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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(888) 635 7272
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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... more » 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. « less
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I booked the Bus, boat, heli and skywalk GC West Rim tour with Papillion on August 2nd. All went fine initially, i got on the helicopter to go to bottom of canyon and take the boat tour at around 12pm. I came back up after the boat tour and into the helicoprter loading dock slightly before 1 pm. There were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We pre-booked the "Over The Edge - Heli/Boat/Legacy/Meal (PWW5LM)" On the way to the airport, our satnav estimated we were going to be an hour late, so I called Papillon who were fantastic, and re-arranged the flight time. (Thanks Lisa). We ended up arriving early, but the booking crew rebooked us again, so that was great. The reason we got... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This tour was an absolute nightmare. We arrived at the Grand Canyon at 11:30 and waited in line for the helicopter tour for over 2 hours. By the time we got on board around 1:50 there were over 60 people waiting in the canyon for a flight back up. We missed our boat tour because we had to be back... More

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a nice flight with wonderful landscape. A good organisation and nice pictures. This is an activity you must do in Grand Canyon !

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Croydon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Absolutelyly beautiful and breathtaking! The pilot was awesome! Views second to none! The only thing I would suggest is making sure of which airport you are taking the helicopter out of! We drove to the Grand Canyon West airport..yep, we needed to be on the South side, 4 hours away after just driving 3.5...ugh. So save yourself that time &... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The helicopter tour was the grand finale of our visit to one of the "7 natural wonders of the world". We took the 50 minute flight in the Eco-Star and the trip left us speechless. Worth every penny.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This tour comprised a helicopter ride into and out of the Grand Canyon's west ridge. Once you reach the bottom you take a short boat trip along the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon. Our guide was really knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the experience but it is all over very quickly. The boat ride in particular was a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took a flight over the Grand Canyon whilst we were staying in Las Vegas and it was one of the most memorial things I have done for many years. I thoroughly recommend it to any visitor to Las Vegas. The experience with Papillon was first class. From the booking (which I did over the phone from the UK), to... More

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Porthcawl, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Unforgettable experience. Front seat alongside the pilot with glass floor & window to capture the true essence of The Grand Canyon. Can't wait to go back & experience this again one day.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If it's your birthday or you just fancy a treat then lash out $176 (Early July 2014, approx. £110) it's just a way to try and conceptualise the magnitude of the canyon which you can't seem to get from the rim edge views. It's also just impressive. My experience was very positive and I had to laugh as I'm sat... More

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