Top 5 Unusual Helicopter Experiences in the USA
The best way to see some of the world’s most famous attractions is from the air where you can appreciate the impressive scenery beneath you in true perspective. Flying by helicopter, witness the magnificence of the Grand Canyon – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – see New York’s most iconic landmarks from above or practise yoga at the top of a canyon in Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. The United States of America has much to offer the intrepid traveller.
- See the Big Apple from Above
There’s no better way to see the intriguing layout of New York City than from above with an exciting bird’s eye view of the city’s most Instagram-worthy buildings. Enjoy a 15 – 25 minute sightseeing tour by helicopter (the duration depends on what you want to see) over the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and the Empire State Building.
- Have Breakfast in the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas
What could make your stay at the unusual pyramid-shaped Luxor Las Vegas even better? How about a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon followed by a tasty breakfast in the canyon itself? Served 300 feet above the Colorado River, this memorable set-up comes complete with a glass of champagne! Tempted to give it a try? This incredible experience can be included along with your accommodation in Best at Travel’s canyon breakfast package.
- Practise Yoga Atop the Valley of Fire, Las Vegas
HeliYoga- – Limitless is one of the most exclusive yoga experiences in the world where you can enjoy a soothing 75 minute private yoga session on top of the Valley of Fire. This two and a half hour experience is available for up to six people and includes a 45 minute round trip helicopter flight – including an exhilarating glide over the Las Vegas Strip. Complete with a custom playlist transmitted through wireless headphones, you can relax and unwind with incredible views over the unusual bright orange rock formations. Would you like to give this a try?
- Witness Niagara Falls from above
See these thundering falls close up with an aerial tour with Niagara Helicopters. These new state of the art helicopters offer fantastic views – you can even sit up front with the pilot! Flying over the whirlpool rapids and Rainbow Bridge, Queen Victoria Park, the American Falls and the Skylon Tower and following the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, you’ll be spoilt for views with rainbows appearing and disappearing all around you.
- Go glacier hunting in Alaska
Discover the immense beauty of Alaska’ glittering glaciers and ice fields. With over three million lakes, over 54,000 kilometres of shoreline and over 25,000 square kilometres of glacier ice, a helicopter flight is the best way to see it all from above. Temsco Tours even includes stops to admire the scenery and the chance to visit a dogsled camp.
Which helicopter flight is first on your to-do list?