With the abundance of options to see the Grand Canyon per helicopter you would almost forget that it’s also possible to admire the Grand Canyon from an airplane.

A Grand Canyon airplane tour has both an advantage and a disadvantage as opposed to a helicopter tour. You are flying at a higher altitude, so you will get to see more of the Grand Canyon, but less details. Thus, the choice for a Grand Canyon airplane or helicopter tour is a personal one.

Usually the airplane of choice is the deHavilland Vistaliner Twin Otter, an airplane that seats 17 passengers and 2 pilots.

Airplane Tour Grand Canyon

Airplane Tour Grand Canyon

Airplane Tour Grand Canyon

Many flights over the Grand Canyon are hosted by Grand Canyon Airlines. The most popular Grand Canyon airplane tour is the South Rim Airplane Tour, a 40 to 50-minute flight for $124 per person.

In addition to this individual flight, completely catered tours with a transfer from and to your hotel are also possible. Furthermore, a Grand Canyon Airplane Tour can be combined with various other activities in the Grand Canyon: like the Scenic Canyon River Adventure Tour. In short, there are numerous options.

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Airplane Grand Canyon view

Airplane Grand Canyon view