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Sunrise at the Grand Canyon in Arizona
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Flying in a helicopter past the Hoover Dam in Nevada
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Visiting an overlook at Grand Canyon’s North Rim in Arizona
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Walking the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon in Arizona
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Experiencing the culture of Hualapai Tribe near the Grand Canyon
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Papillon Helicopters offers a variety of sightseeing excursions especially designed for the ultimate experience in touring.

Choose from a variety of helicopter, airplane, bus and Champagne Celebration tours, where you’ll fly, descend, land, walk the Canyon floor and even cruise the mighty Colorado River. Fly over the world-famous Las Vegas “Strip,” where you can experience almost every famous local landmark, past and present. The catalog of tours and activities, which extend beyond the rotor and wing, includes guided tours on horseback, kayak, ATV, Baja and Platinum Jeeps, pontoon boat, river rafting and overnight expeditions with accommodations. Travelers can choose from a variety of options for a personal experience they'll carry with them long after they leave.

Discover the Trip of a Lifetime

The Papillon Group, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, is the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company with 3,500 passengers served daily on 80 helicopters and airplanes specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Papillon is French for “butterfly,” and this family-owned and operated tour company features Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Scenic Airlines and Grand Canyon Coaches. Papillon is also one of the few companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Page, Arizona. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover the Grand Canyon’s great wilderness and scenic attractions.

A scenic view of Tower Butte in Arizona

A scenic view of Tower Butte in Arizona
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Choose from a Plethora of Packages

With destinations such as Las Vegas, Boulder City, Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon National Park, Phoenix/Sedona, Page/Lake Powell and Monument Valley, Papillon offers over 40 unique packages that feature spectacular sights of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and memorable views of the Grand Canyon. Each tour is designed to spend maximum flight time discovering wilderness and scenic attractions.

The aircraft are specifically designed for sightseeing with some on-board upgrades developed and patented by Papillon itself; all of the helicopters and airplanes in the Papillon fleet feature vista windows and offer narratives in several languages. Papillon transports up to 3,500 passengers a day with its fleet of aircraft, all of which are rigorously maintained each day by highly qualified maintenance teams.


Front-seat view of the Grand Canyon from a Papillon Helicopter

Front-seat view of the Grand Canyon from a Papillon Helicopter
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Commitment to Excellence and Safety

Papillon Helicopters holds the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award for its commitment to exceptional quality, hospitality and service from the Academy of Hospitality Services and is recognized by the National Operators Program of Safety for exceeding federal safety standards and procedures.

As a member in good standing of The Tour Operators Program of Safety, or TOPS, Papillon abides by flight safety rules and regulations that substantially exceed the regulations required by the Federal Aviation Administration. Additionally, the program infuses the safety mindset into the very culture of our company.

Taking off in Papillon’s Grand Canyon Helicopter in Arizona

Taking off in Papillon’s Grand Canyon Helicopter in Arizona
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