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Because Seeing These Cities in a Chopper is Way Cooler!

Because Seeing These Cities in a Chopper is Way Cooler!

Forget exploring the city on foot, cycles, scooters and trams! The new and better way to do it is on helicopters. Our Lastminute.com travellers share their chopper experiences which will be useful for you and your beau for your next vacation. Check out the skyscrapers in New York, fly around Victoria falls in Zimbabwe or see the Grand Canyon in Las Vegas - this trip will be memorable on so many different levels, a higher one for sure. 

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1. Las Vegas, United States Fly over the Grand Canyon for surreal views

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Weather was fantastic. The zip wire was the best thing, definitely need to pre-book it though as people on the day were not able to do it before 1 am. Grand Canyon helicopter trip was worth every penny. "

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "The weather was lovely most days 24/26 degrees, the trips we went on were good. A hot air balloon and a ride over the canyon in a helicopter. It’s worth buying these before you go out there. Also bought the attraction card 7 attractions for $140 which I did online before I went. These attractions include the high roller and Eiffel Tower, the mob museum well worth seeing and the night red bus tour, another thing well worth doing. We also saw 2 shows with this ticket( we used the go city card) I liked: Everything it’s such a good place to go to. Caters for everyone. Lots to see and do, just looking at the hotels are something different. They all have individual things about them. They are worth exploring not just for the shops, but the designs of them all. You could spend a day just wandering around each one. The excursions are good as well there are so many things you can do from bungee jumping off hotels(the stratosphere) to high roller, Eiffel Tower and then there’s the volcano at the Mirage and the fountain at the Bellagio."

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2. New York, United States Take in bird's-eye views of the concrete jungle, Manhattan

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "NY in Feb is cold, bright sunshine but wind chill went down to -11. Had snow on our last day, bikes around Central Park was great fun in the wintry conditions. Crammed everything we could into the 4 days and, grand central, freedom tower, Rockefeller, intrepid, a Broadway show, shopping. The list goes on but the highlight was a helicopter tour by FLYNYON."

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, " We managed to cover whilst we were there, helicopter Ride (Flynyon - excellent), Statue of Liberty (up the crown), Intrepid, King Kong musical, Empire State, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, DUMBO, Janes Carousel, Soho, Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Trump Tower, FAO to see the piano from the film BIG, Limousine ride from airport, Time Square, Central Park, Natural History Museum, Madame Tussauds, Ripleys Believe it or Not and probably a load more."

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "It was sunny but cold - it was March after all - we dressed for the weather so no problem helicopter ride was amazing sightseeing pass saved us monies would recommend if you are planning to do all the attractions"

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3. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Go on a chopper ride to get a better look of the falls

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather in early June was warm during the day but surprisingly chilly at night. The reason to go to Victoria Falls is to see the falls. It is worth doing this from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. In May/June, there is a lot of sprays, meaning the best view is from the Zambian side (the falls are completely obscured by spray in places on the Zimbabwe side). It is quite easy to cross between the countries on foot, although it is important to get a Kaza visa if possible, which allows entry into both countries. Entrance to the falls is $20 USD on the Zambia side (payable by credit card but at a very poor exchange rate) and $30 USD on the Zimbabwe side. There are lots of activities around the falls (helicopter rides, bungee jumping, etc. ), But they are extremely expensive."

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4. Valencia, Spain The view is better from the top for legendary landmarks like L'Oceanogràfic Valencia

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "1. Valencia is a beautiful city filled with old and new architecture which makes walking a delightful experience 2. Very friendly people and great food and drinks at extremely affordable prices. 3. Most people even locals are not aware of fun activities in Valencia, but you can do almost anything from helicopter rides to jet ski, flyboard, kite surfing, surfing and more 4. Locals enjoy meeting friends in bars, restaurants and cafés which creates a lovely atmosphere at all times buzzing with fun, joyful people is almost impossible to feel alone. But if you are looking to experience some peace and silence the beach is only some 4km from the city centre. You can walk, bus ride, taxi, cycle or use an electric scooter to get around."

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5. Houston, United States A Helicopter ride from Galveston island will offer stunning views

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Houston I love spice food Weather wasn’t the best the first days but my last days was amazing! Sun shiny and not too hot. Lovely city for woman who love shops. I liked: The city is amazing. Lots to see. Food and shops is great. Also I love that they have opportunity for tourist to take an helicopter travel from Galveston island, easy access from Houston city. Visiting NASA museum was a unique experience."

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