Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

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58 reviews

Activity provider: Rio by Helicopter

Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

Activity provider: Rio by Helicopter

From US$ 559 per group up to 3

Fly in a helicopter over Rio's most iconic sights. Spend 30 minutes in the air, enjoying a bird's eye perspective of Christ the Redeemer Statue, and many beaches and landmarks.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 3 participants


  • Experience travel VIP-style above Rio's major attractions
  • Take photos of Rio de Janeiro from angles that only a few experience
  • Share romantic and breathtaking views with your loved one
Full description

For the 30-minute helicopter sightseeing flight, experience the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro from the sky. As you take off from the airport located near the Olympic center, head upwards and fly towards the shores of Barra da Tijuca.

The captain will take you along the shoreline over Rio’s fabulous beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Joatinga, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana. 

Next, see highlights of the city, which include Sugarloaf Mountain and the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue, standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take unique photos while hovering in the sky.

Alternatively, upgrade your tour to the 60-minute tour, which is the same as the 30-minute tour but also includes flying over the Modern Museum of Art of Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, Downtown Rio, Maracanã Stadium, Tijuca Forest, and more.

Book your flight during the day, at sunset or in the evening up until 8 PM..

  • 30 or 60-minute helicopter tour over Rio de Janeiro (depending on option chosen)
  • Transfers (unless purchased separately)
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Important information

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  • Suitable for all ages
  • Personal weight limit of 120 kilograms
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4.8 /5

based on 58 reviews

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A unique and magnificent way to see Rio. The flight itself was just amazing. Be aware that the airport is a bit of a trip from the main tourist area. Also we were left waiting for 45 minutes without explanation and the actual air time was less than 30 minutes. That said, it was definitely worth doing. Highly recommended!

January 4, 2022

Insanely great experience! MUST DO IN RIO!

MADNESS! The highlight on this day, on which we had our anniversary: 4 years on world trip! In the morning we were at the Christ Statue, then Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Beach and for 17 o'clock we booked this sightseeing flight. Difficult to find according to reviews, so we started early via Uber (45 Brazilian Real) from the end of Ipanema Beach, so as not to be late. At 16:10 we were already at Hangar 14 on the airport grounds (there, and you've arrived). The terrain is off the beaten track of Rio City, but our Uber rider had found everything perfect. We had to wait just under 30 minutes, got water and coffee and at 16: 40h we hung already in the air. The time was perfect! The sun was sinking, the sky shone more and more and the mood was gigantic. For the first time we sat in such a tiny helicopter, but never felt insecure. The pilot (also guide) was very nice and the flight unforgettable! EASY WOW

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August 19, 2019

The flight school is a little hard to find, but if you ask yourself, it's not a problem. The staff was very very friendly and helpful. The pilot spoke English very well and explained a lot to us. The flight was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. THANKS to the flight team

March 10, 2019

Product ID: 67381