Drones are quickly gaining popularity with travellers and many are investing in a high quality travel drone to capture unique and stunning aerial video and photos. We’ve traveled the world with our drones for a few years and have tried and tested some of the most popular options on the market in our pursuit of finding the best travel drone. As travel writers and photographers we need gear that is high quality, portable and reliable and we understand the challenges of traveling with a drone. Here’s our recommendations for the best travel drone.
What makes a great travel drone?
There are a number of factors which make a great travel drone and we’ve narrowed down our favourites to DJI. We travel with a DJI Phantom 4 and a DJI Mavic Pro so we know first hand the benefits of the DJI drones and how good they are for travelling with. Here’s why we rate the DJI drones as the best for travel:
- Small and Compact: The most important aspect to consider with a drone for travel. If your drone is too big and bulky you’ll leave it behind and will inevitably miss that stunning shot you’ll always wish you’d taken. So your travel drone needs to be as small and compact as possible so you can easily carry it in your bag with when hiking, exploring, on the plane etc. The Mavic Pro, Air and Spark are super compact and easy to pack. The Phantom 4 / Phantom 4 Pro drones are more bulky but have other benefits and we’ve taken ours on a number of trips.