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Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas) Tours

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Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas)
The Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas) spans the Panama Canal, which is perhaps the most important public works project in history. Made of steel and reinforced concrete, the bridge is 5,425 feet long, and at high tide, the clearance is 201 feet, under which ships crossing the canal must pass.

Twenty million U.S. dollars went into building the four-lane bridge, which replaced smaller ones and greatly increased road travel and capacity over the canal. It was inaugurated on Oct. 12, 1962, and allows the passage of cars, bikes and pedestrians.

The Bridge of the Americas was originally called the Thatcher Ferry Bridge, named after the ferry that used to operate on the canal before the span was built. Panama aptly renamed the bridge, since it not only connects the capital with the rest of Panama, but also unites Central and South America.

The bridge is not just useful, it’s beautiful. Seen from different angles, whether on a sunny or cloudy day, at sunset or when it is brightly lit at night, the Bridge of the Americas is a piece of world history worth the effort to see.

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Taxis can be taken from Panama City to the bridge, which is just outside the city limits. 
Address: Bridge of the Americas, Panama City, Panama
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Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour

Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour

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Combine a highlights tour of Panama City with a visit to the Miraflores Locks on this guided excursion. With a guide in the lead to provide transportation and insightful commentary, make stops at Casco Viejo, Miraflores Locks, Amador Causeway and Bridge of the Americas. Our van go with no more than 9 people.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$66.67
From
US$66.67
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 Panama City Tour Experience

Panama City Tour Experience

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Enjoy a guided sightseeing excursion in Panama’s vibrant capital city. After a convenient hotel pickup, experience one of the world’s great engineering marvels, the Panama Canal, at Miraflores Visitor Center. Take a walking tour of the city’s historic district, Casco Viejo, marvel at the Bridge of the Americas, and stop by the handicraft market at Amador Causeway to pick up some souvenirs.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$66.67
Price varies by group size
From
US$66.67
Price varies by group size

Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

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Cruise the entirety of the Panamá Canal, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, during this full-day tour in Panamá City. Board a small vessel to travel through all three sets of locks that make up the canal. Voyage on Gatun Lake and the Chagres River. Learn about the history and construction of the canal from your guide while you travel. Disembark in Colón and board a shuttle for the return trip to Panamá City. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages are provided on board.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180.00
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US$180.00
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Panama Canal & City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

Panama Canal & City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

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Combine a tour of the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks with a walking tour of Panama City’s UNESCO-listed Casco Viejo and a city driving tour to notable landmarks —it’s a full-day of sightseeing at the capital’s top attractions. Admire city views from atop Ancón Hill; visit a local market; see the Bridge of the Americas from the Amador Causeway; and more. This small-group tour runs with a maximum of nine people, ensuring personalized attention from your informative guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
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US$100.00
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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction

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Travel southbound through the Panama Canal during this 6-hour tour from Panama City. With your local guide, board a bus for a 45-minute journey to Gamboa, home of the Panama Canal Dredging Division. Meet your vessel, the Pacific Queen, for a trip through the Gailard cut, the Pedro Miguel Locks and the Miraflores Locks. Admire scenic views of the Centennial Bridge, the Chagres River, and the Bridge of the Americas. Eat a complimentary lunch on board during your journey. Disembark at the Flamenco Marina in Panama City.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.00
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US$135.00
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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound direction

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound direction

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Journey through the Panama Canal's Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks aboard the Pacific Queen. During this 6-hour tour from Panama City, travel to Gamboa with your local guide, then board a boat for a trip through the canal's impressive locks. Entering through the Gailard Cut, observe the impressive feats of engineering that make this passage possible. Learn about the canal's construction and consistent maintenance from through your guide's informative commentary. Cruise back to your departure point, admiring views of Panama City's skyline before disembarking. A continental breakfast and lunch are included on board.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.00
From
US$135.00
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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour

Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour

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Travel through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal on this 5- to 6-hour boat tour from Panama City. Experience how the locks work firsthand aboard a boat; tour includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$196.16
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US$196.16
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Fuerte Amador Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day Tour of Panama City and Canal

Fuerte Amador Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day Tour of Panama City and Canal

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Discover the highlights of Panama City on a full-day shore excursion that visits the Miraflores Locks and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo (Old Town). Get close views of the Panama Canal from the viewing platforms, stop into the visitor's center, and follow your guide on a walking tour of the Old Town. Includes port pickup and drop-off, and the option to further explore the Old City on your own at the end of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$156.25
Price varies by group size
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US$156.25
Price varies by group size
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Private Panama City and canal tour like no other

Private Panama City and canal tour like no other

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Enjoy an unrush private tour through Panama City, where a private guide, 100% local, will take you by the hand to know the main attractions and places of interest. The spectacular PANAMA CANAL, considered one of the modern wonders of the world, the CASCO ANTIGUO, a colonial city full of history and beautiful architecture surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. the CAUSEWAY of AMADOR, beautiful artificial peninzula with a majestic view of the via the canal and the great Bay of Panama. On the way to the viewpoint of the majestic BRIDGE of the AMERICAS we will visit the MONUMENT TO THE MARTYRS killed in 1964 and in addition to the imposing building of the administration of the PANAMA CANAL.The best way to know the attractions of Panama, where our guides will make you feel like a local and not like a tourist.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
Price varies by group size
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US$70.00
Price varies by group size

Panama Canal Full Transit Boat Tour

Panama Canal Full Transit Boat Tour

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Experience the Panama Canal on this ocean-to-sea cruise. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on a 50-mile (80-kilometer) journey through the Isthmus of Panama. Marvel at the canal’s lock systems, elegant bridges, and the dozens of islands in beautiful Gatun Lake. Learn about the canal’s history from a bilingual guide and enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch included in the tour price.   
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$288.47
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US$288.47
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City Tour Experience & The Panama Canal Miraflores Locks

City Tour Experience & The Panama Canal Miraflores Locks

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This is the most complete experience you can ever find, combine a tour of prominent places in Panama City with a visit to the Miraflores locks on this guided tour, either private or group options are thought to make your experience with us unique. Enjoy the pick-up and drop-off service and leave concerns behind. Get the Entrance Ticket to the Panama Canal and forget about the long lines. You will make stops at the Casco Viejo, the Miraflores locks, the Amador Causeway and Las Americas Bridge. All our guides are certified by the Panama Tourism Authority who will provide you with valuable information througout the day. We are eager to share with you the infinity ways to discover Panama !!!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$95.00
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US$95.00

El Vallee de Anton , permanent spring

El Vallee de Anton , permanent spring

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El Valle de Antón, a well kept treasure. The Anton Valley is the only crater in the world with people living inside , its climate is a permanent spring and its population is attached to traditions such as music, crafts and the art of celebration. True garden of Panama, it is also dotted with many waterfalls. Discover the small paradise of green Panama .
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.80
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US$121.80

Panama Canal & City Tour + Duty- free Shopping

Panama Canal & City Tour + Duty- free Shopping

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Panama Canal The Trade Mark of the Region, the transcontinental water bridge, a world renown work of engineering of the 20th century that today is still impeccable and unique. Learn the history of the men and women behind this world masterpiece, who they were and where they came from and most importantly get to know Panamá, its people, tradition, culture and the important role of Panama in the region and what drives its economy. You will be able to visit former US military bases, a stop at the indigenous handcraft market for souvenirs such as a Panama Hat, Molasses and also a stop at the Duty Free on the Island of Flamenco, where you can buy products made in Panama, such as Rums, Chocolate, the best coffee in the world and more. We invite you to discover the 2nd Old Square of Panama (Casco Antiguo) let every stones and buildings of the Colonial Town fill you with joy and wonder. One hour lunch stop is included, we will recommend a good restaurant for you to afford your lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$155.00
Price varies by group size
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US$155.00
Price varies by group size

Layover Tour - Panama City Tour and Canal Visitor Center

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Layover Tour - Panama City Tour and Canal Visitor Center

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Make the most of a layover in Panama City on a flexible, half-day tour that’s tailored to your schedule. You can see the city center, Panama City’s atmospheric old town, the Amador Causeway, Panama Canal, Miraflores Locks, and the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, while enjoying the security of a driver who will get you back to the airport in time for your departing flight.
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  • 3 to 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$184.61
US$205.13
US$20.52 savings
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US$184.61
US$205.13
US$20.52 savings
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Rappel in the Anton Valley

Rappel in the Anton Valley

Feel the excitement and adrenaline rush through your veins! Panama Outdoors offers you the opportunity to experience all the adrenaline of the descent by ropes over waterfalls with crystal clear waters. Always accompanied by the best guides and with the best equipment so you can enjoy the experience 100%, whether you have experience or not. After finishing the activity of rappelling and walking, we will go to visit the villages and the craft market, where you can acquire very nice memories of this town. For the tour wear clothes that cover the whole body and dry quickly. Take change complete change including footwear. Finally we will go to one of the best restaurants in the town, to enjoy a delicious lunch, before leaving to return to Panama City.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$184.62
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US$184.62
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Coiba Island from Panama City 1 night in Santa Catalina

Coiba Island from Panama City 1 night in Santa Catalina

With our Coiba day tour, you have the opportunity to explore an unique place: secluded white sand beaches, wildlife filled bays and snorkel species-rich reefs, rocks. To go to Coiba Islands you need to depart from Santa Catalina fisherman`s town, which is a picturesque place, very famous also by its surfing. It is located 6 hours away by car from the city and It is not possible to go by plane and public transportation inefficient. That is why; we offer comfortable and private transfers from Panama City.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$379.00
Price varies by group size
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US$379.00
Price varies by group size
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VIP Helicopter Ride

VIP Helicopter Ride

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Tour the City flying in a helicopter for 3 with panoramic windows and discover the majestic Panama Canal from the sky. Observe the modernity of the City, its skyscraper and modern buildings and have a spectacular contrast with the historical area of Panama, its old town and the ruins of Old Panama from a privileged point of view in the heights. Experience flying over the sea and delight in the nearby islands and their surrounding boats. We will fly in a Robinson helicopter with panoramic windows so you can enjoy the best view and make the most of your adventure. We will have an average speed of 160 km / h on our route to fully enjoy the landscapes of the city. You can enjoy our VIP lounge with drinks, high-speed WIFI, TV before boarding the aircraft. If you wish, you can count on transportation service from your place of stay in Panama to the take-off area at Albrook Airport.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$575.00
per group
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US$575.00
per group

Panamanian specialist in city tour of Panama City and much more

Panamanian specialist in city tour of Panama City and much more

Since 2008, the service has been professionally provided with dedication and love, making the visitor feel comfortable, safe and satisfied, guaranteed one hundred percent.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

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Bridge of the Americas (Puente de las Americas) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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