Helicopter touring in Siem Riep could be the difference between an amazing vacation in the city and an unforgettable one. Whether you want to spend a romantic day with your loved one, explore the lost ruins of the Angkor Temples from up above or fly over the thriving green Cambodian countryside, these helicopter tours may cater to even the most demanding itineraries.
Seeing the incredible Angkor temples or the beautiful Tonle Sap River from the sky is simply breathtaking. Many who have dared to take the aerial tour say that it is an experience that cannot simply be put into words. The duration of a helicopter tour depends on where you plan to go and what you want to see. Some of the most requested destinations are the Angkor Temples, the Tonle Sap River, and the Preah Vihear Temple, which are all located in the Cambodian countryside.
A range of journeys are offered by many helicopter operators that go from a simple eight-minute flight to an entire day of touring Siem Reap and its outskirt regions. A tour over the Angkor Wat temples usually takes about 12 minutes in order to catch a glimpse of a true aerial insight of one of the World Heritage Sites of Angkor. From a distance, you can see the true massive size of the Angkor Thom before you experience views of the Bantaey Kdei, the Sras Srand and the Eastern Menon historical sites. A 20-minute flight will give you the chance to see not only the Angkor temples but also the Tonle Sap River and its nearby floating village. The Tonle Sap River is the country’s most abundant resource for fresh water fish as the floating village literally moves along with the season while the lake rises and falls along with the rain. A 30-minute scenic flight, on the other hand, will include flights over the Angkor temples, the Phnom Bok, the Tonle Sap River, the floating village, the Rolous Group and the eastern part of Siem Reap. There are also flights that head to the remote temples of Siem Reap that usually need to be scheduled beforehand.
Tours using helicopters are recommended to be done during the dry season of Siem Reap so visitors will be able to enjoy the views on a clear day and get to see the sunset perfectly. If your travel date does not permit you to go during such seasons, helicopter tours are just as spectacular any time of the year as long as the weather allows you to perceive unobstructed views.
Helicopter tours in Siem Reap can start for as little as USD 90 per person for a minimum of three people up to USD 5000 for an entire day of touring the Angkor temples. The longer the flight, the more value for money. A two-hour flight enables tourists to see temples that would take days to cover by land. Since helicopter tours have already started in Cambodia, it has also been a method of traveling for those who want to treat themselves to a little bit of luxury. Some of the more reputable and experienced companies that offer helicopter flights around Siem Reap are Helicopters Cambodian and Helistar Helicopters.
There is no more spectacular way to see the city than helicopter touring in Siem Riep. Although there is a lot of ground to cover down below, a view from an aerial point of view assures visitors an experience like no other.