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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 The Panama City & Canal Helicopter Tour
For each flight, it is important not to forget your original identification documents such as identity cards for Panamanians and passports for foreigners.
Helicopter models used
Aircraft available in this package are US helicopters manufacturer Robinson. The models are the Robinson R44 from 1 to 3 people and Robinson R66 4 max.
If the number of passengers exceeds the capacity of the aircraft in our Panama City & Canal Helicopter Tour can easily add more aircraft to complete the group.
Currently, we have 10 places in 2 helicopters Robinson R44 and Robinson R66.
Other helicopter tours cheaper
Among the cheaper options we can recommend our helicopter tours are 30 minutes:
- Panama Canal Helicopter Tour from $ 535 for a 30-minute overflight
- Panama City Helicopter Tour from $ 535 for a 30-minute overflight
Larger and more comfortable helicopters
Aero Albrook has access to the largest inventory of aircraft in Panama. Upon request, you can expect more comfortable options as the Eurocopter helicopter 130 (6 passengers) and Augusta AW119 (7 passengers).
How to get the helicopter?
The Tour Helicopter Canal and Panama City departs from a private hangar at the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport or Albrook Airport in Panama City, Panama. To reach this hangar we can help you book a private car or you can drive here by your own. Open Map …
Unfortunately, you can not enter this area into a taxi.
Available from Monday to Sunday
Reserve anytime between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm
Whenever there is daylight you can fly, but we recommend doing it in the afternoon around 2:00 pm because at this time there are usually more sightings of vessels crossing the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific Panama Canal Zone.
- Pilot & Fuel
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Address of Departure:
- Address: Albrook Airport, Panama City
Bookings are only available between September 19, 2018 and September 15, 2019