Scenic Helicopter Flight: The South of Granada

Main characteristics Excursion: TC18600-10
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 tour start from the heliport in the Port of Motril flying towards the Beznar Dam and entering the Alpujarra through valleys and ravines that descend from the peaks of Sierra Nevada to the Guadalfeo River Basin. An area of great natural beauty and great contrasts, with fertile valleys with abundant fruit trees and vineyards, such as the Trevelez river valley, with small whitewashed villages such as La Taha or Pitres and large ravines such as Poqueira Ravine, You will also see its three unique villages: Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira. 

On the way back to the coast you will fly over the Guadalfeo river Valley, which is a spectacular natural monument. The Tajo de los Vados Canyon, a river gorge formed by the Guadalfeo River for millions of years, with cuts of up to 330 ft in which the helicopter will enter for your enjoyment, which is one of the most special moments of the flight.


From there the trip is going to Salobrena, a beautiful whitewashed village with medieval structure built around the wall and the Moorish castle, which crowns the village, to then head for the coast of Almunecar, the tourist capital of the area. From there you go to the Punta de la Mona, with its beautiful marina, the beach Playa del Muerto, its incredible mansions, the unusually transparent waters, rock islets and the wonderful view on the bay of La Herradura.

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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