- Take a day trip from Phoenix to explore the legendary Grand Canyon by helicopter! Your guided tour will take you through the Red Rocks of Sedona and on a scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at the Grand Canyon National Park for your 50-minute helicopter excursion.
After being picked up by luxury van from the Phoenix metro area, your first stop is the famous Red Rocks of Sedona. During the brief stop you can stretch your legs, take photos of the Red Rocks while your guide will pick up your lunch at a Sedona restaurant to take as a picnic to the Grand Canyon.
Continuing on your scenic drive though Oak Creek Canyon, one of the USA's most scenic drives, you'll experience dramatic elevation changes as you wind through 2000 vertical feet (600 meters) of red walled canyon before emerging into a ponderosa forest.
Once at the Grand Canyon South Rim, board a state-of-the-art helicopter for a 50-minute flight over the Grand Canyon. You'll fly towards the eastern end of the canyon, following the Colorado River, over the picturesque Kaibab Nation Forest and though the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon.
Spending a total of three hours at the Grand Canyon Nation Park, you can take in the natural beauty of the site by walking along the rim trail, go shopping or have lunch at one of the lookout points. Also, at the canyon you'll explore a 30-mile (48 km) section of the road that winds along the rim of the canyon showcasing the best rim views and history along the way.
As you head back to Phoenix you'll drive though the Navajo Nation and the Painted Desert with a stop at an authentic Navajo trading post.
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