Everything looks so different from the air and it’s a real pleasure to be on a flight to appreciate the views, rather than simply travelling from place to another ,
Helicopter sightseeing tours used to be extremely expensive tours , which is make it not an option for most of the travelrs around the world , but not anymore
now Helicopter tours become affordable and totally worth to try , we choose to view for this article some of the most attractive helicopter sightseeing tours in North America , with price start from 100 USD only
Québec City, Québec
The most popular tour is ‘Québec, its river, its landscapes,’ which is a 25-minute flight,”
“We do operate year-round – summer is the busiest season, our fall foliage flights are spectacular, and our passengers can even experience our famous winter Carnaval de Québec from the air!”
says Stéphanie Huot, general manager, GoHelico.
Audio guides are available in many languages, and pilots are English- and French-speaking.
The pilots love to share their knowledge of the region during a flight, while passengers get photos of the grand Château Frontenac hotel, the Plains of Abraham, and Québec’s walled Old City.
Whistler, British Columbia
It’s about a two-hour scenic drive to Whistler Village along the aptly named Sea to Sky Highway, from Vancouver’s airport. Whistler is home to the world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, the focal point of the area’s year-round outdoor adventures.
Just up the road from the Village is the Whistler Heliport, where Blackcomb Helicopters takes guests on heli-tours over the region’s Coast Mountains.
Blackcomb’s most popular tour is the BC Experience, which includes a flight over the ski area and, weather permitting, a landing on a 12,000-year-old glacier on Rainbow Mountain.
Even in the middle of the summer, passengers can have a snowball fight or make snow angels during their 15-minute stop on the glacier.
“We’ve even flown 300 people to the top of a back-country glacier for a spectacular champagne cocktail party,” says Jordy Norris, sales and marketing for Blackcomb Helicopters. “And last year, we flew more than 20 wedding parties to the glacier for an unforgettable ceremony and photos!”
Las Vegas, Nevada
It’s two and a half hours of pure experience from the time the helicopter lifts off to the time it returns
As you depart, you’ll head towards Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead. Then we do a giant ‘S’ turn over the Hoover Dam, so passengers on both sides of the helicopter have a perfect view.”
After flying for about 45 minutes over the Mojave Desert, the helicopter begins to descend into the Canyon, dropping 3,500 feet to the Canyon floor for landing.
Guests are able to get out and explore for a half hour,
The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and its dimensions are staggering – 277 miles long, between 10 and 18 miles wide from rim to rim, and with an average depth of one mile.
The return trip flies through the brilliant red rock formation called the Bowl of Fire, which is accessible only by helicopter. Then the heli-adventure concludes with a pass along the spectacular Las Vegas strip, just as the city’s lights come on at sunset.