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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Sadly this tour had to be cancelled either because of weather or minimum participation.
we were picked up on time, did not have to wait for a long time at the helipad, and the pilot was awasome.
Fantastic..pick up on time..guide was brilliant ..very professional service...a must do when in Rio
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!
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!
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.
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.
The helicopter tour by itself - is breathtaking! The ride to the station and back was endless.
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.
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.
It was very fun, a little beat expensive, but It is the best view you can have of Rio!!
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.
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.
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.