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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 West rim flight into the canyon tour

We took their top tour. A little expensive but certainly well worth it considering bus ride round trip flight, chopper ride, boat ride. Their tour is well organized although you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took their top tour. A little expensive but certainly well worth it considering bus ride round trip flight, chopper ride, boat ride. Their tour is well organized although you may get the impression it is a mad house at the time with people going everywhere but everything worked/happened like clockwork. Make sure you take a hat, long sleeve shirt... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best adventure I have ever experienced.Taylor Clark was our pilot , he was so knowledgeable and obliging. This tour was amazing & l would recommend Papillon Tours!🚁🚁🚁

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took a ride to the bottom of the canyon and Colorado river. The ride took only 4-5 mins to get to the bottom and similar return time. So your whole helicopter tour takes around 10 mins return. Great views but it was over in a flash.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After passing up the Maverick helicopter vendor we settled on more reasonably priced papillon company. Our second helicopter ride over the canyon. Was fun for all!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an adult and two teenagers do the tour over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan. They loved it with the exception of the teenager who was stuck in the middle of the back seat. With limited views, this also made him not feel so well. But for the other two, the views were great. The music and commentary was... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

papillon delivered on a great helicopter ride around the Grand Canyon. It hardley felt like we were moving. They got us in position for great photos of the canyon. Stressed safety first.

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Thank Steve O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd seen the GC several times as a kid, but took my husband and two sons (24 and 16) for their first time. We had limited time, so decided to splurge on a helicopter ride. Honestly, it's the only way to see the GC, the four of us had dumb grins on our faces the entire time plus a long... More 

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Lisbon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were booked for an 11 am flight, with check in at 10:30. We got there at 9:30 (not sure how long it would take us to get there from Flagstaff and not sure where we were going). They offered us a 10 am flight so we took it. Top notch professional operation. Everything was perfectly timed... More 

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First helicopter ride and it was smooth and relaxing. Sites are beautiful and beyond explanation. Rusty was a fantastic pilot and guide. Was a little worried about having a seat not by the window but my husband was able to get great pics from there and I was able to see everything just fine. It was a totally diffweebr experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the helicopter from the Vegas aerodrome all the way to Grand Canyon. The views were magnificent, our helicopter pilot was very nice and knowledgeable. Pay extra to get front seats- it is worth it. We took a short boat ride on the river at the bottom of the canyon, I really wish it had been longer! We also... More 

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