Layover Tour - Panama City Tour And Canal Visitor Center

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Layover Tour - Panama City Tour and Canal Visitor Center, 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM1/1/2023 - 12.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Panama City, Panama
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up at most hotels in the city center.
    Airports
    Tocumen Intl Airport, Panama City Panama
    Ports
    Causeway Amador, WF6H+GP2, Panama.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Panama city Tour + Canal Museum + Canal Visitors Center + Locks At Miraflores
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and visit the most important sites and landmarks of Panama. Tour both the historical and modern areas of Panama city and visit the world-famous Panama Canal, whose impressive system of locks continues to fascinate visitors.
Tour Duration:
One half day orapproximately 5 hours. The schedule is adaptable to less time depending upon your needs.

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins when you are picked up at the Tocumen International Airport (PTY) or at one of the hotels in Panama city. In route from the airport well pass through an urban section of the noteworthy for the modernness of the designs, the immensity of the skyscrapers and the sophisticated shopping areas and condominiums. An interesting side note is that Panama City was the first city founded by the invading Spaniards on the shores of the Pacific Ocean on the 15th of August, 1519. 

Today Panama City is the most modern city in Latin America. Well explore such areas as the city center with its enormous skyscrapers and the waterfront strip with its spectacular boardwalk. which spreads out over an area of same 66 hectares (163 acres) a large portion of this having been taken from the sea. Within this zone youll find public squares, parks, bicycle paths, skate parks and even a new soccer stadium. 

Well also visit the Old Town (Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo) section of the city where youll have the chance to walk around and explore this colonial area, take photographs and admire what is truly an open-air architectural museum complete with churches, cobblestone streets, theaters, homes and buildings all constructed in the Colonial era around 1673. In 1997 this area was declared Patrimony of Humanity (Heritage of Humanity ) by UNESCO. 

From there well continue on the Amador Causeway, know locally as just The Causeway, which is another oceanfront boardwalk area ; Naos, Perico and Flamenco. You will, as well, get an excellent view of the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and the majestic Las Americas Bridge. Later you will have the opportunity to see the Canal operation up close as well take you to the Canal Visitor Center at Miraflores Locks. There youll be able to watch how the locks function and witness the passage of all sizes of ships through them. From the terraces overlooking the Canal youll watch as the ships are raised above sea level or lowered back down to it depending upon their direction of travel. Youll also have the chance to visit the Canal museum where youll learn all about the function of the Canal, its history and be able to interact with simulators that will give you the experience of piloting one of the huge ships through the Canal from the captains bridge. Also available for your education and entertainment youll find galleries and exhibition halls, some of which offer virtual reality presentations in 3D. 

This fascinating Panama City Tour will additionally take you to many other sights brimming with history, culture and scenic beauty. After this tour we will take you back to the airport or your hotel.

Note: You must also add airport transfer costs: $45 USD for 1 or 2 people per direction ($90 USD round-trip for 1 or 2 people). Third and additional person over 3 years of age $20 per direction. Paid upon arrival at the airport.

Inclusions

Bilingual driver/guide narrator.

Panama City Tour.

Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center

Exclusions

Note: You must also add airport transfer costs: $45 USD for 1 or 2 people per direction ($90 USD round-trip for 1 or 2 people). Third and additional person over 3 years of age $20 per direction. Paid upon arrival at the airport.

Meals not included.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Note: You must also add airport transfer costs: $45 USD for 1 or 2 people per direction ($90 USD round-trip for 1 or 2 people). Third and additional person over 3 years of age $20 per direction. Paid upon arrival at the airport.

Lunch and dinner is available at the Atlantic & Pacific Company restaurant located at the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center during the hours of operation noted above. If you wish to eat at a different restaurant in the city, your guide will assist you. Meals are the responsibility of each guest.

We also can offer to transport you to the museum of the famous architect Frank Gehry, The Biodiversity Museum. At the Biodiversity Museum youll have the opportunity to learn about the birth of Panama and about how our beautiful country changed the world. Entrance fees to these museums are at the responsability of each guest. Our guide is available to pick you up at these museums when you complete your visit.

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Ministry of Health orders the mandatory use of face masks throughout the country.Private Tour.

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Jan-2019

    Had a layover in Panama City for 10 hours which I love because it gives me a chance to do a quick check on a city to see if I need to come back. TA sent me Ali Douglas of Ivan Tours. He did an amazing job. I got the highlights of the city and a good bit of history from Ali. Will definitely be back. Panama City and are has it all

  • 31-Dec-2018

    Looking for an amazing, educational tour? Look no further than Luis Vega! I can not speak enough great things of our experience with Luis. He knows all the good times to go to the canal. He knows the history and facts about the city. He drives a nice van so plenty of room for a family. His English is perfect! He also made some stops around town at different lookout points for pics. He’s very affordable too. I found him through this site and another person’s review. I hope you find him through mine. He responds very quickly if you email him. When we come back to Panama we will definitely be calling him again! Good luck and have fun! Luis Vega vegaluis2010@gmail.com Vegaluis29@hotmail.com 50766746315 (on WhatsApp! Too)

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Conversamos com Jaine por email 1 mês antes da nossa viagem. Estavamos de passagem para o Canadá e ficaríamos 8 horas no Panamá. Escolhemos Jaine pelas boas indicações que encontrei na internet, e realmente todos estavam cheios de razão. Jaine é gentil, simpático, cuidadoso. Nos pegou no aeroporto logo cedo e foi nos contando tudo sobre o Panamá, desde a parte histórica, comidas, turismo, e etc. Nos levou almoçar em um lugar delicioso, ao gosto dos locais. O lugar era simples e saborosíssimo. Adoramos a companhia dele. O carro é uma mini van, muito confortável e espaços. Estavamos em 2, mas caberia facilmente 7 pessoas naquela mini van, com um lugar espaçoso para guardar as malas. Indicaria de olhos fechados. Recomendamos fazer o tour com o Jaine 100%.

  • 09-Jul-2018

    Luis waited for me at the Airport, and right on time. I was a little late but he was there! Took me to the city center and was very accommodating with all my questions as he was so knowledgeable. Loved the tour! Thanks Luis. Also, the restaurant was fantastic. loved it.

  • 21-Jun-2018

    Luis waited for me at the Airport, and right on time. I was a little late but he was there! Took me to the city center and was very accommodating with all my questions as he was so knowledgeable. Loved the tour! Thanks Luis. Also, the restaurant was fantastic. loved it.

  • 03-Jun-2018

    This was a great bus tour and the canal museum and the visitor's center were the highlights. It is just amazing how this canal was made and equally sad to see how many people died in the construction. Just outside the visitor's we saw a sloth in the trees.

  • 30-May-2018

    The Miraflores visitor centre had a museum, audio-visual room and a restaurant. I think it had 4 floors. My mom and I went when we visited Panama and we loved the experience. On the top floor we had an amazing view of the Canal as the ships came and went. We did not go with a tour guide but travelled there by ourselves. Outside the centre there are many taxis outside. So we were able to take one to the Mall after we were done at the centre, which is just like 15 mins away. The fare was expensive though. There was a fare to go into the centre, I think it was USD$20.

  • 26-Dec-2017

    Passeio surpreendente! A Cidade do Panamá está em crescimento com prédios novos de arquitetura arrojada, neste passeio observa-se a parte antiga e a nova da cidade muito interessante, mas é o passeio ao Canal do Panamá que nos faz ter vontade de voltar. pode-se incluir um pacote ao Caribe embarcando em Cólon.