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    St. Denis – Le Port

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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
  • The cirques of Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie
  • The Trou de Fer Canyon
  • West coast

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.
  • 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 20 minutes.
  • This excursion does not include the services of a guide. 
  • 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. 
  • Guests must not weigh more than 120 kg and must inform the excursion office personnel of your weight upon booking. 
  • This tour is only for guests with flights leaving after 3 pm.