St. Denis – Le Port
LA REUNION BY HELICOPTER
Enjoy a uniquely privileged view of Réunion with a thrilling helicopter flight over the coast and inland regions of this wondrous volcanic island, with its peaks and canyons, dream-like beaches and coral reefs.
What we will see
- Helicopter excursion
- Bay of Saint-Paul
- Piton Maido
- Cirque de Cilaos, Mafate e Salazie
- The Trou de Fer Canyon
- West Coast
- Volcano Piton de la Fournaise
What we will do
- A minibus takes us from the port to the helipad.
- There is a short safety demonstration, then we are ready for take-off on our thrilling, and unforgettable, helicopter flight high over the extraordinary landscapes of Réunion.
- First, we fly over the bay of Saint-Paul and its densely populated hinterland before cutting inland towards the heart of the island.
- We soon find ourselves soaring high over a wild landscape of ridges and peaks, heading to the Piton Maido which, at 2,200 metres in height, towers over the surrounding mountains.
- A little further on, we are confronted with the collapsed calderas of the ring of volcanoes that once surrounded the mountain: the cirques of Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie.
- The rich, emerald green of the lush vegetation covering the Cirque de Salazie, with its waterfalls and the famous wild canyon, the Trou de Fer, is especially inspiring.
- We continue southwards and fly over the volcano Piton de la Fournaise.
- Having crossed the volcanic heart of the island, we see the west coast approaching, with its beaches, blue lagoon and barrier reef.
- We head back to the ship, still heady with the excitement of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
What you need to know
- The helicopter trip lasts around 45 minutes.
- The excursion is not guided.
- The pilot will escort and provide you with assistance.
- The number of places for this excursion is limited so it is recommended to book early.
- Please bring to bring the photocopy of your passport or your I.D. with you.
- You must be in good physical condition.
- The excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
- It is recommended to wear comfortable, casual attire and comfortable shoes.
- A briefing will be provided before take-off.
- Children under 4 years old and pregnant women cannot participate.
- It is not possible to reserve the seats in the helicopter as they will be chosen by the pilot.
- We inform guests that for safety reasons the tour could be cancelled without prior notice by the tour operator.
- Guests must not weigh more than 120kg and must inform the excursion office personnel of your weight upon booking.
- This tour is only for guests with flights leaving after 3 pm.