What could be better than enjoying the most spectacular bird’s eye view of Rio from a privileged point in the air. It is the perfect way to envisage unforgettable panoramic sites of the best parts of Rio de Janeiro and its surrounding areas. There are many interesting tours that transport you over fabulous sights such as Christ Statue, Copacabana, Ipanema beaches, Tijuca Forest and of course Sugar Loaf Mountain. Here is a popular Helicopter Tour that flies over and around Rio de Janeiro.
Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight: This tour brings you the best of a scenic helicopter tour with an enthralling cable car ride. In the morning start with a tour of downtown, along the way visiting the Sambadrome, the place where Samba schools parade during carnival in Rio. You will also stop at the famous Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square before getting ready to board your ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. The ride will stop at 700-foot lookout point for amazing photo opportunities of Guanabara Bay, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Rio’s other famous mountain; Corcovado. From here, the cable car will ascend to its destination - the summit of Sugar Loaf! Enjoy some of the most amazing scenery of the city, and catch glimpses of Copacabana Beach and Santa Cruz Fortress.
After lunch, your luxurious helicopter experience begins with a 11-minute flight that takes in several of Rio’s top attractions. This includes the Maracanã Stadium, the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, Guanabara Bay and Rodrigo de Freitas Lake and the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.