Taking it all in is a big deal for travellers when they choose to go to places that challenge them. To grasp the true pleasure of these scenic beauties there have been a big demand of helicopter tours, flying through to capture the bigger picture. We are enlisting ten such rides which will have you reaching for your phone to book your tickets.
1 Mount Everest
Climbing the 8,848 meter mountain is a feat, however, flying through is also worthwhile. Helicopter rides in Nepal will fly you through the great mountain range and drop you at the Everest Base Camp (located at 5364 meters). It is an absolutely breath taking ride. Experts suggest that you should go for it during the summer-monsoon season.
2 Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef of Australia is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. They offer the tourists helicopter rides across the 1400 mile coral reef spread. Tours of about 30-40 minutes will also likely end you up on a private beach where you can enjoy swimming or snorkeling.
3 The Great Canyon
The Grand Canyon of Arizona is too huge to grasp at once and is almost unachievable on foot. It is 11 km wide and 1 mile deep, and is full of beautiful ridges and formations. One should definitely take one of the helicopter rides offered there to view the beauty of the canyon from bird's-eye view. Additionally you will also get to see the beautiful Colorado river and its tributaries.
4 New York City
While nothing can beat the simple old stroll across New York, you can opt for soaring around the city if you have less time at hand. Helicopter tours of about half an hour will take you around the beautiful skylines, from the Central Park to all the way north to the Yankee Stadium.
5 Victoria Falls
Victoria falls is located on the Zambezi river. It is called as one of the widest sheet of falling water and it forms the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has a width of over two km and a height of over 350 feet. The best way to view the scenic beauty of this wonder is through air. The helipads are located such that you can fly over the Zambezi river within minutes and pass the Batoka Gorge to engrasp the waterfalls.
6 Bora Bora
The island of Bora Bora has one of the most beautiful lagoons on earth. You can reach the island by taking a flight from South Pacific island of Tahiti or Moorea and take one of the helicopter rides equipped with headsets to give you a full-guided tour of the island. While the white beaches and the pretty blue lagoon has its own charm there are also the overwater bungalows and Mount Otemanu.
7 Fox Glacier
Fox glacier is one of the most visited glaciers due to its easy accessibility. It is about eight miles wide, stretching along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Two of highest moutains in the country also stand here along with the rainforest at the end of the Fox glacier. While strolling through the township is a good idea you can also opt for a helicopter ride over the Fox and Franz glacier also touching portions of Southern Alps.
8 Laikipia Plateau
Laikipia Plateau is spread across the Northern Kenya. With a natural haven of wildlife and several conservancies and ranches, this area is too beautiful to miss. Several helicopter rides will take you through the length of the plateau, which stretches from Mount Kenya to the Great Rift Valley.
9 Rio De Janeiro
Brazil's secod largest city, Rio De Janeiro, is famous for its sights and cultural vibe. It is home to beautiful beaches like Ipanema and Copacabana, the Maracana Stadium and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. To grasp the beautiful city you can climb aboard Gray Line which offers great packages and highlights. It will take you across the beaches, the Tijuca Rainforest, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and will give you a lap around the soapstone statue.
This tour will have you feeling like you are visiting the world of Jumanji or Journey To The Lost Island. You may also take rounds around the Manawaiopuna Falls and pretnd you are in Jurassic Park. With some of the most beautiful wonders of nature and beautiful areas, which are quite inaccessible from the grounds, you will also get to see the Waialelale Crater, Waimea Canyon. The tours last almost an hour and is totally worth it