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Rio by Air Helicopter Tour from the Lagoon

By Gray Line Brazil
Price is £63per traveller


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
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  • Bird's-eye perspective on Rio de Janeiro's main sights

  • Stunning view of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue

  • Thrilling flight over Copacabana, Ipanema & Leblon

  • Panorama that includes the Guanabara Bay & Tijuca Forest

  • Choice of either a basic flight or an extended version

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Helicopter tour of Rio de Janeiro

  • What's excluded

    Transport to and from the helipad

Know before you book

  • At least 3 people are required for this activity to take place. This is not a minimum per booking, but rather a total minimum of people necessary for each flight. In the unlikely event this minimum is not met, you will be provided with a full refund

  • Flights operate daily between 9 AM and 5:30 PM from October to May, and between 9 AM and 7 PM during the summer.

  • If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity.

What you can expect

Fly above amazing Rio de Janeiro for a bird's-eye perspective of the city's main attractions, beaches, and bays. Enjoy stunning views like the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.

  • 6-minutes flight:

Take off from Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and get ready for breathtaking aerial scenery as the helicopter makes its way around the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Get a glimpse of the Arpoador Rock, a very visited place in Rio. Looking towards Guanabara Bay, you spot another main attraction, the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain, dominating the city. On your way back to the helipad, enjoy views over the Leme Beach.

  • 8-minutes flight:

Fly from the Lagoon above Rio’s best green areas. You’ll see the threes from the charming Botanical Garden, founded by Former King João VI (then Regent Prince), then to Tijuca Rainforest and a lap around the Christ Redeemer Statue, before flying back down to the Lagoon.

  • 12-minutes flight:

For a more complete experience, take the longer tour, featuring a full lap around the Christ the Redeemer statue as well as a flight over Rio's 3 main beaches, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. You also hover close to the enchanting Botanical Garden and Tijuca, one of the world's largest urban rainforests.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Heliponto da Lagoa
  • Av. Borges de Medeiros Lagoa
  • Rio de Janeiro

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Heliponto da Lagoa
    • Avenida Borges de Medeiros Heliponto
    • Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 22430-042

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