Maracana and Barra da Tijuca Helicopter Flight

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Experience the ultimate Rio de Janeiro adventure with a breathtaking round trip helicopter tour over the South and West Zones, with a taste of Niteroi. In just 30 minutes, you'll have the chance to see it all. The tour begins with a view of the famous Botanical Garden before flying over the iconic Christ Statue. Next, get ready to be amazed by the stunning beaches of the South Zone, including Ipanema, the Arpoador peninsula, Copacabana Fort and beach, and the Leme Rock. And to cap off this unforgettable flight, you'll see the Sugar Loaf from a whole new perspective.

But the adventure doesn't stop there! The tour continues through the Guanabara Bay and Santa Cruz Fortress to Niterói, where you'll get a glimpse of the Contemporary Art Museum. The MAC, constructed by Niemeyer, a famous and prestigious Brazilian architect, looks like a mysterious flying saucer perched on a pier with the most beautiful view of Rio. Niteroi also has paradise beaches, and you'll get to take a look at the Icaraí beach as well. From there, you'll fly back directly to the Sambadrome and Maracanã, finishing this unforgettable flight by watching Barra da Tijuca's lagoons and beaches.

You'll enjoy the safety and comfort of a modern helicopter ride, with a highly trained and experienced pilot who will point out interesting spots and locations and provide valuable local knowledge of the South Zone of Rio. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture every moment of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Here's a fun fact: did you know that in 1809, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas had no less than 4.48 million square meters, the equivalent of 448 soccer fields? Today, the lagoon is officially 2.2 million square meters due to a series of landfills in Leblon and where the Jockey stands today. 

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We recommend our self-guided tour option, allowing you to explore at your own pace. To check availability and make a reservation, please click on "Book Now" and enter your preferred date and time. Our booking system is designed for quick and efficient reservations. Once we receive your booking, we will promptly contact you with all the details of your tour. Fun fact: Did you know that the exclusive condominiums in Barra da Tijuca have become a "city within the city," offering a wide range of commercial and leisure options, as well as their own transportation system to different points in the city? To leave the condominiums, you can take a car to access a variety of restaurants, shopping malls, nightclubs, bars, movie theaters, and, of course, the beach. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Rio de Janeiro's top attractions with our flight tours. Enjoy stunning views of the city as you fly over its most iconic landmarks. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the memories of this unforgettable experience!

  • Christ Statue, Leblon Beach and Sugar Loaf
  • Vidigal Beach and Niemeyer Avenue 
  • Ipanema Beach and Copacabana
  • Gunabara Bay and Santa Cruz Fortress
  • Icaraí Beach and MAC 
  • Sambadrome and Maracana
  • Barra da Tijuca Lagoons and Beach
  • Approximately 30 minutes


  1. Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
  2. Botanical Garden
  3. Christ Statue
  4. Christ Statue Corcovado View
  5. Vidigal Beach
  6. Niemayer Avenue
  7. Ipanema Beach
  8. Arpoador Rock
  9. Copacabana Fort
  10. Leme Rock
  11. Sugar Loaf
  12. Santa Cruz Fortress
  13. MAC - Contemporary Art Museum
  14. Rio - Niterói Bridge
  15. Sambadrome
  16. Maracanã
  17. Barra da Tijuca
  18. Barra da Tijuca Beach