyon National Park in style!

Discover more about Papillon's world-class tours of the Grand Canyon from Phoenix.

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Southwest Grand Canyon Roadtrip with Heli

Set off along the historic Route 66 from Phoenix/Scottsdale to the Grand Canyon, where a Grand Canyon helicopter tour over the national park awaits.

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Phoenix to the Grand Canyon Tour FAQs

How far is the Grand Canyon from Phoenix?

    • The distance from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon depends on which rim you are traveling to. The South Rim, which is part of the Grand Canyon National Park, is the closest location to Phoenix, Arizona. The drive is approximately 224 miles, and takes around three and a half hours.
    • The Grand Canyon West Rim is approximately 260 miles and takes around four and a half hours to drive from Phoenix.

Is the Grand Canyon a day trip from Phoenix, Arizona?

    • Yes! You can experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park with a number of convenient trips from Phoenix. The Seventh Wonder of the World is just a few hours away from Phoenix and is a must for every Southwestern traveler’s bucket list. You can:
      • Drive between Phoenix and the Grand Canyon South Rim will take you along historic Route 66.
      • Walk along the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk bridge or take a pontoon boat cruise along the floor of the Grand Canyon at the West Rim. This side of the canyon is approximately four hours from Phoenix, and full of worthwhile sights and activities.
    • Learn more about the Grand Canyon tours from Phoenix today!

What other popular Southwest destinations are near Phoenix?

    • Spend a night surrounded by the neon signs and massive casinos of Las Vegas. Try a hand of blackjack, play a round of golf, or people watch on the world-famous Strip. Papillon even offers helicopter tours in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime.
    • Many travelers have never heard of Page, Arizona. But the breathtaking landforms surrounding the Southwestern city are easily recognizable worldwide. Tower Butte, Horseshoe Bend, Rainbow Bridge, Antelope Canyon, and Lake Powell are just a few of the incredible destinations you can check out in Page. Papillon even offers helicopter and airplane tours of each of these scenic landforms. Page, Arizona is approximately four hours away from Phoenix, and the perfect extension to your Grand Canyon vacation.

What is the best month to visit the Grand Canyon?

  • March through May and September through November are widely considered to be the best months to visit the Grand Canyon. Not only is the weather generally a moderate temperature, but you'll also escape the busy crowds from the peak season.

Do you offer hotel pick-up and drop-off?

  • Absolutely! You can start your Grand Canyon day tour off with hotel pick-up from most major hotels in Phoenix. Not staying at one of the major hotels? No problem. Simply drive to the nearest hotel for pick-up and drop-off by our shuttles.


Experience the Best Grand Canyon Tours from Phoenix & Scottsdale

The city of Phoenix attracts a diversity of tourists due to its fusion of athletic, metropolitan, and nature-based activities. The mild weather makes the area perfect for year-round outdoor exploration. The energetic city is also surrounded by a wealth of desert wildlife and nature that must not be missed.

Just north of the city lies some of the most profound nature ever to be seen: the Grand Canyon. Our mission at Papillon is to take you and your family to this splendid landmark and show you the various points of interest along the way.

Whether you desire a relaxing ground tour of the canyon or soar over its rim in a helicopter, we have you covered! Our day tours begin bright and early with pick-up from most major Phoenix hotels. From there, you can climb aboard one of our comfortable shuttles, customized with captain chairs to enhance your sightseeing experience, and enjoy the beautiful journey to the Grand Canyon.

Ground Tour to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix

Perhaps you would like to visit the Double Eagle Trading Post, an old-fashioned Western town where you can shop and explore? Maybe you'd like to watch the Mojave Desert pass you by? No matter what you choose to do, your journey to the Grand Canyon is part of the adventure, and we cannot wait to show you all of the historical sights and landmarks along the way.

Helicopter Tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim

Guests who choose to experience a helicopter ride will be taken through scenic Central Arizona to the Grand Canyon National Park Airport. Here, a state-of-the-art helicopter will be awaiting your arrival. Upon boarding, you will be lifted up into the air and flown over both the South and North Rims of the Grand Canyon, the latter being significantly less-visited due to its rugged landscape. Here you’ll experience stunning aerial views of the forested canyon valleys, rock gorges, and buttes.

Exploration Time at the Grand Canyon National Park

There will be plenty of time to explore various lookout points of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River from different perspectives. Guests can also enjoy a short hike to Grand Canyon Village to shop for shopping, dining, or to find more canyon views.

What to expect on Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour from Phoenix

Take advantage of full day guided tour opportunities to see the Grand Canyon next time you are in Phoenix or Scottsdale.

On your exciting day trip to canyon country, you’ll travel through the Sonoran Desert, through the majestic Oak Creek Canyon, where the lush forestry set against exquisite red rock formations, and up into the cool, pine tree covered Kaibab National Forest.

Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon, your helicopter flight will provide a guided tour of a multitude of vistas and overlooks.  You’ll fly over the South Rim, North Rim and into the eastern part of Grand Canyon National Park.

While in the city of Phoenix, be sure to make your vacation a timeless memory for you and your family by experiencing the most fantastic natural landform in the United States: the Grand Canyon!