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Grand Canyon Flight & Hike the South Kaibab Trail

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with a one-day scenic flight in a fixed-wing plane from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon and back! AOA’s partnership with Westwind Air Services makes it possible to visit Arizona’s natural wonder of the world in a one day tour from Phoenix. Head north on a narrated flight past the famous red rocks of Sedona, fly by the 12,000 ft tall San Francisco Peaks, and enjoy a truly unique scenic flight over Grand Canyon itself.

Our flight will land just outside Grand Canyon National Park so that we can embark on a guided hike into the canyon itself, on the South Kaibab Trail. Enjoy a picnic lunch and learn all about the history and secrets of Grand Canyon from one of AOA’s professional hiking guides. After a rewarding day in the canyon, enjoy the return flight to Phoenix as you 

Take a scenic flight to Grand Canyon from Phoenix, Arizona and enjoy a guided hike into the canyon all in one exciting day!

Combine the unique experience of a Guided Flight and Air Tour with Westwind Air over Sedona and the Grand Canyon followed by a guided hiking tour into the Grand Canyon led by the guides at AOA. On Westwind’s Cessna aircraft every seat is a window seat. Your flight to the Grand Canyon will be expertly narrated as you fly over the Tonto National Forest, the Red Rocks of Sedona, past the San Francisco Peaks and Arizona’s highest point, Mt. Humphreys. Upon reaching the Canyon, your air tour continues with a 30 minute flight over the widest and deepest part of the Canyon, flying as low as 1,000 feet above the rim – this rare opportunity is only authorized to three companies. The flight lands at Grand Canyon Airport where you will travel by van into Grand Canyon National Park for the afternoon hiking tour. This combination of activities makes for the best Phoenix day trip you can find to tour the Grand Canyon.

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Duration
7 Hours
Available until
April 30, 2020

On the Day of Your Tour

You will meet at Deer Valley Airport on the morning of your tour.

Your guided hike into the Grand Canyon begins with a series of switchbacks before arriving at Ooo‐Ahh Point. At this aptly named lookout point, the landscape opens up to afford breathtaking 360‐degree views of the Grand Canyon. Next, we will continue on until we reach the picnic area at Cedar Ridge, dropping almost 1,200 feet in elevation and descending through more than 40 million years of geological history. This scenic trail traverses gradually along a canyon ridge allowing for unobstructed views and excellent photography opportunities. As we descend through the layers of rock strata, expert hiking guides will educate you on the Grand Canyon’s rich history, ecosystems and geology. After a break for a delicious picnic lunch, we will explore Cedar Ridge before beginning our ascent back up the trail to the rim and the Yaki Point overlook. From there, we return to the Grand Canyon airport for the chartered flight back to Phoenix.

Reservation Policies

Advance reservations are required and can only be confirmed with receipt of guest contact information and a valid credit card. Final payment is due in advance of the tour. Guide gratuities are optional, but are appreciated.

There is no charge for cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure time. Cancellations made less than 48 hours from departure time will be charged in full.

Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.

Tour Price Includes

Roundtrip airfare from Deer Valley Airport to the Grand Canyon Airport

Van transportation from Grand Canyon Airport to Grand Canyon National Park

Bottled water, snacks, and picnic lunch.

Professional safety-certified guide to escort you throughout your tour.

1:7 guide to guest ratio.Applicable taxes, permit fees, and insurance.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Arizona Outback Adventures

17465 N 93rd St 
85255 Scottsdale
Phone 1-866-455-1601
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Author
Siera Whitten
Updated: May 13, 2019
Travel Guide: United States of America

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