Panama City Layover Tour

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Panama City Layover Tour

From $79 per person

Enjoy a quick tour around main tourist attractions in Panama City for those on a short layover in the city. Do not miss the chance to visit the Panama Canal with this 4-hour tour. Airport pick-up and drop off included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Private group


  • Visit the best of Panama City on a private tour with an expert guide
  • Take advantage of your connection in Panama
  • Enjoy Panama City in safety and comfort
Full description
Using your flight number and airline name, a driver will track your flight until it lands. After landing, the driver will be waiting for you outside with a sign highlighting your name. The driver will assist you to the car with your luggage. Once in the car, the driver will head to the Miraflores Visitors Center at the Panama Canal where you will see the ships going through the Miraflores Locks on their way from one ocean to the other. The tour will be designed for you to visit the Panama Canal during the busiest time of the day so you can watch the whole process from a terrace. After leaving the Panama Canal, the guide will take you to the Amador Coastway, a road which connects 3 islands where you will have the opportunity to see the Biodiversity Museum designed by Frank Gehry or the Smithsonian Marine Research Center. The following destination will be the Old Town of Panama where you can appreciate the beauty of colonial buildings and handicraft shops while walking the quaint, narrow roads. After the Old Town, see the modern Panama City on your way to the airport.
  • Transportation,
  • Guide
  • Water
  • Highway tolls
  • Tickets for Miraflores Visitors Center ($20.00 per adult, $12.00 for children between 5 to 12 years old)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Tocumen Airport or Panama Pacifico Airport. Meet the guide showing a sign with your name at Arrivals which is at the left after Customs.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Oversize luggage

    Know before you go

    • The best time to visit the Panama Canal is between 8:00 AM-10:00 AM and 2:00 PM-6:00 PM.
    • Participants coming from Brazil are required to bring their International Vaccination Certificate against yellow fever in order to be able to leave the airport.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 41 reviews

    Review summary

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    I am very pleased with my Layover trip to Panama City from Tocumen Airport, I highly recommended this tour. A driver picked us up at the airport on time, then we had the opportunity to ride around the city, stopping at Miraflores Visitors Center, Amador Causes, Ancient and Modern Sides of the city and finally back to the airport. The driver was very kind with great tour guiding skills.

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    January 14, 2020

    Hello, I had the opportunity to do a Tour in Panama City, our guide Fernando with an exceptional attitude, took us to the places we had on the itinerary at the right time, we had an unbeatable experience, I definitely recommend it. A special Regards to our friend Salsero Fernando.

    December 21, 2019

    Great tour overall. Got to see a lot of the city (or as much as can be expected in 4 hours), and for a first-time visit to Panama, it was a great "orientation." One thing to be careful about, though, is the pick-up time from the airport. It took us over an hour to get through Customs (I am still in shock by how incredibly slooooooowwwwwww the officers were, omg!! they were taking almost 10 minutes per person!). The customs process is not GYG's fault, HOWEVER....they told me that the tour guide would pick us up at 7:30, but told the tour guide we arrive at 6:30 and did not factor customs clearance time in their arrangements with him. We got out at 7:45 and our tour guide had almost left because they had told him to be there at 6:30! So be careful with this when booking and/or making arrangements for pick-up.

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    November 26, 2019

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