COLORS AND CANYONS TOURS FROM PHOENIX
Spend the day exploring the Grand Canyon State with a tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim and historic Route 66 with breathtaking views from a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.
This day tour will treat you to panoramic views at the most expansive sections of the Grand Canyon South Rim and exploration of historic Route 66. Enjoy Grand Canyon National Park with a 45 minute helicopter tour over the deepest and widest part of the Canyon with our travel partner, Maverick Helicopters.
The Colors & Canyons Tour departs daily from the Phoenix/Scottsdale area between 6:00am and 7:00am, and returns between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe area
Between 6:00 am and 7:00 am
Between 7:00pm and 8:00pm
Destination Arizona custom touring vehicles specifically designed for small groups with individual leather captain’s chairs that recline for each person. Maverick’s ECO-Starhelicopters feature wraparound glass for outstanding visibility, front-facing, theater-style seating and individual leather seats.
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.
Body weights required at the time of booking for helicopter safety.
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.
Departs: between 6:00 am and 7:00 am
Returns: between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
After departing the Phoenix metro area, our tour travels through the expansive Sonoran Desert filled with the native saguaro cactus. The scenery begins to change as we increase in elevation and views of the cactus fade into pine trees. As we continue further into Northern Arizona, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff and from the highway, see the San Francisco Peaks among the seemingly endless Ponderosa Pine Forest, the largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines in the world.
Williams will be our first stop along the tour for a chance to experience Route 66, the iconic American highway steeped in rich tradition. While in Williams, guests will have the opportunity to “get their kicks on Route 66” with walks along the original route, explore the local shops and capture souvenir photos highlighting a bygone era in classic American history. Also known as the Will Rodgers Highway, Route 66 is the most recognizable road in the United States and stretched 2,448 miles from Chicago to California upon completion. While you are enjoying Route 66, your guide will pick up your picnic lunch made fresh that morning.
Just before entering the Grand Canyon National Park, you will be checked in for your 45 minute helicopter flight, spanning over 90 miles of the Grand Canyon. After your flight, your DETOURS guide will bring you back into the National Park to discover more by foot. You will have opportunities to walk the rim, shop, capture an unlimited number of photographs, or relax with the best seat in the house.
National Park entrance fees
Unlimited bottled water
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
$15/person fuel surcharge payable upon check-in
Temperatures in the Grand Canyon are typically 25-30°F cooler than in Phoenix and vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.