Papillon Airways is an aerial sightseeing company that specialises in helicopter tours around the Grand Canyon. Papillon Airways has been offering Grand Canyon sightseeing tours since 1965 and is the world's largest Grand Canyon sightseeing company in the world today.
Papillon Airways operates out of six different terminals in Nevada — the Las Vegas Terminal, Boulder City Terminal, South Rim Terminal, West Rim Terminal, Hoover Dam Terminal and Page, AZ Terminal with a number of different tours on offer.
This is Papillon Airways' most popular tour and flies over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon West with a 4— 4.5-hour ride. Papillon uses an EC13 helicopter to operate this tour and offers a complimentary champagne picnic.
The Highlights Air Tour is a 70 minute trip to and from the Grand Canyon West Rim. This tour is 4 hours long altogether, giving plenty of time for exploration. The Highlight Air Tour flies over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Colorado River.
The Golden Eagle Tour is designed for people who want to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible but in a timely manner. The Golden Eagle Tour flies around the west rim of the Grand Canyon and boasts amazing views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
The Grand Voyager is the longest tour that Papillon Airways offer, with a total journey time of seven hours. This tour covers every area on the west rim of the Grand Canyon and leaves plenty of time to explore by foot.
If you're looking for flights to the Grand Canyon, check out Grand Canyon Airlines.
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