Airplane flying in the Grand Canyon at dusk An airplane ready to takeoff from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon.

Airplane to Grand Canyon

More time on site

Taking an airplane tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon is an interesting alternative. The flight itself takes less time then a helicopter flight and more time in the Grand Canyon is included. You get to see a larger area from higher altitude compared to the helicopter tours.

Airplane tours

There are several tours to choose from, the most common tour takes about seven hours including landing and quite some time in the canyon. Some tours only fly over the Grand Canyon without landing and one tour includes over-night stay at a ranch. Many tours offer the option to add a helicopter flight after landing. There are in particular three tours we recommend. Read about them below and to the right. One thing to keep in mind is that the Grand Canyon south rim is regarded to have the best view over the canyon.

Helicopter tour upgrade

The helicopter tours are a bit different depending on whether you are at the west or the south Grand Canyon. The helicopter flight available at the west rim is a shorter flight that takes you down to the bottom of the canyon. At Grand Canyon south, the helicopter tour is a longer sight-seeing (25 min) flight without landing.

Selected tours

Sunset view from the airplane over Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon West Rim Air and Ground Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Skywalk

Price from: £230
Traveler rating: Five star rating
Departs from: Las Vegas
Duration: 7 hours
Info: Travel to the Grand Canyon West Rim by fixed-wing airplane and be amazed by the breathtaking views of one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders! This comprehensive day tour from Las Vegas has it all. Enjoy a helicopter ride to the basin of the canyon and a boat ride on the Colorado River. Visit the Hualapai Indian Village and enjoy a barbeque lunch on the canyon rim.  More info, rates and booking…

Driving ATV to North Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon North Rim Bar 10 Deluxe Air and Ground Tour

Price from: £270
Traveler rating: Five star rating
Departs from: Las Vegas
Duration: 8 hours
Info: Enjoy an airplane flight to the remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon for a day on a real working ranch. At the Bar 10 Ranch, there is a variety of optional extras you can do including ATV rides, and more. Also included is a hearty western-style lunch. When you want to see the real Grand Canyon, visit the spectacular North Rim.  More info, rates and booking…