Visit the famous Panama Canal and Miraflores lock to gain a true understanding of how this fascinating man-made marvel works. Enjoy panoramic views of Panama City and wander through Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this great walking tour.
What to Expect
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 neighbourhood. 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 mesmerising 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 neighbourhood, 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!
- Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra
What's Not Included
- Transportation to and from the meeting point
- Tips and gratuities for your local guide
Café UNIDO Coffee Roasters, inside the American Trade Hotel, Casco Viejo (Avenida Central and Calle 9)
Know Before You Go
Be sure to wear comfortable clothing on this tour.
Child price policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.