There are some places that seeing from the ground just will not do. Instead, you must take to the air for a flightseeing tour. For your next travel destination, choose a location with an adventure that will not only raise your elevation but that will also increase your heart rate and provide you the opportunity for stunning pictures with a different perspective.
Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
The Allegheny National Forest is in northwest Pennsylvania and contains thousands of acres of old-growth forest. While the Allegheny National Forest might not seem like the place to go for a high-altitude adventure, it has several aerial attractions. First is the Kinzua Sky Walk Bridge towering 225 feet above the valley floor and extending 624 feet into the Kinzua Gorge, giving panoramic views of the Allegheny National Forest. The Kinzua Sky Walk is constructed on part of the old Kinzua Viaduct, which was once the longest and highest railroad viaduct in the world. When you are ready to get your feet off the ground, try an aerial tour of the forest. Choose to view the spectacular colors of the fall season or to enjoy the breeze on a warm summer day from the open cockpit of a vintage bi-plane, the basket of a hot air balloon, or the fast-paced ride of a zipline.
Cappadocia, Turkey, is known for its dramatic geological landscapes formed by ancient volcanoes and erosion with “fairy chimneys,” cone-shaped rock formations, and river valleys. Caves, tunnels, and buildings carved from the rock punctuate the natural beauty of this world-famous and culturally diverse destination. The best way to enjoy the views of Cappadocia is from a hot air balloon. There are a number of hot air balloon tours available in Cappadocia that differ from the number of people in the basket to the length of time in the air. Rides are available year round, but the best time to go is between April and June or between September and October. And even though there can be around 100 balloons in the air on a single day, hot air balloon rides are surprisingly safe.
Denali National Park, Alaska
Covering over 6 million acres of wilderness in the Alaskan interior with only one public road in the park, the best way to see Denali National Park is by air. Denali National Park is home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Within the park, there are tundras, spruce forests, sheer granite cliffs, glaciers, and a range of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, caribou, moose, and more. To truly see the vast beauty of the park and Alaska, you must do it by air . There is a wide range of tours that will take you in and around the park, including tours that will land you on a glacier.
Aerial tours offer a full view of landscapes and cities that can only be seen in part on the land. Whether by hot air balloon, airplane, helicopter, or zip-line, an aerial tour will provide you with truly amazing pictures.
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