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Panama Canal & City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

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    What to Expect
    Start with morning pickup from the American Trade Hotel, and listen as your guide describes the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal en route to the Miraflores Locks, the first stop on your full-day tour. On arrival, witness ships being raised and lowered between sea level and Miraflores Lake, then enjoy interactive displays at the Miraflores Visitors Center.

    Next up is Ancón Hill (Cerro Ancón), a 650-foot (200-meter) viewpoint that overlooks Panama City. After the drive up, stroll around the lookout platform and keep an eye out for armadillos, deer, tamarins and even elusive sloths!

    Browse for local handicrafts at an artisan market before continuing south into Panama Bay and the Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), which connects the mainland to three small manmade islands. View the Bridge of the Americas and stop for lunch at one of the area’s many restaurants (own expense). After lunch, you'll head to the Smithsonian-operated Punta Culebra Nature Center on Naos Island for a 20-minute outdoor stroll around the open-air museum. 

    Back in Panama City, you’re driven to the 17th-century colonial neighborhood of Casco Viejo (‘Old Quarter’) for a 1.5-hour guided walking tour through the World Heritage–listed district. See landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Palacio de las Garzas (the residence of the President of Panama), the Church of St Francis of Assisi and the National Theatre as you learn little-known facts from your guide.

    Your full-day tour ends with return to the central meeting point.
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    Departure Point
    American Trade Hotel, Plaza Herrera Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    7h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra
    • Locks and the museum
    • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal
    • Entry/Admission - Punta Culebra Nature Center
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Transportation to/from the meeting point
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A maximum of 9 people per booking
    • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page
    • Closure of sites: Please note that the Panama government has recently discussed closing the Cerro Ancon bridge, and as a result, we may be unable to visit it on this tour. Should this happen, we'll offer a suitable alternative for that portion of the tour.
    • Important: If you are joining the tour from the airport, you must make your own way to the meeting point. Your flight must arrive prior to 6am in order to make it to the tour's departure time of 8am
    • Note: Spanish-speaking guides are available upon request. Please contact the local tour operator upon booking if you require this service
    • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were only two couples out the 9 that. Had initially booked this tour for January 1. Sean our guide was interesting and knowledgeablewe also had opinions about various issues as they affected his country. Clearly, he loves his country and hopes for a great future that it
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    Enjoyed being driven around to hotspots in the city! Was a busy day with lots packed in! Our tour guide was an excellent driver.
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    Amazing tour of a fascinating city. The canal is incredible - a must-see; and I loved the old city. Kevin is incredibly knowledgeable & charismatic and fun to be with. He takes you to places you wouldn't find without him. Oh, and we saw a sloth. Cute.
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    Very knowledgeable host... Strongly advise tripping with him..Top knotch. He knows all the ins outs local spots... Where to stay and places to avoid
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    Gonzo was a great guide. He’s very knowledgeable and friendly. I hesitated to book this tour because of the price, but I’m glad we did it because we learned a lot about Panama and since we only had one day in the capital it was the perfect overview. The pace was good, and
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    LPopelka
    Alameda, California
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    Great Nature Hike and Cultural experience
    I’m giving 3 stars for the monkeys and 5 stars for the nature hike and cultural experience. The monkeys live on
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    Marlene E
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    Dave and Marlene
    Gonzo was a great tour guide. Our visit to the Wounaan village was very interesting. We were able to see all three
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    Cath M
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    Interesting and fun day
    Thank you Theresa for a fun day! Theresa was so passionate, interesting, and shared her vast local knowledge with
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    Boubou60_12
    Montreal, Canada
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    Miraflores Lock Cisco Viejo and Panama City
    We were only two couples out the 9 that. Had initially booked this tour for January 1. Sean our guide was
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    Rshap14
    Munich, Germany
    213
    Could have told us
    Monkey island is interesting. However, they could have told us that we're in a boat the whole time. For some
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    BoyG
    10
    Gonzo, not the well known muppet character
    Our guide, Gonzo, from Barefoot Panama tours and more is everything a guide should be. Many times tours rely on
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    LavaGuthrie
    Asheville, North Carolina
    10
    City Tour
    Enjoyed being driven around to hotspots in the city! Was a busy day with lots packed in! Our tour guide was an
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    intrepid_apple
    51
    Trip of a lifetime!
    Amazing tour of a fascinating city. The canal is incredible - a must-see; and I loved the old city. Kevin is
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    Michael G
    10
    Bare foot in Panama 👍👍👍👍👍
    Very knowledgeable host... Strongly advise tripping with him..Top knotch. He knows all the ins outs local
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    Diana Tiellet
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    92
    Panamá city jungle experience
    A beautiful and very interesting tour for nature and local communities lovers! Gonzo was my guide and I could not
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