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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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South Rim flight 45 mins was highlight of my husbands holiday. Fantastic weather conditions great pictures and excellent pilot. Might have the courage to do it myself next visit... read more

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Fintona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

South Rim flight 45 mins was highlight of my husbands holiday. Fantastic weather conditions great pictures and excellent pilot. Might have the courage to do it myself next visit! Highly recommend. 👍👍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice trip, nice smooth ride from the South Rim to the North Rim. The pilot was very knowledgeable and the view was fantastic. Check out the history of this place in the waiting room!

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take a helicopter ride at the last minute. I am claustrophobic so I was hesitant to get into helicopter but I'm so glad I did. It was fantastic! Papillon was very professional and detailed about safety features. It's definitely the way to see the Grand Canyon! Gorgeous views. Highly recommend. We had kids 10&18 yr old boys.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was on our bucket list as a 'must do' when in the Grand Canyon, this was our first time in the Grand Canyon, seeing on the ground is one thing (awesome anyway)up in the air is really something else. The view from the air is breathtaking just how big and vast the canyon is. Our flight was in the... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very professional and safe. The waiting area was very nice, we watched a short film and got weighed ready for the seating and then kitted up to go. Our pilot Andy was friendly. The whole ride was very smooth, we had been worried by the previous day's snow but it was a clear day and the trip went ahead. There... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was really glad that we decided to chose the Helicopter Ride to view the Grand Canyon rather than the one at Niagara Falls. We did the helicopter ride at Tusayan first before driving up to the South Rim for an overnight stay. What we can see from the various viewing points in the South Rim just cannot measure up to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my highlight of our dream vacation. Although it was completely out of our budget, we were told by so many folks to do this. Our family of six were just mesmerized by the sheer enormity of the canyon from this vantage point. I am so glad we splurged and did this! In the end, We were able to... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a fun experience. The views were amazing. The service provided before, during and after the flight was fantastic. They helped reschedule us twice without hesitation. We did have some issues with the headsets during the flight, which was disappointing, but the amazing views made up for it. Don't miss the amazing views, if you have the chance to... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your budget can stretch to a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, then I would urge you to take one. Having naively thought that the Grand Canyon was a single deep gorge which could be viewed in wonder from the famous viewing stand, I am indebted to my wife for badgering me into booking a 30 minute flight as... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Papillion tours really do the job. Very well organized and friendly. The only way to appreciate the Grand Canyon is from above. Highly recommend Papillion

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