Panama City Sightseeing & Canal Tour

Starting from $71/pers$139/pers

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The perfect introduction to Panama City and to the famous Panama Canal

We offer 3 variations of this tour, full day, half-day (private only) and shore excursion for guests on cuise ships arriving to Port Amador.
Along this captivating journey through the heart of Panama City, you will visit the following sights:

The Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks Visitors Center + IMAX 3D) $
Located right in front of the Miraflores locks on the Pacific side of Panama, this is where you can see up-close the operations of the canal and the transiting ships through one of the original locks.
$ Tickets can be purchased during the booking process or onsite.
EXPECT LONG LINEUPS AT THE TICKET BOOTH. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVENCE THROUGH US.

Cerro Ancon
A small nature sanctuary surrounded by the urban jungle of Panama City, Ancon hill stands tall in its 650-foot height. The highest peak in Panama City that offers breathtaking views of the city, the port and the Panama Canal. Even though it is located in the middle of the city, Ancon Hill has managed to retain a bit of wilderness and is home to sloths, tamarins, coatis and armadillos.

Amador Causeway
This gorgeous 6-kilometer road extension connects Panama City to several islands known as the Causeway Islands. It was initially built as a break water for the canal entrance from the rocks extracted during the excavation of the Panama Canal and now serves as an entertainment boardwalk and a popular social destination. It’s the ideal place for photo enthusiasts as you can capture a beautiful panoramic of the city’s skyline or a romantic sunset plunging into the ocean.

Casco Viejo also called Casco Antiguo (the Old Town)
Located in Panama City, is a historic district renowned for its vibrant blend of colonial architecture and contemporary flair. With its cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and charming plazas, Casco Viejo offers a captivating atmosphere where visitors can explore centuries-old landmarks, trendy art galleries, chic restaurants, and lively nightlife.

You will also be able to see La Cinta Costera, Avenida Balboa, Las Americas Bridge and the Fish Market (Mercado de Mariscos).

Note: Half-day tours might not include all of these sights, if you have any must-see please mention them in the comments section during the resevation process.

  • Tour highlights

    • Discover Panama City old and modern architecture
    • Blend into the rich culture and diversity of Panama
    • See the Panama Canal, a marvel of modern engineering
    • Experiance colonial architecture and modern culture
    • Enjoy panoramic views of Panama City and stunning views of the city skyline
  • Days available

    Everyday

  • Pick up time and Duration

    Pick up times:

    • Private tours: 8:30am
    • Semi-private tours: between 8am and 8:30am
      (exact time will be confirmed 24h in advance)

     


    Duration:

    • Full day tours and shore excursions: 7.5h
    • Half-day tours: 4.5h
  • Included

    • Hotel pick up (Panama City only)
    • Transportation
    • Guide
    • Bottled water
    • Taxes
  • Not Included

    • Entrance fees to Panama Canal Visitors Center
      (tickets available for purchase during checkout)
    • Lunch / Meals
    • Gratuities
    • Port tax (if applicable, added during checkout)
  • What to bring

    • Passports of all passengers (mandatory)
    • Hat / Cap / Sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Light & comfortable clothes
  • Difficulty

    • Level: Easy Details: Light walking (1-2h), some stairs
    • Suggested age: All ages

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Notes

  • Please note that currently the Miraflores visitors center is undergoing a major renovation. Because of that, the museum and exhibition halls are currently closed. Expect long delays at the ticket booth, we strongly suggest puchasing your tickets in advence on our website. You will have the option to add the tickets to your booking during the checkout process.
  • Our semi-private tours offers an exclusive small group (max. 12 guests) experience with personalized attention, while allowing for some interaction with other like-minded travelers.
  • Our private tours provides a fully personalized and exclusive travel experience tailored to the individual or group’s specific interests and preferences, with a dedicated guide and no other participants.
  • This tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance of the tour date.
  • Kids 0-5yo are always free
  • Cancellation terms and conditions

Fequent questions about this tour

  • Q: What are the attractions at the Miraflores Visitor Center?

    A:
    • The Miraflores Visitor Center offers a variety of attractions for visitors to enjoy and learn more about the Panama Canal. Among these attractions are four exhibition halls that showcase the Canal’s history, biodiversity, and international significance in an engaging and visually appealing way.

    • Additionally, the center also features a new viewing deck at Miraflores, designed to offer exceptional views of the Canal’s operation with a modern and strategic layout. This facility allows visitors to closely observe the transit of ships through the iconic locks.

    • Included in the visitor experience is the opportunity to watch a 3D movie about the history and operations of the Panama Canal at the IMAX Theater, narrated by Morgan Freeman. Furthermore, there is a photo gallery available for visitors to explore and enjoy, adding to the overall educational and fascinating experience at the Miraflores Visitor Center


    • Tickets can be purchased via our website during the tours booking process at the following rates: Adults for $17.22 and Children between 6 and 12 years old for $7.22. Additionally, children under 6 years old can enter for free.

    Note: Please note that currently the Miraflores visitors center is undergoing a major renovation. Because of that, the museum and exhibition halls are currently closed.

  • Q: Can you customize this tour with an attractions or specific sight I have in mind?

    A:

    Absolutely! We can custom build a tour just for you, our staff will be more than happy to assist you with that. Simply send your request via our contact form and we’ll get back to you within 24h.

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