The 10 most breathtaking helicopter rides on the planet

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Able to fly low, hover above and manoeuvre around spectacular points of interest, helicopters are the ultimate in bespoke sightseeing vantage points.

There are some things on this planet of ours that are so big, that their magnificence simply can’t be appreciated from the ground.

Enter the helicopter. Able to fly low, hover above and manoeuvre around spectacular points of interest, they are the ultimate in bespoke sightseeing vantage points.

Best seen through a chopper’s windows, here’s our rundown of the top 10 helicopter tour destinations in the world.

The featured image of Kauai, above, is by paul bica

Hong Kong - Best helicopter tours in the world
Hong Kong. Photo: Trodel

Hong Kong

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Columbia Mountains - Best helicopter tours in the world
Columbia Mountains. Photo: Sam Beebe, Ecotrust

Columbia Mountains – Canada

Rio - Best helicopter tours in the world
Rio. Photo: PedroKirilos

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Victoria Falls - Best helicopter tours in the world
Victoria Falls. Photo: jurvetson

Victoria Falls – Zambia & Zimbabwe

Mendenhall Glacier - Best helicopter tours in the world
Mendenhall Glacier. Photo: ecastro

Mendenhall Glacier – Alaska

Great Barrier Reef - Best helicopter tours in the world
Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Sarah Ackerman

Great Barrier Reef – Australia

Cape Town - Best helicopter tours in the world
Cape Town. Photo: mwiththeat

Cape Town – South Africa

Big Island - Best helicopter tours in the world
Big Island, Hawaii. Photo: geofiz

Big Island – Hawaii

Tokyo - Best helicopter tours in the world
Tokyo. Photo: Ari Helminen

Tokyo – Japan

Grand Canyon - Best helicopter tours in the world
Grand Canyon. Photo: Modern Relics

Grand Canyon – Arizona

The 10 most breathtaking helicopter rides on the planet was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.