The many possibilities to view the Grand Canyon by helicopter almost make you forget that it is also possible to view the Grand Canyon by plane.
An airplane tour Grand Canyon has both an advantage and a disadvantage compared to a helicopter tour. You fly at a higher altitude, so you get to see less detail but more of the Grand Canyon. The choice for an airplane tour Grand Canyon or a helicopter tour Grand Canyon is therefore a personal choice.
The deHavilland Vistaliner Twin Otter is often flown, an aircraft that can accommodate 17 passengers and 2 pilots.
Airplane Tour Grand Canyon
Many flights over the Grand Canyon are operated by Grand Canyon Airlines. The most popular plane tour of the Grand Canyon is the Grand Discovery Air Tour, a flight of 40 to 45 minutes from. $149 per person.
In addition to this single flight, there is also a fully catered tour. With the Grand Voyager tour you fly a small plane from Las Vegas over the Hoover Dam and Colorado River to the Grand Canyon. Once there you will take a helicopter flight, there will be time to discover the Grand Canyon on foot and you will take another trip on the Colorado River in a pontoon boat. Experience a fantastic day in the Grand Canyon with this tour!