Grand Canyon Papillon Helicopter Tour

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Grand Canyon Papillon Helicopter Tour Las Vegas Reviews

kat307 kat307
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Fantastic experience! May 07, 2012
We booked the Grand Canyon Deluxe with Helicopter tour with Papillon. We got picked up from our hotel very early in the morning as for some reason we chose the early tour! It was about 4:30am! A few other people got picked up and we were driven to the airport as the sun came up. Getting booked in and weighed went smoothly and was a quick process. We then had some time to go to the bathroom and have some breakfast, the airport had a small cafe and souvenir shop.

We boarded a small light air craft and flew to the Grand Canyon! The pilots were really friendly and the flight was smooth and I felt very safe. There were some fantastic views as we flew. I saw the Hoover Dam, and the Sky Rim area of the Canyon.

After landing we were pciked up by our tour guide. We were the only people doing our particular tour so we had a tour guide all to ourselves! He was a local to the area and knew absolutely loads about the Canyon. He often hiked and climbed into the Canyon following animal trails and he knew what every ridge and rock was called.

We took our helicopter flight over the Canyon after some safety briefing. It was so exciting and so much fun as it was my first time in a helicopter and what a fantastic first flight it was! Spectacular views and definitely the best way to see the Canyon. The flight lasted about 20 minutes.

Our tour guide took us to a couple of viewing points, and along the way told us stories about the history of the Gran Canyon, how it became a national park and a tourist attraction. It was very interesting. He got out and took us round the viewpoints, pointing out things and taking lots of pictures of us. It was great as it was a much more interactive experience. He helped us see the Canyon in a new way.

On the flight back we got some great views of Lake Mead. We were back to our hotel by about 2pm. It was a fantastic tour and I'm extremely happy with it!
The Sky Rim.
Views from the plane.
Views from the helicopter.
Views from the helicopter.
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kat307 says:
We didn't go down into the canyon no.
Yes there are helicopter flights available departing from Las Vegas. Check the Papillon website!
Posted on: Aug 15, 2012
menoxie says:
great story! Did you went in the canyon? i wanna do a helicopter flight to the canyon and land in the canyon, you know if they are available departing fron las vegas?
Posted on: Aug 15, 2012
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