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The South Rim is the largest out of all the sections of the Grand Canyon and is home to the National Park. It is considered the jewel of the American Southwest and is often referred to as the "True Grand Canyon" due to its iconic views.

What to do at the Grand Canyon South Rim

As the most highly developed Grand Canyon destination, the South Rim is also the most popular. Tourist friendly with every modern convenience, the South Rim provides a diverse array of experiences. Attractions at the South Rim include Mather Point, Grand Canyon Village, and of course Grand Canyon National Park. The park is home to historic buildings, museums, gift shops and more. The South Rim also has plenty of accommodations such as the El Tovar Hotel, Yavapai Lodge, Thunderbird Lodge, Maswik Lodge, and Kachina Lodge.

Millions of visitors come to the South Rim each year to enjoy the magnificent views, camping, rafting the Colorado River, and the many hiking trails including Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and Grandview.

Visitors can experience the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon's South Rim by taking one of Maverick Helicopters' most immersive helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon.

A few tour options of the south rim are:

Departing from Las Vegas - The Canyon Dream is a unique combination of air and land tours that includes the best highlights the Grand Canyon South Rim has to offer. A flight aboard our state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter provides a breathtaking experience over the Grand Canyon where you'll see the beauty of Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River.

The journey continues with transportation into the Grand Canyon National Park to capture memories of a lifetime with awe-inspiring vistas, panoramic overlooks, and trails that can only be accessed from inside the park. All the key lookouts and landmarks in the South Rim are covered on this helicopter tour, giving you the best Grand Canyon National Park experience possible.

Departing from South Rim – The Canyon Spirit is an ultimate aerial excursion over the Grand Canyon with unparalleled views of Kaibab Forest and the Colorado River offering bird’s-eye views of the national park.

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