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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Address: 3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: (888) 635 7272
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Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Since 1965, The Papillon Group has been providing visitors a privileged perspective to one of the...
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Type: Helicopter tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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.

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Airdrie, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can't say enough how happy we were to have picked Papillon for our landing in the Grand Canyon sunset tour flight. Shane our helicopter pilot went above and beyond to make it the absolutely best trip possible. So professional, friendly and kept it interesting with info on the sights there and back. Oh and what a nice chopper too.... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a limited amount of time to spend at the Grand Canyon, so the Papillon helicopter tour was an amazing way to appreciate the collosal scale of this place. Yes it's not cheap, but worth every dollar! We chose to pay a little extra for the 'Imperial with Ecostar' tour - the helicopter was great and we all had... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon! We originally booked with Maverick but were the only two scheduled and were told to call back an hour before our scheduled flight because they wouldn't fly unless 6 people were signed up. We called and were still the only one signed up so we asked to be on a later flight but were... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

After seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life, my wife asked if we could take the Helicopter tour. I was bit hesitant when I saw the cost. Approx $500 for the 2 of us. It had been some time since I was in a helo. And for her, this was a first. This was the best... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I were making our first trip to the Grand Canyon, so we decided to take the 1 hour helicopter tour, using the EcoStar helicopter, even though it was a little expensive. Our flight left from the Grand Canyon airport at the southern rim. We decided to take the tour before we got to the canyon to see... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Overall, the tour was a highlight of our trip to Arizona. The helicopter ride in particular was just amazing. This was our first time on a helicopter and we were made to feel very comfortable. And the view! The view was just absolutely breathtaking and stunning throughout the entire ride. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the canyon and... More 

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MI
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It was the best. New...fits six and the pilot. Takes off and does the north rim for 55 min. For 264.00. Exhilerating!

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Dubai
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The drive up to the Grand Canyon airport, is approximately 50 miles from the interstate so leave plenty of time to arrive for your booking. The check - in and flight briefing ,staff etc., all very painless. The actual flight over the South rim is memorable ,however there seem to be a lot of low flying over the wooded areas... More 

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Grand Canyon South! We hope it provided you with a life time of good memories and great photos. Most of our guests are happy to purchase their souvenir photo taken in front of their helicopter with the pilot, it's a service we're proud to offer. We're sorry to hear it... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I booked this as a present for my partner and we were not disappointed. The bus picked us up from our hotel on time and after picking up other travellers we were driven to the airport. The check in process was easy and the safety video covered all aspects of the flight. Our pilot Mark was excellent and provided interesting... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I can't say enough about this service. We were visiting for just a day to see the Canyon and decided to take a helicopter tour. It was the best decision. The ground crew there is awesome. The ticket agent was great. These guy understand service and give it out at a high level. No pun intended. I would recommend this... More 

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