A helicopter tour takes your adventure trip to whole new heights – literally and figuratively. It not only gives you a bird’s eye view of the majestic scenery below. It also allows you to see more of the lay of the land that you would otherwise miss when you keep your feet on the ground. Helicopter adventures likewise bring you to inaccessible places or those that may be too difficult or dangerous to traverse on foot. If you are thinking of giving aerial tours a try, here are some of the world’s best helicopter adventure trips you should add to your list.
Grand Canyon, USA
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s seven natural wonders. No photograph will be able to do justice to the magnificence and breathtaking beauty of this vast place. Covering 1,217,403 acres, its scale alone makes it impossible to see a huge portion of the land, the deep canyon, and the awe-inspiring attractions – from the most popular to the least trodden paths that may hide amazing sights. This makes it one of the most idyllic destinations for a helicopter adventure that will give you an unimpeded view of the stunning sight below.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is also one of the seven natural wonders and the largest coral reef system in the world. An aerial view provides you with a better perspective of how vast and wondrous the entire natural structure really is. It is also a great way to see the stunning waters and perhaps get a glimpse of some of the many marine creatures that inhabit the area.
Nā Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Nā Pali Coast is synonymous with adventure. Its breathtaking beauty is difficult to capture in words. To see it is a sublime experience many of which get to experience by taking on the challenging kayak route along the coast. Some adventurous souls hike on trails with diverse and often difficult terrain. But if you want to see more of the stunning Nā Pali Coast, a helicopter view gives you a chance to see more of its jewels – from The Cliffs at Kalalau Valley and the waterfalls at Hanakoa among many other breathtaking sights.
Niagara Falls, New York
For a spectacular view of Niagara Falls in New York, you might want to consider booking that helicopter ride. Feast your eyes on the mesmerizing sight of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls that comprise the Niagara Falls.
The Fjords, Norway
On board a helicopter, you can take your fill of the breathtaking sights of stunning mirror-like waters, spectacular landscape, and picturesque villages among many other wonderful sights. The fjords of Norway are among the country’s must-see attractions. Western Norway is home to fjords that are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list like Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord.