Meet us at the Albrook Airport!
Find us 30 minutes prior to the departure time of your flight at Golfo 1, the checkpoint of the hangars of the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport, Albrook, Panama City.
😎 You can find the location on Google Map, Waze or Uber by “Golfo 1”.
When you arrive at this port, you must indicate to the security guard that you have a reservation for a helicopter tour and that our team will take you from this port to the hangar.
Next to the hangar we have many parking lots available free of charge for passengers.
The Helicopter Tour
The Panama City & Canal Helicopter Tour is our best-seller tour. It consists of a partial 30-minute flight over the capital of Panama, Panama City and then one of the most important commercial sea route (another 30 minutes).
The Beginning of the Panama City & Canal Helicopter Tour
Take off vertically from the Albrook Domestic Airport for this 30-minute helicopter scenic tour of Panama City. After takeoff, it’s straight to the landmarks that have made Panama one of the world’s greatest cities to live or visit. Ascending we’ll observe the entrance of the Panama Canal and the Ancon Hill. Then we’ll fly to Casco Viejo where we can observe the old plazas, monuments, and the parks.
The Panama Canal
We’ll start our trip going to go to the Bridge of the Americas, Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. This bridge was built in 1962, becoming the second bridge on the Panama Canal.
Visit the Miraflores Locks
In Miraflores, we can observe the operations of the Old Panama Canal, completed in 1914. These locks were built as a hinge and allow ships up to 289 meters long and up to 5,000 TEUs (1 TEU is equivalent to a 20-foot container).
Flight to the New Expanded Canal
After visiting the Miraflores Locks not deviate briefly to the east indirection to Cocolí Locks, part of the proposed Canal expansion, which opened on June 26, 2016.
These new locks allow ships up to 366 meters long and up to 13000 TEUs (1 TEU is equivalent to a 20-foot container).
Pedro Miguel Locks
Part of the old canal and like the Miraflores locks both have a length of approximately 3 kilometers including access to the walls. Pedro Miguel is the set of locks connecting Lake Miraflores to Gatun Lake, with the highest elevation.
What to Bring?
For each flight, it is important to bring original identification documents such as identity cards for Panamanians and passports for foreigners.
Other Recommended Tours
- Panama Canal Boat Tour: $135 – $180
- Panama City Catamaran Tour: $94
- Contadora Island Day Pass: $154
- Whale Watching Tour (July – September): $110 – $175
- Transport to the meeting address
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Richard Reid October 5, 2020
With few things open during the lockdown, every penny was worth it.