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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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Excellent way to see the Canyon

We took the 30 minute Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, and I must say we are so glad we did. I was so impressed with the view of the canyon from the air, it gives you a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the 30 minute Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, and I must say we are so glad we did. I was so impressed with the view of the canyon from the air, it gives you a different prospective than viewing it from the rim. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and how the company... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I went on The Imperial Air Tour thanks to Contiki! It was so amazing to see the Canyon from the air for 45 minutes - no words or photos can describe what I saw and felt that day! It was like being on a trackless roller-coaster with a monumental national park below our feet. Absolutely stunning. Pilot was a bit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We booked and paid for this trip 3 months in advance and felt a little bit anxious as the sum is quite high But everything was just perfect The pilot a brazılıan guy chatted softly to make us comfortable The view , the landing , the take off and the explanations were great We were so happy we took this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I decided to travel by plane instead of helicopter for our trip from Vegas to Grand Canyon. Number 1 it was a great price and offered wonderful views for everyone on the plane, it has very large windows. I think it seats around 19. I saw the most beautiful sites all the way! Everyone had on headphones... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our first view of the Grand Canyon came by helicopter, as we arrived at the park. This was definitely one of the high points of our trip. Our pilot was friendly and professional, and we felt exhilarated but safe throughout the ride. Something we will always remember!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Says it all. Excellent service from start to finish.. Female pilot was great with the boys in my group. Full of fact and did not show off making the flight relaxing . Worth a trip...

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

We are a family road-tripping through the states, and decided to take the plunge and spend a little on viewing the Canyon by air. We booked the Over the Edge trip, which is: - flight out over Canyon (7 mins) - River boat ride (15 mins) - return flight back to base - lunch We have our own car and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We booked the Grand Canyon flight from Australia before our trip and had no idea whether it was going to be worth it as some reviews of this and other operators were not very favourable. I am pleased to say that the flight over the canyon was absolutely fantastic and possibly the highlight of our holiday. The staff at Papillon... More 

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O'Neill, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked the 45 minute tour. It's a chunk of money to spend, but realizing we might never get back here, we decided to go ahead with the ride. It was an awesome experience. From the young man who checked us in, to the ground crew and the pilot - they were friendly and welcoming. The pilot was very knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a must and the best way to see the Grand Canyon. We booked months in advance as we was a party of 6. A few of us was a bit nervous about getting into a helicopter but the fear was gone within seconds of seeing the most amazing views ever. It was awesome and worth every dollar. The... More 

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Address: 3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: (888) 635 7272
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Grand Canyon National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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