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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(888) 635 7272
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Owner description: Since 1965, The Papillon Group has been providing visitors a privileged perspective to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Papillon is the... more » Owner description: Since 1965, The Papillon Group has been providing visitors a privileged perspective to one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Papillon is the only company flying the entire Grand Canyon, including areas untouched by man and inaccessible by foot. As one of the world's oldest and largest sightseeing companies, Papillon flies an estimated 600,000 passengers a year on its daily tours to the Grand Canyon and the surrounding southwest. Recognized world wide for its aircraft tours, Papillon's fleet of 70 helicopters and airplanes gives guests a bird's eye view all their own. Whether by helicopter, plane, or coach, Papillon offers more than 40 unique excursions. Choose from air only flights, combo tours, all-day excursions, or a stunning flight to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. « less
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Recommend you book in advance if possible to save some $$. When reconfirming your flight the day prior, verify which Papillion office you will use for check in. They have 2 at the Grand Canyon Airport, and we initially went to the wrong one. The flight was really great. Dale our pilot, was very helpful and left us with an... More

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Wattsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Other than signage which could be more specific at the Grand Canyon location, there isn't a sign that actually says "Papillon", The ride was worth every penny of the significant cost. We requested the front seats and were lucky enough to get them. So, we had front row seats to the best show around. The cost is $50 per person... More

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took our trip in May and booked a private flight for just the four of us before we travelled. The company were very organised with the booking on and safety process being very quick and efficient. The flight experience was fantastic with the pilot timing his music of Top Guns “Danger Zone” impeccably! An amazing way to see such... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A wonderful experience and the only way to see the canyon away from the hustle, bustle and commercialism of the south rim. If available, I recommend paying extra for the front seats as the view is astonishing.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Great experience, by exploring the Grand Canyon with Papillon. The offer the online price also on desk. Service was ok. Pilot was super! (friendly, information) As far we know, the cheapest in town. (we booked at the day we would like to fly, 199 dollar each person. If you book days or weeks in front, it's probably cheaper)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wow what a super experience we just had with our imperial tour over the Grand Canyon. It was sooo amazing that I cannot find any words to describe this experience.The feeling I’ve had in the helicopterflight is unparalleled! If I had the chance I would do it again and again. Thanx pilot Mike and Papillon☺

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I paid what I had to pay to get a private 45min charter with the express requirement that the front left seat would be mine for a photo shoot. I was put in the back and my seat was given to a senior pilot who was given our pilot a lesson, on my time! The pre-recorded tour came and went... More

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We decided to fly by helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and chose this company. We are so pleased we did. There 3 of us and we were picked up at our hotel in Las Vegas at 5.10am and driven to Boulder City Airport. After a quick check in, a watch of a safety video and a trip... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We drove to the Airport (it's several miles south of the park entrance) and after a brief wait boarded the new Eco-Helicopter with another couple, making 6 in all. Craig was the young and informative pilot; after flying over the scrub forest on the South Rim, you go over the edge -literally! We had a long flight (total almost 1... More

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Tifton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a take off time of 11:15 am and were told to arrive 30 mins early so to be certain I arrived an hr. early. Little did I know I could have been an hour late and still made it. We sat and watched as many people who did not get there early were allowed to board ahead of... More

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