There's just something so romantic about seeing the clear waters or lush mountains from high above with your beau (unless, of course, you're afraid of heights). It's no wonder many helicopter rides have witnessed countless wedding proposals.
Whether you're helping out a friend pop the question or you're simply curious about how much a grand helicopter ride costs, we've listed down some of the rates of various tours in the Philippines to help you out:
[Ed's note: Rates may change without prior notice.]
1. Air Taxi
Rates: Boracay Island (P16,900/3 pax), Palawan Aerial Tour (P49,900/5 pax), Cebu Mountain Side Tour (P33,900/3 pax), and Bohol and Chocolate Hills Tour (P67,900/3 pax). Check the complete rates here.
P.S. They've also got bridal packages where you can tour around Metro Manila or take a trip to Sonya's Garden in Tagaytay for a pampering spa session and a lunch date.
2. Ascent Helicopter Flight Experience
Rates: San Narciso (P20,900/seat), Nasugbu (P25,900/seat), and Cavite (P20,900/seat)
Proposals (or surprises!) don't have to end after the breathtaking helicopter tour. Why not take some time off at the beach to celebrate? Ascent has quick helicopter rides that can take you from Manila Bay directly to San Narciso and Nasugbu.
Rates: Mt. Pinatubo (P71,773/3 pax) and Tagaytay (P69,440/3 pax; roundtrip). Check the complete rates here.
This air transportation company has special helicopter flights to Tagaytay, where you'll get an aerial tour of the Taal Volcano. The helicopter will then make a pit stop at a popular date spot in Tagaytay where you can have lunch—couples can pick from Antonio's, Sonya's Garden or Chateau Hestia Garden! The helicopter shall take you back to Manila (NAIA) by 3 p.m. How's that for a fancy lunch date?
Rates: Price depends on the duration of the ride (P18,000 to P21,000/20-minute tour, and P14,500 to P30,000/30-minute tour, and P45,000 to P48,000/one-hour tour) Check out the complete rates and destinations here.
Not planning to fly off somewhere too far? Aero-Tour offers many aerial tours within Metro Manila, from the Manila Bay, Makati to Fort Bonifacio.