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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

3568 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 89005
+1 702-736-7243
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“helicopter ride” (78 reviews)
“safety video” (29 reviews)
“minute tour” (27 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION
3568 Airport Rd, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 89005
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+1 702-736-7243
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the tour earlier this week, which was fantastic. It gives you a perfect bird view of the Grand Canyon, in all its facets. It was extraordinary. The only minor thing is that we were sitting on the wings where it's almost impossible to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone that has ever said that the Grand Canyon was a "hole in the ground" has never seen it by air!! WOW!!! IT WAS AMAZING! This is how you see the canyon. Our pilot was very trustworthy and skilled. We had high winds so our...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree! The Grand Canyon is even more incredible when seen from the air. Thank you for choosing us to take you there. Sincerely, Papillon Management

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read a review before we opted for this ride but was put to develop white-livered since it said —Yes, one has to be brave ! Undettered we hung on to tick an item on our wish list, wife being by my side—Koumdi. Papillon staff...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to post a review - we're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, and that our staff provided amazing service and made the experience that much better! We sincerely appreciate your business. Best regards, Papillon Management

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All of the helicopter tours seem to be around the same price but we chose papillon based on friends reviews. I was terrified and the staff were lovely. The actual ride was smooth and awesomeMore

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, and that our staff provided exceptional service and made the experience that much better! Even the most fearful of flying enjoy the thrill of helicopter flight (the author of this response included!) Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought the wife the 40 minute helicopter tour for a birthday present. The staff at Papillon were excellent. There is a good briefing before the flight which put her at ease. She was given a front seat, which is extra, but well worth it....More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to post a review - we're thrilled to hear how much your wife enjoyed the tour, and that our staff provided amazing service and made the experience that much better! We sincerely appreciate your business. Best regards, Papillon Management

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 50 minute flight from Tusayan in the new helicopter (C130) and it was just awesome. Have seen the Grand Canyon from the South Rim and that is also fantastic and no words can describe it BUT when you see it from the...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your tour! Witnessing the Grand Canyon from the air is a truly remarkable experience - especially as you fly above Kaibab National Forest then over the edge of the canyon. We agree - our pilots have the...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

2 out of 6 won´t enjoy the trip and will pay an overvalued experience. This company sent us to travel with Grand Canyon Adventures as we were the only two in their helicopter so they can save the trip and pack the other helicopter. Really...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

We sincerely apologize that your tour didn't meet your expectations, and we're concerned about some of the details in your review that don't match up with our business procedures; namely, sending our passengers away to another tour company. That is not our business practice as...More

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Kevin K
July 10, 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
We apologize about the delay in receiving the email confirmation. Our reservations department will be able to resend it to you. Please email the department at res . las @ papillon . com.
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Stephanie S
June 25, 2018|
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Response from 219adri_nj | Reviewed this property |
Desde donde tomas el helicóptero, no se ve el Gran Cañon. El vuelo sobre el Gran Cañon dura aproximadamente 30 minutos
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Margot414
April 7, 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
Yes, we offer ample parking at all of our air terminals.
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