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Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

1. Los Angeles: Private 1-Hour Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Your flight departs from Van Nuys Airpor and heads off along the golden coastline towards Calabasas. Next, fly south over Malibu Canyon and then along the stunning Santa Monica Mountains. From here, admire breathtaking views across the Pacific, as well as Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach, and Pepperdine University. Continue the flight over some of Los Angeles’ most iconic sights, including Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Downtown LA, and the Dodger Stadium. Swoop over the city and see the impressive skyline gleaming in the Californian sunshine, before finally passing by the iconic Hollywood Sign. This is LA's only 65-minute helicopter tour.

Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

2. Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Tour with Mountain Landing

From beautiful sunny Los Angeles, this private, 45-minute helicopter tour provides the perfect romantic getaway for two. The journey begins from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and once you’re in the air, heads east over many of the iconic landmarks of Los Angeles, including Universal Studios, the famous Hollywood Sign, and some celebrity homes of Beverly Hills and Bel Air. You'll then head west to see the world-famous beaches of Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades, which offer breathtaking views of the stunning California Coastline. Continue up the coast and land at your own private and secluded plateau overlooking the magnificent shores of Malibu beach. At this point, you and your guest will have 30 minutes of time on the peak for a complimentary toast, a delicious dessert, and a rose to celebrate your special occasion.

Malibu Beach: Surf Tour in a Vintage VW Van

3. Malibu Beach: Surf Tour in a Vintage VW Van

Enjoy a truly unique Californian experience as you hop into a vintage VW campervan and head up north towards Malibu. Ride along one of the most beautiful coastlines in Southern California. Stop at Malibu Pier for a quick tour and at a few other great viewpoints along the way.  It doesn't matter if you've never surfed before or if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, all of the guides are professional surf instructors and they will be happy to help you both on land and in the water. If you don’t feel like surfing you will still enjoy this experience by exploring the beach with its serene views and various wildlife. Surf and relax for a couple hours and then cook lunch at the van to renew your energy. You can also do a quick photoshoot with the van at different locations. Keep your eyes out as you sip a warm tea, usually sea lions, dolphins and a large variety of birds are spotted in this area.

Los Angeles: Private 3-Hour Tour by SUV

4. Los Angeles: Private 3-Hour Tour by SUV

Experience a unique tour through Los Angeles in a comfortable SUV. After pick-up from a location of your choice in the city, begin an unforgettable city tour specially tailored to suit your personal wishes and interests. Your tour guide will listen to your wishes and suggest ideas for your choosing – whether in Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Downtown LA, or Malibu and Hermosa. You can go to Bel Air or even make a trip to Manhattan Beach or Pasadena. Enjoy the view of the famous Mullholland Drive or the sunset in Santa Monica.

Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing by the Beach

5. Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing by the Beach

Inspire the explorer in you and take part in a rock-climbing experience you’ll never forget. Begin your adventure in Malibu, a city west of Los Angeles known for its stunning beaches and spectacular coastal views. Meet your instructor and small group at Point Dume where you start your rock-climbing excursion. This is a great place to start if you are a beginner in rock climbing and want to experience it in a small group. Outdoor rock-climbing has never been made so easy and fun. Have a crash course introduction on skills and techniques including rock climbing safety, different techniques, rock climbing rappelling, and more led by your experienced and certified instructor.  Enjoy amazing climbing and breathtaking views by the beach. All equipment and gear are provided: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, and chalk bag.

Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing at Saddle Peak

6. Malibu: 4-Hour Outdoor Rock Climbing at Saddle Peak

Awaken the adventurous side of you and partake in a memorable rock-climbing experience. Begin in the coastal city of Malibu and meet your instructor and group at beautiful Saddle Peak. Get a crash course introduction on the skills and techniques used such as rock-climbing safety, rock-climbing rappelling, and so much more, all led by your certified instructor. All equipment and gear are provided: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, and chalk bag. Embark on a 20-30 minute hike to get to the climbing location. Once you reach Saddle Peak, you will begin rock-climbing. Saddle Peak offers a low angle slab wall with various climbing routes ranging from easy to intermediate. This climb is great for beginners as it will require the use of your legs and toes much more than your upper body. The rock is made of sandstone which makes for a great grip. Outdoor rock-climbing has never been made so easy and fun.

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What people are saying about Malibu

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 31 reviews

I booked this tour as a birthday present for my boyfriend. We had such a fun time. I highly recommend. Although the listing says that this tour could be with up to 6 people, we were the only 2 people on our tour with two surf instructors/organizers. They picked us up at our Airbnb and drove us out to a couple view points along the Malibu coast, including a walk out on the Malibu pier where we were able to grab a coffee. Since we are very much beginners, we headed to a quieter surf spot farther up the coast where the hosts gave us some surf tips and gave us wetsuits and surfboards. We had about 2 hours of surfing before lunch (hot dogs, chips, soda/water). They kindly were even able to accommodate my dietary restrictions (gluten free) and also had vegetarian options if needed. We were able to shower off at the beach and then headed back to our Airbnb in Venice. It was such a unique experience (we loved the van) and we had so much fun!

Excellent experience. Very personalized. The pilot and ground staff very friendly. They did everything to make our LA adventure great. First time in LA and first time in a helicopter. Beautiful views, quiet the return. Totally recommended!

It was just fabulous! The pilot was so professional and great, thanks to him we had a full picture of LA, really unique experience I’ve recommend for everyone!!

Excellent ! Everything was perfect from the welcome to the pilot who knew his job perfectly! Great experience!

Amazing experience totally worth the price!! Everyone were so nice and welcome :) 100% recommended