Up, Up and Away
Great Wall HeliTours
Being one of the world’s most famous historical sites and tourist attractions The Great Wall of China naturally attracts visitors in droves, meaning your peaceful, spiritual ‘top of the world’ pilgrimage could end up being busier than a paisley nightie and rather less than spectacular. So what’s a solace-seeking traveller to do? Well, you can head to one of the wall’s lesser-visited sections, like Huanghuacheng or Hefangkou
, or dive the underwater stretch with SinoScuba
, but for a truly remote and unusual vantage, why not fly overhead with Great Wall HeliTours.
Operating from Badaling Airport – just a 5-minute journey from the Badaling coach drop-off point – GW HeliTours offers small group journeys over the wall and the surrounding scenic areas, as well as private charters. Their fleet of 6 helicopters, 5 single engine Eurocopter AS350 B3s and 1 Eurocopter EC135 complete with heated leather seats and BOSE headphones, accommodates just 5 passengers apiece, so there’ll be no jostling with the masses for picture perfect positioning. They’ll come to collect you from your drop-off point and provide VIP treatment the entire journey from pre take-off to disembarkation, but for the ultimate sight-see why not splash out on a charter and take spin back over the sprawling city while you’re at it. Great Wall meets glam!