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Mount Roraima by Helicopter

1-5 Nights

This Helicopter Tour takes you to the top of Mount Roraima, one of the highest mountains in Brazil. The flat-topped tepui mountain is deep in the heart of the jungle, on the northern border with Venezuela. The flight takes you to 2,875m above sea level to explore the summit and possibly camp on the plateau, with stunning views from the plateua over the Amazon Jungle at clear moments.

This Helicopter Tour takes you to the top of Mount Roraima, one of the highest mountains in Brazil. The flat-topped tepui mountain is deep in the heart of the jungle, on the northern border with Venezuela. The flight takes you to 2,875m above sea level to explore the summit and possibly camp on the plateau, with stunning views from the plateua over the Amazon Jungle at clear moments.

Your stay at the top of the tepui can last as long as you require, whether this is a quick visit for lunch and a look around for a few hours, or the whole five-night stay camping at various points on the summit. 

  • Destinations: Boa Vista & Roraima
  • Duration: 1-5 Nights
  • Trip Style: Traditional
  • Activities: Ecotourism

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : Arrive in Boa Vista
Manaus to Boa Vista
Your flight arrives in Boa Vista after connecting via Manaus (in most cases). Boa Vista is the state capital of Roraima, the most northerly state in Brazil which borders both Venezuela and Guyana. This small city was founded on the banks of the Rio Branco in 1890, and now has a population of just over 250k. It is also the only one of 26 Brazilian state capitals located in the northern hemisphere, with the equator lying 300km to the south. On arrival in the city you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is then free to enjoy Amazon cuisine and recover from the journey to the Amazon Jungle.
Day 2 : Helicopter Ride to the Summit!
Boa Vista to Santa Elena & Mount Roraima Summit
A morning drive takes you north into Venezuela and then to the Santa Elena helipad where your helicopter and pilot will take you up to the top of the tepui! The Venezuelan Gran Sabana and the Amazon basin spread out beneath you, with endless vistas of the plains, jungle and other tepui. On landing in the Lost World, you will need to catch your breath at 2,734m. The highest point is Pedra Maverick at 2,875m, with stunning panoramic views. The Jacuzzi Pools are a short hike away, before the spectacular viewpoints from the La Ventana Cliffs, stretching vertically down to the base of the tepui, with waterfalls tumbling from the top of Mt Kukenan. Temperatures ~10C during the day; 0-5C at night.
Day 3 : Crystal Trails & Triple Frontiers
Mount Roraima
Your stay at the top of Mount Roraima can be just for the day, or for some nights of camping on the summit. The Crystal Trail takes you through the Valley of Crystals, around 4hrs out to the meeting point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana, the Roraima watershed where rain could feed the Amazon, the Orinocco or the Essequibo Rivers. After 15km camp is made at the Coati shelter, with a winter garden of varying plant species. A 500m walk also takes you to the cliffs overlooking the Brazilian Amazon and Roraiminha, the smaller neighbouring tepui. The Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Reserve lies below, with the Ingarikó tribal lands as part of the fabulous scenery.
Day 4 : Mysterious Mountain Pools
Mount Roraima Summit
In the morning, you take down the camp in Coati and take the trail back to the camps closest to the top of The Ramp, the only path for a non-vertical ascent of Roraima. During the trail, a stop at El Foso gives you a look at a mysterious pool formed in a depression on the plateau, with the waters disappearing into the mountain below, with no knowledge of where they might emerge. You can also enter the waters if you like, although don't expect tropical temperatures! All the waters on the top of Roraima, and tumbling down the sides of the tepui come with a refreshing character! The 15km trail should finish around 3pm.
Day 5 : Lago Gladys
Mount Roraima Summit
This day around the Coati Camp is free for you to relax, unwind, conmplate the scenery and reflect a little. You can also see the reflections in the waters of the Lago Gladys summit lake if you like. A hike around the most remote corner of the mountain, the final section of the Mount Roraima summit takes around 3 hours walk from the campsite, and the same in return. The scenery along the trail is a little different to that encountered elsewhere on the mountain. Your meals in Coati, as with all the others, will be prepared by your guides, who carry all the cooking equipment and can also help with your rucksack should you require it.
Day 6 : Conquered by Mount Roraima
Mount Roraima to Santa Elena & Away
Your helicopter flight back down from Mount Roraima gives you another chance for spectacular aerial views of the mountain, whose aspect changes with the cloud. From Santa Elena you can either return to Boa Vista and fly away to Manaus or Brasilia. Another option is to continue your tour of spectacular flat-topped tepui mountains and huge waterfalls to take in Angel Falls. The highest waterfall in the world is at the far end of the tepui chain, deep into Venezuela. Tours up the valley to the base can be added to your package. However long you prefer to stay, we can adapt the tour to your requirements, leaving you with wonderful memories of this spectacular region.
PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * On Request On Request On Request On Request
Domestic Flights ** N/A

Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Boa Vista & Roraima


* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

All Year Round