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clock-o60 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • 9-10 minute guided helicopter tour over Rio de Janeiro
  • See all the major sights from the air, from Sugar Loaf Mountain to Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado
  • Spot sunbathers stretched on the sand at Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach
  • Enjoy the flexibility of various daily departures
  • Roundtrip transfers from Rio de Janeiro hotels included
Begin your helicopter adventure with ground transportation from your hotel to the helipad. Meet your professional pilot for a safety briefing and receive all safety equipment necessary for your aerial tour.

As your helicopter ascends into the sky, enjoy the shrining cityscape below you and get out your camera for the spectacular photo ops to follow. During the 9-10 minute flight, you'll buzz the yellow-sand beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema and the lagoon at Rodrigo de Freitas, where Rio locals like to spend their leisure time.

Hove over the Botanical Gardens and the Tujica National Park. Enjoy views out over Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Head for Corcovado Mountain, where your pilot will fly as close as possible to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, ensuring fantastic photos from every angle.
Once your breathtaking helicopter tour is over, transfer back to your hotel for drop-off.

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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E
, Dec 2018

This trip was amazing! The view from the helicopter of monte Christo as well as the city was more than we could have imagined! Didn’t have to fight any crowds and we were treated like royalty the whole time! I highly recommend!!!

A
, Dec 2017

I could not go because there wasnt enough people sign up. They need 4 people and I was the only signed up.

E
, Aug 2017

Amazing!

j
, Mar 2017

This tour was an amazing experience, would definitely recommend it

I
, Feb 2017
B
, Jan 2017

The magnificence of Rio is well worth seeing from the air and we were looking forward to the flight but this was a disappointment from the beginning to end. We would certainly recommend using another helicopter provider because the choppers used by the flying company do not have intercom facilities or headphones so that the pilot cannot communicate with the passengers. This meant that we had to rely on our eyes and because there is so much to see, I missed half the flight around Christ, the Redeemer. Moreover, the flight was scheduled for 11 minutes but we landed after 8 minutes and 30 seconds my wife filmed the entire flight on her iPhone, missing almost a quarter of the scheduled flight. This can be considered to be almost a rip-off by the chopper company. We complained to the person who picked us up at the hotel but he shrugged his shoulders and suggested that we should complain to Viator. We insisted that he should complain to the helicopter company before leaving the airstrip because by the time Viator made a decision we would be back in the UK and it was highly unlikely that they would compensate us by flying us back to Rio for another 11 minute fight. As we informed the person who took us to the airstrip, we did not have a chance of a second bite of the cherry so whatever compensation we receive was of little comfort for not doing a proper helicopter flight around Rio. The guy did not complain to the helicopter company and instead just kept walking towards the massive coach that brought us to the airstrip in order to take us back to our hotel. This flight was going to be one of the highlights of our trip around Brazil but instead it turned out to be our biggest disappointment.

H
, Jul 2016

This tour was amazing.

S
, Jan 2016

Weather played a big part in this tour as it was windy. we waited and rightfully so because safety is key and of the utmost importance and we understand that and finally got to take our flight.
Good news is it was a clear day for some wonderful views and pictures...however, the tour flight time and route was shortened and we flew to the Christ statue, did one circle to the left then one to the right allowing both sides of the helicopter to view equally and flew straight back...no sites of the beaches other that from far away nor sugarloaf other than off in the distance. We talked with the lady at the counter when we returned our guide was not helpful and she noted there wouldn't be any discounts or refunds and that was the best they could do. Again, it is worth doing but know there are chances it is not what you think you are signing up for...or PAYING for.

B
, Dec 2015

I enjoy helicopter ride's to the fullest and this was my third so far in my travels. This one was ok, we toured around the Christ Redeemer statue and that was cool. But that was it. A few of us thought maybe we were going to Copacabana beach area, nope nothing. The flight seemed very quick as well! I wasn't as happy because I was stuck in the middle in the rear and I barely got any photos and that's never fun! The tour is cool, just make sure you get one of the three window seats or you'll be upset like me-lol!

C
, Dec 2015

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


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