Grand Canyon from the Lookout Studio looking north up Bright Angel gorge.

Grand Canyon Tours

Papillon offers a wide range of Grand Canyon tours. Soar over the Grand Canyon aboard a state-of-the-art helicopter or airplane, or embark on a ground or boat tour to get a close-up of the impressive canyon landscapes. Discover all the incredible Grand Canyon tours with Papillon today.

Fly Over the Grand Canyon

A rainbow helicopter flies over the Grand Canyon and Colorado River.

North Canyon Tour

Fly over the rich Kaibab Forest before soaring off over the widest and deepest part of Grand Canyon; the Dragon Corridor. Experience and photograph towering rock formations, deep majestic valleys, and some of the oldest geology known to mankind.

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Imperial Air Tour

The Imperial Air Tour flies over the North Rim, South Rim, and remote Eastern regions of the Grand Canyon. This helicopter flight offers birds-eye views of the Grand Canyon National Park’s marvels on a scenic flight route that includes the deepest and widest part of the Canyon.

A helicopter tour seen mid-flight over the Grand Canyon.

Imperial with EcoStar

Explore the North & South Rim - the deepest section of the canyon, boasting 1.7 million year old stone - all from the EcoStar, a helicopter offering 180-degree viewing and stadium-style seat design.

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Canyon and River Adventures Tour

Experience the scenery from above and from below! First, get an aerial view of the Grand Canyon in one of our signature planes, followed by an exploration of the magnificent Antelope Canyon, and finally, relax on a motorized raft as you float the Colorado River between the walls of Glen Canyon.

North Canyon Tour with Hummer

Experience the ultimate adventure with a Helicopter and Hummer combination tour. You will not only see the Grand Canyon from above, but you will get a guided ground tour with one of our expert tour guides.

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A red and white airplane flies over the Grand Canyon in a clear sky.

Grand Discovery Air Tour

Travel from the canyon's South Rim to the East Rim aboard one of our Vistaliner airplanes. This budget-friendly tour provides breathtaking views of a large spread of canyon sights, including Imperial Point - a freestanding stone column formed by nature.

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Grand Canyon Coach and River Trip

Answer the beckoning of the Colorado River on our Smooth River Bus Tour. This 15.5-mile raft journey gently propels sightseers through Glen Canyon and even stops for photo opportunities of petroglyphs carved into the canyon walls!

Grand Discovery Rim to Sky

Get the most from your Grand Canyon experience with views from the sky and the rim on an exciting flight and hummer combination excursion. This flightseeing tour includes an extended Grand Canyon flight with iconic sights over the Kaibab National Forest, the Confluence of the Little Colorado River, and so much more. The journey does not end there, as Buck Wild Hummer Tours takes you on a guided rim tour with an expert to some of the most impressive views of the Grand Canyon's edge.

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Grand Canyon with Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend

Experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon at sunrise, and tour Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon all in one day. Take a helicopter from Grand Canyon National Park to Page, AZ, as you enjoy the pinks and reds of the sun’s early light across the Canyon. Once on the ground, take a guided tour that includes views of the spectacular Horseshoe Bend and an exploration of Antelope Canyon.

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North Canyon Family Flight

Recommend for groups of 4+. Fly our world famous North Canyon tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

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Imperial Air Tour on Eco Family Flight

Recommend for groups of 4+. Take the Imperial Air tour on an aircraft dedicated exclusively for yourself and your family/friends.

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Family standing near the edge of the Grand Canyon with a Buck Wild Hummer in the foreground.

The Signature Tour

Board an open-air Hummer vehicle for a ground tour through the Grand Canyon National Park, with stops at several famous lookout points.

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Grand Canyon Tour FAQs

Is the Grand Canyon open?

What cities feature tours to the Grand Canyon?

How much is a tour of the Grand Canyon?

  • It depends. The price of each Grand Canyon tour is based on multiple factors. 

    • The type of tour - Papillon offers helicopter, airplane, ground, and boat tours of the Grand Canyon.
    • The length of your tour - Tours can range from a few minutes to overnight excursions. 
    •  Whether there are any additional experiences or upgrades added to the tour.

    Seem complicated? Don't worry. The cost of each tour is conveniently located next to each individual tour listing. And with Papillon, the rate we quote online is the rate you'll pay. No guesswork required.

What is the best time of the year to visit the Grand Canyon?

  • The Spring and Fall are widely considered the best times of the year to make a trip to the Grand Canyon. During these periods, the daytime temperatures are cool and the crowds are thin.

Is Antelope Canyon near the Grand Canyon?

  • Antelope Canyon is located about 2 hours northeast of the Grand Canyon South Rim.

    Luckily with Papillon, you don’t have to make the drive. Simply hop aboard an airplane from the Grand Canyon South Rim for a full-day adventure. Not only will you soar over the breathtaking landscapes of the Grand Canyon, you’ll also get to explore the mystical Antelope Canyon and float along the Colorado River on a motorized raft.

    Learn more about the Grand Canyon airplane tour with Antelope Canyon and river rafting excursions.

How much is the entrance fee to the Grand Canyon?

  • If you are not booking a tour through Papillon, the minimum price to visit the West Rim is $47.74 per person. The entrance fee for the Grand Canyon National Park, which spans both the North Rim and South Rim, is $35 per vehicle or $20 per person.

    With Papillon’s world-class helicopter, airplane, or bus tours, the cost of entry to the Grand Canyon is already included in your tour price. Plus you’ll get to experience incredible views that you couldn’t access on your own. That’s a price you just can’t beat!


The Best Tours to the Grand Canyon

At Papillon, our goal is to offer some of the most innovative tours of the Grand Canyon that you and your family could ever imagine. From the canyon floor to the desert sky and everything in between, our tours have you covered.  All of our Grand Canyon Helicopter tours are operating daily and we are ready to safely welcome guests back to our South Rim terminal.  Help us help you and check out our guide to a fun and socially distanced Grand Canyon experience. For in-depth information on the canyon check out our Grand Canyon National Park Guide.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

Gaze across the Grand Canyon’s vast expanse and straight down to the depths of the canyon floor when you fly in one of our state-of-the-art helicopters. During helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon with Papillon, you can expect best-in-class safety, service, and sightseeing. 

We are the preferred provider for the Grand Canyon National Park Service and we're certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon. Our world-class helicopter tours also have access to exclusive landing sites at the bottom of the West Rim.

We are proud to fly the most advanced tour helicopters available. Our EC-130s provide forward-facing, theater-style seating for unobstructed 180-degree views of the canyon’s majestic landscapes.

Discover all of the Grand Canyon helicopter tours today.

Grand Canyon Airplane Tours

Experience magnificent aerial views soaring over the Grand Canyon aboard one of Papillon’s first-rate airplane tours. Our aircraft are equipped with headphones for tour narration in multiple languages, climate-controlled cabins, and high wings for unobstructed sightseeing of the magnificent desert scenery. 

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Grand Canyon Boat Tours

Are you ready to escape the crowds at the Grand Canyon? Let one of our motorized pontoon boats float you along the peaceful waters of the Colorado River. These peaceful cruises offer breathtaking sights of the ancient canyon walls rising on either side of you. Water adventures are available from both the Grand Canyon South Rim and West Rim.

Grand Canyon Ground Tours

Hop on a luxurious motorcoach or sprinter tour to the Grand Canyon. Aboard these daylong tours, you'll experience magnificent views of the Southwestern desert en route to the Grand Canyon West or South Rim. Once there, you can enjoy the close-up views of the Grand Canyon's breathtaking landscapes.

Are you already at the Grand Canyon National Park and want to add a little adventure? Book a Hummer tour and travel to many of the South Rim's most remarkable sights. During your tour along the historic Desert View Drive, you’ll make several photo stops at scenic viewpoints and lookouts.  If you are planning on visiting Las Vegas on a cross country trip driving from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon is an excellent option for many visitors.

Tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim

Whether by airplane, ground, or via helicopter, the Grand Canyon National Park features some of the most majestic topography on the planet. We should know - we've been taking guests on tours of the area for over fifty years!

The Grand Canyon has grown to be one of the most visited destinations in the world. The national park boasts upwards of 6 million tourists each year. Between the breathtaking views and countless activities - Hummer excursions, helicopter tours, airplane tours, and rafting trips to name a few - the Grand Canyon has undoubtedly earned its status as one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders.

Incredible sights and formations can be found in nearly every direction on tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim. Aboard a South Rim helicopter tour, you can catch aerial views of many of these world-renowned landscapes.

  • Glimpse Zuni Point, the scenic overlook nestled into the South Rim
  • Pass over Dragon Corridor, the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon
  • Gaze out as you soar over the Kaibab National Forest. This enormous blend of aspens, spruces, pines, and firs is sure to take your breath away. You may even see deer, mountain lions, or black bears in their natural environment. 

Papillon offers incredible ground tours of the Grand Canyon South Rim as well. Hop on board a customized Hummer vehicle for a tour through the Grand Canyon National Park. Hummer tours will stop at several of the Grand Canyon's best lookout points for photos.

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Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas

There are only Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When you are in Las Vegas, it's hard not to feel the draw of the Grand Canyon calling out to you. Papillon offers dozens of world-class tours from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. From Las Vegas, you can experience a helicopter flight to the West Rim that returns at sunset, a daylong road trip to either Grand Canyon rim in a luxurious motorcoach, a whitewater rafting adventure along the Colorado River, and much more.

Discover all tours to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas.