Tour Reviews

My wife and I were in Vegas in 2009 and took the tour of the canyon with Papillon. It was an amazing experience. We returned with a party of 4 last week and decided to do the canyon again. We had no hesitations about using Papillon again. I had trouble booking online and ended up ringing and spoke with Carol who was amazingly helpful and polite. I don't think I told her that so please pass on my gratitude. I also spoke with Carol again from Vegas when confirming the pick-up and again her enthusiasm and manner was top class.

For the flight itself, we had a trip with Brandon who was both interesting and engaging. The day was windy and we were advised of turbulence when we arrived. Luckily, the flight was relatively smooth and the scenery stunning. We were put at ease by Brandon with interesting facts and general small talk. He was a great companion for the trip. I would have no hesitation in recommending Papillon to anyone travelling to Vegas and look forward to my next trip. Hopefully!! (Sent by “Niall” - November 2015)

First, the tour itself was great. We loved the views, the set up, and the general mode of the tour. Our pilot was really cool. He flew really smooth, had great attitude about educating and entertaining and was really attentive to all our needs at every point throughout the trip. Our compliments to him! As a single data point, his flying was so smooth that the lap baby we had with us slept through the entire flight both ways! (Sent by “JP” – November 2015)

Thanks a lot for a great tour to the Grand Canyon on our fifty wedding anniversary. A very special day for us and you made the day even more special. Thank you! (Sent by “Lyle and Sharon” - April 2016)

Thank you ALL for an absolutely FANTASTIC tour! Everything went smooth from booking the trip on the internet from Sweden, to great service and safety with our favorite pilot! We all agreed that we have to come back and see more of your unique Grand Canyon. Thank you for your hospitality! (Sent by “Beatrice” – April 2016)

It was a pleasure dealing with your team. The tour was easy to arrange, my questions were answered promptly. Despite the fact we were organising everything from New Zealand and Australia. The tour was confirmed and everything was efficient a day on time. We really enjoyed the tour. The 2 pilots were friendly, informed and professional. All 9 of us said it was a wonderful trip. Thank you for the experience of a life time. (Sent by “Karen” – April 2016)

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the Papillon staff who were very friendly and efficient when we had to rearrange our flight due to the weather. Additionally a huge thank you to Maureen our pilot who made our trip really entertaining and special...what a great member of your team and a credit to you!! (Sent by “Victoria and Darren” – April 2016)

I just wanted to let you guys know that my helicopter tour was the highlight of my Vegas weekend. Our pilot Diane was outstanding. Very courteous, delightful, and knowledgeable of the area and a super pilot. I would do another tour for sure, especially if she was my pilot again. (Sent by “Paul” – April 2016)

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour of the Grand Caynon/Lake Mead/Hoover Dam last week. I was a bit apprehensive about taking a helicopter tour but I have to say it was a breeze with your company. Our pilot Troy made us feel welcome and safe every step of the way. I would highly recommend landing on the bottom of the Grand Canyon as it is a bucket list item that shouldn't be missed. It is a trip totally worth splurging on! (Sent by “Amy and Meeca” – April 2016)

We would like to say this tour was fabulous! Was the best ever – the entire experience was one of the best. Our pilot Alyson was the bomb! We have told everybody about this experience and if we are ever back your way again we would do it all again. We have also talked about if you offer this experience in another state we would be the first to sign up for another ride. Thanks for a wonderful experience! (Sent by “Rhonda” – April 2016)

We thought our tour of the Grand Canyon was the highlight of our trip which took in four weeks of the US. Our pilot, Kelly, was the ultimate professional and gentleman. We were very impressed with the way the whole tour was run by Papillon from the lovely bus driver who picked us up promptly in the morning and who was also personable to the process at the airport to get us on our flight and then the helicopter journey where we experienced lifetime memories of the views with music and commentaries to the breakfast with champagne and we were safely returned to be able to relive the experience over and over in our minds. Thank you Papillon. We will certainly be telling people about our day!! (Sent by “Jenny and Rob” – April 2016)

I would like to thank you for our tour. We absolutely loved our tour and felt very blessed to be upgraded to landing on the floor and having a lovely picnic. It was truly special. We would like to thank Mike the pilot for his wonderful commentary and awesome music choices and we would like to thank the limo driver as she was very professionalism.(Sent by “Jodie” – May 2016)

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our Grand Celebration tour on with Bruce as our pilot. Your company runs a very good operation in an efficient manner. We were cancelled twice due to weather the day before and all measures were taken to get the tour in as soon as possible. The time in the canyon and the briefings from Bruce really added to our chance to see such marvelous scenery by helicopter. I will highly recommend your company to everyone I know who may be headed to the local area. Good job by all & thank you! (Sent by “Mike & Tilde” – May 2016)

With great pleasure I thank you infinitely to be participants of a dream reality. I chose them because everyone is talking about you and your efficiency and I do not regret. From my experience by booking online, the precise hotel pick-up, the treatment at the station and the journey was a true wonder. The professionalism of the pilot, his explanations and experience in land was first. I and my family are amazed with you. Without a doubt are our recommendation to all our acquaintances and relatives. Thank you for such a pleasurable experience. (Sent by “Diego” – May 2016)

Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Our pilot Brandon was exceptional. Very knowledgeable about the area and really made the occasion for us all. Picnic at the bottom of the Grand Canyon surpassed our expectations. Highly recommended. (Sent by “Trisha” – May 2016)

Thank you for a most amazing trip to the Grand Canyon. Everything was perfect, the pilot, Joe, was so professional and a great person, the fellow passengers were nice, and the equipment was great. I look forward to my next trip with Papillon. (Sent by “Lester” – May 2016)

My family and I recently traveled with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters out of Las Vegas. The experience was amazing and will live on in my mind for many years. The views of the Grand Canyon were inspiring and incredible. I was so glad that we took part in this experience. Everything was so well planned and ran smoothly. The staff that worked for the company were friendly and courteous. And the pilot was excellent. She pointed out so many things on the flight and provided much information about the area. I loved how she flew us right over Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Landing right in the canyon next to the Colorado River was great too. I loved being able to eat a delicious lunch with champagne in the canyon setting which served as a perfect backdrop for the meal. We also enjoyed the limousine ride from our hotel to the airport. Overall I cannot stop saying enough things about this entire experience. I would give it a stellar rating. This was on my bucket list and I am so thankful that I was able to participate in this experience. I will recommend this to anyone and I hope that I can do this again in the future. Thanks again for a truly magical experience. (Sent by “Chris” - March 2016)

I would just like to say, myself and my friends had the most amazing experience flying over the Grand Canyon with our Pilot Cody on the 23rd November. Cody was very knowledgeable when we presented him with all sorts of questions about our tour, and volunteered answers when questioning him about his personal training into becoming a helicopter pilot. He made us all feel very welcome to Las Vegas, as this was our first trip, which was a joint birthday celebration for 3 of our party. Cody also made us feel very much at ease, as 2 of us were very, very nervous about getting in the helicopter, and once we were in the air, we experienced the thrill of our lives. The hour tour was so smooth, we hardly felt the helicopter moving. The sites we went over were breath taking, and for anyone visiting Vegas, this is a must do trip. When I return to Vegas, which I certainly intend to do, I will book this tour again so that I can land down in the Grand Canyon and take in the spectacular surroundings whilst sipping a glass of champagne.

We undertook a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. Neither myself or my wife had been in a helicopter before so we're a little nervous. However after 5 minutes of flying all the nerves had gone all credit to our pilot -Kyle. Overall this was one of the best experiences we have done, highly informative, the views were spectacular. Was the trip worth the cost, certainly, would I do it again, a resounding yes and we will on our next visit to Las Vegas. (Sent by “Simon” – May 2016)

Thank you Papillion for an amazing experience, and a very special Thank you to Cody our Pilot. Finally, 10 out 10 to the whole Papillion Team at Boulder City. (Sent by “Terry” – December 2015)

I chose Papillon for my son and his partner because my wife and I had previously flown twice with you. He rated the flight as the most enjoyable experience of his visit which ties up with what we felt. (Sent by “Brian” – January 2016)

My friend and I flew with you over the Grand Canyon. It was one of the best experiences of my life. The whole package was wonderful. Efficient, friendly and so special. From the welcome by the driver of the bus that collected us from our hotel in Las Vegas, the lovely girl who booked us in, the fantastic pilot and the driver who took us back to the hotel - everything was perfect. The trip itself was stunning but all the rest made it extra special. You have it just right - don't change a thing! Thank you so much. (Sent by “Margaret” – May 2016)

We just wanted to thank you. We had a wonderful time on our helicopter tour. It started with a very congenial ride from Guy, your shuttle driver, who got us all there and shared some insights with us, and then we had Ryan, the pilot, who gave us a very exciting and comfortable (can those two words go together?) ride over the Canyon. The sights were breathtaking, and we have recommended Papillon and this tour to all our friends. What a great way to spend an afternoon. (Sent by “David and Kathryn” – May 2016)

My wife and I took the 45 minute flight on Saturday Jan 9 at 2 pm. The flight was a great adventure and very enjoyable. The pilot was friendly and helpful. (Sent by “Mike” – January 2016)

On 3/23/16 I treated our friends from Kentucky to your Imperial flight over the Grand Canyon. I did this because I was so impressed with the same flight I had with my niece and her family back in 2010. I highly recommend your helicopter company to anyone visiting the Grand Canyon. The flight is memorable and life lasting, never to be forgotten. Keep up the excellent work. Next time we visit, we’ll tell our friends to visit you. (Sent by “Hank” - March 2016)

Our pilot Steve was fantastic! Our helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon was absolutely amazing and breathless we are so pleased with our adventure that we have recommended it to friends! The views afforded us from the air are irreplaceable and having the ability to pretty much get a panoramic view as we flew over the ridges, canyon and river is nothing less than gorgeous, thanks. We were fortunate to have a smooth beautiful weather that just made the trip even more dramatic and picturesque!!! (Sent by “Rick and Debbie” – May 2016)

My husband and I took the ECO tour on Wednesday, April 27th and loved it ! We arrived early to the airport and the staff was able to move us up to an earlier flight (it was very cloudy with a few sprinkles). It seemed that the weather might not be good for a flight over the canyon but when we got to the canyon the sky opened up and it was outstanding. I've rafted in the canyon and hiked down Bright Angel Trail but this view of the Grand Canyon was like no other. Being able to see the entire width of the canyon was breathtaking to say the least. Our pilot was great - it was a little windy but you would never have known it. The route he took and the angles for photos were spectacular......requesting the two front seats was well worth the cost. This was a bucket list item for us and one we thoroughly enjoyed! (Sent by “Frances and Terry” – May 2016)

The tour was excellent. All perfect. Congratulations. I will recommend you to all my friends. (Sent by “Jorge” - April 2016)

This is my second time with Papillon so already a returning customer! The organization was impeccable - everything worked like clockwork. Everyone at Papillon goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and valued My daughter and boyfriend are visiting from the UK in May and are already booked on the same tour on the 5th May. Actions speak louder than words!! (Sent by “Graham” - April 2016)

My husband and I had a wonderful flight with Papillon and I have already, and would not hesitate to, recommend Papillon to others. Our pilot, Nick, was the perfect guide - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and gentlemanly. I could not have asked for more. Seeing the Grand Canyon and taking my first helicopter ride were both on my "bucket list" for many years - so I got a two-for-one! AND I got to ride in the co-pilot's seat!!! Thank you for making that experience so enjoyable. (Sent by “Jill” – May 2016)

We recently spent a couple of days in the Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) and took the helicopter ride with Papillon. If you have the time - definitely do this. The experience is brilliant and the views of the Canyon awesome. Would recommend this to anyone. (Sent by “Christine” – May 2016)

We opted for the fixed wing tour and so glad we did. It was amazing and all staff where so courteous and friendly. The flight was smooth, the crew professional and the scenery unbelievable. If you have the chance this is a "don't miss" experience. Would go again and again... (Sent by “Allan” – May 2016)

Four of us flew on the scenic air tour. All agreed it was a great way to see the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon and surrounding area. There is so much to see! Staff was great, very friendly and professional. (Sent by “John” – May 2016)