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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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London U.K.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We paid a little extra for the eco-helicopter which seats 6 including the pilot and offers 180 degree visibility. I was in the back, one of the 2 middle seats, but still had a fantastic view. The efficiency of the whole experience was excellent and felt very safe. The pilot was friendly and happy to answer our questions. Took the... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We booked well in advance of our stay but could have booked on the day and probably saved a bit. Very efficient check and helpful staff. Amazing flight over the canyon best way to see it by far.

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

After two days of touring the entire South Rim, we booked an early morning helicopter tour through Papillion. The tour was of the South and North rims in an Eco-star helicopter and Grand Canyon Helicopters ran the 50 minute tour we took. The tour was 50 minutes and it exceeded our expectations.The views presented such a new perspective of the... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We took the FIVE hour bus trip to the canyon and as we arrived were told it was to windy so it was cancelled. My one star is 100% for the safety. We did NOT have a representative from the company come and apologise or offer us anything else in its place. We tried to get onto a jeep ride... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I pre-booked the 50 min imperial with eco-star tour. Upon arrival, the staff was not very friendly, and seemed frustrated when I asked questions. Our flight was delayed by about an hour because of 'scheduled maintenance'. In addition, I attempted to purchase front seat upgrades for both of us, but was told we were too heavy (300... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were visiting the Grand Canyon at the beginning of October and since we were only going to be there for a couple of days and only see the South Rim, we decided to take a helicopter tour of the North Rim (30 minutes) with Papillon Helicopters. We did the tour before we even visited the South Rim so it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The highlight of our trip to Grand Canyon. Cannot describe the beauty of the Canyon from the air. Pilot/guide was informative and enthusiastic. We paid extra for the ecostar helicopter which I think was worth it, with all round viewing. Only slight downer was that we arrived at the terminal as instructed but then sent to different terminal for ecostar,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I enjoyed this helicopter ride, as really the only way to see the vastness of the Grand Canyon. I would have liked it better with fewer riders (there were 5 in the back with the 6th upfront with the pilot). It was a tight fit but I always felt safe (you have to watch a safety video beforehand). Mostly I... More

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The ride was smooth, and the views were spectacular. Our pilot carried us over the river which can barely be seen from the canyon rim lookout points. The aspens had just turned in the forest adjoining the canyon, so the early fall leaves were amazing. The price was a bit high (around $250 per person for a 45 minute ride)... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When the helicopter took off, we were so exciting! Wow! So beautiful view! You can't find how grand the grand canyon it is if you don't take a helicopter! Wonderful, must try!

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