The best New Orleans helicopter and plane tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published January 2, 2018

One of the most unique ways to truly appreciate both the grand old city of New Orleans and the natural beauty of the Mississippi River Delta as it fans out into the Gulf of Mexico is from the air. That is because the expanse of wetlands and the urban sprawl, while comely in their own rights, take on an entirely new aspect when seen in their entirety.

There are a select number of good sightseeing tours from the air. Both plane and helicopter tours are available and the prices are actually surprisingly reasonable. Some even throw in a few extra surprises to make your trip even more memorable. Here are the best three.