Flying at (460m 11,500 ft) above a mass of skyscrapers is an exhilarating ride With the International Finance Centre, Hong Kongs tallest building measuring over 400m 11,300 It), you will feel dwarfed by the gargantuan towers of Hong Kong Island, And yet within moments, you are flying over another side of Hong Kong, rugged and rural with dramatic coastlines framing the outlying islands and local farmlands dotted among the New Territories.
There are few cities that could offer such stunning diversity in one short helicopter ride.
Taking off from the roof of The Peninsula Hong Kong for a guided trip with your personal pilot may seem the ultimate sightseeing tour but Heliservlces also provides a range of different packages. For an idyllic day out take on aerial tour of the Country Park and Soi Kung before landing on the beautiful Tap Mun Island for a leisurely lunch at Loi lam’s Seafood Restaurant and a wander around the local fishing Village and nearby Tin Hau Temple.
You are then swept back to The Peninsula in time for a cocktail at sundown, For an evening in immeasurable style, Heliservices also offers a fly-and-dine package with The Peninsula Hong Kong where, after soaring above the city’s sky-rises and the magnificent light show that befalls Victoria Harbour at dusk, you return to the hotel for a romantic dinner at the Philippe Starck-designed Felix or any of its other renowned restaurants.
Flying twin engine Squirrel helicopters, there is enough room for five people; each with an individual head set so you can chat with the pilot and the other passengers, For longer distances Metrojet, Heliservices’ sister company, is Hong Kong’s only fully licensed business jet operator and can fly you anywhere in Asia, So whether you are flying down for a game of golf in Phuket or a dinner in Shanghai, Metrojet will ensure your grand arrival through VIP channels.
However, if glamorous is not your cup of tea, think action-packed adventure movies, Angelina Jolie’s stunt double jumped from a Heliservices’ helicopter in Tomb Raider II. You may not be Lara Croft, but for 5 minutes you can certainly let your imagination take flight.