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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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+1 928-638-2359
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Reviewed yesterday

We took this tour as part of a package from our hotel and loved it. At least 50 minutes in the air with constant incredible views. My seat on the left side “as you look forward” was the best side only because as we flew...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I took the all day tour flying over the grand canyon and going into antelope canyon was our favorite!

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Thank Stanley L
Reviewed yesterday

We did the plane 45 minute tour, i.e. not the helicopter one. It's a nice view and you can take lots of pics, however, it's not more overwhelming than, say, driving the 89A between Kanab and Flagstaff. It's not that the flying above stuff makes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stephen was our driver and our trip only had four people so he came with us and gave us a guided tour. He took our photos and pointed out things we wouldn’t have noticed.

Thank TwoThighs a
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 and the service Stephen provided. We would love to tour with you again! Sincerely, GCSA Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience to tour the Grand Canyon from the sky. Exhilarating and breath-taking. No one this is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this flight! Flying over the Grand Canyon was the one thing I really, really wanted to do. This flight did not disappoint. I choose the airplane flight instead of a helicopter because it was half the price. I wondered if we would fly...More

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

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

Reviewed 10 October 2018

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 4 weeks ago

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 10 October 2018 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 4 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 3 October 2018

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Thank Steve R
PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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janeej62
10 October 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
19 April 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
12 January 2017|
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Response from PapillonHelicopters | Property representative |
Hello! We appreciate your inquiry. Are you referring to the Canyon River Adventure?
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