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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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Best view of the Grand Canyon

If you can, I'd highly suggest visiting the Grand Canyon first with a helicopter tour. Not only do you get the BEST view of the Canyon, but it gives you a great appreciation for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Madeline U
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can, I'd highly suggest visiting the Grand Canyon first with a helicopter tour. Not only do you get the BEST view of the Canyon, but it gives you a great appreciation for just how magnificent and huge the Canyon really is. Papillon was a great company to go with. My father is handicap and in a wheelchair, and... More 

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

As part of our California road trip we wanted to visit the Grand Canyon and after plenty of research on TripAdvisor we decided the South Rim was the place for us and chose Papillon for our flight after reading others reviews. We chose to do the full 45 min flight and were pleased we did. It was a long drive... More 

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Amstelhoek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a way to experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon! We booked the Imperial air tour of 50 minutes and it completely lived up to our expectations. We were lucky to get the front seats at an extra $50 pp, this was totally worth it. Some things that could be improved: re-confirmation is required, but can only be done... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are considering taking a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, you absolutely should. We saw it from the north and south rims, and seeing it from the air was still a whole new experience. That being said, there's nothing particularly special about this company. The organization and communication between the management and customers isn't great, and when I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone booking outside USA, we did not find on the web site that the tour started at Bolder City, which is located 30 minutes from Las Vegas. Unfortunately our experience tonight as far as transport goes, was not the best. We were told we would only have to wait no more than 15 minutes before we boarded a bus... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was booked on the last flight of the day, at 5:20. At about that time, the manager showed up and informed everybody that because of delays building up during the day, the flight was cancelled. Customers would be reimbursed or offered a flight the next morning. Fine, I guess, bt not for me, because we had to leave the... More 

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apologies over the cancellation of your tour. We work hard to accommodate our guests in the event of postponement or cancellation due to weather or unscheduled maintenance, and we feel badly that we weren't able to find a tour that worked with your schedule. In general, we encourage all guests to book their tours as early... More 

Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What better way to see the amazing first sight of the Grand Canyon The helicopter staff were very efficient and safety was a big issue with them

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the East Rim tour with the Eco-130 helicopter. This is a fantastic tour, which really gives you a different perspective on GC compared to walking on the ground. Before making the reservation for the tour, we were a bit hesitant if we wanted to spend that kind of money on 50 minutes of sightseeing, but we were glad... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant!! After having decided last minute to see Grand Canyon booked online while in Vegas and within minutes had confirmation email and called to reconfirm booking. Transfer pick up on time, air conned mini bus.Taken straight to airport and everything was explained clearly, waited only 10 minutes for our departure. Photo taken with pilot before boarding. Aeroplane basic bur had... More 

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Palos Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views are surreal. We book a private flight so it was a little pricier but well worth it. Something I wanted to see for a long time and not disappointed.

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