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Panama City: Small-Group Miraflores Locks and City Tour

1. Panama City: Small-Group Miraflores Locks and City Tour

Starting the day early will give you the chance to learn even more about the Panama Canal. Skip the traffic and arrive at the Miraflores Locks visitor center when it opens, so you can watch the action in peace. After the canal, head to Casco Viejo, the second city of Panama built in 1673. Walk around and enjoy the architecture and hear about its historical relevance.  Drive over the Bridge of the Americas for amazing views. Stop at the viewpoint to hear more about Panama City and its future. The Amador Causeway, Panama City's bustling boardwalk, is one of the most refreshing places in the city. End the tour with some recommendations for lunch and further exploration from your guide, leaving you with the tools to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful and modern city.

From Panamá City: Panama Canal and Fort San Lorenzo Tour

2. From Panamá City: Panama Canal and Fort San Lorenzo Tour

After picking you up at your hotel, you will go to the Panama Canal Visitor Center located in Agua Clara. Watch the large vessels in the new locks of the Panama Canal, one of the most important engineering works worldwide. After you arrive at your destination, head to Fort San Lorenzo fortress, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Fort Portobelo. Explore the military fortress dating from the 1750s with your guide. An exemplar specimen of the defence system built by the Spanish Crown to protect its transatlantic trade, take yourself back in time with stories about the famous pirates and sea captains, such as Henry Morgan and Francis Drake. After your guided tour finished, relax on your return transfer back to Panamá City by vehicle, arriving back at your hotel in time for lunch.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Antonio is a great bilingual English/Spanish guide. I was on a quick layover in Panama for 20 hours and his tour worked perfect for me and he was even able to drop me off at the airport for an additional fee after the tour so I could catch my flight. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and you can tell he likes what he does. I would highly recommend him and this tour of the locks/old town.

Our guide, Mario, was excellent. I admit I was not sure there would be much to see outside of the canal and the downtown, but it is a truly remarkable city. Mario showed us the many recreational areas and points of interest. Had a really great time.

This was an excellent tour that focused on all of the must see places in Panama City! Our guide Tony was amazing and he demonstrated a keen knowledge of the city. I would suggest this tour to anyone with confidence.

The tour is an excellent way to see the canal and the city. Tony is an excellent guide. He educated us on the sites and kept the fun going the whole time

Tony is delightful and knowledgeable about the history and places in Panama City/Canal. I wished I had taken his tour the first day of my arrival.