PRIVATE AIR CHARTER
Having served the needs of discerning, time-sensitive travelers since 2003, we have the know-how as well as direct relationships with trusted and fully vetted local providers to offer seamless, custom-made private air solutions as part of our luxury itineraries.
Whether it is a jet, propeller plane, helicopter or hydroplane, our private air offerings allow for comfortable, flexible and stress-free experiences whose ultimate goal is to save precious travel time. While some Blue Parallel travelers opt for the full door-to-door private air experience, others prefer to fly privately once they’ve reached their chosen region, or only to avoid inconvenient non-direct commercial routes during their trip. According to preference, and taking into account the size of each client’s party, our team of luxury travel experts will be able to guide them through various alternatives to the standard commercial routes.
As part of our safety procedures, we conduct an extensive due diligence process that includes checking that the air operator is fully up to date with all their licenses and insurance certificates, among a list of other important documents.
When commercial flights between destinations are non-direct or irregular, private air travel can offer our travelers the flexibility that they need, guaranteeing a fast-tracked, hassle-free journey with no lines and no delays. Our travel experts know that in some cases, commercial routes between our featured destinations are unfeasible. Whether our guests are traveling from Iguazu to Patagonia or from Fez to Porto, we can shave valuable hours off the total travel time by offering efficient, private air travel solutions, allowing them to enjoy the shortened journey between destinations in privacy, comfort, and style. In rugged Iceland, Blue Parallel allows guests to visit a breathtaking volcano and a glittering glacial lagoon on the southeastern coast and return to their luxury accommodation in the southwest all in one day by using a private helicopter to avoid a five-hour drive in each direction.
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Traveling by private air can open up unique opportunities that would otherwise not be possible for time-sensitive travelers. When flying privately, our guests not only get to spend more time in each destination but are also able to access some of the world’s most remote – and special – places. Seeing Guatemala’s El Mirador pyramid from above or soaring over the Iguazu Falls by helicopter are just a couple of examples of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that we can offer. In certain cases, to reach far-flung destinations such as Panama’s San Blas Islands, private plane transfers are the only available option. See below for some of our favorite private air adventures.
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Click any of the options below to learn more about a few of our favorite journeys that feature private air experiences. These experiences are not offered on a stand-alone basis and are only booked as part of an all-inclusive Blue Parallel journey.
PRIVATE AIR LATIN AMERICA
It would typically take days of trekking through the jungle to see Guatemala’s El Mirador pyramid, but we transport guests there by private helicopter from their boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Atitlán, offering a rarely seen aerial view of the ruins. After exploring El Mirador, continue by private helicopter to a luxury lodge in northern Guatemala near the famed Tikal ruins.
Because Belize is dotted with private airstrips, a private plane is frequently the most efficient way to travel between different regions such as Placencia in the Caribbean to the jungles of the mainland. The famed Blue Hole, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage site in Belize, is also best experienced from above en route to Belize City as the perfect ending to a luxury tour of Belize.
Blue Parallel travelers can opt for a helicopter ride to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Rio’s picture perfect highlights like Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain to avoid crowds and public transportation. Our luxury trips to Iguazu also include a private helicopter journey over the roaring falls - an unforgettable experience!
Reaching Panama’s remote San Blas Islands is only possible by private plane transfer. We take our travelers from Panama City to a landing strip in the archipelago, where they can board their luxury catamaran to explore the idyllic islands in style.
A trip to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands promises to be an adventure of a lifetime for nature-loving travelers. Our private plane transfers from Baltra to Isabela Island allow them to explore this wildlife-rich archipelago from two different bases.
When traveling to Costa Rica, staying at eco-lodges deep within the Costa Rican rainforest is an unmissable experience. Our private plane transfers offer a way to combine nature and adventure travel with luxury, comfort and style.
To avoid wasted hours of travel time, our guests can explore the world’s largest rainforest by taking a hydroplane from Manaus to the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, where canoeing and wildlife spotting adventures await.
PRIVATE AIR MEDITERRANEAN
In Morocco, many of the major attractions are scattered throughout the country, so we save precious travel time using a combination of private helicopters and private planes depending on travelers’ needs. This allows guests to travel between ancient cities like Marrakesh and remote camps in the Saharan Desert without long drives through difficult terrains.
Our Greece trips regularly feature private air shortcuts to cover a large surface area in a short space of time – day trips from Athens to Delphi and the ancient Meteora monasteries near the Pindos Mountains are only possible by helicopter. After enjoying the bucolic Peloponnese peninsula, guests can depart directly from the helipad at the luxurious Amanzoe to Santorini. Most Greek islands don’t have an airport, so for guests who wish to avoid ferries, a private helicopter is the ideal option.
A highlight of our custom-made Sicilian journeys is reaching the remote Aeolian Island of Salina by helicopter from Taormina, passing Mount Etna’s smoking volcano along the way.
Our travelers can discover more of nature-rich Corsica by taking a helicopter ride from the south to the north of the island. Along the way, we organize a stop off at a private beach for a traditional lunch with sea views.
PRIVATE AIR POLAR REGIONS
Traveling to and from Antarctica by sea takes at least two days in each direction on potentially rough waters. By using a privately chartered plane to fly guests directly to King George Island, Blue Parallel saves four travel days that can be spent enjoying the spectacular Antarctic views and wildlife instead.
With Blue Parallel, guests can explore the natural highlights in southern Iceland in just one day via private helicopter. On a day of adventure that would typically require five hours of driving time in just one direction, guests will travel by helicopter from their luxury villa to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with a stop for a snowmobiling adventure along the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
In Norway, taking a private helicopter to a mountainside family farm saves travelers time and offers the unique experience of seeing majestic fjords from above. Guests can also enjoy the experience of staying in their own unique lighthouse accommodation on a private island without the long boat ride back to the airport in town by opting for a private helicopter transfer.
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"Thank you again for the high class service from Blue Parallel. You and your team were excellent. The trip was phenomenal and each one of our guides were exceptional! The hotels, restaurants, were also first class. I know this was done last minute, just think if we really planned! I have been asked for my itinerary by 10 different people - will refer to Blue Parallel! Thanks. Irwin."Visit Testimonials
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“We are now back in Amsterdam after a wonderful trip to Morocco. This may have been our best trip yet with Blue Parallel. Everything ran like a clock. The food was great. The hotels were great. The country was great. We all feel our main guide, Adib, was exceptionally good. He was very well informed and went above and beyond to make us all happy during the trip. His driver was also outstanding and made us all feel safe on the treacherous roads of Morocco. It was truly one of the best vacations we have ever had.”Visit Testimonials
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"It has been a wonderful trip. The helicopter was thrilling. We have loved seeing so much of Sicily in such an easy way. Elisa was a lovely guide. Mario was very knowledgeable. The star of the trip was Emmanuelle in Salina. We had a wonderful time hiking with him. A delightful young man, and a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. Just terrific. Thank you for all your hard work!"Visit Testimonials
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"All of the Malletts had an excellent experience and adventure, and we highly enjoyed all the folks on the Blue Parallel Team. Magadalena was easy-going, accommodating and a perfect host. She was great with all of us and made everything go very smoothly. The staff in the glaciers area was excellent, friendly and helpful. Ernestina in Buenos Aires was perfect. We all loved her and she made our time here very special. The girls wanted to spend as much time with her as we could. We also highly enjoyed Gabriel in Iguazu. He was very knowledgeable."Visit Testimonials