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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: (888) 635 7272
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Description: 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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An Amazing "Must Do" Experience!

Though very pricey, it's an amazing experience that is well worth it. Everything went smooth and it was something I will never forget. Went with my daughter and a friend of hers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Though very pricey, it's an amazing experience that is well worth it. Everything went smooth and it was something I will never forget. Went with my daughter and a friend of hers (they are 17 years old). I signed up for the tour a couple months ahead of time, and requested the front row seats. Long story short - all... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic time aboard the Papillon helicopter, a first for the whole family. The experience was truly incredible, the landscapes wonderful, the 50-minute tour was great to fully discover the Grand Canyon. On top the staff were very Professional, welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to live an unforgettable experience.

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Mirano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you want to have a 360 degrees experience of the canyon!! From the air you can have an incredible view of what the Grand Canyon is, all explained in your language trough headphones!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We opted for the 'Grand Celebration' tour and were so amazed with the experience!! Our pilot was great and very informative. When we landed in the canyon we were provided with a fresh lunch and cold drinks under a shady cover. We were permitted to explore the area for around 15 minutes. This tour well worth every cent! The scenes... More 

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Barjac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Papillon helicopter tour was really amazing, we arrived there 40 mn before the departure, and we only had to wait for 15 mn before getting into the helicopter. The pilot was really nice, and we were ok with the chosen seats for each one of (we are four people). The only annoying thing is that I smelled an awful... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We booked several months in advance the helicopter tour (Eco tour) over the Grand Canyon. This was our first helicopter flight experience and it was great! The weather was good after previous day snow storm (June). We book the 9am tour and had a great light for photos. Definitely take wide angle lens with polarizer. The only flaws I can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was a tad apprehensive at making the Grand Canyon tour with Papillon, conflicting messages about weight surcharges and some iffy reviews led me to a low level of expectations. How wrong could I be? The whole process was excellent from start to finish, we breeezed through check in, the safety film, fitting a life jacket and into the chopper... More 

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Tyne & Wear UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Booked the tour online before we got to Vegas did the landing at the bottom, boat ride and sky walk. The journey to and from the Canyon takes around half an hour each way and passes over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. I was so apprehensive not been on a helicopter before but I needn't have worried the ride... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We booked the EcoStar helicopter which supposedly offers a better view than the 'normal' helicopters and we were certainly not disappointed. The ride took around 45 minutes (the South rim) and while the weather was not perfect the views were absolutely stunning. Well worth the money!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Words cannot describe the beauty of the Grand Canyon, the only way to fully appreciate the shear size of this place is from the sky! It's a lot of money but worth every penny!! The trees look like grass in comparison to the canyon. Amazing!!!

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