Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or simply take-off on the ride of a lifetime, charter a helicopter and explore Hong Kong from above.
Vibrant Hong Kong is a top hub for both business and leisure travellers, packed full of attractions across its smattering of islands. From its highest point, Victoria Peak, and the 34-metre tall Big Buddha, to the Avenue of Stars and Hong Kong Observation Wheel, there’s plenty to keep visitors busy during a trip.
After exploring Hong Kong by foot, why not charter a chopper and soak up its magical atmosphere from the sky? Alternatively, business visitors can skip public transport and ferries and soar through the skies to land at meetings and events with ease. Here are some of the best helicopter experiences to be had in Hong Kong.
Big Buddha from Above
Remote Po Lin Monastery rose to fame in 1993 when Tian Tan Buddha statue, also known as the Big Buddha, was built. Standing proud at 34 metres high on lush mountain slopes on Lantau Island, the striking Bronze Buddha is one of Hong Kong’s top attractions.
Enjoy unparalleled aerial views of the sacred site and join a helicopter tour or charter a private flight. The adventure also takes in breath-taking vistas of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, Tsing Ma Bridge and Lantau’s landscapes.
The Peninsular Helicopter Tour
Start a luxury helicopter experience in style at the private China Clipper lounge on the 30th floor of iconic The Peninsular Hong Kong. Home to a helipad, a series of private helicopter tours can be arranged, with exclusive tours also taking off from this spot.
Soak up views from the helipad, which boasts splendid views of Victoria Harbour, before setting off on the flight of a lifetime. To add an extra special touch, guests can opt for Fly and Dine or Fly and Tea packages and enjoy dining at one of the 5-star hotel’s restaurants.
Hong Kong Geopark from the Sky
Sitting in stark contrast to Hong Kong’s cluster of skyscrapers and the bright lights of Victoria Harbour is Sai Kung. The stunning spot is home to Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.
The striking hexagonal rock formations were created during a series of volcanic eruptions 140 million years ago and spread across 50km². Avoid the crowds and lap up simply spectacular bird’s eye views of the spectacular site from the comfort of a helicopter.
Visit Macau in Minutes
Skip the ferry and soak up aerial views of Hong Kong’s stunning skyline of towering skyscrapers, iconic landmarks and smattering of islands during a 15-minute helicopter flight to Macau.
Choose to spend the day shopping, sight-seeing and hit the casinos before returning to Hong Kong as the sun sinks into the horizon. This can be perfectly timed to fly above the city’s majestic daily laser light show, A Symphony of Lights, which sees 42 buildings spring to life with colour.