The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group is giving dventurers the opportunity to literally stand atop Tower Butte, the incredible sandstone pinnacle that rises 5,000 feet above sea level, located in Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park near Page, Ariz. The duration is approximately 35 to 40 minutes, priced at $199 per person for guests originating out of Page.
Tour packages with private 9-passenger Cessna Caravan aircraft are available daily from Las Vegas and Grand Canyon National Park. From Las Vegas, prices are starting from $5,400 per aircraft and from Grand Canyon at $3,450.
With Lake Powell located on the border of Arizona and Utah, the majestic wonder is the ideal landscape to peer upon, once at the top of Tower Butte. The butte, which is defined as an isolated monument, rising abruptly above the surrounding land, changes colors throughout the day depending upon how the sun shines upon it. For years, visitors to the Lake Powell area have looked upon Tower Butte in awe and now they can finally travel to the top.
With The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group’s new Tower Butte landing, guests will fly by helicopter eastward over Antelope Canyon, the land of the Navajo Nation and then finally, Lake Powell. Once they reach Tower Butte, the helicopter will land. There, guests will receive an educational and interpretive experience about Navajo culture and the beauty of the surrounding lands of the Navajo Nation.
The creation of this tour has been years in the making. The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group and ABEARCO, a premier Navajo owned company, worked closely with Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation to make this a reality.
“We are excited ABEARCO selected The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group as both companies share a common focus in providing visitors a spectacular experience and the commitment to support the Navajo Nation’s tourism and economic development goals here at Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park,” says Geri Hongeva, media representative, Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation.
The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group echoes enthusiasm for the partnership.
“For the first time, Tower Butte can easily be accessed via our gateway destinations: Page, Las Vegas and Grand Canyon,” says Irit Langness, vice president of sales, The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group. “We can’t wait for visitors from around the world to experience this adventure.”
To see the tour in action, go to: http://www.grandcanyonhelicoptersaz.com/tower-butte.
For more information or reservations, go to www.Papillon.com or call (888) 635-7272.
ABOUT THE PAPILLON/GRAND CANYON SCENIC GROUP
Founded in 1965, The Papillon/Grand Canyon Scenic Group (Papillon is French for “butterfly”) is the world’s largest “flightseeing” companies with 3,500 passengers served daily, narration in 16 languages and nearly 70 state-of-the-art helicopters and airplanes, specifically designed to reveal panoramic views beyond imagination. Family owned and operated, its brands include Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon Coaches and Scenic Airlines. Papillon is one of the few companies that fly the entire Grand Canyon, including the South and West rims, home to the world-famous Skywalk, in addition to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. Tours afford maximum flight time, enabling guests to fully discover Grand Canyon’s great wilderness and scenic attractions. Papillon is also a founding member of Best Vegas Attractions, the collaborative partnership among numerous Las Vegas visitor attractions, developed to increase awareness about the organization ultimately driving leisure and convention business to participating attractions. For more information, go to www.Papillon.com or find on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Papillon, follow on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/PapillonGCHeli.