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Address: 871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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+1 855-235-9422

Scenic Airlines is the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in...

Scenic Airlines is the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in the world, specializing in Grand Canyon airplane tours. In 1967, Scenic Airlines flew it's first sightseeing tour and has since been an pioneer in the aerial sightseeing industry.

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Grand Canyon south rim tour with pink jeep

Flight was a little bumping but the tour took us some great view points. It was more expensive than bus tour but I think it is worth.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flight was a little bumping but the tour took us some great view points. It was more expensive than bus tour but I think it is worth.

Thank 和子 皆
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my elderly parents on this trip, given their age I figure an airplane ride would be a lot softer on their nerves. They would not stop admiring the greatness of nature, the ability of the pilot to maneuver and present both sides of the seventh wonder to either side of the plane. This is the only way to... More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Canyon several times over the past 30 years. This tour made the experience of the area come alive. Fabulous guides, well organized and I can honestly say it was 10X better than I had envisioned. Linda

Thank Tallyhoing
Kansas City, Missouri
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I visited the Grand Canyon in March-it is still a bit chilly-bring your layers! I highly recommend this tour. Here is a bit of what to expect on this tour. I had to be at the airport at 6:30 am for check-in. Be sure to go to the airport, not the heliport with the helicopters. I was given a box... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were 24 minutes late leaving from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and the plane did not have the touring windows as promised so my husband spent the flight bent over. Please do not book with this company if you are over 6 feet tall. The narration includes lots of elevator music rather than telling us more about... More 

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review, and above all, for alerting us to your issue. We were able to connect you with our Guest Relations manager who was able to provide you with a partial refund for the miscommunication about the aircraft and for your husband's discomfort. Respectfully, Papillon/Scenic Management More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We loved the whole day--flight over Grand Canyon and Lake Powell was SPECTACULAR, a few turbulence but fantastic. Tour of Antelope Canyon was awesome, way better than expected. Raft Trip was unbelievably beautiful. Bus trip was restful. Boxed breakfast and lunch were fine. The guides were just great and really made the day an unforgettable trip. Expensive at first blush... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our party of 6 booked the Scenic Canyon Adventure Tour. Our twin prop plane seated 2o and there were plenty of large windows to see the views. Upon landing in Page we took a jeep to Antelope Canyon caverns. Our guide, Lynette, was super. The caverns were so impressive. Next was a 4 hour float down the Colorado with our... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to the view from the plane flight we booked for the first plane right out in the morning at 8am. Received a call at 6:41am the day of the flight to say there was an hour delay, but unfortunately we were already on the way as our hotel was a 35 minutes drive away. No matter, we... More 

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to post a review and alerting us to your issue. We sincerely apologize that your tour did depart as planned and we weren't able to provide you with an acceptable solution. Based on this review, we weren't able to locate your reservation to research why your flight was cancelled and to see which tour was... More 

London, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were in a twin prop plane, 3 seats per row, with massive windows so even in the middle seat (as I was) you have excellent views. You have a headset playing rather annoying music interspersed with commentary, which was not as informative as I'd hoped for! However the views are amazing and give you a real feeling for the... More 

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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went to the west rim and even though we got hit by unexpected storms it was great fun. The buses at the rim allow you to makes your own way between the different points and lunch stop. The Skywalk was closed but they organised a refund for this part of the trip with no hassle. Overall the staff were... More 

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