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Medellin helicopter tours – tickets, prices, timings

Medellin is a beautiful city in the Aburra Valley of the Andes Mountains, Colombia.

Boasting a diverse topography, the city is the second-largest in Columbia and is also known as the “City of Eternal Spring” due to its pleasant weather year-round.

A helicopter tour in Medellin is the most justifiable way to truly capture the city’s rich beauty.

This article covers everything you must know before booking Medellin helicopter tour tickets.

Cost of Medellin heli tours

The cheapest Medellin helicopter tour costs US$959 per group (up to 6).

It is also the most popular tour in the city.

At the higher end is the Medellin Private Tour Helicopter Flight+Graffiti tour+Pablo tour, the tickets of which can go up to US$999 per person.

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 helicopter tour in Medellin is a perfect addition to your trip to this city.

Private Medellin helicopter tour

Private Medellin helicopter tour
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You and your group of up to five members have a helicopter to yourself on this 15-minute Medellin heli ride.

Swoop over Medellín and its renowned landmarks, such as Cerro Nutibara / Pueblito Paisa, Atanasio Girardot Stadium, La Alpujarra administrative center, Bullring, University of Antioquia and Nacional, and much more.

Sip on your complimentary beverage as you soar above the Botanical Garden, Mother Laura Bridge, El Poblado neighborhood, and some of the most colorful neighborhoods in the city.

You will have access to the VIP service in the theme room.

End the trip with souvenir photos and custom mugs.

Cost of the tour: US$959 per group (up to 6)

You can also check out the Medellin Helicopter Flight which comes with a similar airtime but different flight options to choose from.

Helicopter Tour of Medellin-Guatape

Helicopter Tour of Medellin-Guatape
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Explore the gems of Colombia on this 3-hour helicopter tour of Medellin and Guatape.

Hover over the ravishing Medellin city before making your way to Guatapé.

On your arrival in Guatapé, you will get an aerial tour of the largest reservoir in the country.

Make a 360° turn around the Peñol stone.

This tour comes with snacks and a souvenir included.

A round-trip transfer facility in private transportation is available for this trip.

Cost of the tour: US$3,462 per group (up to 5)

Medellin Private Tour Helicopter Flight+Graffiti tour+Pablo tour

Medellin Private Tour Helicopter Flight+Graffiti tour+Pablo tour
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Fly over Medellin and learn all about the culture and resilience of the Antioquian people from your guide on this flight.

You will enjoy a graffiti tour of Comuna 13 and also take a private helicopter flight through the urban area.

Witness the replica of a typical Antioquia town and take a stroll through Paisa and through the historic center.

Gaze upon the city, flaunting its lush beauty.

On this 10-hour private tour, you will visit the museum and the tomb of Pablo Escobar.

Return to the hotel for rest.

A round-trip transfer facility in private transportation is available for this trip.

Cost of the tour (3+ years): US$999 per person

The 2-Hour Helicopter Flight over Medellin also offers lucrative private air tour options.


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What to expect on Medellin heli tours

Departure point of the heli tours

Medellin helicopter rides offer a hotel pickup facility.

Only the Private Medellin helicopter tour requires you to reach the meeting point.

Address: Hangar 67A Calle 5 No 65 E 40, Guayabal, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. Get directions

Note: On the 65, after the South Terminal and the traffic light of the Campo Amor courts, turn to the next street on the right. Turn right again and then at the end of the block on the left. There, you will find the tour operator’s Pilot Shop.

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

Most Medellin helicopter tours are operational throughout the week.

Only the Private Medellin helicopter tour does not run on Wednesdays and takes off in slots between 9.20 am and 4.40 pm from Thursdays to Tuesdays.

Medellin Private Tour Helicopter Flight+Graffiti tour+Pablo tour has a fixed-time departure at 8.30 am daily.

Helicopter Tour of Medellin-Guatape takes off at 8 am and continues in slots until 2 pm.

Inclusions of the air tours

Medellin heli rides include a helicopter tour in the city in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and private transfers (except for the Private Medellin helicopter tour).

The ticket prices are also inclusive of a live commentary onboard by the pilot, noise canceling headsets, landing and facility fees, and pre-flight briefing.

Medellin helicopter flights exclude gratuities and personal expenses.

Restrictions strictly followed

Weight limits apply for safe and comfortable Kyoto heli tours.

A minimum and maximum number of passengers are required on these tours, failing which, they will be canceled.

Medellin Private Tour Helicopter Flight+Graffiti tour+Pablo tour is not wheelchair-accessible.

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

A valid passport is required.

No pets are allowed onboard except service animals.

Check in at least 30 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

Most Medellin helicopter tours are completely accessible to guests with disabilities.

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

Cancellation Policy

Medellin Private Tour Helicopter Flight+Graffiti tour+Pablo tour is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation.

For a full refund on other Medellin helicopter rides, 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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