4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

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  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Absolutely excellent!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Excellent helicopter tour over the city!

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

Excelente.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2009

The views of Rio were fantastic. The driver who picked us up at the hotel was very friendly; however, the ground operators for the helicopter didn't speak to us - simply motioned for us to get on and off of the helicopter, more like herding cattle rather than a personal way to treat visitors. I would have liked to have the option to do this at noon rather than so early in the morning. The online sign-up process and email I received didn't even specify the time of the tour. I had to call Brazil to find that out. This is a key detail that should have been very clear all along.

Luke D
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2008

The helicopter trip was amazing. I highly recommend it. We did the twelve minute trip, circling close to Christ the Redeemer was the highlight, as well as seeing the length of the beaches Copacabana and Ipanema. The only downside was the communication in Brazil. I had bought the voucher online. When I called in Brazil, as instructed, I was asked which hotel I was staying it. The fact that I was staying with a friend seemed to complicate matters beyond belief, even though I was happy to drive to the helipad. It seemed we had to be at a hotel. Finally they agreed, but when we arrived at the helipad and presented the voucher from the internet they seemed puzzled. Then asked me to pay. I had to explain it was all prepaid and point to the wording. This seemed strange given that they must deal with these type of vouchers all the time. Bureaucracy aside, the trip itself was awesome and comes highly recommended.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2007

A good way to see the sights, certainly the easiest and quietest.

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