Papillon, August 04, 2016 - LAS VEGAS - Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value.
With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam than any other tour operator and offer breathtaking views of not only the dam, but also Lake Mead and the rugged, volcanic terrain of Black Canyon.
"The addition of our seventh helicopter base along with four new tour offerings, falls in line with our long-term plan for growth," says Geoff Edlund, president, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. "We are constantly seeking new ways to appeal to our local, domestic and international visitors. With this launch we offer our guests flight options that are both affordable enough to do on a whim and compelling enough to plan in advance. A spectacular experience at an incredible value."
Built to tame the once-wild running Colorado River, Hoover Dam continues to be an international attraction drawing more than 1 million visitors each year. From the Black Canyon side of the dam, the massive concrete structure rises 726 feet (221 meters) from the river below. Hoover Dam is an inspiring sight to see from the air and from the Colorado River.
Lake View Heli Tour: Covering five miles in the air, this flight is ideal for those looking for their first helicopter experience at an affordable price. The Lake View Heli Tour showcases Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Price begins at $39 per person. Approximate flight duration: 3 minutes.
Hoover Dam Heli Tour: This tour captures once-in-a-lifetime aerial views of historic Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the mighty Colorado River as guests fly 1000’ feet over the Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Price begins at $69 per person. Approximate flight duration: 6 minutes.
Hoover Dam Heli and Raft Tour: Combine your breathtaking helicopter experience with a serene float down the Colorado River. Guests begin with our most popular Hoover Dam Heli Tour and upon landing back at the heliport, board a shuttle headed to the base of Hoover Dam. From there, guests embark on a scenic smooth-water rafting tour down the Colorado River, with yet another extraordinary perspective of this engineering marvel. Price begins at $99 per person. Approximate tour duration: 1.5 to 2 hours.
Black Canyon Heli Tour: Our all-encompassing Black Canyon Heli Tour covers over 20 miles in the air with awe-inspiring views of Lake Mead, historic Hoover Dam, the mighty Colorado River and the rugged, volcanic terrain of Black Canyon, southern Nevada’s best kept secret. Price begins at $119 per person. Approximate flight duration: 10 minutes.
Concludes Jill Lagan Rowland, chief executive officer, Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, "Tourism is vital to our destination. With 65 percent of incoming Boulder City visitors originating from Las Vegas, these new tours will be equally attractive to tourists and locals seeking a dynamic perspective of Hoover Dam and its surrounding landmarks."
Flights can be booked the same day either by making the reservation in person at the Hoover Dam heliport or online at www.papillon.com/dam. Flights begin as early as 9 a.m. and continue until sunset.
About Papillon Group: Founded in 1965, Papillon Group (French for "butterfly") is the world’s largest and longest-running aviation tour company with more than 600,000 passengers served annually on 78 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Family-owned and operated, its brands include Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines and Grand Canyon Coaches. Papillon is the only company that flies the entire length of the Grand Canyon, with bases in Las Vegas; Boulder City, Hoover Dam; Grand Canyon West; Grand Canyon National Park and Page, Arizona. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter