Malaysian operator offers helicopter tours

AERIAL tours by helicopter over selected scenic spots in Malaysia are now available under the 1Malaysia Helicopter Tour packages brand.

Targeted at high-yield tourists, these packages are offered in Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Langkawi.

In Kuala Lumpur, passengers can be picked up from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport or the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, and transported to Genting Highlands through a scenic journey.

Options on offer in Sabah are the Mount Kinabalu Aerial Tour and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Tour. The aerial tour in Langkawi covers the Unesco Global Geopark, Mount Machinchang and Dayang Bunting Island. Commentaries on passing attractions and landmarks are provided during the tours.

The packages are offered by six travel agents – Shajasa Travel & Tours, Elite Luxury Vacations (M), Global International Travel & Tours, Langkawi Helicopter Xtours, Amazing Borneo Tours & Events and Discover Borneo.

Shajasa Travel & Tours Tour Operator, Hannah Wong, said: “Prices for helicopter tours start at 835 ringgit (US$278) per person for a 30-minute ride for a minimum of four persons.”

“The cost increases based on the package and whether they follow fixed or custom-made itineraries.”

The response to these packages will determine whether the agency considers covering other states and offers more options.

“We will work with other travel agents to promote these packages,” Wong said.

By N. Nithiyananthan

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