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Las Vegas week continues beyond downtown and the Strip with a scenic tour of the Grand Canyon. HI Now host Jobeth Devera got a bird’s-eye view of the natural wonder with a helicopter tour from Papillon, the world’s largest aerial sightseeing company.
The Golden Eagle Air Tour is perfect for Las Vegas guests who are pressed for time,but would still like to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible. Departing from Papillon’s private heliport in Boulder City, the tour includes aerial views of both Hoover Dam and Lake Mead before reaching the spectacular West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The scenic journey is hosted aboard one of its luxurious and comfortable helicopters complete with wraparound windows. The aircrafts, designed for sightseeing, feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, passenger-to-pilot communications and choreographed music through noise-cancelling headsets.
With Papillon, there are many ways to explore the Grand Canyon. Guests can fly by airplane, hike, or explore by Jeep, Hummer, horseback, or river ride. The tours can be combined with other fun experiences like white water rafting, a lunchbreak, cultural tours and airplane experiences.
Papillon also flies to the Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where guests can take an airplane to ride a helicopter or hop on a Hummer and view the canyon from the ground. Guests can also get a tour of the iconic Las Vegas Strip as well as air tours and landing tours to Grand Canyon West, including landing at the bottom of the canyon and visiting the popular Skywalk.
In addition, Papillon flies to Page, Arizona, where guests can land on top of Tower Butte, explore Lake Powell, hike to beautiful natural landmark Horseshoe Bend or walk the scenic smooth walls of Antelope Canyon.
Established in 1965, Papillon is the world’s largest aerial sightseeing company and is part of the longest running aerial tour company, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines, which just recently celebrated 92 years of aerial flights. The family-owned and operated company is run by the Halvorson family.
For more information: papillon.com