We are OPEN! Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests, pilots and employees. Read our updated procedures or view our safety video.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters is the largest and most experienced Grand Canyon helicopter tours company in the world. We’ve been flying guests on daily tours since 1965, and with three exclusive landing sites on the floor of the canyon, the immersive experience we offer is unrivaled by any other tour company.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tours are certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon with exclusive landing sites on Hualapai and Navajo Nation lands. Our fleet of Papillon helicopters are specifically designed for sightseeing and comfort, with oversized windows and onboard upgrades that have been developed by our own team. We service Grand Canyon helicopter tours from the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover the great wilderness and scenic attractions the southwest has to offer.

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours FAQs

Is the Grand Canyon open?

Yes!  The Grand Canyon is open and our Las Vegas Tours to Grand Canyon as well as our Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours from the national park are flying daily!

What features are offered on Papillon tours?
  • Complimentary Hotel Transfers (from Las Vegas only)
  • Pre-recorded narration available in multiple languages, plus choreographed music 
  • Most tours operational every day except Christmas
Which days do Grand Canyon helicopter tours operate?
  • Most of our tours operate 364 days a year. Our tour offerings are limited to bus and airplane tours on Christmas day. 
How much does a tour to the Grand Canyon cost?
What Grand Canyon helicopter tour departure times do you offer?
  • Most Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tours and flights have many departures ranging from early morning to late afternoon and evening.  
Which Grand Canyon helicopter tour is the best?
  • Well, that all depends on what you’re looking for! We offer a wide range of tour types for all Grand Canyon experiences. Looking for an all-inclusive Grand Canyon tour that covers Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and a landing at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? We’ve got that. Interested in leveling up to a full adventure tour with a helicopter ride, ATV and jeep excursion? Yeah, we’ve got that, too. Check out all of our tours departing from Las Vegas and Grand Canyon.   
Can you take a helicopter to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
  • Yes! If you are touring with us from Las Vegas or Grand Canyon West we offer a number of helicopter tours that will deliver you 4000 ft. to the floor of the Grand Canyon. View our tours available
What languages are available for Grand Canyon tours?
  • 당사는 항공 투어 도중 그랜드 캐니언 투어 해설을 다국어로 제공합니다. 헬리콥터 기내에서 제공되는 해설 언어는 다음과 같습니다: 스페인어, 독일어, 포르투갈어, 이탈리아어, 프랑스어, 네덜란드어, 중국어, 광동어, 북경어, 한국어, 일본어 및 영어. 비행기 기내에서 제공되는 해설 언어는 다음과 같습니다: 스페인어, 독일어, 러시아어, 스웨덴어, 포르투갈어, 이탈리아어, 그리스어, 프랑스어, 네덜란드어, 태국어, 인도네시아어, 광동어, 북경어, 한국어, 일본어 및 영어.  

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