Come Along on a Helicopter Tour

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Watch the above video to go along with Elisabeth as she hops aboard a helicopter and flies over the Grand Canyon.

Okay, so it's a given that you'll drive to most of the scenic overlooks in a shuttle or your vehicle inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Maybe you plan on hiking, or riding a mule into the Grand Canyon's interior, or standing suspended 4,000 feet above the grand abyss on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, or floating the Colorado River as it carves its way through the Grand Canyon. That leaves one remaining important vantage to experience while in the Grand Canyon National Park region: An aerial view.

The most popular scenic flights are the 25- or 50-minute helicopter tours or the 50-minute airplane tours.

Papillion Bell Helicopter. Courtesy photo

Papillion Bell Helicopter. Courtesy photo

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours from South Rim and Boulder City

(800) 528-2418

Papillon is the oldest and largest helicopter sightseeing company in the world, has been flying daily to the Grand Canyon since 1965. With over forty unique excursions that feature spectacular sights of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Monument Valley, Page/Lake Powell, and unforgettable views of the Grand Canyon, Papillon has been providing visitors a privileged perspective to one of the world's greatest natural wonders.

Specifically designed for aircraft touring, all of the helicopters in the Papillon fleet feature vista windows and offer narratives in several languages. Papillon offers a variety of sightseeing excursions especially designed for the ultimate experience in touring. Guided tours on horseback, hiking, picnics and river rafting ensure an unparalleled experience. Papillon is your one-stop shop offering tours for everyone either by airplane, helicopter, motor coach, or any combination of these. Guests will discover the trip of a lifetime when they tour with Papillon.

For more information on Grand Canyon helicopter tours:

For More Information:
(800) 528-2418

Papillon South Rim Terminal
Papillon Grand Canyon Heliport, Grand Canyon National Park Airport
North Hwy 64, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Boulder City Terminal
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
1265 Airport Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005

Hualapai Helicopter Tours at Grand Canyon West

Grand Canyon West is the only place in the entire Grand Canyon to take a helicopter flight 4,000 feet below for a boat ride on the river.

Grand Canyon West Air Terminal
5001 Buck and Doe Road, Grand Canyon West, AZ 86023
For directions to Grand Canyon West, please visit



Take a Desert Jeep Tour

Experience the backcountry desert on and off road near the Grand Canyon and nearby recreation areas such as Sedona. View scenic vistas and the incredible variety of wildlife.