Hi, my name is Jill. After my father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, we decided that we didn't want him to spend his last few remaining years sitting around. Instead, we decided to start travelling. We travelled using many different types of transportation, and throughout our sometimes challenging adventures, I learned how to deal with transportation and Parkinson's. To help others who are in the same boat (transportation pun intended), I decided to create a blog devoted to transportation and chronic illnesses or disabilities. In these posts, I plan to look at everything from choosing transportation to travelling safely. Please, explore my blog and enjoy your travels!
Aerial tours are among the most thrilling ways to enjoy iconic sites and views. The vantage point that aerial tours provide is incomparable. These tours also allow you to view a wider range of sites such as craters, forests, beaches and island cliffs. However, it's imperative for you to have some basic knowledge about these tours beforehand so that you make the experience as memorable as possible. For this reason, here are a few things you should have in mind.
Make Your Reservations Early
The first step to avoiding disappointments is booking your aerial tour as early as possible. Summer is usually the time when most people are booking their tours. This means reservations are likely to fill up quickly. Besides, due to the demand, prices may even go up. Therefore, consider making your reservation as summer approaches.
Choose Your Clothing and Accessories Carefully
What you may not be aware of is that irrespective of the weather or season, it's always a good idea to bring some warm clothes on board. You'd be surprised how cold it could get up there in the sky. Another thing you can easily overlook is sunscreen. Having some on for the tour will prevent you getting sunburns when touring on a sunny day.
Consider the Number of People Going on the Tour
The number of people accompanying you on the tour is also crucial, especially when your group is more than four people. It all has to do with the seating arrangement. Generally, most helicopters used for aerial tours can carry up to six passengers. Two in front and four at the back. What this means is that two people will have to take the middle seats and they will have a limited view.
Schedule Your Tour at the Right Time of Day
How great your view of various scenes may be affected by something as simple as the time of the day. As a general rule of thumb, late mornings and early afternoons tend to be the perfect time to go on an aerial tour. This is because the sun is overhead at these times, which means there will be limited shadows, allowing you a clearer view of the scenic sites.
Expect Tour Cancellations
It is always important to anticipate that your tour could be cancelled any time, especially if you live in an area with unpredictable weather patterns. For instance, your trip will be postponed if it suddenly starts raining, so you need to prepare yourself for such situations.