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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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We booked just the day before the flight to make sure the weather is on our side. We were lucky because the day before all flights got canceled due to high winds. As my hobby is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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Pfaffikon, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We booked just the day before the flight to make sure the weather is on our side. We were lucky because the day before all flights got canceled due to high winds. As my hobby is paragliding I'm used to flying over tree tops and scratching along cliffs. But nothing compares to this flight with Papillon! I'll never forget the... More 

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

SPEND the extra money and go to the South Rim. Compared to the glass bridge view the South Rim views are 1000% better. Heck, you'll see better views of the canyon during the plane ride than you'll see from the glass bridge...and the south rim views are even better that the plane ride views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We booked with Papillon. Alas the weather was windy and the flight was cancelled. The next day they put us on a slightly shorter flight in a smaller helicopter. It was fantastic and no problem at all - it felt perfectly adequate. They play fitting music as you go. You travel right over from South Rim to North Rim and... More 

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New Tecumseth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Papillon is extremely professional, safety-conscious, courteous, and fabulous. Their facilities and helicopters are top-notch, staff is friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. the tour was amazing; Logan, our pilot was very accommodating and answered all our questions. we were so glad to have done the 45 min tour vs. the 25 min. North Rim tour, it reveals much more of the awesome... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was just FANTASTIC It is the best way to see the Grand Canyon - as you get to see so much more THe check in process was professional and easy THe 50 min flight over the area was supported with information over what we were seeing The Pilot was informative but not intrusive There was no bumps and sudden... More 

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Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I cried 5 times. Not from fear but from pure D AWE. Was it scary, yes a little bit because I am so afraid of heights, but I would not trade this experience for anything. It was recommended to me to take the 50 min flight with Grand Papillion with stadium seating. Worth the $$.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Me and my girlfriend have just visited the Grand Canyon over the weekend and this trip made our holiday. Having read reviews on here, I booked direct on Papillion's website (Imperial with Ecostar from the Grand Canyon) which was easy to use. On our arrival we were welcomed by a lovely lady at reception. We were extremely lucky to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for our one year wedding anniversary, and it was wonderful. The views were amazing! My wife took some epic pictures (with her phone camera) that look like something out of a painting or professional poster, and it was all thanks to this tour and the route it allowed us to steer into. The price for... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

So disappointed! Of course the canyon was beautiful but right now I am in so much pain and upset. I had the unfortunate seat as the "monkey in the middle". The seat is not made for three adults. I could not move my arms. My shoulders were pinned back and now throbbing with pain. Barely could hold camera with half... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Honestly it was a great trip beginning to end. we were a party of 5 so we had the helicopter to ourselves, and even thought there was a slight delay, the team at papilion did a great job of keeping us informed and happy. the grand canyon was amazing, most of us had never been and had never been in... More 

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