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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

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Address: 3568 Airport Road, Papillon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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+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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Great Helicopter Tour

We stayed in Flagstaff and drove an hour to the Grand Canyon airport outside of Tusayan. We did the 45 minute Imperial Ecostar tour, and it was great. The building you meet at was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in Flagstaff and drove an hour to the Grand Canyon airport outside of Tusayan. We did the 45 minute Imperial Ecostar tour, and it was great. The building you meet at was nicely decorated and clean. They provide a quick safety tutorial before you board the helicopter. The soundtrack in the helicopter is very appropriate. You ascend to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day! Beautiful views. Bit windy and made us motion sick. Pilot was lovely. 30-40mins would have been long enough rather than 70mins. Took about 10-15 to get out to Canyon from airport, then back. Apparently west rim is better. Either way, a must see in Vegas!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice helicopter flight, a pity was that we were crammed in with a lot of people and we could not see much because we were in the middle. Left and right they were filming and photographing with large tablets.... The highlight was that we saw some bison (dots) on the north rim.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The helicopter ride was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was so unbelievable and amazing, that it was almost overwhelming. It's been a week since I took flight, and I still can't appreciate everything I saw. If one can afford it, it is definitely a must-do. Also, our pilot, Matt, was phenomenal. He had an incredible... More 

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sf, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

due to safety restrictions does not go over south rim, we knew that, does give reasonable big pix perspective. Fairly pricey, my family felt worth it, i was on the fence.

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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, 5 year old son and I splurged and did the 40-50 min tour of the canyon. It was an awesome experience. The one thing that this company could work on it their ground crew being more friendly. We spent over $850 for this and when we tried to take one picture after exiting the tarmac safely away from... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic from the pick up at the airport onwards. Lovely friendly people, clean stylish facilities, amazing experience..... the flight, information given, attention to detail, lunch on the floor of the canyon all fantastic. Dianne our pilot was second to none - informative, funny, very skilled at her job. Take my advice and do this now!

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Thank Helen F
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally booked a long helicopter tour which included a landing in the Grand Canyon, but it was changed to a short tour due to adverse weather conditions (we were refunded the difference in price). The lady behind the counter at the reception area was quite unfriendly but other than that the staff were all quite friendly - especially the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience from start to finish. The staff were extremely warm and welcoming. The lobby was comfortable and stylishly decorated. There was a brief movie prior to the flight that answered any questions one might have. The helicopter ride was smooth -- pilot gracious- music selection so appropriate. A must do event -- the views are truly breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

An amazing experience, specially for first-time comers to Grand Canyon. The first view by helicopter is unforgettable. It's a little bit expensive, but tottaly worth it.

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