Panama City and the Panama Canal
Duration: 8 hours | Half-Day option available
Tour Panama City and the Panama Canal
This is the best way to start orientating yourself around the city of Panama! After we pick you up from your hotel and we’ll head straight to the Miraflores Lock Visitors Center. This is the best place to see the ships pass through the Panama Canal locks. You’ll be able get a learn about the history of the canal and venture through the informative four-story museum. You’ll learn just how the canal was built, with a look at the people and machinery that made it possible. You’ll also get the chance to marvel at a video showing the processes used to build the canal.
From the canal we head out to the scenic Amador Causeway passing by Panama’s famous Cerro Ancon, a mountain named after the first ship that passed through the canal. Once we arrive to the causeway you’ll get to see the amazing skyline views of Panama City and taste the fresh cuisine of a typical Panamanian restaurant.
After lunch we will go to the Smithsonian Sloth Center, where you’ll have the chance to see the natural wildlife of Panama, including iguanas, fish, sloths, and frogs. We’ll then head to Panama’s Old Town, where we’ll end the day by strolling through the historic streets of Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.