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Address: 871 Liberator Dr, Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Tusayan, AZ 86023
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+1 855-235-9422
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Scenic Airlines is the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in...

Scenic Airlines is the largest and most experienced aerial tour operator in the world, specializing in Grand Canyon airplane tours. In 1967, Scenic Airlines flew it's first sightseeing tour and has since been an pioneer in the aerial sightseeing industry.

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Canyon River Adventure-what to expect

I visited the Grand Canyon in March-it is still a bit chilly-bring your layers! I highly recommend this tour. Here is a bit of what to expect on this tour. I had to be at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
cholesteroldoc
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Kansas City, Missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the Grand Canyon in March-it is still a bit chilly-bring your layers! I highly recommend this tour. Here is a bit of what to expect on this tour. I had to be at the airport at 6:30 am for check-in. Be sure to go to the airport, not the heliport with the helicopters. I was given a box... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 24 minutes late leaving from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and the plane did not have the touring windows as promised so my husband spent the flight bent over. Please do not book with this company if you are over 6 feet tall. The narration includes lots of elevator music rather than telling us more about... More 

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review, and above all, for alerting us to your issue. We were able to connect you with our Guest Relations manager who was able to provide you with a partial refund for the miscommunication about the aircraft and for your husband's discomfort. Respectfully, Papillon/Scenic Management More 

Walpole
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We loved the whole day--flight over Grand Canyon and Lake Powell was SPECTACULAR, a few turbulence but fantastic. Tour of Antelope Canyon was awesome, way better than expected. Raft Trip was unbelievably beautiful. Bus trip was restful. Boxed breakfast and lunch were fine. The guides were just great and really made the day an unforgettable trip. Expensive at first blush... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our party of 6 booked the Scenic Canyon Adventure Tour. Our twin prop plane seated 2o and there were plenty of large windows to see the views. Upon landing in Page we took a jeep to Antelope Canyon caverns. Our guide, Lynette, was super. The caverns were so impressive. Next was a 4 hour float down the Colorado with our... More 

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Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to the view from the plane flight we booked for the first plane right out in the morning at 8am. Received a call at 6:41am the day of the flight to say there was an hour delay, but unfortunately we were already on the way as our hotel was a 35 minutes drive away. No matter, we... More 

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PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to post a review and alerting us to your issue. We sincerely apologize that your tour did depart as planned and we weren't able to provide you with an acceptable solution. Based on this review, we weren't able to locate your reservation to research why your flight was cancelled and to see which tour was... More 

London, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were in a twin prop plane, 3 seats per row, with massive windows so even in the middle seat (as I was) you have excellent views. You have a headset playing rather annoying music interspersed with commentary, which was not as informative as I'd hoped for! However the views are amazing and give you a real feeling for the... More 

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Manchester
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went to the west rim and even though we got hit by unexpected storms it was great fun. The buses at the rim allow you to makes your own way between the different points and lunch stop. The Skywalk was closed but they organised a refund for this part of the trip with no hassle. Overall the staff were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We did the full day tour on our first full day at the Grand Canyon, and I couldn't think of a better way to see some of the amazing beauty of the area. We started with the air tour over the Grand Canyon, which my daughters loved! It was so beautiful to see the sun rising over the canyon and... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Our family took a day/overnight trip from Vegas to South Rim of the GC and stayed in Valle. We had booked the plane well in advance of our anticipated travel. All I can say, is if you have been to the GC, but never viewed from air, this is a must do adventure! A bird's eye view from above are... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took the regular 40 min tour from the South Rim Terminal. Installations, plane and staff are OK, but the Grat Canyon being so biiiig, when the flight ends you really need MORE. We strongly recommend to take a more complete air visit. And of course, at least 2 days walking the different trails, and with time, go down to... More 

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1 Thank Carlos T
PapillonHelicopters, Manager at Scenic Airlines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a balanced review. We truly appreciate your feedback. we are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the Grand Canyon by air and on foot. Thank you for flying with us! Respectfully, Papillon Management More 

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