Go on an exciting helicopter ride from Panama City over to the Panama Canal. Flying at only 800 feet after take off you are treated to an optimum vantage point of the Canals’ system of locks. As you fly along side the Culebra Cut, a narrow passageway in the Canal, you are likely to see a ship passing through due to the fact that at this point in the Canal there is only room for one ship at a time.
After flying over the Culebra Cut you’ll be heading over to The Canopy Tower, one of Panama’s most visited bird watching destinations. You can see the canopy along the mountainside as the roof is just a bit higher than the tree tops. The Canopy features an astonishing number of species and is widely known throughout the region.
Once you pass The Canopy you will be flying over the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and then to Gatun Locks. Gatun Locks is the only set of locks on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. It’s at this point in that the Canals really opens up. You can see all the little rivers that comprise the Canal. You definitely want to have your camera with you.
After a loop around the locks you’ll be headed back to Panama City. The ride back will be nice as the Canal will be out your left window for the remainder of the ride. The flight back will be at a higher elevation so you get a really wide and expansive view.
A helicopter ride of a lifetime…don’t forget to bring your camera!
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PANAMA TRAVEL CORP / Inter Travel LBP is a Travel Marketing Company specializing in Panama and Central America with an office in Panama has been in business since 2008. The company provides web marketing services to companies and individuals worldwide and sells advertising in its network of Panama related websites. As part of its services, Panama Travel Corp coordinates lodging, tours and transportation services on behalf of its foreign clients. We have on board a group of specialists that are trained and motivated to provide a quality service to the tourist industry all around Panama; our team includes bilingual experience guides, professional drivers and naturalists.