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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise

Take a partial transit cruise on the Panama Canal and journey through the Miraflores Locks. Marvel at this incredible feat of engineering as your ship is raised up to 54 feet (16 meters), enabling Pedro Miguel's lake to fill the chambers where the vessel is locked. With this half-day trip, enjoy Panama City sights and travel along Amador Causeway during the drive from your hotel.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00 USD
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Tour to Isla Grande and Portobelo from Panama City

Experience a beautiful colonial city and a relaxing private beach on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, tour the historic city of Portobelo with a knowledgeable local guide, then hop on a boat bound for the island of Isla Grande. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and kick back at a private beach with access to a restaurant and bar, showers, bathrooms, and crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00 USD
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Colonial Quarter and Panama La Vieja Tour with Lunch by Rainforest Adventures

Take a tour of Casco Antiguo, the Old Quarter of Panama City, with a tour guide. Visit San Jose Church with its golden altar, French Plaza and City Plaza, and see the city walls. You will also is it a local fish market and visit the Museo de Panama Viejo Museum to learn about the city’s rich culture and history.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.99 USD
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5 Hours City Tour &The Panama Canal

This is the most fun, relaxed and entertaining way to get to know the city of Panama.Our training and preparation, together with our passion for service and love for our country, is the guarantee that you will receive a great service and that you will enjoy an unforgettable experience in Panama.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00 USD
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$59.00 USD
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Day Trip from Panama City: Colon, Gatun Locks and the Portobello Fort

Discover the charms of Colón, an historic city on the Caribbean Sea, during this full-day trip from Panama City. Board the Panama Canal Railway to cross the Isthmus of Panama, flanking the canal and traveling through the tropical forest. Visit the Gatun Locks, the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Atlantic side, and learn about the canal's operation through your guide's commentary. Stop for lunch (own expense), then continue to the ruins of Portobelo-San Lorenzo, built in the 17th- and 18th-century by the Spanish empire and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Panama City are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00 USD
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Canal, City & Shopping Tour (Half Day)

Visit the Miraflores Locks where you will be able to watch the functioning of the Panama Canal from its best spot. Travel around the Amador Causeway, learn how those 4 islands got connected and take a look at the Duty Free. Then, walk the Colonial Panama or Old Quarters, and will the “Paseo Esteban Huertas”, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, the Simon Bolivar Plaza and many other touristic attractions of the colonial period. The tour will finish with the transfer to one of the best malls in Panama City: Albrook Mall (the largest one in Latin America).
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00 USD
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Cultural Tour of Panama City

Experience Panama’s booming capital city like a local on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and visit the first Spanish settlement in the country, Panama La Vieja. Take a sightseeing tour of Panama City’s vibrant downtown, pick up a souvenir at the indigenous handicraft market, and learn about the country’s rich history and culture at Mi Pueblito Cultural Center.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00 USD
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Embera Village and Jungle Tour from Panama City

Immerse yourself in the indigenous Emberá culture during this 7-hour tour from Panama City. Journey up the Chagres River in a traditional dugout canoe to the Parara Puru village in Chagres National Park. Meet members of the tribe and learn about their way of life in the forest, witness ceremonial dances and eat a traditional lunch. Round-trip transportation from Panama City is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00 USD
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Historical Walking Tour in the Old Town

Narrow streets and intimate squares mean that Casco Viejo in Panama City can be tricky to navigate in a vehicle, so it’s the perfect place to explore on foot. Set out with a local guide for a walking tour of Casco Viejo’s vibrant plazas, the colonial-era architecture of the Metropolitan Cathedral, and historic homes in the neighborhood, which is Panama City’s oldest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00 USD
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$40.00 USD
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Embera tribe tour

You will be introduced to one of the important culture within panamá history. The Embera tribe that original were settled in Darien migrate to Chagres River looking for better oportunities for their families and looked a way of living besides hunting farming and fishing. They gladdy opened their Villages to receive visitors to share their culture. Don't miss this authentic experience.....
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00 USD
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San Blas Panamanian Paradise

In just 2 hours from Panama City, you will reach paradise on Panamanian land, where you can have a connection with nature, customs and views of the famous islands of this beautiful place. Crystal clear waters, white sand. An experience you will never forget.We will visit 3 islands and the famous natural poolIsla hierbaIsla perro grande Isla piscina
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00 USD
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Admission ticket to the Canal Museum of Panama

The Panama Canal Museum is a public museum located in Panama City, Panama. Established in 1997, the museum is devoted to the history of the construction of the Panama Canal in its various stages, including the first French construction attempt, the later construction by the United States, and the eventual transfer to Panamanian control. The current building dates from 1874 and served originally as the headquarters of both the French and U.S. companies engaged in the construction of the canal. It is located in the city's old quarter.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00 USD
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Train and Portobelo + Expansion

Discover Panama’s rich history by rail on a full-day tour to Portobelo and Agua Clara Locks Visitors Center from Panama City. Board the iconic Trans-Isthmian Railway that links Panama’s two coasts and explore the 17th-century fortifications at Portobelo. Hear stories of pirates and Spanish gold, learn the legend of Sir Francis Drake’s final battle, then light a candle beside the revered Christ figure in a nearby church. Finish your day with a trip to the canal’s most famous locks, where engineers held back the jungle with a towering earthen dam.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.00 USD
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Day Trip to the Embera Indian Village

Experience Panama’s indigenous culture firsthand on a full-day trip from Panama City to an Embera village by the Chagres River. Travel upriver by dugout canoe, hike in the jungle, then visit the village to see traditional dances, body paint, and handicrafts. This guided tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Panama City, lunch, and all activities.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00 USD
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Tour in the Panama Canal and Monkey Islands

Explore the Panama Canal and learn about its operation on this guided tour. After stopping to check out the Miraflores Locks, visit the Miraflores Lake, the Pedro Miguel Locks, and then drive through the Soberania National Park to the town of Gamboa. There, hop aboard a boat in Gatun Lake where you'll be among ships traveling to the canal. Plus, the tour includes a stop at Monkey Island, home to the white-faced critters.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00 USD
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Day Trip to the Embera Drua Village

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Emberá, one of Panama's indigenous groups, during this 8-hour tour from Panamá City. Journey to a local waterfall aboard a piragua, a traditional canoe, on Alajuela Lake. Once you reach the village, interact with tribe members and learn what their daily life is like in the rainforest. Eat lunch and see some traditional dances, take a trail walk through the forest and purchase some handicrafts as souvenirs. Round-trip transportation from Panamá City hotels is included. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00 USD
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PANAMA CITY AND CANAL TOUR

See Panama City's top attractions on this full-day tour to the Panama Canal, Amador Causeway, Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo, and the Biomuseo. You'll have the chance to learn about the history and operation of the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Visitor Center, admire the work of famed architect Frank Gehry, and discover the most historic parts of town in "old Panama" and the colonial quarter, dating back to 1519 and 1673 respectively.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$153.40 USD
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Panama City Tour

Take a fun and affordable sightseeing tour in Panama’s vibrant capital city. After a convenient hotel pickup, experience one of the planet’s greatest engineering marvels, the Panama Canal, at Miraflores Visitor Center, stop by the Amador Causeway for gorgeous views of the city skyline and canal, and enjoy a walking tour of the city’s historic district, Casco Viejo.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00 USD
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Private Emberá Village Day Tour

Go into the home area of the Emberá, and learn more about these indigenous people of Panama during this 8-hour private tour. Experience what everyday life is like for them as you travel to their village in a canoe. Cruise down Lake Alajuela, take a short hike in the rainforest (optional), eat lunch in the village, and watch traditional dance and music performances of the Emberá.       
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00 USD
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Monkey Island & Wounaan Village

Experience the wildlife and culture of Gatun Lake on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by boat to the middle of the Panama Canal, where howlers and other monkey species call a group of islands home. Learn about them from an informative local guide before continuing to a Wounaan indigenous village. Hike a rainforest medicine trail, get acquainted with local customs, and enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00 USD
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Panama Canal Tour from Airport

Visit the Panama Canal during a private layover tour from Panama City’s international airport. Travel with a private driver to see one of the world’s engineering marvels. During this convenient outing, learn about Panama’s fascinating history and watch ships navigate the canal’s locks. Stop at the visitor center and enjoy a sightseeing tour through Panama City before returning to the airport.
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00 USD
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Anton Valley and Nispero Zoo Day Trip from Panama City

Explore the Anton Valley and gain a deeper understanding of the ecological diversity evident in the nearby volcanic crater on this memorable tour from Panama City. Head into the valley with your professional guide and pay a visit to Sleeping Indian Mountain--La India Dormice. Next, visit the exciting Nispero Zoo and learn about local wildlife from an expert guide. This popular tour is ideal for travelers who love nature, animals and the outdoors.
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00 USD
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City Tour of Panama City, Panama including the Panama Canal

Go to the Panama Canal and beyond during this city tour of Panama City. At the Miraflores Visitor Center, watch ships pass through the locks in front of you. At a craft market, choose from items made by members of Panama's indigenus Kuna community. Colonial architecture and a newly hip vibe can be experienced in the Casco Viejo neighborhood and the city's modern skyline is best admired from the Amador Causeway.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00 USD
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Tour Escala en Panamá: City Tour y Canal de Panamá

Las personas que esperan conexiones en el aeropuerto en Panamá pueden salir para hacer un Tour privado por la Ciudad de Panamá. No desaproveche la oportunidad de conocer con nosotros el Canal de Panamá y lo mejor de Panamá en sus horas de espera.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00 USD
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