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“Awesome way to experience the Grand Canyon”

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
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Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas
Ranked #3 of 26 Tours in Boulder City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Largest Helicopter Sightseeing Company of Grand Canyon & Las Vegas. Choose from a variety of aerial, landing tours and more. Offering helicopter, airplane, bus combos spanning from day tours to overnight at the Grand Canyon. Fly, Descend, Land, Walk the Canyon floor, cruise the mighty Colorado, or even fly over the Vegas Strip.
Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome way to experience the Grand Canyon”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

I can only say good things about this experience. We even took our two year old son on the ride. There is nothing like landing right in the middle of such an amazing site. Our pilot was fantastic, the flight was smooth and the views were brilliant.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Paul J
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Burbage, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wow! Highlight of the trip!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great experience, booked the combined helicopter early morning champagne touchdown on the floor of the Canyon and the Water Rafting extension in the Black Canyon - worth every penny and other reviews cover all the plus points. Stand out highlights for us were:

1) Prompt pick-up service, despite early morning start (05:25)
2) Securing the front seat reservation - well worth the extra $50 per person
3) Fabulous experience - Ann our pilot host was superb!
4) Brian on the Water Raft leg of the experience was as good, worldly wise and comical!
5) Overall value of the combined package (good discount available online if purchased in advance)

Don't hesitate, book it for an experience to remember!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Dave B
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Toowoomba, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

The experience of flying over the canyon was truly awesome. We were only in Vegas two nights so it was our best option. We booked from Australia with no hassles, the limo serice was the best option for getting to and from the airport and Andrew our pilot was informative and entertaining - with a beaut sense of humour (very important to Aussies). And the Canyon - truly amazing! Thank you Papillon! Jo, Mike, Annie and Isobel

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Mike J
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What an experience”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really had a great flight and it was all so well organised. We wanted to be able to sit in the front, when we arrived and got weighed in we waited to see if our weight met the criteria and were so pleased when they called our name out. We paid the $50 extra and it was so well worthit. On the morning we flew it was extremely windy and we were the last flight until 4pm that day. It was such fun being set down on a lower ledge and having champagne and nibbles. Scenery was gorgeous, I would think it would be even better if done at sunset as the red colours would be more prominent. We had 4 Italian Men sitting behind us and unfortunately one of them was sick in the bag however the poor pilot got some on him. Our pilot was experienced and reassuring the whole time. He mentioned to My husband that the return trip was a difficult one and I did not know this. So professionally trun.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Bessie G
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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204 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Awesome trip”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took the helicopter trip that flew over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, landed in the Canyon, took a river boat trip, flew up to the Skywalk and then back to Bolder City.
The helicopter pilot and other guides were awesome. They gave entertaining and informative commentary the whole trip. The temperature in the canyon was 115degF! The views from the helicopter were spectacular to say the least.
Not everyone likes the Skywalk but we thought it was excellent. Again our guide Brad wS very entertains and ensured we got the most out of our visit there.
Thanks for a great trip guys!

Visited June 2014
Thank IainR
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