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Learn all there is to know about Panama City, direct from a local.
Discover all the local secrets behind the Panama Canal, an iconic landmark.
Explore Panama City’s markets and historic neighborhood.
Explore the district of Ancon and the former U.S. Canal Zone.
Take a stroll through the Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra and catch a glimpse of the Bridge of the Americas (not open on Mondays).
After meeting your local guide, you’ll begin your Panama City tour by wandering through the old historic district of Casco Viejo, which is so beautiful it’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, your guide will point out landmarks and important features of the neighbourhood, and fill you in on the secrets that only locals know.
Continue on through Balboa, exploring some of the old U.S. military zone, and see the headquarters for the legendary Panama Canal before heading to the Miraflores Locks visitor centre. Here you’ll be able to see the ships on their journey through one of the most famous canals the world, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This part of your Panama Canal tour will tell you all you need to know about this incredible feat of engineering, with help from your local guide and a self-guided tour through the museum dedicated to the Canal.
From here you’ll head to Ancon to explore more of this famous part of the city before moving on to the Amador Causeway to take in the view of the Bridge of the Americas. We’ll grab bite a bite to eat and enjoy a little nature walk on the Smithsonian-owned Punta Culebra. Enjoy this amazing and historic 'secret' part of Panama.
Local English speaking guide; Locks and the museum; Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra.
Transportation to and from meeting point; Food and beverages; Tips and gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available daily at 8:00am.
Approximately 7 - 8 hours.
Meeting point: Café UNIDO Coffee Roasters, inside the American Trade Hotel, Casco Viejo (Avenida Central and Calle 9).
Ending point: American Trade Hotel in Casco Viejo, Avenida Central and Calle 10A Oeste.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 9.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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