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Imperial Air Tour

This Grand Canyon helicopter flight provides sweeping views over much of the famous National Park. You’ll see the North Rim, South Rim, and the remote Eastern regions of the Grand Canyon up close. Highlights include marvelous photo opportunities over the deepest and widest part of the Canyon and a wide assortment of geological marvels.

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The Imperial Air Tour is an incredible sightseeing opportunity to take in views over a huge portion of Grand Canyon National Park. Your helicopter flight is guaranteed to access an impressive list of sights during its 40 - 50 minute duration that can only be seen and experienced from the air!

You will depart Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN), located at Grand Canyon South rim, on a sightseeing helicopter and have an opportunity to gaze 5,000 feet down to the river below. Your flight route will travel over the Colorado River, the rugged and remote forests of the North Rim, and a number of remarkable rock formations that dot the entire 277-mile length of the Canyon.You will soar over the Dragon Corridor—the deepest and widest part of the Canyon—on your way to the North Rim and, once there, see the rugged Imperial Point up close. You’ll enjoy unobstructed aerial sights of the colossal Grand Canyon walls and a birds-eye view of the marvels the South Rim has to offer.


  • Helicopter aerial tour of the Grand Canyon
  • South, East, and North canyon rims
  • Multilingual tour narration


  • Flight Duration: Approximately 40 - 50 minutes

What to Bring

  • Bring your I.D. - All passengers 18 years or older must have government-issued forms of identification.
  • Seating is Limited: Be sure to book your tour early.
  • Water: You may bring a bottle of water; however, passengers cannot open the bottle 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? We recommend light-layered clothing from March to September and jackets and winter clothing from October to mid-March.


  • If assistance is required in boarding and disembarking, passengers must provide companion or attendant to do so.
  • Passenger must be able to use helicopter seat.
  • Only collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be stowed onboard due to space limitations.
  • Guests will be notified at time of check-in if space limitations will prevent 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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