Planet Earth is amazing and there is no better way to see some of its treasures than from an aerial view. Whether it’s over canyons or along the coastline of Australia, taking a helicopter tour can sometimes be the best way to see areas which may not be accessible by land. So where are the best places for helicopter tours in the world?

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Las Vegas (photo: Eje Gustafsson)

Las Vegas

Take a Las Vegas helicopter tour and not only see this desert metropolis but you can also fly over Lake Mead and Hoover Dam and tour the Valley of Fire as you land in the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Seeing the lights of the Las Vegas strip at night is simply magical.

Kings Canyon (photo: Runmonty)

Kings Canyon (photo: Runmonty)

Kings Canyon

From the Gand Canyon in America to Kings Canyon down under. This canyon is situated in the Northern Territory of Australia and part of the Watarrka National Park. Although it’s not as large as the Grand Canyon, this massive gorge with its red sandstone is spectacular in its own way especially from above.

The Twelve Apostles (photo: The Pocket Rocket)

The Great Ocean Road

Known as one of the best road trips in the world, driving along this picturesque route isn’t the only way to see it. A Great Ocean Road helicopter ride operates from The Twelve Apostles – one of Australia’s top landmarks and a natural attraction along The Great Ocean Road. Not only do you see the Twelve Apostles but the sixty minute flight will fly you over the Bay of Islands, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, Port Campbell National Park and the Shipwreck Close.

Dubai (photo: Janne Huttunen)

Dubai (photo: Janne Huttunen)

Dubai

This millionaire’s playground has so much to see with sculptured land masses in the sea such as Palm Island and The World. That’s not to mention the giant skyscrapers of the business district and the Burj Khalif; the world’s tallest building in all its shining glory. Dubai has some serious sightseeing and a helicopter tour Dubai is one of the best ways to see it.

Mount Everest (photo: Rudolf Sindelar)

Mount Everest (photo: Rudolf Sindelar)

Mount Everest

You don’t need to climb the highest mountain in the world to experience it. Taking an Everest base camp helicopter tour is an easier way to see this majestic mountain in Nepal which stands at 8848m tall. Some tours stop at the Everest View Hotel in Syangboche, the highest situated hotel in the world, where you can spot rare wildlife as well as taking amazing mountain photography.

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

I can’t forget a waterfall either. Some say that Victoria Falls is the most spectacular to see from an aerial view but having seen both, I definitely think that Iguazu Falls is the most spectacular. Take an Iguazu Falls helicopter and fly over the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraquay above the famous Three Landmarks. You may even see a rainbow too!

Iguazu Falls (photo: Maxime)

Iguazu Falls (photo: Maxime)

Of course there are so many other amazing places to take a helicopter ride above especially above a bustling city such as London, Hong Kong or New York, but these ones are definitely my favourites.