Imperial Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with EcoStar

Imperial Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with EcoStar

Pricing Update Information

The pricing information for this tour has been updated as of May 2024.

In this list, you will find the key facts of this tour. What makes Imperial Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with EcoStar so special, and why should you consider booking this tour?
What you'll get with this package
  • EcoStar EC130 Aircraft
  • Oversized windows and stadium-style seating
  • East and North canyon rims

Discover aerial views of the North Rim and South Rim and Eastern regions of the Grand Canyon National park aboard an ECO-Star helicopter, featuring panoramic windows for aerial sightseeing and photography.

This is Imperial Air Tour operated by Papillon. Papillon strive to offer guests an unforgettable sightseeing experience of the Grand Canyon while minimizing their ecological impact. Their first-rate and environmentally-friendly helicopters provide unobstructed aerial views of the colossal canyon walls, Colorado River, North Rim forests, and remarkable rock formations, allowing guests to see the most impressive sights that are only possible from the air.


This tour covers both the East and North canyon rims, with multilingual tour narration providing fascinating insights into the history, geology, and wildlife of this natural wonder. With a flight duration of approximately 40-50 minutes, you’ll have ample time to take in the stunning sights and capture photos of your adventure.

For your comfort, we recommend wearing light-layered clothing from March to September and jackets and winter clothing from October to mid-March. Sturdy, toe-covering shoes are also recommended for the rough, rocky, and uneven terrain. Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please note that the use of selfie sticks and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.

All passengers booked on the tour must have government-issued forms of identification, and seating is limited, so be sure to book your tour early. You may bring a bottle of water, but please note that passengers cannot open the bottle in the aircraft. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to see the Grand Canyon from an eco-friendly helicopter – book your Imperial Air Tour with Papillon today!

Christian Hänsel before his first flight with AirStar Helicopters at the Grand Canyon in 2004.
The information on this page has been hand crafted by Christian Hänsel. Christian has been to the Grand Canyon many times and flown often on both on heliopcter and airplane tours.