Best Helicopter Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s festivals and celebrations hub.

More than 2 million people visit Rio annually, making it one of the most prominent tourist spots in the world. 

Since it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, it is bound to be packed.

Hence, booking a helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro would be your best bet to get the city’s best views.

Here is a list of some of the best helicopter tours Rio de Janeiro has to provide. 

1. Helicopter Flight – Wonderful City – RJ ( Private Flight )

Enjoy the skyline of the epicenter of colors and fun, Rio de Janeiro, from a private helicopter tour. 

Cover the city’s major landmarks in approximately 13 minutes in a once-in-a-lifetime fashion

Visit the top attractions Rio de Janeiro has to offer.

View Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Flying over Brazil’s most incredible tourism icon is priceless. 

Look at Copacabana, one of the best-known beaches in the world. 

The beach has 4 kilometers of waterfront and serves as the stage for significant events like sand soccer championships and beach volleyball. 

It is also a famous party spot for New Year’s.

You will also see Ipanema Beach, also known as the “darling” of the Carioca.

Ipanema is a beach with beautiful scenery and one of the best places to enjoy that late afternoon with lots of energy. 

Another beach is Vermelha Beach, a more reserved beach at the foot of the Sugar Loaf. 

In addition, there is the famous Mureta da Urca, where it is possible to snack with a beautiful look. 

Sugarloaf Mountain is one of the most beautiful postcards in Rio de Janeiro.

Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon with the calm waters, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is the perfect setting for sports, picnics and moments of relaxation and leisure. 

This is one of the best helicopter tours is Rio de Janeiro one can find. 

This particular helicopter tour includes 2 options

  1. Option 1 Tour – Exit Heliponto Urca Sugar Loaf Helipad: This does not include the Pão de Açúcar cable car fee, payable separately, with an approximate cost of R $ 100.00
  1. Option 2 Tour-Exit Heliponto Lagoon Panoramic flight Heliponto Lagoon

What’s included

  • Flight voucher

Timings – 

Tour optionTimings
Option 1 – Tour – Exit Heliponto Urca10:30 am to 5 pm
Option 2 – Tour-Exit Heliponto Lagoon 10:30 to 4 

Meeting point 

This helicopter tour has two pick up points

  1. Avenida Borges de Medeiros, Avenida Borges de Medeiros, Av. Borges de Medeiros – Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brazil get direction 
  1. Av. Pasteur, 520, Av. Pasteur, 520 – Urca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22290-255, Brazil get direction

Endpoint – This activity ends at the meeting point.

Tour duration – 12 to 13 minutes 

The tour operator – Operated by Helisight

Ticket Price 

This tour has 2 options, both of which vary in price. The prices for each helicopter tour are as follows

Tour 1  

Visitor type Price
Adult ticket (18 to 99 years)R$ 5721 ($1107)
Child ticket (3 to 17 years )R$ 5721 ( $1107) 
Infant ticket (0 to 2 years)Free 

Tour 2

Visitor type Price 
Adult ticket (18 to 99 years)R$4,413 ( $854.00)
Child ticket (3 to 17 years )R$4,413 ( $854.00)
Infant ticket (0 to 2 years)Free

Additional Information 

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking 
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tour is located near public transportation 
  • Stroller accessible during the tour
  • Surfaces of the tour are wheelchair accessible 
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible 
  • This tour is not suitable for women who are 32 weeks pregnant 
  • This is a private tour hence only your group will participate 

2. Helicopter Tour – Samba – Private Flight

During this helicopter ride, you will pass by Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the modern world and one of the most incredible sites in Brazil. 

Pass by Copacabana Beach, one of the best-known beaches in the world, famous for its clear and fine sand. 

Another famous beach that can be spotted is Ipanema Beach, which offers beautiful scenery and is one of the best places to enjoy on an afternoon.

Get to see Vermelha Beach, a more private beach that is at the foot of the Sugar Loaf. 

A fantastic view that can be spotted from the sky is Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the most beautiful photogenic places in Rio de Janeiro. 

Guanabara Bay Pass By The ancient river. Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra Pass By

The Santa Cruz da Barra Fortress is the second most visited tourist attraction in Niteroi 

Pass by Ponte Rio–Niteroi Oceanic beaches of Niterói Oceanic beaches allow for bathing at any time of the year. 

The Icaraí beach is the best known of Niterói and is positioned facing Rio de Janeiro, specifically for the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo.

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Niteroi draws attention to its architecture near the beach of Icaraí, with a beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro. 

You can get the full experience of the city by getting on the best helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro


What’s included 

  • Voucher for the flight

Meeting point – 

This helicopter tour has two pick-up points 

  1. Av. Borges de Medeiros, S/N – Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22430-042, Brazil get directions
  2. Av. Pasteur, 520 – Urca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22290-240, Brazil get directions 

Endpoint – This activity ends at the meeting point.

Tour duration – 30 minutes

The tour operator – Operated by Helisight

Ticket Price – 

Visitor type Price 
AdultR$2,329.99
ChildR$2,329.99
Infant Free

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking 
  • This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible 
  • This tour is located near public transportation 
  • Infants must sit on laps 
  • The passenger must not have any severe heart problems or other medical conditions 
  • Most travelers can participate 
  • Service animals are allowed but are restricted to the ground, not boarding the aircraft. 
  • Women 32 weeks pregnant are restricted from boarding this helicopter tour.
  • This is a private tour; hence only your group will participate

3. Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Fly over Rio’s landmarks in a helicopter during this 8 minutes tour from Rio de Janeiro. 

During the flight, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay.

See the spectacular granite peaks of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain and an up-close view of the Christ the Redeemer statue. 

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.

This is one of the best helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro if you want to see all the attractions in the city.

What’s Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • 8-9 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 

Meeting point – 

This helicopter tour has multiple pick-up locations. Choose the one that suits your needs. Read more 

Start time – 2.00 pm

Ticket price

Update – ( tour currently not operating)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour requires a minimum of 3 passengers to operate. 
  • There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. 
  • If such a situation occurs, you will be provided with the option to take the tour on an alternative date, be refunded in full or buy a second ticket. 
  • The tour is located close to public transportation.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The flight is first come, first served. 
  • It is recommended that the operator check if weather conditions are suitable for flying the helicopter
  • Infants up to 2 years usually do not pay. However, if the pilot feels that, for security reasons, the child should occupy the seat, then the value for this seat will be charged. 
  • This tour will have a maximum of 4 travelers 

Operated by Gray Line Brazil

NOTE: a window seat is not guaranteed

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