Who doesn’t love a helicopter ride? It is one of those experiences that is accessible to all and that appeals to all ages. It is exciting enough to satisfy the thrill-seekers but safe enough to keep the safety-conscious happy. Whatever you taste in entertainment, you cannot fail to be impressed by a helicopter ride and the cost will not break the bank. In fact, it represents great value for money. If you are hoping to try out a helicopter ride as part of your holiday, here are some of the top trips in the whole world!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a spectacular destination for a myriad of reasons. You can stay in the most luxurious hotel that the planet has to offer, dine in the most spectacular restaurants and bathe in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. The engineering that is behind the construction of Dubai is breath-taking and the best way to view this is from the air. Once you arrange a Dubai helicopter tour you are in for a treat.
You will be able to take in the proximity of the city to the desert and marvel at the contrast between old and new Dubai. You will have a truly fantastic aerial view of the Atlantis Palm engineering project which created homes and hotels out of the sea!
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
You may think that during a trip the Great Barrier Reef you would spend all your time in the sea and not in the air but that is not the case. This wonder of nature extends 1,600 miles along the Coral Sea off Australia’s northeast coast. It is home to a spectacular array of marine life and seeing from the air is a magical experience.
Rides take you over the Whitsundays Islands and reef then you could even land on Whitehaven Beach for a champagne picnic if you are celebrating a special occasion.
Grand Canyon, USA
This has got to be one of the most iconic and most talked about helicopter trips of all time. If you have experienced the Grand Canyon from the ground and peered over the South Rim, you’ll appreciate how vast this miracle of nature is. Just imagine how it looks from the air!
Tours from the South Rim will take in the forested North Rim, the dramatic Dragon Corridor, and the Little Colorado Confluence which is regarded as a sacred place by the Hopi Indians. This will be one of the most amazing 50 minutes of your life.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast may be an area that you associate with history rather than the modern technology of a helicopter but combine the two and you have an unforgettable experience. You can get a superb view of Ischia, the volcanic island in the Bay of Naples inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians. You will soar above Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and the remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You can even get up close to Vesuvius itself if you dare!