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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

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Address: 3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: +1 702-736-7243
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Since 1965, The Papillon Group has been providing visitors a privileged...

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.

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WOW! What a way to see the Grand Canyon!!!

1st time in a helicopter and what a fabulous experience! To see the Grand Canyon from above was unbelievable. Our pilot Dale, she was great, gave lots of good information and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

1st time in a helicopter and what a fabulous experience! To see the Grand Canyon from above was unbelievable. Our pilot Dale, she was great, gave lots of good information and answered all our questions (plus she is one heck of a good pilot!). There were two passengers in the front seats with Dale, while my husband sat right behind... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booking , service all great. The effort put in to safety is very important . Our Pilot , Dale S was very professional and helpfull.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WOW!!!!! I had upgraded my Gray Line South Rim Tour to do the flight. My seat was by the pilot and I had one of the most memorable and surprisingly emotional experiences of my life, I shall never forget soaring over the canyon. Nothing else I have ever done compares to this! If you get the chance,,, take it!!! Thank... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first helicopter experience, and we couldn´t have enjoyed more the adventure! Highly recommended to everyone who wants to maximize their experience around the Grand Canyon. This amazing place and stunning views from above, leave you speechless. Well worthy the money you pay for it. 100% recommended!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very professional, very enjoyable trip. I booked the "Imperial with eco Star" tour, and was lucky enough to get a front seat (tip: make yourself as heavy as possible to minimize your chance of sitting in the middle - they will weigh you). Our pilot was great: she had all kinds of facts & figures, and timed the music through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys are great, very professional and I really recommend this as an essential part of a visit to the Grand Canyon. Staying close to the Canyon, we booked the longer tour but were advised on arrival that due to an incoming storm, we could either wait it out or they would fly us on the shorter tour and refund... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did the Grand Voyager Tour with Papillion and it was great! Everyone on their staff was incredible from start to finish. They offer a wide variety of tours and excursions, but if you have the time (and money) I would recommend the Grand Voyager because you'll get experience everything, from flying to Grand Canyon to landing... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really spectacular, did the longer tour. The music and the voice over was a bit cheesy at times but other people on the flight really seemed to enjoy it. Wouldn't recommend paying for the front seat, they're going to put you in location based on weight distribution, so if you get the front and you've paid for it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Our pilot was fantastic, she was very informative and experienced. Well worth the price, we were 45 minutes in the air and enjoyed experiencing the Grand Canyon from the air. Loved, loved, loved it!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic ride. The views were awesome and well worth the money. The copters looked like new and great condition!

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