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Private Layover Panama Canal, Old city and Causeway Amador

Panama City, Panama

From $65.00

Price varies by group size

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you’re on a short stopover in Panama City there’s no need just to sit in the airport. Get out and make the most of your time in this vibrant city. On a five-hour private city tour you have time to visit the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, drive along the Amador Causeway for great city views, and learn about Panamanian history among the beautiful buildings of the old town.
  • Round-trip transfers are included
  • See and do a lot in a short time
  • Ideal for first-time visitors or those on a short stay
  • The itinerary will appeal to travelers with a range of interests

What's Included

  • No hidden cost
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round trip from Tocumen Airport
  • Tolls
  • Sales tax
  • Private car
  • Expert guide
  • Lunch (Not included)
  • Panama Canal fee per person ($17.22 adults & $7.22 kids 6-12 yo)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup point

  • Tocumen Intl Airport
    Panama City Panama

Pickup details

For your arrival our driver will be holding a sign with your name at waiting hall. Terminal #1 : at Zone 4 when pass security (all flights that are not COPA AIRLINES) Terminal # 2: at exit #17 for all flights with COPA AIRLINES.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by R&E Transfer Panama

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

My advice to future tour people is to park outside of congested and just walking since you will be walking a lot anyway in the old zone.
56 reviews
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Highly recommend
emmajoy365, Jan 2023
Excellent tour. Levy was friendly, professional, and informative. He met us at the airport, tailored the trip around our interests and schedule and had us back to the airport right on time. Not having the stress of worrying about timing and traffic and finding our way around was worth every penny. Highly recommend!
Turn around tour Panamá City
Cynthia_P, Jan 2023
The entire personalized tour gave us an amazing history of Panamá geopolitically and culturally. We so appreciate the informative narrative provided by Edwin throughout the tour. He gave us if walking tour of Old Town including several local museums which are not usually included on large tour groups.
Exceptional Tour!
Gaelle_G, Jan 2023
What a fabulous tour! Rafael was waiting for me at the airport, and we spent a delightful 5 hours exploring highlights of Panama City -- we talked the entire time, and he taught me a ton about Panama's history, politics and social/political dynamics. The highlight was the Panama Canal, which he thoughtfully scheduled so that we would visit while boats/ships were passing through the locks, which we was able to track on an app. I had planned to do the "layover tour" as my one-time visit to Panama, but now I want to come back and explore other parts of the country! Eleven out of 10!
Awesome guide and excellent tour
Sidharth_K, Dec 2022
Guide was awesome, professional and well informed. He created a good personalized experience for us.
Awesome layover tour
Anita_M, Dec 2022
Enrique Levy was a great tour guide, laid back and relaxed but we still learned lots. Gave us a wonderful day in Panama City during a long layover and we had the best time.
Great Lay Over Tour in Panama City with Edwin W.
Tony_C, Dec 2022
When got out of the airport arrival area after immigration/customs very fast but Edwin W. arrived within a few minutes (we had no luggage but needed to go thru a long line for customs after immigration but an official watching the line felt sorry for us I guess and let us out - consider this potential, unnecessary delay!). The immigration lady didn't think it was a good idea for us to leave the airport on a tour although we had plenty of time before next flight to the US (not friendly to tourists coming to spend badly needed money in her country!). Everything was fine. Went through the downtown and to Casco Viejo (or Antiguo) where we had lunch with our guide (my treat) and then to the Canal Zone and Miraflores Locks. The museum at Miraflores is closed for renovations but you still pay the $10/person (Visa/MC OK) to watch the ships go by (pay before getting in line). Per Edwin we needed to get to the Miraflores Locks at 2 pm to have better chance to see ships pass. We saw two large ships and a few catamarans pass. Lots of people (most Panamanians) there watching. Got back to airport 1/2 hr. earlier than expected but was happy to get back a little early. It was very hot. Edwin speaks excellent English which was good for my grandson who has limited Spanish ability. Edwin has lots of knowledge and he shared it with us. Tooks us to stores to get a Panama hat I wanted to buy but that was my request and I got to compare and decide without any pressure. He's also a safe driver and wore a mask (although we didn't). Excellent, clean vehicle. I think you would be very pleased if you end up with Edwin as your driver and guide. The tour is a great activity if you have at least 7 hours lay over in Panama City. This was on a Sunday so maybe you should have 8 hours on a weekday but don't know how bad traffic is on weekdays.
Top Notch Service and Guide…Levy!!!
Paul_K, Dec 2022
First Things First, Our Guide Levy was incredible!!!! He was very knowledgeable and a genuinely nice guy :) I’m not sure where we got out in the airport so we were able to text him and he came and scooped us up immediately….Amazing!!!! The thing I liked most was the personalized service. Nothing against your canal but after 30 minutes I’ve seen enough and was ready for the next adventure. He was waiting and ready to get us around town to take some Amazing pictures
Fun Tour of Panama City
Judy_M, Dec 2022
Levy was a great guide. It was just the 2 of us and he went out of his way to answer questions and be sure we had plenty of time to see what we wanted to see. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who has not been to the Canal, especially.
9 hr layover. Our guide...
Dan, Dec 2022
9 hr layover. Our guide Isaac was very knowledgeable and professional. We were able to eat lunch at a restaurant he suggested. Very nice tour!!
Great way to see Panama!!!
elnwashington, Dec 2022
Our guide was extremely patient with us while we navigating getting out of the airport through immigration and customs. We booked the 3:00pm and landed with only carryon luggage at 2:30 so I figured 30 minutes was plenty of time. We did not get out the airport until 3:15. And still there was the GREATEST TOUR GUIDE: EDWIN, who is kind, very knowledgeable and funny. He showed us more of the city than I thought! We had great conversation and stopped for ice cream & coffee! I booked this tour not as a layover but as a tour that would end at our hotel. It’s a great way to learn what you can about the city before you stay for a few days & to be able to see the canal! This is a great tour!!!! And if you get Edwin you are in luck!!!
Love love Panama
Allison_D, Nov 2022
We loved Panama and can’t wait to go back. Our guide was prompt, flexible, knowledgeable and helpful. We will be back!
Extraordinary experience!
Ileana_P, Oct 2022
Rafael did a wonderful job as our tour guide. Highly recommended! He was very punctual and enthusiastic during our Panama Canal and City Tour. Truly a great experience!
Our Guide Edwing was Awesome!!
KARL_K, Sep 2022
Edwing was a great guide. He showed us around Panama and felt safe with the tour. Great personality and very flexible on what you want to see. Thank you for a great tour! Higly recommended. A+++
The best tour!
Micaela_G, Sep 2022
Rafael was an amazing tour guide and so knowledgeable about Panama! He fit so many fun facts and tidbits in while exploring the city as well as stopping at the Panama Canal. Such a great way to spend our layover!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you Micaela for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit in Panama.
Panamá City Tour
Elvira_P, Jul 2022
We loved this tour. Edwing was great - he knew his city inside out. He took us to the Panamá Canal and we enjoyed the history behind the city.
Wonderful experience and a great way to spend a long layover in Panama
Alfredo_F, May 2022
Was a wonderful experience. Even though we were very tired after a midnight flight, Levy the as able to energized us with a well planned tour of beautiful Panama. He is knowledgeable, experienced, understanding, kind and always ready to make the best of the time. I’d recommend this tour without a thought.
Excellent tour of Panama
Rukiya_S, Apr 2022
Rafael was an excellent tour guide. I had a couple hours during my layover and learned a lot about the history of Panama and got to do a city tour where we walked around and I saw the sites up close. Rafael was friendly and easygoing and happy to take all my photos. My highlight was seeing the Panama Canal and Rafael helped me find some sloths that I have been excited to see. We also had a wonderful lunch at a local eatery. I highly recommend this tour.
Best way to spend a layover!
Nancy_C, Apr 2022
We were short on time so the guide and driver adjusted the Tour to hit the highlights and make it back to the airport in time. Appreciated their flexibility.
Raul_P, Apr 2022
Edwin Wong was excellent all across the board. Very knowledgeable, kind, flexible, efficient and a great driver.
Fun experience
Sebastian_G, May 2021
Very fun tour, saw many landmarks and historic places, as well as modern places. Super interesting history


Product code: 140642P9