Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour
from USD $274.99
What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air? From the vantage point of a helicopter, you'll have unforgettable views of this beautiful city, nestled against a backdrop of granite peaks like Sugar Loaf Mountain rising from Guanabara Bay. On this 9-10 minute helicopter tour with a professional pilot, you’ll take some of the most spectacular photos of Rio imaginable, including Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, overlooking Copacabana Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
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In Brief

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 hour


Important InfoInfo
Your helicopter tour over Rio de Janeiro begins with pickup from your hotel. You'll be given a safety briefing and all necessary equipment upon arrival at the helipad. Then, hop into the helicopter and let your experienced pilot take you on an unforgettable aerial tour over the ‘marvelous city’ of Rio!

Flight time on your sightseeing heli-tour is 9-10 minutes – plenty of time to take in Rio’s top landmarks from the air. Hover over the Botanical Gardens and the Tujica National Park.

Soar over the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana – as well as Sugar Loaf Mountain over Guanabara Bay – and see the residential neighborhood fringing Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. Your pilot will fly around the Christ the Redeemer statue crowning Corcovado Mountain, ensuring great photo ops of Rio’s most famous monument from every angle.

After you disembark from the helicopter, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.


  • 9-10 minute helicopter flight
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • NOTE: a window seat is not guaranteed
  • This tour requires a minimum number of 4 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date, be refunded in full or buy a second ticket.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.96 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This trip was amazing! The view from the helicopter of monte Christo as well as the city was more than we could have imagined! Didn’t have to fight any crowds and we were treated like royalty the whole time! I highly recommend!!!
• Submitted 03 Dec 2018
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
This tour was an amazing experience, would definitely recommend it
• Submitted 08 Mar 2017
• Submitted 08 Feb 2017
This tour was amazing.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2016
A bucket-list and once in a lifetime experience. Expensive but worth it, excellent!
• Submitted 28 Dec 2015
OMG this was the highlight of my visit to Rio, this was awesome! I sat in the front of the helicopter - it was so cool, Im terrified of heights and just couldnt believe my luck, it was an absolutely thrilling experience. The day before I went to the Sugar Load and Redeemer and the weather was very cloud and no visibility and the next day was the heli ride and was in for a treat as the cloud cleared. Thanks guys this was fabulous.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2015
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
What an amazing experience. The views of Rio from above are spectacular. The air time is short but we felt like we got our money's worth.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
It was a good experience. Although it is quite short (11 minutes) we could see a lot of Rio from above. The weather was not perfect, pretty windy around the Christ Redeemer but the pilot kept us safe. Also Anna (the guide) made the trip from hotel to heliport and back amusing.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2014
Really good experience pick up was on time and trip was awesome need to do it twice though as first trip is camera dominated. Fantastic views.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
Perfect view, great emotions, worth to do it.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2014
A MUST HAVE! amazing!!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2019
Absolutely excellent!!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2014
Excellent helicopter tour over the city!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2014
The collection was fantastic and prompt with an extremely pleasant representative who spoke excellent English. The transfer to the heliport was excellent. The helicopter tour was fantastic and wish it could have been for longer!!
• Submitted 09 Apr 2012
Sadly this tour had to be cancelled either because of weather or minimum participation.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2011
we were picked up on time, did not have to wait for a long time at the helipad, and the pilot was awasome.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2011
Fantastic..pick up on was brilliant ..very professional service...a must do when in Rio
• Submitted 20 Jan 2011
Everything was super! The pick-up company was great and the guide very nice and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend it! Try to get the front seat or the one behind both on left side of helicopter as they give you the best views of the beaches!
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
We absolutely loved the experience! The staff were on time and very polite all the way!! A very professional service that I would definitely repeat if I were ever to come back!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2007
An experience never to be forgotten.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2007
The local company did a good job of communicating with me but unfortunately there were not enough people booked for the day that I wanted to do the flight. The company did offer alternative dates, but I either had other activities or it was after my departure from Rio. However, I was able to book a helicopter tour with a different company after I arrived in Rio and I highly recommend doing a flight. The views from Sugarloaf and Corcovado are amazing, but the view from the helicopter was the best. Make sure it is the twelve minute flight that flies over the beaches and Corcovado.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2015