Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Helicopter Flight
- Small group
- Duration options: 6 - 12 minutes
Per group up to 3
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It was fun but for the expensive price, my entire flight time was only 6 minutes and 30 seconds. I expected like 10 minutes. Pick up was scheduled at 10:30am so I went out to eat breakfast. I came back at 10:28 am and the driver already came at 10:09am. I had to wait for him to come back, but not a big deal. The instructor was very nice and explained everything well. If you can afford it, it is fun. You have to pay additional 60 Reals for insurance and costs extra for hotel pick up and drop off. I paid total $185 US dollars which included many photos and one camera angle video. Additional camera angles video and photos cost extra 100 Reals each camera which I thought was too expensive.
I went in a small helicopter and sat in the front, so I had perfect views. I think the helicopter holds four passengers. Beautiful views of Rio. I especially appreciated the views of Christ the Redeemer. No hassles. Straight forward. Up in the air shortly after arriving. There may be a height restriction limit of 170 cm, that I was unaware of until I arrived and ready through the safety instructions. May be worth checking.
The conditions were aweful, but They went out of their way to make sure I got a jump in when I was scheduled to be there. The guide explained my role time. I had a great time. I recommend this adventure to any wanting to para glide or hang glide. I went hang gliding.
Perfect and unforgettable experience. Pick up on time, smooth and quick administration process and then straight away with a buggy to the ramp. Beto Rotor was very kind and a good instructor. Very recommendable.
Our guide, Hugo was great, very knowledgeable and even able to answer questions about the geological history of the mountains! Very easy-going & comfortable trip altogether, would definitely highly recommend!