Tusayan UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Tusayan UNESCO sites

From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

1. From South Rim: Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour

Head to Grand Canyon Airport at Tusayan, Arizona for a fantastic 45-minute helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. Departing from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, soar above the Kaibab National Forest for amazing views of the Marble Canyon and Point Imperial. Watch in awe as the South Rim gradually drops away, providing one of the most memorable views of the entire canyon. Climb above the North Rim, and experience the fabulous bird's-eye views before heading through the Dragon Corridor, the canyon's widest and deepest part. See in the distance the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower, designed by the Hopi Native Americans. Your journey then follows the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River, back over the Kaibab National Forest, and on to Tusayan. Relax as you take in the views from a state-of-the-art ECO-Star Helicopter with individual leather seats, wraparound glass for outstanding visibility, and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

From Sedona or Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Full-Day Tour

2. From Sedona or Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Full-Day Tour

Embark on a journey to Grand Canyon National Park. Admire the incredible views and geological wonders of Northern Arizona. Enjoy a tour fully narrated by some of the most experienced guides in the Southwest. After pickup from your hotel in Sedona, ascend the Colorado Plateau and continue through the photogenic Oak Creek Canyon. Take winding roads as you leave the red rocks behind, then stop at the tall Ponderosa Pines. Next, arrive at Flagstaff, where other travelers will join the tour. Pass by the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, before heading to the Grand Canyon South Entrance. Once at Grand Canyon National Park, explore historic buildings, see majestic views at Grand Canyon Village, and enjoy lunch on your own. See some of the widest and deepest scenic views of the Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River. Get to experience the magnificent South Rim scenery first-hand. From the South Rim, gaze 14 miles across to the North Rim. Visit the only point where you can see both Phantom Ranch, as well as the Kaibab Suspension Bridge. Your guide knows the best vistas to stop at and will make sure you get the most gorgeous, least crowded viewpoints. At Desert View, you are free to climb the Watchtower Observatory for amazing views that will leave you breathless. On your way back from the Grand Canyon, experience a view of the western edge of the Painted Desert, the Little Colorado River Gorge, and the Colorado River Gorge. Before you return, make a brief stop at the Navajo Reservation. Here you will have a chance to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs at the historical Cameron Trading Post.

Grand Canyon: IMAX Movie Experience with Optional Lunch

3. Grand Canyon: IMAX Movie Experience with Optional Lunch

Explore beyond the rim of this great natural World Wonder on a little–known experience. See more without sacrificing your time, as you sit back and enjoy the Grand Canyon Hidden Secrets IMAX film. Head out on awe inspiring hikes, amazing river rafting, and soar over the Canyon from the comfort of your seat. Experience this life–size film through the awesome power of IMAX Technology, broadcasted on a screen over 6 stories high with 10,000 watts of surround sound. Choose to include a boxed lunch to enjoy before, during, or after the movie. Lunch includes a choice of sandwich (honey ham, turkey, veggie), chips, apple, cheese, a cookie, and water. Stop at the Grand Canyon South Rim in the National Geographic Visitors Center for your IMAX experience, the perfect first stop on your way to the Rim. 

From Sedona: Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Luxury Trekker

4. From Sedona: Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Luxury Trekker

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Canyon in luxurious comfort. You will enjoy the ride in an upgraded Mercedes Sprinter Van, with only 10 seats. This ensures quality time and personal attention from your guide. Begin with a drive up Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top most scenic highways in the country on the way to the East entrance of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy your gourmet boxed lunch on the rim of the canyon at Desert View, home to the Desert View watchtower, standing 60 feet above the rim and offering unparalleled views of the Colorado River down at the base of the Canyon. There will be plenty of stops at various scenic overlooks as you head west to the Grand Canyon Village. There, take in the historic architecture of El Tovar, shop at the Hopi House, and continue to soak in the aweinspiring views of the canyon walls before returning to Sedona.

Grand Canyon Overnight Tour

5. Grand Canyon Overnight Tour

Stare back on over two billion years of unbelievable history revealed by the mighty forces of the Colorado River as it courses through the depth defying ravines that make up the splendor of the Grand Canyon. This national treasure, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, draws visitors from around the globe to witness its intricate and colorful landscape and overwhelming size. Sunrise and sunsets cast magnificent color displays of red and purple upon the canyon walls and rock layers which record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent and in specific, the Southwest USA. The Grand Canyon is truly a breathtaking spectacle. Enjoy hiking ranger talks, helicopter flights, secret sunrise and sunset points on the rim, the imax movie, endless wildlife, photo opportunities and much more. Itinerary: Your first stop is the Hoover Dam, where you can marvel at its sheer size and grab a photo before journeying to the birthplace of Historic Route 66. Get your kicks and let's go! A brief stop in Williams, the home of the of the famous Grand Canyon railway, and you are starting to get close to the Grand Canyon. Take in a bird's eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim, take a hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the magnificent view. Find your secret ledge on the rim for a once in a lifetime sun set over the Grand Canyon away from the crowds! Enjoy your evening in the small town of Tusayan at one of the local restaurants or cosy bars or relax around the campfire . There are many options for the following day. Enjoy a longer half-day or full-day hike in to the Canyon or along the rim, take an optional included tour to Desert View along the East rim of this incredible National Park. The choice is yours! Enjoy ranger's programs and endless photo opportunities before heading back to Las Vegas. Head back to Las Vegas arriving at approximately 7:00 PM after a full day in the park.

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What people are saying about Tusayan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 280 reviews

This was a 10 hour tour and my husband and I enjoyed every minute! Our guide, Brad, was the best, most knowledgeable person I’ve ever had on any tour! The Canyon was beyond belief-incredible-and Brad’s explanations and stories enhanced the entire trip! We are so glad we booked this trip!

superb experience with good pilots and discovery of the grand canyon in the best way, wherever you are in the helicopter the view is magnificent with its large glass areas although the front seats are the best if you can afford it. an experience not to be missed

From the time you step into the helicopter to the time you get back it’s worth every dollar you spent, if you planning to visit the Grand Canyon this is a good opportunity to experience it from above ground

Great experience!! Awesome pilot and very friendly and knowledgeable about the canyon.

Exceptional driver, both driving and guiding the explanations. Super recommended!