Hong Kong provides some of the most stunning views of urban life and natural wonders. The city’s streets — and even its rooftops — are full of people trying to get that perfect-picture click of some of the best sights in the world. But if you want a truly unobstructed view of this unique metropolis, why not take a helicopter tour?

We bring you some of the best tours to get a bird’s-eye view of Hong Kong — from aerial vistas of the iconic Victoria Harbour and the SAR’s skyscrapers, to the untouched beauty of its beaches and rolling hills. The tours mentioned accommodate a minimum of two people and a maximum of six passengers on an MD902 Explorer.

Victoria Harbour

An overhead view of the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon sides of Victoria Harbour.
Watch the goings-on at Victoria Harbour from the comfort of a helicopter (© Heliservices Hong Kong via Facebook)

Take in sweeping views of one of the world’s most easily recognisable skylines away from the hustle and bustle of the goings-on at street level. This tour will take you over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, during which you will see landmarks like both Star Ferry Piers, the Avenue of Stars, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and ICC. When you head to the southern side of the island, you’ll be treated to the sights of Ocean Park, the Fullerton hotel, and the golf club at Deep Water Bay.

If you choose the special Fly and Dine or Fly and Tea packages from The Peninsula hotel, you can pamper yourself at one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants.

  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Price: HK$3,500 per person (shared flight), HK$16,400 (private flight)
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Hong Kong Geopark

An aerial view of the hexagonal columns of the Hong Kong Geopark.
The hexagonal columns of the Hong Kong Geopark (© Leung Cho Pan via Canva)

Hong Kong’s New Territories boast some of the territory’s most breathtaking works of nature, the highlight of which are the famed hexagonal columns of Hong Kong Geopark. Soar over the beaches, islands, and sea caves of Sai Kung and watch as boats criss-cross the turquoise waters off its shores. Can’t get an appointment to visit Tsz Shan Monastery? On this tour, you’ll get to fly over the compound of this Buddhist temple and even get to see the world’s largest statute dedicated to Kwun Yum, the Goddess of Mercy.

Lion Rock

A rear view of the forested Lion Rock, with the buildings and streets of Kowloon in the background.
Take in uncommon views of Lion Rock from on board a helicopter (© Leung Cho Pan via Canva)

There are two ways to catch the view of Kowloon from the iconic Lion Rock — hike all the way up to the top of the peak or hop on board a chopper. Along the way, you’ll see overhead views of the densely packed streets of the peninsula, the business district of Hong Kong Island, the residential areas of The Peak, and the fishing villages and beaches of the southern side of the island.

Big Buddha

A bird's-eye view of the Tian Tan Buddha. The crowds around the base of the statue can be seen, as well as the forested hills that surround the statue.
Get an overhead view of the largest seated bronze statue of Buddha in the world (© Wallpaper Flare)

Get an aerial tour of Hong Kong’s outlying islands on this helicopter ride, during which you will fly over Tsing Ma Bridge — the longest suspension in the world that carries road and rail traffic — before you get to Lantau Island. Soar past the Tian Tan Buddha, famed for being the tallest seated bronze statue of the buddha, and watch planes depart from and land at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Hong Kong and Shenzhen

The southern Shenzhen skyline dominated by skyscrapers. To the south, there is the green-tinged Shenzhen River.
Fly along the Shenzhen River and see the skyscrapers of the southern Mainland Chinese tech hub (© CHUNYIP WONG via Facebook)

As part of this ‘Beyond Hong Kong’ tour, you’ll pass over Tolo Harbour and head towards Double Haven marine park, where you will see natural splendours and traditional fishing villages. Then you’ll arrive at Shenzhen’s Yantian Port and fly past the border settlement of Sha Tau Kok. 

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Your next stop will be the Sham Chun River and Lo Wu Port, from where you can get a glimpse of life in Shenzhen. As a bonus, passengers will pass over Lion Rock before they land at The Peninsula hotel in Kowloon.

Fly & Yacht

A view of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in the foreground and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the background.
The helicopter leg of the Fly & Yacht tour ends at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and the yacht trip begins at Causeway Bay (© Leung Cho Pan via Canva)

Want to combine your helicopter experience with a yacht trip? Embark on your chopper tour over Victoria Harbour from The Peninsula Hotel and end it at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at Wan Chai. From there, head to Causeway Bay via limousine, where you will board a yacht to complete your sky-and-seas tour of the 852.

  • Duration: 18-30 minutes
  • Cost: HK$30,000 upwards

To book a helicopter tour over Hong Kong via Klook, click here.

Header image credits: Heliservices Hong Kong via Facebook

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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