We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Panama City
Post
Inbox
Search

Layover Tour - Panama City Tour and Canal Visitor Center

Save
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$200.00
Date
2 travellers
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Low Price GuaranteeNo Booking Fees
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Panama Canal, Gatun Lakee, Panama City Panama

    Don’t accept imitations that only waste your time and don’t give the chance to discover the true beauty of our country. If you’re scheduled for a layover of 5 hours or more at the Tocumen Int´l airport and wish to experience the wonders of Panama City; visit the world-famous Panama Canal or the Frank Gehry Biodiversity Museum, where you’ll discover just how Panama changed the world, this is your opportunity.

    Our professional driver/guides will take you on an unforgettable tour of the city. You’ll get to see sights and visit places out of the ordinary and not usually available on established tours. We pride ourselves in offering something beyond typical. We don’t intend to just sell a simple tour, we intend to leave you with a yearning to return Panama to conquer her. To repeat; we don’t do ordinary, our driver/guides know how to escape the traditional tour, giving you the chance to experience a true taste of our beautiful country. 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.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Casco Viejo, Avenida Central, Panama City Panama

    Visit the Old Town (Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo) section of the city where you’ll 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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Av Amador, Panama City Panama

    The Amador Causeway, know locally as just “The Causeway”, which is another oceanfront boardwalk area ; Naos, Perico and Flamenco. These islands are connected by a road (The Causeway) that was constructed using the material extracted during the original construction of the Canal. In April 2017 the causeway was re-inaugurated after it was expanded using material newly extracted from them canal during its most recent expansion. You’ll amaze at the views available from the Causeway of Panama City and the high-end residential areas of Paitilla, Balboa Avenue, Pacific Point and Costa del Este.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Bridge of the Americas, Balboa, Panama City Panama

    You will, as well, get an excellent view of the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and the majestic Las Americas Bridge. The importance of this bridge can not be overlooked as not only does it connect Panama City with the rest of the country but more importantly is one of the two bridges which cross the Panama Canal and effectively create the connection between North and Central America with South America.

    Stop At: Miraflores Visitor Center, East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City Panama

    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 you’ll 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 you’ll watch as the ships are raised above sea level or lowered back down to it depending upon their direction of travel. You’ll also have the chance to visit the Canal museum where you’ll 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 captain´s bridge. Also available for your education and entertainment you’ll find galleries and exhibition halls, some of which offer virtual reality presentations in 3D.

    Duration: 2 hours
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    We pick up at most hotels in Panama City.
    Note: From the airport you must add the cost of the transfers.
    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.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    9/1/2016 - 12/31/2021Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Duration
    3m
    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.
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 you’ll 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.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    7Reviews3Q&A
    Traveller rating
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    +3
    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
    Read more
    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
    Read more
    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.
    Read more
    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
    Read more
    Key Details
    • Duration: 3m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall:+852 30184991