The island of Phuket is a destination that is packed with the very best of what Mother Nature has to offer. Typically, the standard way to get around Phuket is to hire a van, take a motorcycle, or walk, but did you know that you can get an even better view of Phuket’s breathtaking displays in a helicopter?
You think that you probably know Phuket like the back of your hand, especially if you’ve been to this island multiple times. Chances are you circumnavigated the whole of Phuket on a previous trip. Even so, an aerial view will give you an entirely new perspective on the place, literally and figuratively.
Checking out the sights and sounds of Phuket in a helicopter will give you a unique experience at a modest price, making it great for travellers who want to enjoy the region in the best possible way.
Contrary to popular belief, riding a helicopter isn’t actually that dangerous. Certified helicopter companies actually employ pilots who will ensure that the entire flight goes smoothly. Several helicopter companies offer different durations, routes, and other add-ons depending on their customers’ budget, ensuring that there is an option almost everybody can afford.
However, before we can continue talking about why you should get a helicopter tour once you find yourself again in Phuket, let us tell you what it’s actually like to take one.
A brief summary of what to expect
Aerial tours are often done at about 1000 to 1500 feet above the ground, and the standard route starts from the Paklok area and then heads over Laem Hin. Imagine that all of the sights that you’ve seen up close can now be seen from up high, making them appear much more serene.
When you take a helicopter into the sky above Phuket, you will see certain landmarks differently. Take the famous Big Buddha, for instance. On an aerial tour, it can be seen from all angles with a birds-eye view that puts everything into a unique 360 perspective.
Throughout the entire trip, you can also expect to see the whole of Phuket island, from its sprawling urban development in Phuket Town, to the lush greens and crystal-clear blue waters along the beaches and seafood farms.
During the helicopter trip, you’re also most likely to fly right above Rawai, Phromtheo, and Chalong and then head on over to the Sam Haad trio, comprised of the Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Karan islands. That will put the finishing touches on the helicopter tour before you finally headback to where you started.
Aside from the standard route that will take you over Phuket as a whole, you can also choose between tours that go through Koh Panyee or Phang Nga, or you can even take a themed tour as well if you want a change of pace from the regular sightseeing trips!
If you want to take things up a notch, you can also book a custom tour on your own with tailor-made routes that you can take with a special someone or with your family!
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