Half-Day Panama City Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Panama City

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During this private city tour of Panama City you will spend approximately 1.5 hours at each site and you will be able to choose the order of your visit and you will be accompanied by a professional bilingual guide who will narrate the history of Panama. During the tour you will visit the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks, Casco Viejo and the Amador Causaway.
You will be met by a guide at your hotel in Panama City at either 8:00am or 1:00pm for an unforgettable excursion of the city's historical sites. The tour starts with a 30 minute ride to the Miraflores locks to observe the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. The busiest hours are from 9am to 11am and from 2pm to 5pm, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. You will enjoy the view on the Locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete the visit of the Canal you will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which gives you a good idea on the construction of the Canal a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. After the visit to the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks your guide will continue the tour and take you to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views on the Canal on one side and on the skyline of Panama City on the other side. After the Causeway the tour continues to the Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Viejo you feel set back in time as you admire and enjoy the view of the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to the Canal center
  • Surcharge of $50.00 round trip from 1 to 3 Passengers for pickups from Playa Bonita

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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