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Grand Canyon Airlines is the world's oldest, most experienced air tour company in continuous operation since 1927. Proudly owned since 1967 by Elling Halvorson, who has been credited with truly developing and shaping the Grand Canyon air tours...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Grand Canyon Airlines Terminal, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose plane due to size of the Grand Canyon. Very happy with the choice as plane gives better coverage. Yes you can get helicopter rides covering same distance, which are 2x the price and not as relaxed. Multiple language options are provided and we...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking time to post a thoughtful, informative review. We appreciate your feedback and we're thrilled that you enjoyed the air tour. Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the visit in advance to include hotel pick up, 1hr aeroplane flight, lunch and Hoover Dam tour. Definitely worth seeing this natural wonder from the air to appreciate its full beauty. An easy check in at the airstrip and a fab pilot named...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sounds like you had a perfect day at the Grand Canyon! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, and that the process from start to finish went smoothly. Thank you for touring with us! Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have wonderful memories from the great plane trip we had over the grand canyon. Thank you so very much. We definitely advise everyone to do the same!

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for flying with us, and for your support! We would love to fly with you again. Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming upon arrival and a couple of nice guys to pilot the fixed wing aircraft. The in-flight info was not relevant to this specific flight and gave general info about the grand canyon. I would have liked to know about which parts exactly of...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for leaving a balanced review, we appreciate the feedback. Proper tour narration is part of the tour, and we sincerely apologize that it was not operating correctly for your flight. We encourage you to reach out to our Guest Relations department at guestrelations@papillon.com...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very great day / one of the activity to be absolutly done.For your foreign customers, ( german, french spanish etc ...) please ask to your guide to speak slow...Even if our english is more or less fluent, it is really better for us if guide...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to post a balanced review, we appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to our staff. We appreciate your business - thank you for flying with us! Respectfully, GCSA Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour - everything went like clock work and all the guides were really friendly and knowledgeable. Pilot was good to make sure passengers on both sides of the plane got great views. Sonny, who showed us Antelope Canyon, was FABULOUS! He was knowledgeable, and...More

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sounds like you had a perfect day at the Grand Canyon! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, and that the process from start to finish went smoothly. Thank you for touring with us! Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will never forget the Grand Canyon I saw from heaven. It was more interesting to see the history of the Grand Canyon. I'd like to recommend it sometime.

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Seeing the Grand Canyon from the air is a truly emotional experience! Thank you for choosing us to take you there. Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really liked everything about it. A little costly but with the cost of running the place and all the people employed, I thought it was well worth the money.

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for flying with us. Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Very good experience. I recommend taking the flight before entering the park.

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for flying with us. Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our flight over the Grand Canyon was unforgettable! It was 45 minutes with an interesting audio tour. We were flying over the whole Canyon, the length of our flight was absolutely ok. I would recommend this unforgettable experience to everybody who visits the Grand Canyon!!!

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for flying with us. Sincerely, GCSA Management

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janeej62
October 9, 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
We highly suggest wearing layers and sensible, closed-toed footwear as there is some gravely terrain and inclines heading down to the boat dock.
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atruetexan
April 18, 2018|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
If there is a wind advisory, we will postpone or reschedule our guests. Our reservations department will be able to share with you how high the winds need to be to cancel a flight - they can be reached at res . las... More
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LoveStJohn40
January 11, 2017|
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Hello! We appreciate your inquiry. Are you referring to the Canyon River Adventure?
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