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Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour provided by Maverick Airlines

Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour

Deluxe Grand Canyon South Rim Airplane Tour
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About
This flight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas takes you in style in an airplane that’s appointed with viewing windows and leather upholstery. Traveling by air gives you spectacular views of the desert terrain. Once in Grand Canyon National Park take an optional helicopter flight. Perks of this full-day experience including a gourmet boxed lunch and round-trip hotel transfers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See classic aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim
  • Combining air and ground tours means the best of both worlds
  • Optional helicopter flight covers the canyon's widest, deepest section
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at select Las Vegas hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at select Las Vegas hotels, and then transfer to a plane that’s equipped for a comfortable trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Soar over Nevada and Arizona’s vast desert wilderness and touch down for a ground tour into Grand Canyon National Park. Pause for a gourmet boxed lunch at Bright Angel Lodge, check out some of the National Park’s overlooks and walking trails, and browse the shops around El Tovar Lodge. If you've selected the helicopter flight, lift off again to see the Tower of Ra, Dragon Corridor, and Kaibab National Forest, with the Colorado River far below. Get an entirely different perspective on the desert terrain on the return flight to Las Vegas. The day ends with transfer to your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See classic aerial views of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim
  • Combining air and ground tours means the best of both worlds
  • Optional helicopter flight covers the canyon's widest, deepest section
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at select Las Vegas hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at select Las Vegas hotels, and then transfer to a plane that’s equipped for a comfortable trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Soar over Nevada and Arizona’s vast desert wilderness and touch down for a ground tour into Grand Canyon National Park. Pause for a gourmet boxed lunch at Bright Angel Lodge, check out some of the National Park’s overlooks and walking trails, and browse the shops around El Tovar Lodge. If you've selected the helicopter flight, lift off again to see the Tower of Ra, Dragon Corridor, and Kaibab National Forest, with the Colorado River far below. Get an entirely different perspective on the desert terrain on the return flight to Las Vegas. The day ends with transfer to your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5235EXPLORER
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 25-minute helicopter tour (if option selected)
  • All local taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from selected Las Vegas strip hotels
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg or 21 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Please note: dependent on aircraft used, window seats may or may not be available. Seats are assigned based on weights and balance of the aircraft
  • Children under the age of 2 are considered lap children. Proof of age will be required at the time of check-in. Please bring a copy of a birth certificate or passport.
  • Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
  • If helicopter tour is selected, Mather Point will not be visited.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 25-minute helicopter tour (if option selected)
  • All local taxes and fees
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon South Rim
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from selected Las Vegas strip hotels
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg or 21 stone) will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
  • Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Please note: dependent on aircraft used, window seats may or may not be available. Seats are assigned based on weights and balance of the aircraft
  • Children under the age of 2 are considered lap children. Proof of age will be required at the time of check-in. Please bring a copy of a birth certificate or passport.
  • Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
  • If helicopter tour is selected, Mather Point will not be visited.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Grand Canyon South Rim
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Kaibab National Forest
  • 2
    Bright Angel Point
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Michael C
Harlow, UK4 contributions
Great Flight
Mar 2020
Don't go to Las Vegas and miss the GRAND CANYON . We went to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic and booked our MAVERICK airline tour at the same time.
Maverick were friendly and imformative , and the flight to the South rim of the canyon
was very scenic.
Written 28 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for choosing Maverick Airlines for your Grand Canyon excursion. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you, A Maverick Team Member
Written 29 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

iansara
Jersey, UK65 contributions
amazing experience
Feb 2020
This was a friendly experience from the time we picked up early, everyone was very informative and chatty. We originally hadn't booked for the helicopter into the south rim but I glad we changed our mind. There was no problem adding it on to our booking. The flight over was quick and the pilots were both friendly, we were taken on coach to various points of the canyon, we had enough time in each place to look around and take plenty of photos. The helicopter ride was an amazing experience for both of us as neither of us had been on one before, Daniel our pilot was very informative and friendly, the colours in the Canyon are amazing and seeing this all up close is well recommended.
Written 26 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for choosing to fly Maverick and we are glad that you enjoyed your tour with us!
Written 13 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul R
Stratford Saint Mary, UK7 contributions
Breath-taking views
Feb 2020
We really enjoyed this trip. All staff were friendly and helpful. The flight was great, some amazing views across the desert scenery. We had two scheduled stops for approximately one hour each. Our guide suggested routes which was helpful.
We would have appreciated longer to view the wonderful south rim. I was also expecting more information on the formation of the canyon, the rock strata etc. though we were able to ask questions.
One problem for us was that we had not appreciated how very cold it was going to be. The pre-trip information mentioned wearing suitable footwear, but did not alert us to the altitude and need for warm coats. We had to buy jackets there! Be warned if you go in the shoulder seasons. We visited in February...sun and shorts weather in Vegas, sun and snow on the ground, in the canyon. It would have been appreciated if Maverick had added a proviso about this to their literature.
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for flying Maverick! We appreciate you sharing your experience.
Written 13 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Suzanne N
8 contributions
Amazing South Rim Trip
Feb 2020
Booked through Tripadvisor after a personal recommendation and reading the excellent reviews. Very professional, knowledgeable and courteous staff. An amazing experience from start to finish. Views are amazing.
Picked up from the hotel promptly, approx an hour from the Strip including other pick ups to Henderson Airport. Great flight approx 45 minutes of amazing views to Grand Canyon where you are met by a trolley style bus. Michael was the enthusiastic & knowledgeable driver who gave good advice on where to get the best views from Bright Angel Lodge where we had a tasty included lunch box. Helicopter flight gave an even better view of the vast and incredible views into the South rim. Would definitely recommend Maverick and it’s professional knowledgeable staff!
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glad to hear you had an amazing time. Thanks for flying with us!
Written 13 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Edypo S
2 contributions
Must do when visiting Vegas
Dec 2019 • Couples
Excellent experience and service! Everyone from Maverick's was super kind and the Grand canyon views were amazing!
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for flying with us!
Written 17 January 2020
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Ilias and Serene
4 contributions
BEST TOUR EVER
Dec 2019 • Couples
Absolutely awesome!!!! Loved every moment of it, from the tour guide to the lunch and most importantly the amount of time spent visiting the canyon. Plane trip was smooth, quick and professionally done!! So worth the money! Didn’t go on the helicopter trip but honestly it was good because we got to see most of the canyon! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Most of all it was not overdone, I really don’t like when tours go for very long and drain the life out of you, so the timing of the trip was perfect and gave us enough time to go back to Vegas and continue our day!! THANK YOU MAVERICK!
Written 18 December 2019
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We are so happy to hear that you had an awesome time on your tour with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to contribute this review.
Written 24 December 2019
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JohnFamily04
Highett, Australia208 contributions
Bucket list item ticked off!
Sep 2019
We were on a tour of some of the national parks on the western side of the US and had a free day. We booked this trip as soon as we booked into our hotel in Las Vegas because we couldn't decide just what we wanted to do with our free day. We knew we wanted to go to the South Rim but in the few days we had in the US before we arrived in Las Vegas we firmed up the decision that we wanted to fly to the South Rim and back as well as a helicopter ride.

We must have got the last two seats with Maverick as we were seated in the back row of the fixed wing plane we flew to the South Rim on. Despite not having a window seat like everyone else I was still able to see the Hoover Dam and views of the Grand Canyon. The cost was VERY expensive for Australians after converting from USD but I have to say as special experiences go it was worth every cent.

We went on September and there had been months of bush fires nearby so the views were a bit hazy - still breath taking though. The staff were all friendly and helpful as I had never been in a helicopter before. I was surprised to be seated in the front row but as we took off I felt fine. Amazing experience.

I would highly recommend Maverick - everyone was lovely from the bus driver to the pilot's and staff at their visitor center. Great experience.
Written 7 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We appreciate your taking the time to contribute this review about our company. It is great to hear that we provided you good customer service and that you had an excellent time on your tour with us.
Written 24 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1Kplaces2See
Sykesville, MD153 contributions
South Rim by Airplane .... A+++
Nov 2019
100% fantastic tour from start to finish. Traci and Tammy were both very professional answering questions and taking my reservation, offering me their phone number for questions including anything I thought of last minute. They took our weight to balance the plane no doubt. "Maverick" marked Shuttle as described picked us up at our hotel on the strip on time and we showed our IDs. Short trip to the airstrip where we had a few minutes to visit the bathroom and check out gifts and snacks. We were introduced to pilots Kathy and Paul and received a brief. Both very friendly indeed! Flight included a selfie in the cockpit while over the Colorado! You can tell they love their jobs! A short 40 minute flight included incredible views of the Dam, Colorado River, and the Grand Canyon. We were lucky to get a gorgeous sunny cloudless day. At the Canyon we were met by our tour guide Michael who drove a trolley and gave us some history, experiences, and best ways to spend our time at the 2 stops in the Canyon. He took our pictures, gave us a map, and at the second stop, distributed our delicious box lunches which we ate overlooking the best view on the planet. Michael loves this job and it showed. He provided visuals for the non-English speakers and made sure they got the Canyon map in their native languages. You'll have to catch your breath with the high altitude at the Grand Canyon! More pictures in front of the plane before we left the park, then the short flight back to the airstrip where there was no need to purchase their photos since we had so many by Michael, Paul and Kathy! Then the shuttle dropped us off at our hotel. We still had the evening free.
Not much was needed to be brought, but I'd recommend a small backpack, phone/camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, walking shoes, no selfie sticks allowed. Little time to purchase gifts, but I did get my Park Passport book stamped! (They sell the passport books there if you want to get started on that hobby)
For the extra money ($329 vice $160) it was WELL worth taking the plane over the loooooooong bus ride.
Written 27 November 2019
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Thank you for choosing to fly Maverick and we are glad that you enjoyed your tour with us!
Written 24 December 2019
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Julie B
25 contributions
Great tour - exactly what we were looking for!
Nov 2019 • Family
With only one spare day in Vegas, we were looking for a tour to the Grand Canyon that gave us the best options without sitting on a bus all day (and half the night). I had initially worried a bit about the price of this tour due to the underperforming Aussie dollar, but I caved in as this trip gave us the opportunity to see the south rim rather than the west rim. It was such a great tour. We were collected promptly from our hotel at a civilised hour. The flights to and from the canyon were smooth and easy. Bruce, our tour guide was terrific, he gave us lots of information and we enjoyed our stops at Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point. We even managed a 50 minute short hike. If you a considering a tour to the Grand Canyon, my daughter and I would both strongly recommend Maverick Airlines. They are a very professional and organised tour company. We arrived back at our hotel both impressed and refreshed.
Written 13 November 2019
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Thanks for leaving a review!
Written 15 November 2019
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robbie r
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Beautiful tour from beginning to end!
Oct 2019
Maverick and their airplane day was the best ever! Super organized, attention detail - left when they said they would and arrived back right on time. Clean, efficient and courteous from the check in staff to the pilots. If you are luck to get Mike as your coach driver you are in luck. He is so knowledgeable and friendly, really giving great advice on where to take the best pics. Even the box lunch was good! Fresh and plentiful. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Written 25 October 2019
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We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Thanks for flying with us!
Written 1 November 2019
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