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Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) Tours

Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon)
Visible from nearly anywhere in Panama City, Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) stands proudly above everything else in an otherwise flat region, with its immense flag flying high. At 199 meters above sea level, it’s the highest point within the city, and from the top you can see all the main points of interest. It’s possible to see not only the modern part of Panama City, but also the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway, the Bridge of the Americas and Old City.

In the middle of this bustling city, Ancon Hill serves as a little natural paradise. The forest has plenty of animals—sloths, armadillos, toucan and deer—and a slow walk up the hill provides the chance to see many of them. Once at the top, spend time watching the ships pass through the canal. It’s a pleasant walk from Mi Pueblito, and serious bikers take the challenge of riding up the hill. Go early to beat the heat, and don’t forget your camera!

There’s also history wrapped up here. The name Ancon was used for the first boat that officially crossed the Panama Canal in 1914, and although it was under the jurisdiction of the United States during part of the 20th century, Panama took control in 1977.

Practical Info

Ancon Hill is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is accessible via taxi from the city or by foot or bike. There is no charge to visit.
Address: Ancon Hill, Balboa, Panama City, Panama
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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5-Hour City Tour & The Panama Canal Including Ticket

5-Hour City Tour & The Panama Canal Including Ticket

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Get the best value, at the best price in Panama City, by acquiring this extraordinary tour. Includes 5 hours touring the most important sites in the City, pick-ups in your hotel, get the Entrance Ticket to the Panama Canal and forget about the long lines !!!, Drinks throughout the tour, plantain chips , safety and comfort in our vehicles and tour guides certified by the Panama Tourism Authority. Enjoy the Amador Causeway and the spectacular view of the city from the islands that were once occupied by US military bases, and that today are incredible tourist attractions for locals and foreigners. Enjoy a unique walk through the narrow streets of the city of San Felipe, also known as the Old Town. Everything, with the incomparable service, enthusiasm and great professionalism that only CONOZCA PANAMA PRIMERO TOURS can offer you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$81.03
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US$81.03
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Metropolitan Park and Ancon Hill

Metropolitan Park and Ancon Hill

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Explore a tropical forest in the heart of Panama City on a half-day walking tour through the Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill. Watch for sloths, monkeys and tree frogs as you hike through the lush jungle, and learn the names for Panama’s native plants and animals. Take in sweeping views of the capital from the top of Ancon Hill, see flocks of birds erupt from the foliage and experience the tranquility of Panama City’s only wildlife refuge. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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Sunrise Hiking Tour at Ancon Hill. The Beauty of Nature Near the City.

Sunrise Hiking Tour at Ancon Hill. The Beauty of Nature Near the City.

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It is in Panama, the only country in the entire American Continent, where you can dazzle with an extraordinary sunrise over the Pacific Ocean, yes, read well , over the Pacific Ocean. Also, as if that were not enough, you can enjoy at the same time an exuberant wildlife such as sloths, toucans and lots more... just steps away from Panama City ..! After this adventure, as an additional option you can take after this tour, we will enjoy the best breakfast in all of Panama ... Our Traditional Breakfast at a Local Restaurant... The coffee, the carimañola and many more delights will captivate your palate and make this tour one of your favorites!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.30
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US$64.30
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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 City's Top Tour

Panama City's Top Tour

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This comprehensive Panama City tour showcases the best of this Central American destination and highlights more than just the famous canal. Spend the day exploring old town, Amador Causeway, Cerro Ancon and the visitor center at Miraflores Locks, plus so much more. It's the perfect way for first-time visitors and travelers tight on time to see it all!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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What are Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) hours of operation?
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Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) hours of operation: Daily, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. 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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