Amazing Uluwatu Helicopter Tour in Bali, Indonesia

Amazing Uluwatu Helicopter Tour in Bali, Indonesia

When I visited Indonesia earlier this year, my first impression was that it looked so much like the Philippines. Nevertheless, the country undoubtedly has its own flair, and one of the places that I have come to love was the area around Uluwatu Temple. I’ve walked this amazing stretch by foot under the sweltering heat, but the breathtaking views made up for it — so when I was given the chance to view it from up high with an Uluwatu helicopter tour ride provided by eOasia and Bali Adventure Tours, I gladly gave my ‘yes’ in a heartbeat!

I actually did this during my last day in Indonesia and for sure, it was a great way to mark the end of my trip especially since the experience was also my first time in a helicopter.

After the whole ordeal… I was ecstatic. All I could think of was that I could absolutely get used to helicopter rides, and if it’s possible to take one in every country that I will be visiting in the future then that would be fantastic!
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Uluwatu Helicopter Tour

I was picked up from my hotel and brought to the private helipad of Bali Adventure Tours’ head office which was near Benoa. After a brief introduction, one of the organizers started to discuss the safety rules and instructions while riding the helicopter — at this point, my excitement was slowly building up as I proceeded to take in all of what was starting to happen before me.

Once we were done with the discussion, we headed out to the helipad and when I caught sight of the helicopter that we are about to be using for the tour, my excitement just simply shot through the roof. I really tried to contain my emotions but it was hard to, more so when they let me take the seat beside the pilot!

Uluwatu Helicopter Tour Ride Safety Uluwatu  Helicopter Tour

As I settled down in my seat, they handed me an aviation headset which was basically a noise-cancelling headphone but with a built-in microphone so that the pilot can communicate with us and vice versa during the duration of the tour.

After the head aviation office at the island’s main airport gave us the go signal to takeoff, I prepared myself for some sort of shaking spree or whatnot — but I’ve discovered that lifting off of the ground in a helicopter was actually pretty smooth.

In fact, the feeling was similar to when I’m riding a ferris wheel which as you might know has that very slight pull when it takes off of the ground and gains momentum to go up.

Uluwatu Helicopter Tour Pilot

From then on, all that I felt was amazement and awe… after all, I was “flying” up high at a specific height that offered views not typically gained from my typical big airplane rides.

As for the summary of our flying route, we first went over Serangan Island which was also called by the Balinese as the ‘Turtle Island. We then crossed the flight path of Ngurah Rai Airport and proceeded to go around the Bukit area which has the famed Garuda Wisnu Monument. Heading west of Uluwatu, we caught glimpse of the area’s famous 5-star hotels and surfing beaches, and down south we witnessed Dreamland beach and Padang Padang surfing beaches.

And of course, the highlight of our helicopter tour: seeing the iconic Uluwatu Hindu temple that towers at the tip of a picturesque cliff! Before heading back to the head office, we flew over Tanjung Benoa that was a well-known spot for watersports.

In short: the whole helicopter ride around this area of Uluwatu was jam-packed with scenic landscapes and everything was just so gorgeous beyond words — that’s why I will let the video and photos below do rest of the talking!

Uluwatu Resorts Ngurah Rai Airport Uluwatu Temple Uluwatu Islands Watersports

» Tour Info

Duration: 25 minutes
Price: $1,176.30 USD per group
Passengers: Maximum of 5 with flight load limitation of 550kg
Inclusions:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel if it’s within these areas: Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Sanur (or if you’re flying in from Ubud, they can provide a free pick-up too).
  • Mineral Water
  • Cold Towel

Overall

Uluwatu Helicopter Tour Bali

This was an experience that you must absolutely check off from your travel bucket list especially when you’re near the Uluwatu area of Bali in Indonesia. The 25 minutes duration may seem like a short time for you (I had that same thought too at first); but in the end, I found out that it was a reasonable time to be up in the air as a first-timer — it was absolutely more than enough!

So what are you waiting for? Grab this chance to undergo a unique tour from the sky!

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Many thanks to eOasia for providing me with this complimentary helicopter tour! Still and as always, all views that are expressed here represent only those made by myself and NOT of any other entity in their favor.

How about you?

  • What do you think of this Uluwatu helicopter tour?
  • Would you like to try this in Uluwatu? Why or why not?
  • Or have you done an Uluwatu helicopter tours before? How was it?

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34 comments

  1. We did a helicopter tour in Hawaii years ago. It was so much fun and we saw so much you would never see walking or driving. This looks like a lovely way to see all the beauty of Bali.

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    1. I've always wanted to visit Hawaii and do a helicopter tour as well — I hope to be able to do it soon!

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  2. I've not yet taken a helicopter ride myself, and have been trying to decide where to take that first adventure. I was leaning toward Manhattan, but the close proximity shots of the airport here may have changed this aviation geek's mind! What a stunning place to take your first flight in a heli!

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    1. Oooh I've also been meaning to take a heli tour when I get to New York - but we'll see! I think you'll absolutely love a helicopter tour as well in Uluwatu. The coasts are gorgeous :D

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  3. I did a helicopter ride on Hawaii's Big Island and it was such an amazing way to see the countryside, just like you experienced. I found it really helped to take the ride halfway through my trip. I knew enough of the area to appreciate what I was seeing but I still had a few days when we were done so check out new things I discovered from the air.

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    1. Hawaii's Big Island is on my top things to do when it comes to heli rides! You're so lucky to have already done it, I wish to do it soon :D And I totally agree with you!

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  4. Photos & video footage is stunning! It's so worthwhile discovering a destination from the air - you get a completely different perspective!

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    1. That's so true, Megan!!

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  5. Wow, what an amazing experience. I would love to do a helicopter ride. Seeing a place from above is my favourite thing. Especially a country like Indonesia

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    1. Then it is my hope that you get to try it soon! :D

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  6. Awwww, I am a bit jealous :) I am considering doing a heli flight in Dubai in a few weeks and I am sure it will offer fantastic views- though I am not sure if those views are as beautiful as you had them <3

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    1. Aw, I bet they would be beautiful too! Do it!! :D If I were in Dubai, I would do it too!

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  7. What a fantastic experience, Aileen! Absolutely stunning pics!! I really would like to do this one day. Though it might sound expensive from the first sight for the average earner, the landscapes and views from above leave impressions for life. Extra motivation to work harder (haha). Thank you for sharing!

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    1. But it's definitely worth the splurge! And the more people that can come with you along the ride, the cheaper the price can get. I hope you can try this in the future!

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  8. I never made it to Uluwatu Temple when I visited Bali, but I wish I had. It seems like a helicopter ride is a great way to enjoy the temple and the cliffside scenery! Unfortunately, it is probably out of my budget, but one can dream....

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    1. Other than saving up, walking up to Uluwatu temple should be enough, for sure! ;)

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  9. What a wonderful way to see the country! No wonder you were ecstatic

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    1. Helicopter rides are surely a bliss!

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  10. Sounds like you had a fabulous experience. I have been in a helicopter before and it is incredible. The views you saw were great, and I really liked the addition of the video, especially that your pilot showed you where you would be flying over on the map before you starte.

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    1. Indeed, that being said — I hope to do more helicopter rides in the future! :D It's amazing!

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