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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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Marietta, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Kuala Lumpur
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I wanted to surprise a friend who really enjoys flying for her first view of the Grand Canyon. Hence, I opted the 45 minutes tour with Papillon. My friend LOVED it. She said it was one of the greatest experience of her life. And she has flew in a chopper around Denmark. The tour had an informative narration, very friendly... More 

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Modesto, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The ride was epic, and as they all say, words are not enough to describe the majesty of the canyon. I was lucky enough to see it for the first time, from the front seat of the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter, and it was breathtaking. Papillon's rides are a bit cheaper than its competitor (red helicopters). Book ahead to ensure... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were a group of 6 friends traveling together and we were lucky enough to be all together in the same helicopter on our own. It is one of this experiences I will never forget in my life. We were traveling on a budget and this activity is obviously expensive but we decided to do the one hour trip and... More 

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liguria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We flew over the Grand Canyon with a Papillon Helicopter. Everything was very well organised and check in was warm and friendly. The Helicopter looked new and our our Captain made us at ease. The experience was overwhelming because we flew over the snowy forest for a while and then the colourful abyss of the Grand Canyon appeared under our... More 

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