An aerial view of Hanoi's Nhat Tan Bridge crossing the Red River.
(Photo: Pham Huy Trung)
Northern Helicopter Company has inaugurated its new "Red River Heli Tour," granting visitors a rare glimpse of Hanoi’s water artery, company director Nguyen Nhat Huyen said. The tour, featuring the US made Bell-505 helicopter, will take off from Gia Lam airfield and cross major attractions including Long Bien Bridge, Nhat Tan Bridge, Co Loa ancient citadel and Bat Trang pottery village.
The service is available daily, serving tourists from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 150 USD per person. The tour follows the successful Ha Long equivalent in May, which allows travelers an aerial perspective of UNESCO natural heritage site Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long, a lesser-known neighbor of the bay.