Helicopter Landing and Rafting Tours
Exclusive and exciting describes our Grand Canyon Rafting and Helicopter tours hosted by award-winning Papillon Helicopters. Imagine descending 4,000 feet below the West Rim for a picnic alongside the Colorado River in the Canyon's Inner Gorge. There, shaded by an authentic Indian Ramada and surrounded by amazing rock formations layered in spectacular colors, visitors on West Rim tours can experience one of the world's unique places. Great photo opportunities of Grand Canyon attractions abound. Before departure, a champagne toast salutes a most unusual day and the adventures to come, your guided 11-mile Grand Canyon rafting trip down the Colorado River that begins at the base of the 726-foot-high Hoover Dam. Wildlife sightings are common on the excursion.
During Grand Canyon helicopter tours, landmarks at the West Rim include the Skywalk bridge, an engineering feat jutting over the Canyon, and the popular Hualapai Indian Village. Other Grand Canyon attractions of interest, such as Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Lake Mead, and the River are also viewed through the sightseeing helicopter's specially-designed panoramic windows. A recorded multi-lingual narrative reveals amazing facts and historical tidbits about the erosion over millions of years that created the Grand Canyon, America's national treasure. There will be sightings, too, of the 12-mile-long Grand Wash Cliffs, the rugged Grapevine Mesa, and the extinct volcanoes of the Black Mountains. Reserve your Grand Canyon tours spot for a fascinating and memorable adventure.