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Buenos Aires helicopter tours – tickets, prices, timings

If we could define Buenos Aires City in a few words, it would be – a cultural powerhouse, passionate spirit, and sensory feast.

Such is the essence of the Argentinian capital, and the best way to capture it is through helicopter tours.

Buenos Aires helicopter tours allow you to witness the city from the luxury of the sky.

This article will cover everything you need to know before booking a Buenos Aires helicopter ride.

Cost of heli tours in Buenos Aires

The cheapest helicopter tour in Buenos Aires will cost approximately US$590 per group (up to three).

It is also the most popular tour in the city.

At the higher end is the helicopter tour from Buenos Aires to Martín García Island, the tickets of which can go up to US$1350 per group (up to three).

Helicopter rides can be a costly affair.

So, it is important to know the tour costs in advance to plan your trip and factor it in with other considerations.

But there is no doubt that a Buenos Aires heli tour is a perfect addition to your trip to this city.

Private helicopter flight over Buenos Aires

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Be a bird of the Argentinian sky as you board this 35-minute Private Buenos Aires helicopter tour.

Fly over one of the most exciting cities in the world and witness its treasury of incredible landmarks, such as the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero, Casa Rosada, and the Recoleta cemetery.

From 500ft (150m) above the ground, you will have a panoramic view of Avenida 9 de Julio and most of the city.

Cost of the tour: US$590 per group (up to three)

Deluxe Private helicopter tour over Buenos Aires

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Deluxe Private helicopter tour over Buenos Aires provides great value for money and is known as the “most complete helicopter tour” as it is a combination of a tour over the city and the Lujan River.

During this 45-minute tour, you will see the “Bombonera” (Boca Junior’s football stadium), the new and old ports of Buenos Aires, “La casa Rosada” (the presidential office), Puerto Madero district, Buenos Aires Zoo, and the “Recoleta” cemetery.

As you make your way through the sky to the north of the city, you will witness the Lujan River, the “Nordelta” neighborhood, shipyards, and marinas along the river, all while sipping on your coffee/tea.

This tour also comes in the 18-minute and 30-minute options.

Cost of the tour: US$950 per group (up to three)

Heli tour over Buenos Aires and lunch in the delta

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This private Buenos Aires heli ride will take you across from one end of the city to another.

You will fly over the Delta of the Río de la Plata and land on the banks of the Paraná de las Palmas River.

An exclusive restaurant will host the best of Delta cuisine for you, making for an unforgettable gastronomic experience against a privileged view of both the landscape and the boats.

Take a stroll along the trail of native flora and return after a satiating all-round experience.

Cost of the tour: US$1350 per group (up to three)

Historical tour to Martín García Island by helicopter

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This helicopter tour in Buenos Aires also takes you to the Martín García Island, located on the confluence of the Uruguay River with the Río de la Plata.

Nature lovers find their haven on this tour as it drifts them away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a scenic and soothing island.

As you land on this picturesque island, you can pick from a range of activities to enjoy, such as lunch at the oldest restaurant on the island, shopping from its general store, satisfying sweet cravings from the bakery, and much more.

Cost of the tour: US$1350 per group (up to three)


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What to expect

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Departure point

All Buenos Aires helicopter tours depart from San Fernando International Airport.

Address: y Balcarce, RP202, B1646 San Fernando, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Get Directions.

When you arrive at the airport, turn right as soon as you enter the property.

After crossing the parking lot, you will see the checkpoint.

The heliport is near public transportation.

The tours end back at the meeting point.

There are multiple take-offs daily, so book early to get your preferred time slot.

Timings of the tours

Private helicopter flight over Buenos Aires is operational from 9 am to 6 pm every day.

Deluxe Private helicopter tour over Buenos Aires runs from daily from 8 am to 7 pm.

The Buenos Aires to Martín García Island by helicopter and Buenos Aires heli tour with lunch in the delta has a fixed-time take off at 12 pm.

You must arrive at the San Fernando airport at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

Exclusions of the air tours

Buenos Aires helicopter tours have standard exclusions, such as –

  1. Gratuities (which are optional)
  2. Hotel pickup and drop-off
  3. Snacks or meals
  4. Drinks
  5. Souvenir photos

Only Deluxe Private helicopter tour in Buenos Aires offers tea or coffee onboard.

Restrictions strictly followed

Weight limits apply for safe and comfortable Buenos Aires helicopter rides.

Helicopter tours in the Argentinian capital allow up to three passengers onboard.

Infants and children are allowed onboard, but infants must sit on the caregiver’s lap throughout the flight.

Most heli rides in Buenos Aires are not wheelchair accessible.

The tours are not recommended for guests with heart, back, or other serious medical problems.

A valid passport is required.

No pets are allowed onboard except service animals.

Check in at least 15 minutes early.

Flight times are approximate based on winds, weights, and conditions.

Seating arrangements may often be in the hands of the tour organizers for a safe and stable flight.

Accessibility to the tours

Only the Deluxe helicopter tour in Buenos Aires is completely accessible to guests with disabilities.

The aircraft, transportation, and surfaces are completely wheelchair accessible, preventing any inconvenience for the guests.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before your tour date. 

If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, a 100% cancellation fee is applicable.

No changes are allowed within 24 hours of the experience’s start time.

Helicopter tours require good weather. 

If the tour is canceled due to poor weather or non-fulfillment of the minimum number of passengers, you may be offered a different date or a full refund.

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