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Posted on: 13 Jul 2017


LAS VEGAS – New for 2017, Grand Canyon Helicopters has announced the launch of its newest tour: Heli & Whitewater Rafting Adventure.

Offered in partnership with Hualapai River Runners, the adventure begins by checking into the Grand Canyon Helicopters terminal, located at McCarran International Airport’s Atlantic Terminal. Guests board the helicopter for a flight to the airport in Peach Springs, Arizona. There, Hualapai River Runners will transport guests to the Hualapai Lodge, where they will board an eight-person motorized river raft, designed especially for navigating the Colorado River. All Hualapai River Runner guides are fully certified and provide intriguing insights into the ancient land as well as ages-old stories passed down by their ancestors. This 4-hour whitewater adventure  consists of  rapids ranging from four to seven, depending upon water levels and is experienced during the first 12 miles of the trip. Along the way, a stop is made for guests to enjoy a moderate hike to Travertine Cavern Falls and a relaxing lunch next to the sandy river bank. Lunch is provided by the Hualapai River Runners and includes sandwiches, assorted beverages and snacks

The whitewater rafting portion concludes at Grand Canyon West. From the edge of the river, guests will make their way up to the Ramada for a thrilling  helicopter flight, soaring 4,000 feet to the top of the canyon before landing at Grand Canyon West Airport.

Including limousine transportation, flights and whitewater rafting, the adventure takes up to 12 hours from start to finish. Complimentary round-trip transfers are available from nearly every Southern Nevada resort and casino. Multilingual narration is also available in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. The price is $855 per adult and $835 per child (must be eight years or older).

For more information and to book a tour, go to  http://www.grandcanyonhelicopter.com/tours/las-vegas/helicopter-and-whitewater-rafting-adventure. The Heli & Whitewater Rafting Tour will be available through Oct. 31, 2017.

*Special dietary requests must be made at the time of booking.

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 (hashtag: #iFlyPapillon).