EYE FROM THE SKY:
EXPERIENCE BREATHTAKING BEAUTY OF ECUADOR
ON HIGH-ALTITUDE HELICOPTER TOURS
FROM METROPOLITAN TOURING
Stunning views of parks & rivers, waterfalls & volcanoes, mountains & farmland & more on special helicopter tours departing from Quito
February 15, 2018 (Quito, Ecuador) – Metropolitan Touring is taking sightseeing to breathtaking heights with new High-Altitude Helicopter Tours over the spectacular beauty of Ecuador. Adventures for the eye and uplifts for the spirit, each of 5 tours offers travelers extraordinary and expansive bird’s-eye views of the verdant farmland, lush cloud forest, and towering peaks of the Andes just outside of Quito, the country’s historic capital.
Imagine soaring over dense cloud forest canopies, peering down at picturesque towns, following twisting rivers to splashing waterfalls, and swooping along the Avenue of Volcanoes with seven peaks including snow-covered Cotopaxi, an active “stratovolcano” that last blew its top in 2015-2016 and was only reopened for climbing last fall.
Metropolitan Touring works with three state-of-the-art Airbus Ecureuil AS 350 helicopters, each with space to seat 5 passengers comfortably. There are 5 High-Altitude Helicopter Tour routes to choose from, with flight times ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Each lifts off from around 9,000 feet above sea level near Quito, descends to about 6,000 feet over the Ecuadorian cloud forest, and then rises again depending upon the route, with 16,000 feet being the highest point not far below the 19,347-foot peak of Cotopaxi.
Travelers can look forward to striking views at every turn on every route, including the shortest, a 30-minute flight above the street grids, plazas and parks of Quito, the first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site city.
High-Altitude Helicopter Tours make a perfect, quick-hit addition to any of Metropolitan Touring’s vast selection of travel options in and around Quito, including land tours of the Ecuadorian cloud forest, Amazon rainforest, Andes mountain range, the Pacific coast, and the city’s historic interior.
High-Altitude Helicopter Tours can also be extended into daytrips when combined with various custom-tailored land excursions, such as hiking through Cotopaxi National Park, and a walk and mule ride along the water-filled crater atop Quilotoa, the western-most volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes.
Metropolitan Touring’s High-Altitude Helicopter Tours are priced by route and seat, starting at $555 US per person, or $2,432 US for a full helicopter charter.
For more information or reservations to explore the beauty of Ecuador from on high with Metropolitan Touring, please call 888-572-0166 or visit www.metropolitan-touring.com