Panama Canal and City Adventure

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5.0 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 8 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Panama City, Panama
  • Ends Panama City, Panama
  • Learn all there is to know about Panama City, direct from a local
  • Discover all the local secrets behind the Panama Canal, an iconic landmark
  • Explore Panama City’s markets and historic neighbourhood
  • Explore the district of Ancon and the former U.S. Canal Zone 
The Panama Canal and City Adventure tour starts and ends in Panama City. The Panama Canal and City Adventure is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 8 hours.

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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
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4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Amy D.
  • On Jul 06 2016
“Kevin was a great guide. He was super knowledgeable and was very engaging. I wish we could have stopped a few times in Casco Viejo (even to just grab a cold drink or sit for a minute), but overall my entire group had a blast.”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Christie S.
  • On Apr 04 2016
“We were originally hoping to take a tour on Tuesday, December 28th, but that date was not available, so we chose Wednesday instead. It was good that we did because the additional person scheduled to take the tour was a no-show! So we got a private tour with Allan, who was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable about Panama and about everything we saw that day. He answered all of our questions with patience. He gave us excellent recommendations for activities to pursue on our own during our remaining time in the city, those of which we did were fabulous and we wouldn't have known without his recommendation. He also chose an excellent spot for lunch at Cafe Rene. We also appreciated that the tour included 1-2 self-guided hours at the Miraflores Visitor Center, which broke up the day nicely. All in all, a perfect day and a wonderful whirlwind tour of a great city. Kudos to Allan.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Steven P.
  • On Jan 28 2016
“Gonzo our guide was excellent. He combined excellent knowledge with humour to make it a very enjoyable day. Would definitely recommend this tour.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. David B.
  • On Jan 02 2016
“It was perfect. Thanks so much for a wonderful day in Panama City!”

After meeting your local guide, you’ll begin your Panama City tour by wandering through the old historic district of Casco Viejo, which is so beautiful it’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, your guide will point out landmarks and important features of the neighbourhood, and fill you in on the secrets that only locals know. 

Continue on through Balboa, exploring some of the old U.S. military zone, and see the headquarters for the legendary Panama Canal before heading to the Miraflores Locks visitor centre. 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 self-guided tour through the museum dedicated to the Canal.

From here you’ll head to Ancon to explore more of this famous part of the city before moving on to the Amador Causeway to take in the view of the Bridge of the Americas. We’ll grab bite a bite to eat and enjoy a little nature walk on the Smithsonian-owned Punta Culebra. Enjoy this amazing and historic 'secret' part of Panama City – if you’re lucky, you might even spot a sloth! 

Finally, your local guide will drop you off back at the start point. From here, you’re free to shop at a local market, enjoy the view from one of the many rooftop bars or take a well-deserved rest and reflect on all you’ve learned about the awesome Panama City!

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Locks and the museum
  • Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Lunch
  • tips and gratuities for your local guide
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Cancellation for this Panama Canal and City Adventure tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 23 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Panama Canal and City Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Panama Canal and City Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Café TIEMPO, Coffee Roasters, inside the American Trade Hotel, Casco Viejo (Avenida Central and Calle 9).

Meeting end point :

American Trade Hotel in Casco Viejo, Avenida Central and Calle 10A Oeste

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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