View from The Top: Coolest Helicopter Tours

If there’s anything cooler than a helicopter tour, Travelversed hasn’t found it yet. And before you ask, yes, we have seen hoverboards and no they aren’t as cool as you think they are.

Why do we love helicopter rides so much? Because they’re romantic, awe inspiring, cost effective, and unforgettable. Why buy a ticket to a local show when you can fly over the city at night? Why opt for a hike when you can take to the sky and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the mountains?

Today on Travelversed, we put on one of those fancy helicopter earmuffs and scour the globe for the coolest helicopter tours around.

Big Island – Hawaii

First, we visit Big Island (or The Orchid Isle) in Hawaii for an unforgettable flight over some incredible, natural landmarks. At just over 4,000 square miles (and growing), a helicopter tour is the perfect way to soak in all of Big Island’s natural landmarks.

The right tour will take you over an active volcano (Kilauea), dense Hawaiian rainforests, and breathtaking waterfalls for roughly 50 minutes. Next time you find yourself in Hawaii, leave the mai tai at the resort and go on an adventure of a lifetime.

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Great Barrier Reef – Australia

Hop in a helicopter and go for a ride just off the northeast coast of Australia. There you’ll find the largest barrier reef on the planet. The Great Barrier Reef is teeming with life which makes for a surprisingly eventful expedition.

As you can imagine, there are a ton of companies offering helicopter tours of this magical natural land mark. Some offer picnics, others offer scuba diving, and all of them offer a once in a lifetime experience that’s sure to make all of your Instagram followers #jealous.

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Amalfi Coast –  Italy

When most people think of Italy, they think of mountains of wine, cheese, and carbs. And rightfully so. Millions of people make their culinary pilgrimage to Italy every year. But, what is there to do in Italy when you’re positively stuffed and looking for an adventure? We’re pretty sure you already know where this one is headed.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is beautiful. It’s like a journey back in time, really. Mountains, cities built on cliffs, crystal clear water … it’s not as good as a Margherita pizza, but it’s a close second.

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