Since a very early age, I’ve been talking about one day visiting the Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Year after year, I travelled, I went to Brazil, I went to Argentina, but never managed to include the famous falls on my itinerary. To make things worse, a lot of my friends visited them before me, took stunning photos and I couldn’t help getting a tad bit jealous. One of them even had a helicopter flight over Iguazu Falls. What else would one want?
Finally, I had the chance to visit the Falls n 2016. That was not only a dream come true, but it was also a matter of honour and personal pride! So much so, that I made sure I saw the giant waterfalls in different ways: on foot following the wooden trails, by boat and by helicopter.
I boarded my panoramic helicopter flight over Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side, near the entrance to the “Parque Nacional das Cataratas”. I flew with Helisul, one of the most important air taxi companies in the country. Their building is right opposite “Parque das Aves” (bird park, not to be confused with the Bird Park on the Argentinean side) and they offer free wifi while you wait.
I flew in a four-passenger helicopter – one next to the pilot and three on the backseat. However, we were only three passengers on my flight and I took the right-hand side window.
As soon as we took off, we could already have an idea of how big the combined national parks on the Argentinean and Brazilian sides is. In just a few minutes, we were already flying over the Iguazu Falls, which are considered one of the natural wonders of the world. It was hard not to be impressed by the grandiosity of the waterfalls and I could even see the wooden pathway that takes visitors on the Argentine side very close to the falls, as well as the grand Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, on the Brazilian side.
Although the entire flight lasts around ten minutes, we flew over the Falls for about five minutes. It may seem very little but, believe me, it was such an amazing experience, that it felt just right.
At the end of the flight, I decided to buy the pictures they took before my take-off and after landing. They cost around 25USD, including a memory card with digital copies and some other generic photos of the waterfalls.
Without a doubt, this helicopter flight was the climax of my trip to the Iguazu Falls. After all, it’s not every day that I (we) can fly over one of the greatest waterfalls in the world.
To book your helicopter flight over Iguassu Falls, call: +55 45 3529-7474 or contact a travel agent.
Disclaimer: I would like to thank Helisul for hosting me on this fantastic tour.
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