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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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It was an awesome experience to fligh with a helicopter over the Hooverdam and the Grand Canyon. And to land in the Grand Canyon and have a picnic was incredible!!! So if you have the change to do this .. then do it. You won't regret it :-)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our first helicopter trip...over the worlds greatest canyon ! The female pilot was great and shared banter and updates initially before the 'canned' commentary started. The trip was was well planned by them , good safety briefing, attentive staff...all very good. One confusing factor was that the taxi driver had to have local insight to get us to... More

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The three of us took a trip in the EcoStar for our Grand Canyon experience; I am a keen photographer, and liked the idea of glass all around the helicopter. Upon booking one month previously, we had stated we would be interested in a $50 upgrade (per person) for the option of sitting in the front seats. As we checked... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was an experience for my Granddaughter. Weather was windy & rainy. We got straight on the flight as they were trying to fill a ride and only needed two more people. I have seen the canyon so I was not so impressed with the view. I think the experience from the edge is more breathtaking. It was pricey. My... More

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Francesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An absolutely fantastic experience. Seeing the Canyon from above is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Flying just below the rim, seeing the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers so clearly, as well as rock formations up close and personal... Just outstanding! I can have issues with heights, but this was magnificent!

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london
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went on this helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan with a freind and we were both speechless the scenery is incredible. The pilot was lovely, we did have a delay due to an issue with one of the helicopters but it was good to know that the company put safety first. The whole experience was well organised... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is well worth the cost. The arrangements were very professional and safety briefing quite detailed. Despite never having flown in a helicopter before neither my wife now I were nervous about the trip partly because, in my view, the arrangements were so well managed. The experience itself and the views are outstanding.

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Alcalali, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had booked with Papillon some months before our trip but on the day we were upgraded to a flight with Grand Canyon Helicopters. Sitting on the front seats of the helicopter our first view of the Grand Canyon was breathtaking, everything we had expected and more. We had 50 minutes of wonderful views, an experience not to be missed.

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

So glad our family choose to take the helicopter tour over Grand Canyon. The views were spectacular. The best way to see the canyon. The pilot was great and the music in our headset made the ride even more enjoyable. We wanted to stay in the air all day. Thanks Papillon for a great experience!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was one of our favorite parts of our trip to the Grand Canyon. The views are beautiful and in my opinion, the best way to see the Canyon. We chose the Imperial with Ecostar package. I liked the fact that we had more window space to see out of and take pictures. The only disappointing thing was that we... More

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