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Historical & Heritage Tours

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this full-day tour of the Panama Canal. With your local guide, explore the canal by sea and on foot, viewing the ships passing through the locks and the variety of plant and animal life on the canal's shores. Explore Gatun Lake and Monkey Island, home to howlers, capuchins and tamarins. Stop at the Gatun Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Eat a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before moving on to explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. All activities, entrance fees, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Day Tour in San Blas Islands - All Included - Visit 4 Islands in 1 Day

Head to the Caribbean coast of Panama on a day trip from Panama City to the San Blas Islands. Traveling by boat, you'll visit Island Waily Lodge, check out a shipwreck and natural swimming pool, and enjoy the tropical scenery and atmosphere.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

Cruise the entirety of the Panamá Canal, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, during this 12-hour tour in Panamá City. Board a small vessel to travel through all 3 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
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  • 12 hours
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City Tours

Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour

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
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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All Inclusive Full-Day Taboga Island Catamaran Tour from Panama City, Panama

Escape Panama City on one of the largest catamarans in the marina for a day of boating, swimming, sunning, eating, and dancing. Sail to the rear of Taboga Island where you can swim, sunbathe on the beach, and visit the island's village. Onboard the catamaran enjoy sundecks, shaded areas, speakers, snacks, lunch, and an open bar.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Day Trips

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San Blas Island-Hopping Day Trip from Panama City

Visit the paradiscial Panamanian Caribbean on this day trip to the San Blas Islands from Panama City. Visit three or more islands over the course of a full day, stopping to snorkel and enjoy the white-sand beaches and tropical sunshine. Tour includes catch-of-the-day lunch, use of snorkel equipment, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Panama City.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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

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
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  • 8 hours

Layover Tours

Tour Layover in Panama

Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit the Panama Canal during your layover at Tocumen International Airport. This half-day tour with a private guide provides you with flexibility to explore the sights at your own pace. Stroll past Spanish-colonial architecture on the narrow streets of Casco Antiguo (Old Quarter) and also see the modern side of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Monkey Island Tour from Panama City

Observe the monkeys on Monkey Island during this tour from Panama City. Round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels included. Morning or afternoon tour times available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

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PANAMA HELICOPTER RIDES & TOURS

We are the new concept of air tourism in Panama where it is possible to discover new destinations at the best accessible cost, our new routes are unexplored, discover them with us at Panama Helicopter Tours. Follow us on Instagram @helitourspty
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound direction

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
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  • 6 hours
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

City Sightseeing Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the world-renowned Panama Canal and tour the highlights of Panama City on this hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour. An open-top bus follows the Canal Route and you are free to hop on and off at any of the stops to explore on your own. See the Miraflores locks, Parque Urraca, the Biomuseo, Casco Antiguo and so much more! Select a 24- or 48-hour pass to make the most of your Panama City sightseeing at your own pace.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

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5 Hours City Tour & The Panama Canal (ticket included)

This is the best option to explore the City, with the total attention of your guide to the most specific interests of your family, friends or companions. The program of the tour (times and stops) is totally flexible within 5 hours that includes your tour.The friendly tour guide will give you entrance ticket to the Panama Canal Visitor Center. In this place you will be for approximately 2 hours. You will have access to a 20 minute video, 4 floors of incredible exhibitions and a terrace where you will be a keen eye for the passing of the boats through the Miraflores locks. You can end your visit to this Center, acquiring a unique memory of the Panama Canal in your souvenir shop located on the ground floor of the center.During this 5 hours of Tour you will create a magical connection with this Beautiful and Modern City, its Amazing History and its Captivating and Diverse Culture. Don't miss the opportunity to live this Incredible Experience in Panama!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Full-Day Monkey Island and Indian Village Tour from Panama City, Panama

Combine some of the most popular day trips from Panama City, Panama into one day of adventure. This tour includes a boat ride on Lake Gatun, which is part of the Panama Canal, a visit to Monkey Island, which is home to three species of monkeys, and a visit to Soberania National Park and an indigenous village.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Day Tour Panama Canal, Railway and Monkey Island

Experience the Panama Canal and the beauty of the rain forest on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on a boat tour over the narrow causeways of Gatun Lake and get an up-close view of the canal’s lock systems. Explore Monkey Island and watch for sloths, monkeys, and other wildlife before returning to Panama City by train.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Tour Monkey Island and Indian Village

Experience Gatun Lake’s spectacular wildlife and rich culture on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by boat to an island chain in the middle of the Panama Canal that Howlers and other monkey species call home. Learn about these fascinating primates from an informative guide before continuing to an Embera indigenous village where you’ll enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and watch a live music and dance performance.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Cruises

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction

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
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rail Tours

Panamá Canal Railway Tour

Ride the Panamá Canal Railway, the first transcontinental railroad, during this excursion from Panamá City. On board the train, chug down the tracks that were first laid in 1501 on the isthmus of Panamá. Pass the Panamá Canal Locks, the lush rainforest and the peaceful Gatun Lake. Make sure to bring your camera for great photo ops. When you reach Colón, make the 1-hour journey back to Panamá City by road. Round-trip transportation from Panamá City hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Layover Panama Canal & City Tour (4 - 5 hours)

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 5-hour tour. Airport pick-up and drop off included.We will visit the Panama Canal Visitor Center, Old Town and Causeway Amador.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. Important informationKnow before you go• Wear sunscreen, light clothing, a hat, and sensible footwear, and be sure to bring your camera• Depending on canal scheduling, you may or may not actually see vessels in the lock chambers
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Tour to Taboga Island from Panama City, Panama

An easy island escape awaits just offshore from Panama City, Panama. During this full-day tour, enjoy a relaxing catamaran ride to Taboga Island. Tour town and take an adventure ride to the highest point on the island for 360-degree views. After a complete ala carte lunch, relax on one of three beaches where you can swim or snorkel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

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.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Panama City tour

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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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Full-day Tours

Embera Village and Jungle Tour

Immerse yourself in the indigenous Emberá culture during this 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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Panama Canal Train, Agua Clara Canal Lock Center & Colon Fort

During your visit to Panama City, visit the famous Panama Canal, an artificial waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, on this all-day tour. Board the Panama Canal Railway and travel a scenic route toward the Colon station (train tickets included in tour price). After arriving at the canal, stop at the Agua Clara Canal Lock Center for panoramic views, followed by the Fort San Lorenzo Chagres National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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