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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Urca

Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight from Sugarloaf

Product ID: 257432
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Fly above the city of Rio de Janeiro in a helicopter departing from Sugarloaf Morro da Urca. Admire the sights of the city on a 6 or 12 minute flight and enjoy a bird's eye view of the beaches, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf mountain.
About this activity
Duration 7 - 12 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire a bird’s eye view of the beautiful city of Rio
  • Immerse yourself in panoramic ocean views
  • Enjoy the unique opportunity to marvel at this vibrant city from the skies
  • Take off from Sugarloaf mountain, one of most iconic natural spots in Rio
  • Fly over some of Rio's most iconic landmarks and prettiest beaches
Full description
Your aviation adventure begins at Sugarloaf Morro da Urca where you board the helicopter and set off for a bird's eye view tour of Rio de Janeiro. Located on Urca Hill, the helipad offers one of the most unique views of the city, and this privileged location provides stunning take-offs that within seconds unveil a breathtaking view. As you fly over this vibrant city, admire unforgettable panoramic views of the landscape below, and appreciate this truly unique experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to marvel at the beaches, mountains, and iconic landmarks of the city from the skies.

There are 2 options to choose from when booking your helicopter tour. Option 1 is a 6/7 minute flight that focuses on the beaches of Rio and flies over Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Jardim de Allah, Ipanema Beach with a view of Leblon Beach, Arpoador Beach, Pedra do Arpoador, Diabo Beach, Copacabana Fort, Copacabana Beach, Leme Beach with a view of Pedra do Leme, and Sugarloaf Mountain in the background.

Option 2 is a 12/13 minute flight that flies over Rio’s beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Christ the Redeemer. On this tour, admire Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Botanical Garden, Christ the Redeemer, Jardim de Allah, Ipanema Beach with a view of Leblon Beach, Arpoador Beach, Pedra do Arpoador, Diabo Beach, Copacabana Fort, Copacabana Beach, Leme Beach, Pedra do Leme, and Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Helicopter flight
  • Local taxes, fees and surcharges
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car ticket to Urca Hill - Sugarloaf Tourist Complex
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Foods and drinks
  • Professional photos

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• There is a minimum of 4 people per flight. In the unlikely event that the minimum is not reached, you will be offered to wait for more people to arrive, to purchase the empty seats or a full refund
• It is recommended to call the supplier beforehand to check if weather conditions will prevent the helicopter from flying on that day
• For a private flight, please book the tour for 4 people
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