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At 77 km long, the Panama Canal took 60,000,000 pounds of dynamite to create. See the nifty workings of one of the canal locks up close, then recover from seeing this mindblowing engineering feat with a nature walk, market jaunt and a stroll through UNESCO-approved district.
Learn all there is to know about Panama City, from the eyes of a local.
Discover all the local secrets behind the Panama Canal, an iconic landmark.
Explore Panama City’s markets and historic neighborhood.
Be blown away by the views over the city from Cerro Ancon.
Take a stroll along the Amador Causeway and catch a glimpse of the Bridge of the Americas.
Local English speaking guide; Locks and the museum; Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra.
Transportation to and from meeting point; Food and beverages; Tips & gratuities for your local guide.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Departs at 8:00am.
Tour is approximately 7 - 8 hours.
Tour departs from and returns to American Trade Hotel (at front door) in Casco Viejo, Avenida Central and Calle 10A Oeste.
Ready to learn the ins and outs of Panama City? This Panama City walking tour will take you on a journey from the canal up into the hills, back down to the markets and to the city’s historic neighborhood. You’ll learn all the Panama know how with your local guide who will be filling you with plenty of interesting info and fun facts on this ultimate Panama City tour.
After being picked up from the American Trade Hotel by your local guide, you’ll begin this tour by heading to the Miraflores Locks in the legendary Panama Canal. 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 tour of the museum dedicated to the Canal.
Next, you’ll continue your Panama City tour my taking a trip up to Cerro Ancon. This giant hill provides mesmerizing panoramic views over Panama City and the Panama Canal, making it the best place in the region to look out over your surroundings. Up here, it’s normal to see all kinds of wildlife, as well as spot the giant Panama flag that flies here – largest one in Panama, so it’s hard to miss!
You’ll then descend from the dizzy heights of Cerro Ancon and head down into a local artisan market. Here your local guide will fill you in on the market culture in Panama City, and it’s a spot where you can pick up some local handicrafts, the perfect gift for people back home (or just for yourself!). From here you’ll head to Amador Causeway to take in the view of the Bridge of the Americas, grab bite a bite to eat, and enjoy a little nature walk on the Smithsonian owned Punta Culebra.
The final part of your Panama City walking tour will be spent wandering through the old historic district of Casco Viejo, which is so beautiful that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here your local guide will be pointing out landmarks and important features of the neighborhood, the secrets that only the locals know. Finally, your local guide will drop you off back at the American Trade Hotel, so you can take a well-deserved rest and reflect on all you’ve learnt about the awesome Panama City!
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 9.
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