Enjoy a day-tour of Panama City with a local guide! You will visit Panama City´s most interesting spots in one day, including the canal center exhibition, museum and theater. You will also see the historic ruins of Panama as well as modern aspects of Panama City.Description
You will be picked up at 8am by your guide. 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 take you to the ruins of Panama la Vieja, which was the first city on the Isthmus of Panama and was where it all began for this country. This was the place where it gave rise to most of important meetings, shops and businesses of the time in America and was also targeted by several of the most feared sea pirates, your guide will give a walk through the old city and the glorious history from Panama after you will move on 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 will go 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.Highlights
- Hotel pickup included
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
: Panama City, PanamaDuration
: 8 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.