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Why a Maui Helicopter Tour is a Must

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Before the 21st century, Hawaii’s former kings and queens traveled by canoe just to frolic in the surf of Ka’anapali Beach.

Over the years, the island’s dramatic landscapes of emerald mountains and turquoise bays attracted generations of travelers from around the world. And one of the best, absolute-must ways of experiencing all of Hawaii’s majestic landscapes is by helicopter tour. Here’s why:

Greater Maneuverability Than Traditional Aircraft

Helicopters have unique agility and small turning radius, setting them apart from small airplanes. Such advantageous movements enable passengers to be flown right into the heart of Maui’s greatest geographical gems. A fixed-wing aircraft can only circle from high above, whereas a helicopter can put you closer to the landscape for a more intimate look.


Speedy and Comfortable Access to Otherwise Near-Inaccessible Views


During a Maui helicopter tour, you’ll fly along valleys and around the sheer cliffs and lush forests of Iao State park to experience views simply impossible to capture on a guided mountain hike. You’ll do so not by hiking several hours until you find a break in the trees, but by flying first class on a helicopter tour.




Access to Maui’s best kept secrets and treasured sites

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Hidden deep within the West Maui Mountains and near the Waihe’e Valley, is Maui’s Wall of Tears, a series of 17 waterfalls are one of the island’s best kept secrets. According to legend, the ancient gods poked holes into the sheer vertical cliff sides to make the mountain weep. Few travelers to the island ever get to see these breathtaking waterfalls as they’re largely inaccessible by foot and are best seen via helicopter. In fact, this was the one of the treasured sites used for the first Jurassic Park film due to the waterfalls’ remote location and awe-inspiring drops of up to 1600 feet.

These are only a few of the advantages you will experience in a Maui Helicopter Tour. To learn more about the Hawaiian helicopter tour experience, click here.

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