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Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour
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Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour

By Guidance Air
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Ages 0-99, max of 3 per group
Duration: 30–35 minutes
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Live guide: English
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  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • 1200 Airport Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
    Please check in 10-15 mins early.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 54668P2

    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Maximum weight is 300 pounds per seat
    • Seatbelt must be worn at all time
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour?
    Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour price starts from $389.00. Discover and book Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour cancellation policy?
    Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour on Tripadvisor
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    How much time do I need for Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 30m. Discover and book Sedona Helicopter Tour: Desert Thunder Tour on Tripadvisor

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    • You'll start at
      1200 Airport Rd
      1200 Airport Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
      Please check in 10-15 mins early.
      See address & details
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      Guidance Air
      Stop: 45 minutes
      There’s lots to learn from this vantage point. As you pass the many points of interest, your pilot will share legends of the land and historical tidbits that color the excursion. • Take a 30-minute helicopter flight over the Sedona desert. • Head south to the iconic Cathedral Rock. • Next, it’s on to Chapel of the Holy Cross, a towering chapel built right into the rock! • Swoop over Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. • Spot the famous Snoopy Rock! • Cross Oak Creek Canyon and soar toward Devil’s Bridge. • From here, you’ll fly to Secret Canyon and ascend onto the Mogollon Rim. • Finally, approach Boynton Canyon and the Anasazi cliff dwellings!
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Guidance Air
      508
      Sedona, Arizona
      Joined in October 2016
    • H4493AOtraceym
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!
      The views were amazing, the pilot was very knowledgeable about the area & the history. We took so many pictures! Everyone in the office was super friendly and helpful as well as the young man that drove us out to the helicopter ~ thanks for a great adventure
      Written February 27, 2024
    • aliciawA9336NQ
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      customer service
      I didnt like that they didnt check us in or anything, there was no waiver. they didnt check our id or anything. I would never do this again for the cost and the poor customer service.
      Written February 19, 2024
    • CarefreeTraveler_7
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spectacular Sedona helicopter tour
      Jake was an excellent guide on our helicopter tour. Very informative tour with spectacular scenery. We loved our trip!
      Written January 14, 2024
    • Road08712057166
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Ride
      Great helicopter tour. We did the shortest tour 15-20 mins. It was perfect , the views were amazing. Our guide was great pointing out the most beautiful sights. We got some amazing pictures and videos. My husband had been on a helicopter before, but I hadn’t. I sat in front! Just spectacular.
      Written November 26, 2023
    • 247jacquil
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience
      I went with a friend for her birthday reluctantly because I’m afraid of heights. Our pilot , Laura, was wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable of area, rock formations, history, and comforting of my fear. What an awesome experience we had . I can’t recommend this enough. You won’t regret it!
      Written November 21, 2023
    • A C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful tour in Sedona!
      We had a great 1/2 hour tour in Sedona. Everything about this tour was top notch. The very nice guy who booked our trip, showed us the safety video and drove us to the helecopter pad, and “Robby” our pilot, who gave us a great tour and pointed out things to see. It was clear that everyone focused on safety and ensuring a comfortable, fun ride. Overall it was a great experience! Appreciate the glass of wine and beer afterwards too!
      Written November 11, 2023
    • Greg E
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      All around great experience
      Check in was easy, pilot was excellent and informative. Scenery was beautiful. They also gave us coupons for a nearby restaurant that we enjoyed. All around great experience.
      Written November 11, 2023
    • MikeGarnett-VA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Experience - Highly Recommended
      Fantastic - everyone at GA was great, very helpful and just made it an overall fantastic experience. Went around 3:00 PM in the evening, perfect sunlight on the canyons, smooth flight - highly recommended to anyone wanting to see Sedona from a different angle - one you cant get from hiking.
      Written November 9, 2023
    • D9931VCdanj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience
      My husband and I took this trip for our one year anniversary. It was amazing from the office staff to the pilot. Everyone was very nice and professional. The pilot was amazing (thank goodness.) Beautiful scenery , beautiful day. Was very relaxing.
      Written November 6, 2023
    • Thomas P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Birthday surprise
      Great experience. Wonderful views, talented pilot, safety first. I would recommend it to any adventure seekers. Sedona shown in all its wonder.
      Written November 4, 2023
    • ginac485
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spectacular Sedona from the Air!
      Thank you to GA staff and Ken our pilot for a truly spectacular experience in Sedona! We were a bit nervous since the clouds were moving fast and apparently the wind was at 18 knots but Ken kept us calm with a smooth 30 min flight through the canyons. It seemed as if we could reach out and touch the formations and clouds. We are not hikers and this was an absolutely amazing and highly recommended way to see Sedona!
      Written October 26, 2023
    • N6175DMmf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing and Unforgettable!
      I can’t thank Guidance Air enough for helping to make my boyfriends surprise 60th birthday extra special. Ashley and Jeremy were so helpful, they were just the nicest people. Our pilot, Ken, was excellent! He was a wealth of knowledge and made our flight over Sedona a memorable trip!
      Written October 25, 2023
    • Karen S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      This was an amazing experience! Our pilot was Lauren. We did the Dust Devil tour. Our pilot, Lauren, did such a great job of navigating our aerial tour and pointing out all to magnificent sites. She explained the Anasazi cliff dwellings and we got to see them up close. Again —- Just Amazing!
      Written October 22, 2023
    • mikemG9094UZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect way to see Sedona
      What an unbelievable view of Sedona from the skies. Breathtaking as you fly through the canyons and see sights that would be very difficult by foot. Ken was a fantastic guide. Loved it.
      Written October 14, 2023
    • davidlS6646IG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to see Sedona
      This was an amazing way to see Sedona. My wife and I have hiked here for many years and seeing the mountains from the air added so much to the experience. It's hard to appreciate how vast the mountains are from the ground and the flight showed us areas you can't reach on foot. From the time we walked in the office door to the time we completed flying, the Guidance team was efficient, friendly and outgoing. Our pilot Jake was fantastic and pointed out many of the sights we might have missed. Highly recommend this tour with Guidance and we look forward to doing it again on another visit.
      Written October 4, 2023
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    Dan N
    Eugene, OR64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    We love helicopter tours, but because they are pricey, we will only take them if we're convinced that the scenery will be spectacular. In the case of Sedona, we couldn't wait because, damn, there's no other place like it with the unique, panoramic assortment of massive red rock formations and canyons, some quite accessible and others remote. It is also difficult to grasp the extent of the formations surrounding Sedona from any terrestrial perspective. Our 30 minute tour with Guidance Air was well worth the money ($299 pp plus tax). It certainly ranks among the greatest helicopter rides of our lives. Our pilot, Ken, was friendly and knowledgeable (hard not be if that's your main occupation), but he gave us an excellent grasp of things that are widely known and some that are likely known only by long time insiders. The helicopter itself is very well suited for viewing, the staff host with the very cool name Jamaica, a Sedona native, couldn't have been more helpful or pleasant. This was a great experience, one we highly recommend.
    Written January 23, 2021
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    Thank you so much for the glowing review! We are so glad that you chose Sedona for one of your helicopter tours! You just cannot beat the views! See you next time!
    Written January 27, 2021
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    Gavin Cutshall
    San Diego, CA19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took the Desert Thunder flight while visiting Sedona last weekend. It was an amazing experience. The views from the helicopter are unparalleled and the pilot added so much to the experience. The staff of Guidance Air were friendly and helpful. It was a highlight of visiting Sedona.
    Written March 30, 2021
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    We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us here at Guidance. We love being a highlight for visitors!
    Written April 10, 2021
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    Erin M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020
    We had an amazing experience with Desert Thunder Tour. They were timely and professional. They even called us when we got stuck in the holiday traffic through town to make sure everything was okay. The pilot has years of experience and was so knowledgeable about the area. It was super cool to see the area this way. The windows are huge and you can see everything! Going through Boynton Canyon was unbelievable! It looked like you to reach out and touch the canyon walls. That was our favorite part. The ruins were awesome to see tucked into the caves and there were several to see. It was one of the best things we've ever done for our anniversary! Highly recommended!
    Written September 6, 2020
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    We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us here at Guidance. Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing it with us!
    Written September 25, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jennifer R
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    This was nothing short of epic. It was a beautiful sunny day and our pilot Christian was excellent. He was not only a great pilot but also did a fantastic job pointing everything out and adding additional color. I highly recommend this tour!
    Written April 4, 2022
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    Thank you for the recommendation, and we are glad you had a great time with Christian!!!
    Written April 24, 2022
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    EmmaMom1
    Saint Paul, MN13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We went mid-day on the 30 minute tour, which was spectacular. Great overview of area and the chance to get close to ruins sites. Our pilot was knowledgeable and capable, and we even found elk on the top of one mountain! A high point of our trip of Sedona, and much more comfortable than any jeep ride!
    Written January 5, 2020
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    BrokerPaul
    Irvine, CA133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Superb customer service exceeded my expectations.
    Both the pilot, Christian and the hostess, Savanah were friendly professionals.
    Our pilot gave us a safe and comfortable flight that was well scripted and informative.
    An excellent value for lifelong memories.
    Written July 18, 2022
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    We are glad we exceeded your expectations! We hope to see to see you again in the future!
    Written August 6, 2022
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    Katherine W
    San Diego, CA141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    Within minutes of seeing their brochure, we jumped in the car to race over before their 5pm closure. The staff was excellent, pilot great in pointing out all. We only had the one night in Sedona and this was the best way to have an overview of the area. We will be back. Thank you Guidance Air....wonderful experience!
    Written August 28, 2020
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    We are so glad that you made it over for an amazing flight here in Sedona! we are so happy you enjoyed your tour and the crew here.
    Written August 31, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    262grl
    Allentown, PA46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience! 30 minutes of pure joy! Our pilot, Christian, was great. He explained all the areas we flew over and went slow enough that we could really enjoy the sights. We felt very safe in his hands. Everyone at Guidance Air was wonderful and made our flying experience top notch. Highly recommend seeing Sedona and it’s beautiful buttes and canyons by air!
    Written January 18, 2022
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    Thank you so much for the kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your flight with Christian and your experience with our staff!
    Written January 24, 2022
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    scott reese
    Asheville, NC5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    It’s algae’s time put into words the beauty we saw on this short heli trip over Sedona. We showed up to check pricing, and their was some time for us to do a quick flyover. It was amazing. The aircraft had amazing line of sight and the path we took was so cool. Canyon flyovers, ancient dwelling views and both the staff and pilot were so talented, efficient and cool!! Thanks you guys for an amazing birthday memory!! Can wait to do it again!
    Written January 13, 2020
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    Thank you for the great review! We absolutely love being a part of birthday celebrations!
    Written January 26, 2020
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    Tahmu1
    Sarasota, FL129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2021
    Good experience. Booked as a last minute idea. Lucky enough to get an available time slot during the busy Labor Day weekend. Well organized outfit. Was surprised to be given a safety video before departure which was a first for me. Good check in experience and everyone was exceptionally pleasant. Pilot did a nice job of pointing out the various landmarks during the flight.
    Written September 11, 2021
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    We appreciate the kind review! Safety is our number one priority here at Guidance Air.
    Written September 17, 2021
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