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
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.