Chat with Us Chat with Us
a papillon helicopter tour over the grand canyon national park

Grand Canyon National Park Helicopter Tours

If you want to experience the Grand Canyon National Park in all its glory, there's nothing more spectacular than the aerial view aboard a Papillon Grand Canyon helicopter tour! Our South Rim tour packages offer passengers bird's-eye views of the widest and deepest regions of the rock gorges, as well as the Colorado River below and the Kaibab Forest lining the canyon's edge. Book your once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon National Park today!

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

North Canyon Tour

Fly over the widest and deepest parts of the South Rim on this Grand Canyon helicopter tour - you'll see towering rock formations, the lush Kaibab Forest, and the Colorado River from above!

starting from
A helicopter tour seen mid-flight over the Grand Canyon

Imperial with EcoStar

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour flies over the deepest and widest sections of the national park, for aerial views of 1.7 million-year-old stone! You'll also see the Kaibab Forest, the Colorado River, and tons of unique rock formations.

starting from
hummer tour passengers stand at a grand canyon national park lookout point

North Canyon Tour with Hummer Excursion

This Grand Canyon adventure begins with a helicopter tour over the deepest and widest regions of the South Rim, and includes ground transport to multiple scenic lookout points aboard an open-air Hummer vehicle.

starting from
Rainbow livery Grand Canyon Tour helicopter

North Canyon Family Flight

This Grand Canyon helicopter tour shows you aerial views of the deepest and widest parts of the South Rim, as well as the Colorado River, the Kaibab Forest, and plenty of unique rock formations. The perfect family adventure!

starting from
with 4 person group
a red helicopter lands at the grand canyon air terminal after a tour over the South Rim

Imperial Air Tour on Eco Family Flight

Explore the North and East Rims of the Grand Canyon on a helicopter tour offering 180-degree views and aerial sights of the deepest and widest parts of the park. Recommend for groups of 4+.

starting from
with 4 person group
horseshoe bend in page arizona seen with a cloudy sky in the background
Available on

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.

Hmm… We couldn't find a tour that fits your selection.
Adjust the filters and try again.

No tour in this category matched the filter critera

FAQs About Helicopter Grand Canyon Tours

What will you do and see during your helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon?

  • Your Grand Canyon helicopter tour will show you incredible aerial sights of the South Rim, including the widest and deepest rock gorges in the park. You'll also see the Kaibab Forest and the Colorado River beneath you. If you are flying to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, you'll see Hoover Dam en route to the park as well as expansive desert scenery.

What time of day is best for a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon?

  • The best time for a Grand Canyon helicopter tour really depends on your own schedule! Papillon offers daily helicopter tours with departures from the early morning to the late afternoon, so you'll can experience the Grand Canyon from the sky with plenty of time left to enjoy your vacation.

How long are helicopter rides in Grand Canyon?

  • Papillon helicopter tours at the Grand Canyon National Park range from approximately 25-30 minutes to 45-50 minutes in length. You can also combine your helicopter tour with a ground excursion aboard an open-air Hummer vehicle for an extended tour of up approximately 3 hours.

How safe are helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon?

  • At Papillon, safety is our top priority. Our company is fully certified by the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS), whose industry standards ensure safety and reliability throughout the air tour industry, and far exceed those set forth by the FAA. Learn more about our helicopter safety standards while preparing for your Grand Canyon tour.

Which helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon is best?

What is the best time of year to do a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon?

  • The Grand Canyon receives the most visitation during the spring and fall months. The weather at the Grand Canyon tends to be much more mild in the spring and fall, whereas winters can be chilly and summers can be very warm. Papillon offers daily departures to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas and helicopter tours at the Grand Canyon, so no matter when you plan to visit, you can experience the sights from the sky.

How much does a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon cost?

  • Papillon offers a variety of helicopter tours ranging in price, perfect for any group's budget. Our tours also include upgrade options like privatizing your helicopter for your party, adding additional adventures like Hummer tours, or flying aboard an EcoStar helicopter. Our competitive pricing makes us the premier provider of Grand Canyon helicopter tours.

What should you bring on your helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon?

  • If you're planning on joining a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, be sure to bring your smart phone or a camera to capture the incredible aerial views. Note that selfie sticks are not permitted to be opened within the aircraft. If you're touring from Las Vegas and your helicopter tour will land at the Grand Canyon, you can also bring sunglasses, sunscreen, or a jacket depending on the season and temperature.


Discover Grand Canyon National Park Helicopter Tours

Papillon offers a variety of South Rim helicopter tours, which offer fantastic aerial photography opportunities of the deepest and widest canyon gorges, famous rock formations like Imperial Point and Dragon Corridor, the Colorado River winding below you, and the lush Kaibab Forest surrounding the canyon. 

Helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon are perfect for national park visitors who are pressed for time or are looking to pack in as many Grand Canyon views as possible. We are the preferred provider for the Grand Canyon National Park and our helicopter tours are certified to fly the entire Grand Canyon. Our variety of helicopter tour options allows your family to customize your experience and create the Grand Canyon vacation of a lifetime.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour Upgrades

Many of Papillon's South Rim helicopter tours offer upgrade options to make your flight even more memorable. See how you can customize your Grand Canyon National Park adventure!

Private Helicopter Tours

Some tours offer the option to privatize the entire aircraft for just your party, which is the perfect way to create a memorable family experience. You can take family photos inside the helicopter without other passengers in the shot!

Upgrade Your Aircraft

Grand Canyon National Park helicopter tours typically employ a luxury Bell 206 helicopter fitted with oversized windows for sightseeing. On some tours, passengers can instead opt to fly in an Airbus H130 EcoStar helicopter. Papillon's entire aircraft fleet is designed specifically for aerial photography and offers each passenger optimal views.

Hummer Ground Excursion

Several Grand Canyon helicopter tours also include the opportunity to add a ground excursion aboard a customized open-air military Hummer vehicle that will transport you to several of the most famous lookout points along the rim.

Book Your Helicopter Tour with Papillon Today!

There's a reason people have chosen Papillon's premium Grand Canyon tours for nearly 60 years. Our state-of-the-art aircraft are designed for sightseeing and our highly-trained pilots and staff ensure that each passenger receives the sightseeing adventure of a lifetime. We proudly transport over 600,000 passengers each year to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, over the South Rim, to the bottom of the West Rim, and other destinations like Antelope Canyon. We look forward to showing your family the majesty of the Grand Canyon National Park.