Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Launches New Tours Showcasing Grand Canyon Luxury Dining Experience


Tour by air or ground and dine this fall with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

For the first time, the world’s largest and longest-running flightseeing company will launch a collection adding a twist to their most popular tours by showcasing Grand Canyon West’s new restaurant, Sa’Nyu Wa, which means “Home of the Eagle.”

Whether arriving by helicopter, airplane or Mercedes Sprinter vehicle, guests have three unique ways to travel to the Grand Canyon before experiencing a spectacular three-course lunch at the area’s only full-service dining option.

Each package will include:

  • Views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon.
  • Lunch at Sa’Nyu Wa featuring a panoramic view through glass walls of the canyon and Eagle Point. Executive Chef James Mendoza’s menu* will feature savory Southwest dishes and Asian-inspired cuisine such as pad thai, double bone pork chop and fried ice-cream.
  • Both the Heli Skywalk and Indian Adventure packages will receive complimentary round-trip transportation from Las Vegas resorts to the Papillon Aerocenter located in Boulder City, Nevada.

Heli Skywalk Tour with VIP Dining Package

This experience begins with a helicopter flight to the West Rim. Upon landing, guests will be taken to the Skywalk Bridge where they will be given an exclusive pass to experience the horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottom bridge which offers unobstructed views nearly a mile down to the canyon floor. To commemorate the occasion, they will be given souvenir Skywalk photos. The group will then be escorted to Sa’Nyu Wa for lunch before returning to the helicopter. ($554 per adult and $534 per child, approximately 6.5 to seven hours).

Indian Adventure with VIP Dining Package

This luxury tour begins by boarding an airplane featuring oversized windows designed specifically for sightseeing. After landing in the West Rim, guests will be taken to Eagle Point to have lunch at Sa’Nyu Wa, before returning to their shuttle for the transfer to the second canyon viewpoint, Guano Point, the most intricate part of the canyon, offering nearly 360-degree views. ($384 per adult and $364 per child, approximately seven hours).

Platinum West Rim with VIP Dining Package

On this tour, guests will take-in intimate views of the scenic Mojave Desert landscape. This ground tour transports guests from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West aboard a customized Mercedes Sprinter vehicle, complete with plush seating, air conditioning and oversized windows for optimal sightseeing. Brief stops will allow for close-up views and photo opportunities of the desert, Hoover Dam and the Colorado River. While at the canyon, shuttle service will stop at the scenic Eagle Point for lunch at Sa’Nyu Wa. After, guests will take-in the majestic views of Guano Point before their return trip to Las Vegas. ($289 per adult, $269 per child, approximately 12 hours).

To book the tours, go to or call (702) 736-7243.


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