Presidential Palace (Palacio de las Garzas) Tours

“Garzas” is Spanish for herons, and you’ll see the white birds roaming freely in the Andalusian-style courtyard of the Presidential Palace (Palacio de las Garzas) in Panama City. The African herons were a gift celebrating the completion of renovations of the palace in 1922, but they’re not the only famous residents; the President of Panama lives in the upper floors of the building.

Originally built during the seventeenth century when Panama was under control of the Spanish crown, the neoclassical white mansion in Casco Viejo was a customs house for a time before its conversion into the official presidential residence in 1922.

Practical Info

To see inside the palace (and catch a glimpse of the President’s pet birds) you’ll need to reserve a free tour at least two weeks ahead of time. If you don’t have a tour booked, some guards might let you peek into the courtyard.
Location
Address: Av. Alfaro, Panama City, Panama
Read More

4 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Panama Canal and view the notable landmarks of Panama City with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll drive through historical areas like Casco Viejo (Old Quarter), famous for its plazas, parks and Spanish colonial architecture. Visit Paseo Las Bóvedas and witness Miraflores, one of the Panama Canal’s impressive locks, including a stop at the Miraflores Visitor Center. Choose between a half-day or full-day tour, which includes lunch and a visit to the Amador Causeway for incredible vistas over the city and canal.
  • Duration: 7 hours
From
US$104,99
See Details
  • Duration: 7 hours
From
US$104,99

SPECIAL OFFER

Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
From
US$75,00
US$100,00  US$25,00 savings
See Details
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
From
US$75,00
US$100,00  US$25,00 savings

Taste of Panama City: Walking Tour with Food and Drinks in Casco Viejo

Eat and drink your way through Panama City with an informative local guide on this small-group walking tour. Stroll past historical landmarks in Casco Viejo, or Old Quarter — UNESCO World Heritage site — to the city’s hippest food and drink joints. Taste craft beers at a microbrewery, sample Panamanian coffee and chocolate, savor ceviche at a seafood market, and sip rum at a rooftop cocktail bar. Your 2-hour evening culinary tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
US$76,00
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
US$76,00

Parque Natural Metropolitano and Ancon Hill Tour from Panama City

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. 
  • Duration: 6 hours
From
US$191,99
See Details
  • Duration: 6 hours
From
US$191,99


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785