This tour is the perfect way to experience Sedona and the Grand Canyon in one day. Sedona will be our first stop along the tour, where you will have a chance to photograph the famous red rocks, stretch your legs and take a quick walk around this picturesque town. While you are enjoying Sedona, your guide will pick up your freshly made gourmet picnic lunch which you will have pre-ordered that morning. From Sedona, the tour passes through Oak Creek Canyon, a scenic byway that winds through 2,000 vertical feet of a red walled canyon to emerge surrounded by the dense ponderosa pines of the Coconino National Forest. Atop the Mogollon Rim, we will travel the outskirts of the Route 66 town of Flagstaff on our way to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 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.
Additional tour highlights today will include a stop along historic Route 66 in Williams for a chance to experience this 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 Americana 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.
Duration: Full day (approx. 12-13 hours)
Departs: Most hotels in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe area; tour departs between 6:00am and 7:00am.
Includes: Ground transportation, 45 minute helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon, lunch, entry fees & bottled water.
Cost: $409/adult, $369/children 12 & under; please note that there will be an additional $15/person helicopter-fuel surcharge that is due at the time of the flight.
Season: This tour is available year round weather dependent.
Skill level: N/A
Notes: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fuel surcharges may apply. Guests weighing over 300 pounds are required to pay an additional $230 for a 2nd seat since aircraft capacity is based on weight, not just the number of passengers. Every passenger is weighed prior to boarding. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Don't forget your camera! Body weight is required at the time of reservation.
Cancellation Policy: All half and full day tours have a 72-hour cancelation policy. If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 72 hours prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.