Tenerife Helicopter trips - perception versus reality
If you aren't a film star or ambassador, you probably aren't used to travelling by Helicopter
Probably, your perception of helicopter rides comes from action films where muscled heroes cling on for dear life as the crazy pilot goes through a series of stomach-churning manoeuvres. In the films, the helicopter’s door is always open too, if there even is one. We expect bumpiness, unexpected drops, and gusts of wind that will send us cartwheeling in every direction. It doesn't matter that the helicopter trip is on a balmy, tropical Tenerife morning — it will surely be terrifying. The perception is, of course, wrong. Maybe there’s a little turbulence as you take off and land, but the physical sensation isn’t that far off from going up in a lift. Helicopter trips in Tenerife are exhilarating for all the right reasons.
See what your helicopter ride in Tenerife could be like!
Helicopter excursions offer this:
Helicopter tour pilots fly nearly every day, and you really get that feeling before you even step foot in the aircraft. You will always arrive early for your flight, giving the pilot plenty of time to highlight his credentials and lead you through a safety brief. And in case anybody needed additional reassurance, they are fitted with a microphone and set of headphones. This way, we can easily hear the pilot over the din of the rotors and voice a question should it be necessary mid-flight. Also, the door is closed. There’s glass over the windows. You’re buckled in tight. Not so tight, though, that you can’t crane your neck for a peek at the stunning countryside as it unfolds hundreds of feet below.
Tenerife helicopter rides are a great deal because:
Depending on the trip you pick, you could see the majestic Teide national park, the highest mountain in Spain, or the imposing cliffs of Los Gigantes, a sheer drop of 600m into a crystalline blue sea teeming with dolphins and whales. You could admire the volcanic rock formations and deep ravines in a landscape formed by eruptions and the ocean, or the yachts and high rise buildings of the coastal resorts.
A 10 minute trip in the UK is £130 to £150, as opposed to €98 here
havefuntenerife.com is a family firm dedicated to providing the best excursions in Tenerife at the best prices on the web. Have a look at our other excursions here, if you like helicopters, you might like to go out on a yacht, or try some watersports....