Scenic Helicopter Flight Alhambra from the Sky

Main characteristics Excursion: TC18600-9
Type  : scenic helicopter flight
Start Location : Heliport Motril
Flying time  : 50 minutes (total time 1h 10 min)
Number of persons 2 - 3 (more persons on request)
Price a person : € 315 pp  (3p) / € 415 pp (2p) 
Aerport tax : € 10 a person
Insurance included : civil responsibility insurance
Suitable for children  : yes, (are charged as an adult)

The take off is from the heliport in the port of Motril and goes over Motril, discovering the attractive points of interest of the town, The flight is crossing the Sierra de Los Guajares, with its magnificent pine forests and the Beznar reservoir, nestled in the Izbor river valley. You will also pass the beautiful Lecrín valley, with its orange and lemon trees plantations. Above Granada you will see the impressive monument of the Alhambra, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO where you will enjoy not only the wonderful views of the Alhambra Palace, but also of the Generalife Gardens and the Albaicin, During the trip you will enjoy incredible views of the Guadalfeo River Gorge, formed by the river over millions of years, the castle of Velez de Benaudalla, the dam of Rules, the Sierra de la Alpujarra with its beautiful white villages and the western slope of Sierra Nevada with its two highest peaks, the Veleta, with 11.142 ft and Mulhacen, with 11.414 ft.

In our descent towards the coast, the helicopter will cross the Sierra del Chaparral, from where you will enjoy spectacular views of the bay of La Herradura and Punta de la Mona, headland above the sea, with its beautiful marina, Playa del Muerto and incredible mansions, and of course, unusually transparent waters.

From there you will head to Salobrena, a beautiful whitewashed village with medieval structure located on a promontory and built around the wall and the Moorish castle that crowns the village, crossing Almunecar and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Verde River valley with its subtropical fruit plantations as papayas, custard apples and mangoes.

Note 1: This flight is only performed on weekends and work days after three o´clock.

Note 2: before the flight, you will be weighed  in order to balance the helicopter and you will receive an initial briefing.

The Helicopter & Heliport

R-44 Clipper II helicopter

  • 4 seats (3 passengers + pilot)
  • Lycoming IO-540 engine
  • Cruise speed: 217 Km/h
  • Range:  644 Kms, 3 hours 20 min.
  • Panoramic vision with bubble windows
  • Pop out floats for flights over water
  • HD video cameras  (inside and outside)
  • BOSE noise reduction headsets with voice activated microphone
  • Music

The  heliport in Motril is the second private heliport authorized by AESA in Andalusia. It is located in a privileged environment, surrounded by mountains to the north (Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Lujar) and the Mediterranean Sea to the South. In fact, it is located by the water, so that take offs and landings are always done over the sea, enjoying spectacular views of the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada, what makes it unique. 

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