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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

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Address: 3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: +1 702-736-7243
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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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The canyon is fantastic from the ground but even more from the air! Papillon is definitely very professional and friendly! The helicopter was top and the music too, the pilot was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The canyon is fantastic from the ground but even more from the air! Papillon is definitely very professional and friendly! The helicopter was top and the music too, the pilot was nice and the staff very helpful.

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Thank Elgringounet
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If there is anything I could recommend it's this flight! One of the seven natural wonders of the world and the best seats in the house, stunning!!' It's not the cheapest but it's well worth it. The staff are oh so friendly especially the guy who performs the safety drills like a robot😂😎🇺🇸😘. Our lady pilot (Dale) was really helpful... More 

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Thank Chris B
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good organization, staff and pilot. It's like a ballet. The number of rotations are huge. The visit is beautiful my wife and son enjoyed also the recorded comment during the visit, as I flying I would prefer more discussion with the pilot. She was very interesting and professional. Of course no big sensation like diving in the canyon (shame... More 

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Thank Azureas
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four had a 25 minute flight over the Grand Canyon. It was organised by our coach tour. Other people went for the 45 minute flight. It was an unforgettable experience and I couldn't have spent my birthday in a better way. However it is over far too quickly. And it is a conveyor belt operation. You only... More 

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Thank blueleopard2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After finally planning a LONG needed vacation for our family to see some of this beautiful country, we knew we wanted to take a helicopter tour of one of our natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. After researching and noting the cost, choking on that & reassessing, my husband and I said YES, we still wanted to do this. It was... More 

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Thank Heidi F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way to visit Grand Canyon is to use helicopter. Ride is very comfortable with good music and friendly driver. Ground service is excellent.

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Thank Allan P
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helicopter has room for five people. My wife sat next to the pilot so she had a front view of the Grand Canyon. There are two large side windows which give you the ability to record down into the Grand Canyon. While my son was scared, the music seemed to calm him down. This is a must do activity!!!!

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Thank ROB_DIANA_LEO12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the splurge and thought it was worth every penny. The view is very different from the air than within. Papillon was efficient and competitive.

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Thank Alexander M
Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we decided to come back a second year and it was solely to fly over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter! What a fabulous experience! I don't know why - but we were chosen to sit in the front seats with the pilot. Usually this costs more. They said we fit the weight requirements. Awesome!!! We could hear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited today. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The view was spectacular and we would recommend this for couples and families. Our tour had 6 people. 2 in front with the pilot and 4 across the rear seats. Everyone had a great view although, in order to get a shot outside of the window I was leaning... More 

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