To see the world from great heights is to appreciate its vast splendor. The intricacies on the ground form an even greater composite when you look down from the seat of an airplane, helicopter or scenic viewpoint. These views, both breathtaking and humbling, are why people travel.
We compiled some of our favorite sky-high views from Global Discovery Vacations members over the years. Warning: Hawaii helicopter tours show up a lot on this list.
“The paddle boat on Lake Tahoe from the high point.” – Member Dale R.
“Taken above Zell am See, Austria.” – Member Mike E.
“Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii.” – Member Timothy H.
“It’s not the arctic tundra, they are clouds!” – Member Jon H.
“English Harbor in Antigua.” – Member David N.
“Diamond Head Lighthouse (Oahu, Hawaii) – still the most breathtaking view ever!” – Member Michele F.
“View during our helicopter ride in Sedona, Arizona.” – Member Donald K.
“Rainbow over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.” – Member Michael R.
“Checking a helicopter ride over Kauai off the bucket list.” – Member David C.
“Volcano National Park, via helicopter provided, a stunning overhead view of Kilauea Caldera and Halemaumau Crater.” – Member Joel P.
“Flying from Paris to Bergamo, Italy over the French and Italian Alps.” – Member William B.
“View of northern Kauai, including the Na Pali Coast, from a no-doors helicopter ride around the island during stay at Pono Kai Resort, Kapaa.” – Member Sheryl H.
“Montmartre under the lovely blue skies of Paris.” – Member Grace N.
“Photo taken from helicopter during our tour of the Na Pali Coast. One of the highlights of our trip to Kauai, Hawaii.” – Member Jason N.
“Grand Canyon in August.” – Member Walter E.
“Bryce Canyon National Park.” – Member Larry D.
“Beautiful Opaekaa Falls on Kauai, one of many waterfalls you will see on the island.” – Member Charles M.
What’s the most amazing view you’ve seen from up high?