Scenic Helicopter Flight: The Tajos de los Vados Canyon

Main characteristics Excursion: TC18600-4
Type  : scenic helicopter flight
Start Location : Heliport Motril
Flying time  : 20 minutes (total time 40 min)
Number of persons 2 - 3 (more persons on request)
Price a person : € 140 pp  (3p) / € 175 pp (2p) 
Aerport tax : € 10 a person
Insurance included : civil responsibility insurance
Suitable for children  : yes, (are charged as an adult)

The tour is starting with a flight over Motril, discovering the attractive points of interests of the city and then flying towards Vélez de Benaudalla, where you can see  its castle and where you will have stunning views of the Rules dam and the mountain range of La Alpujarra.

From there, we will head into the Tajo de los Vados canyon, a river gorge formed by the river Guadalfeo for millions of years, with cuts of up to 100 m. At the coast you will see Salobreña, a beautiful white village with medieval structure built around the walls and the Moorish castle, which crowns the town. After flying over its castle, you will head back to the heliport by flying over Playa Granada Beach, with its golf course, and the holiday mansion of King Balduino and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Villa Astrida.

Note: 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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