Five Beautiful Landmarks that Look Even Better from Above 

You may have been up close and personal with these famous global landmarks, but when you see them from the air, they take on a totally different life. Uniquely situated in their environs, these natural and man-made landmarks are perfect for avian exploration. 

1. Arc de Triomphe, France

From above, you can see that the Arc de Triomphe is the grand epicentre of Paris' famously structured boulevards. It lies at the end of the famous Champs-Élysées and in Paris' symmetrical scheme, forms the architectural counterpart to the Louvre.

2. The Great Wall of China

Localised photos of the Great Wall show the beauty of the Chinese countryside, but only from above do you get the true scale of this ancient wonder of the world. At 5,500 miles long, even from the sky it is impossible to get the whole length of the wall in view without its width becoming invisible.

3.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is now famous for its geo-formed, artificial islands, upon which lie some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The best way to appreciate these islands is from the air. The second best way is from the ultimate luxury of the Burj Al Arab hotel.

4.  The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is a stunning 1,400-mile stretch of unique coral habitats and continental islands. But the coral can only survive due to its position, clinging to the very edge of the continental shelf, where the ocean suddenly drops in depth. You can see this from the air, where the light blue waters behind the barrier contrast against the deep blue of the Pacific.

5. Iguazu Falls, Brazil

These, the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, are best seen from helicopter. From here, you can fly right into the mouth of the falls, or cruise along the Iguacu River until the roaring falls dramatically reveal themselves below.

Why not make Iguazu Falls the climax of your own trekking holiday? If you need inspiration, here is our list of the best jungle trekking trails.

Contact a Simplexity Travel Consultant today to arrange your thrilling helicopter tour and luxurious stay at any one of these incredible landmarks. Call us on 0203 535 9290 or email now. We look forward to planning your trip.  

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