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Carolyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

A bucket-list and once in a lifetime experience. Expensive but worth it, excellent!

Julie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

OMG this was the highlight of my visit to Rio, this was awesome! I sat in the front of the helicopter - it was so cool, Im terrified of heights and just couldnt believe my luck, it was an absolutely thrilling experience. The day before I went to the Sugar Load and Redeemer and the weather was very cloud and no visibility and the next day was the heli ride and was in for a treat as the cloud cleared. Thanks guys this was fabulous.

irmina r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Ian I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

What an amazing experience. The views of Rio from above are spectacular. The air time is short but we felt like we got our money's worth.

Marius S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

It was a good experience. Although it is quite short (11 minutes) we could see a lot of Rio from above. The weather was not perfect, pretty windy around the Christ Redeemer but the pilot kept us safe. Also Anna (the guide) made the trip from hotel to heliport and back amusing.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Really good experience pick up was on time and trip was awesome need to do it twice though as first trip is camera dominated. Fantastic views.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Perfect view, great emotions, worth to do it.

Darlene M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Absolutely excellent!!

Rachel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Excellent helicopter tour over the city!

Andrew W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

The collection was fantastic and prompt with an extremely pleasant representative who spoke excellent English. The transfer to the heliport was excellent. The helicopter tour was fantastic and wish it could have been for longer!!

James B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

Sadly this tour had to be cancelled either because of weather or minimum participation.

Leonardo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

we were picked up on time, did not have to wait for a long time at the helipad, and the pilot was awasome.

ailsa g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

Fantastic..pick up on was brilliant ..very professional service...a must do when in Rio

Nathalie G Sweden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Everything was super! The pick-up company was great and the guide very nice and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend it! Try to get the front seat or the one behind both on left side of helicopter as they give you the best views of the beaches!

Yanneth B Spain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008


Frank M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2007

We absolutely loved the experience! The staff were on time and very polite all the way!! A very professional service that I would definitely repeat if I were ever to come back!

Andrew D United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2007

An experience never to be forgotten.

Kevin F

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

The local company did a good job of communicating with me but unfortunately there were not enough people booked for the day that I wanted to do the flight. The company did offer alternative dates, but I either had other activities or it was after my departure from Rio. However, I was able to book a helicopter tour with a different company after I arrived in Rio and I highly recommend doing a flight. The views from Sugarloaf and Corcovado are amazing, but the view from the helicopter was the best. Make sure it is the twelve minute flight that flies over the beaches and Corcovado.

twills Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

Helicopter ride was great but......
We had to wait 2 hours at heliport then we only got an 8 min flight instead of 12 minute flight so we missed flying over a few landmarks. I dont blame Viator but rather the tour guide Louis who probably did not advise helicopter operator. Well worth the experience though especially circling Christ the Redeemer staue on Corcorvado.

Konstantin R

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2015

The helicopter tour by itself - is breathtaking! The ride to the station and back was endless.

Boetiejan South Africa

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

Very nice, Short but nice. It goes from the lake, over the beaches to almost Sugarloaf, but not quite, then back over the beaches and around Corcovado. Good views. Shaky for pics, get the fast aperture setting. Well organized by Gray Line. Pilot is stunning young lady. Windows are very low for tall people, Most enjoyable.

Carma H

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

This helicopter ride is definitely worth doing. Seeing all the views from so high is amazing - especially if you get a clear day and get up close to Christ the Redeemer. The only downsides were that the helicopter takes 5 passengers - 4 of who sit in the back. This means that 2 people don't get to sit a a window. Also, there are special openings in the windows for taking photos, but only in the front and 1 side of the back.

Overall, it was an exciting and fun ride. The pick-up and drop-off was quick and easy, the company had a good safety information handout and the flight felt safe, but there were still enough tight turns to make it feel a little thrilling.

Rafael S

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

It was very fun, a little beat expensive, but It is the best view you can have of Rio!!

jessie m

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2011

2h late but it worth it!

Luigi L United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2010

The flight itself was very nice, but it seemed pretty complicated to have the flight for only one person, and I had to keep on calling the organiser.

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