If, like me, you’re always trying to seek out a unique angle for your photos, one that most people miss, then you probably agree with me that it makes sense to head up.
Really high up.
Helicopter rides don’t come cheap but there’s no better way to get your bearings for a destination, and the views are always incredible.
Plus it’s just such a thrill to fly over somewhere, sightseeing but with an extra level of excitement.
Tinggly is an experience gifts company that just launched an amazing new collection of the world’s best helicopter flights.
I’ve put together a few of my favorites – including the Grand Canyon and the Iguazu Falls — both of which are on my bucket list.
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Ah the City of Sin, one of those rare places where it seems like anything might happen on any given night.
The lights of the Sunset Strip are almost as iconic skyline as New York, and they look incredible in the dark, an oasis in the desert.
What I really love about this Vegas helicopter flight at night though is that you get the VIP treatment – with a stretch limousine transfer from your accommodations to the helipad.
Grand Canyon South Rim
There’s so many cool activities you can do at the Grand Canyon but a helicopter flight is the one that really gives you the best idea of the canyon’s vast scale.
You get sublime panoramas of many landmarks including Kaibab National Forest, Point Imperial and Dragon Corridor.
The flight lasts approximately 45 minutes.
The helicopter flight over the Iguazu Falls is a lot shorter, but it really packs a lot in.
Iguazu Falls is one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World and it even puts Niagara in the shade.
I think if you really want to capture the raw power and spectacle of a natural miracle like this you’ve got to see it from above.
Big Island, Hawaii
This flight takes you over Hawaii’s awe-inspiring Volcanoes National Park – this is the most geologically active environment on the planet.
You’re going to see lava bubbling and flowing down mountainsides, the mighty Mauna Kea and also the Waipio Valley, like something out of Jurassic Park.
You get an in-flight DVD recording of this trip, too, but expect to also get a lot of superb photos and videos of your own.
South Island, New Zealand
From volcanoes to glaciers in New Zealand, the South island has a landscape that might have been shaped by the Gods.
When Peter Jackson was getting ready to shoot his ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies he toured New Zealand by helicopter looking for the perfect locations — he sure knew what he was doing.
I’d love to take a helicopter flight over Glacier Country, this is some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand, with the highest mountain in the country as well.