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A Guide to Grand Canyon Vacations

Grand Canyon Vacations

A Grand Canyon vacation is perfect for families, couples, and friends! There is truly something for everyone at this magical landmark of the American Southwest. At the Grand Canyon National Park (also known as the South Rim) one can hike, ride a mule, or see the widest and deepest regions of the canyon aboard an airplane or helicopter tour. The Grand Canyon West Rim is the home of the world-famous Skywalk Bridge and is also the only area of the canyon where helicopter tours can land on the very bottom next to the Colorado River.

You can also visit the Grand Canyon on a day trip from Las Vegas! Papillon's Grand Canyon helicopter tours and airplane tours can transport you from the Strip to the South Rim or West Rim and beyond. We offer a wide variety of Grand Canyon tours from Vegas and combination packages that you can experience in just a few hours or in an entire day.

helicopter tour passengers stand at the bottom of the grand canyon

Grand Canyon Vacation Packages

Planning a trip to the Grand Canyon? A Grand Canyon Vacation package can take care of all of the activities. At the South Rim, you can take to the skies on a Grand Canyon helicopter tour or see the best lookout points from the canyon's edge on a Hummer tour. You can even spend an entire day exploring the desert Southwest on a rafting tour

We also offer Grand Canyon vacation packages from Las Vegas - some even land at the very bottom of the West Rim. You can also book combination vacation packages that include boat rides and entry onto the Skywalk Bridge.

So how do you decide the best way to experience the Grand Canyon? Here are our top suggestions for the most unique Grand Canyon activities:

Land at the Bottom of the Canyon

The Grand Canyon West is the only region of the Grand Canyon where you can easily access the canyon floor. You can board a Grand Canyon helicopter tour and land at the very bottom, right next to the Colorado River. Here you can enjoy a picnic and a champagne toast with plenty of opportunity for photos and exploring.

Grand Canyon Rafting

In this most comprehensive vacation package, you can fly from the Grand Canyon to Antelope Canyon to tour this world-famous slot canyon, then enjoy a smooth water rafting trip down over 15 miles of the Colorado River. You'll even see ancient petroglyphs and float through Horseshoe Bend!

Skywalk Bridge

This glass-bottomed bridge juts out over 70 feet past the edge of the canyon, allowing visitors to truly feel like they're standing on air! You can buy your own ticket to enter or include the Skywalk Bridge in your Grand Canyon helicopter tour with a combination vacation package.

passengers board grand helicopter tour on grand canyon vacation

Book with Papillon Today!

Whether you're visiting the Grand Canyon or Las Vegas, you can book your Grand Canyon vacation package with Papillon! When it comes to your family's trip, we know you have your choice when deciding on your activities and sightseeing adventures. Here are a few things that make Papillon the best option for your visit to the Grand Canyon:

Locally Owned & Operated

Papillon is the oldest and longest-running helicopter tour company in the world, with daily flights to the Grand Canyon and beyond. We operate out of Las Vegas and at both the Grand Canyon National Park and the West Rim. Aside from helicopter tours, we offer airplane tours, Hummer tours, and rafting adventures on the Colorado River, with customizable packages that include dining, museum entry, and private excursions.

Over 600,000 Passengers Flown Annually

Since 1965, Papillon has shared the joy of the Grand Canyon with passengers from around the world. We fly over 600,000 people every year to the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Valley of Fire, and even over the Las Vegas Strip. We look forward to the opportunity to share the beauty of the American Southwest with you and your family.