Private tour

Panama City: City and Panama Canal Private Tour

Private tour

Panama City: City and Panama Canal Private Tour

Activity provider: Safe Transportation Panama

From US$ 99 per person

Discover Panama City and the Panama Canal on a private guided tour. Visit the locks of the canal at the Miraflores Visitors Center, drive along the Amador Causeway, and walk around Casco Viejo.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or address in downtown Panama City.
Private group


  • See the best sights of Panama City with an expert guide
  • Experience the Panama Canal at the busiest time of day
  • Explore Casco Viejo, the charming colonial neighborhood of Panama City
  • Admire the views of the Amador Causeway road
Full description

Discover the highlights of Panama City and the incredible Panama Canal on a morning or afternoon tour with a private guide.

Start with pickup from your hotel by comfortable car, and then visit the Miraflores Visitors Center to learn more about the workings of the Panama Canal. Watch the ships pass through the locks at the busiest time of day. Then, marvel at the Amador Causeway road that connects 3 islands at the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal. See the Biodiversity Museum designed by Frank Gehry and take a memorable picture at the Panama sign. Explore the Casco Viejo (Old Town) of Panama City to appreciate the beauty of the colonial buildings and browse the handicraft stores.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from downtown Panama City
  • Private transportation
  • Private guide
  • Water
  • Tickets for the Panama Canal Visitors Center at Miraflores Locks
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    •  The best time to visit the Panama Canal is between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM or 02:00 PM and 5:30 PM
    •  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 34 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
    • Organization

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    I absolutely loved my private tour. I feel that I really got a chance to see and experience Panamá. As much as I enjoy group tours, what I liked most was that we were able to proceed with the tour based on a pace that was comfortable to me and where I was able to ask additional questions.

    March 25, 2023

    Our guide Esteban was simply the best. He went out of his way to be helpful and adjust our tour to suit our needs. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and sincerely enjoys his job. This makes it enjoyable for us to. He went beyond the call of duty for us. We recommend him 100%.

    March 25, 2023

    Excellent! Dan was a perfect tour guide, his knowledge about Panamá was terrific. We chatted during the whole tour about the country, its history. Dan was willing to show the most and scheduled the tour around the boats passing through the locks, thus allowing me to see them. We had a great walk around the old city and even used the Panamerican road to cross the bridge. I would do another tour with him without hesitation. Highly recommended

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 110758