A visit to Arizona would not be complete without experiencing the views from the Grand Canyon South Rim about a 230-mile one-way drive by car from Phoenix. Typically this round trip would mean almost an 8-hour drive by car and an overnight stay in Williams or Flagstaff, Arizona. The experience is well worth the trip, but many visitors and vacationers don’t have that much time.
Imagine This Air and Historic Train Tour. Under Eight Hours and Very Affordable.
Thanks to the air tour professionals at Westwind Scenic Tours, you can step aboard a private plane in Phoenix and be back in eight hours. The adventure begins in Phoenix with a scenic flight over some of Arizona’s most beautiful landscapes in route to the historic town of Williams – 175 miles north of Phoenix. A short ride to the Grand Canyon Railway Station and you arrive in time for a Wild West Show.
Hear “All Aboard” and start your incredible train journey to the Grand Canyon. From the comfort of your first-class seat, for the next 2 hours and 15 minutes, you will be entertained by cowboys and musicians and enjoy a continental breakfast.
The scenic landscape along this historic railway route begins in a thick pine forest and changes to high desert and prairie back top pine trees again before arriving at the most astounding views you’ll ever experience from high above the floor of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Upon arriving at the Grand Canyon Depot, Westwind will pick you up for an approximate 2-hour ground tour including scenic overlooks and time in the Grand Canyon Historic Village. After viewing several perspectives of the Canyon enjoy a buffet lunch at one of the National Park Lodges before a short ride to the Grand Canyon Airport for your return flight back to Phoenix.
Other Scenic Air Tours By Westwind.
Westwind also offers similar air tours ranging from a 1.5-hour aerial tour of Sedona to an 8 hour aerial round trip tour of Lake Powell or Monument Valley. These are great ways to experience Arizona in the comfort of private aircraft and the convenience of tour narration by experienced professionals. With all tours, you will arrive back in Phoenix in time for an enjoyable dinner to cap-off a very rewarding day.
For more information.
Westwind Scenic Tours
732 West Deer Valley Road
Phoenix Arizona 85028