There are many helicopter rides on offer in Kauai – but we decided to go with Safari Helicopters, just because they seemed to be reasonable priced and have been offering helicopter rides for many years now.
We booked the flight two days in advance (that’s the average waiting/planning time, so you really have to do some research beforehand) and we were lucky as we had good weather on the day of our flight.
We started our flight at 2pm in the afternoon, so perfect weather – especially as it tends to rain in Kauai in the night and mornings quite frequently. When we arrived at the airport, the morning’s rain had already dried away and we were ready to start our 50 mins flight.
The helicopter took off towards the South-West, so our first pictures show the massive Waimea Canyon in Kauai. You can see how steep it is and the different colours of stone, as well as the green bits of the trees and plants on top.
We also saw lots of waterfalls – as it frequently rains in Kauai it is not a big surprise that there are lots of waterfalls. Some were really high, like this one pictured below.
We had headsets on and were listening to music during the flight.
Some of it was cheesy, but actually some of the Enya songs fitted really well – it felt so much out of this world, like nothing that we’ve ever seen before.
Especially as we started to ascent and leave the canyon.
We flew over to the rugged Napali Coast.
The coastline is just amazing, so steep and green and it just looks like it has hardly been touched by Humans.
It is like nothing else that I’ve ever seen before.
After 45 mins we came back to Lihue Town, where we flew over the town…
…and then landed back at the airport.