Panama City Tour


Whats special about this Panama City Tour?

* Its the most efficient way to get to know Panama City’s interesting spots in one day.
* You will learn about the development of the Panama Canal and its economic impact.
* You can get see the both the historic and modern aspects of Panama City.
* It is offered by well versed, educated, english speaking guides.

You will see as destinations of this Panama City Tour:

1. The Panama Canal Miraflores Locks: In the locks, you are able to see ships passing by and you can enjoy a documentary about the creation of the canal, its economic and strategic impact, and the upcoming expansion of the Canal.

2. The Panama Canal Museum: Interesting artefacts, props, and a close overview of the French and American ways to approach the canal construction.

3. Casco Antiguo: Also called San Felipe, it showcases a spectacular view of Panama City and visits to historic buildings such as San Jose Church, The National Theater, The Metropolitan Cathedral, The old Slave Market and the Old Spanish Prisions.

4. Mi pueblito: A replica of a typical Panamanian Colonial town with the “Pollera” museum, the typical dress worn by Panamanian women during “Carnavales”.

5. Amador Causeway: A beautiful site where 3 islands were united with the mainland by using materials removed during the Panama Canal excavations. You get to choose from several gourmet restaurants and enjoy the view from ships leaving the Canal and the city.

6. The Old Panama Ruins: A visit to the Old Panama Ruins, a strategic spot for the Spanish trade during colonial times.

Pricing for the Panama City Tour for 5 hours or 8 hours:
$65 per person for 5 hours or $95 per person for 8 hours (2 passengers min.)

For reservations or inquiries call us:

In Panama: 836-5333
Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
Email: info@citytourpanama.com

Visa to Visit Panama

City Tour Panama - Visas

  • These are the countries that DO NOT require a tourist visa to enter the Republic of Panama:Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holand (Netherlands), Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Singapur, Spain, Swiss, United Kingdom and North Ireland, Uruguay, The Vatican.
  • These are the countries that DO require a stamped visa to enter the Republic of Panama (Apply for Visa at the Panamanian Consulate in your country of origin/residence):Chad, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Philippines, Peru, Russia, Thailand.
  • These are the countries that do not require Visa or Tourist card as of January 2013 for a duration of 6 Months to enter the Republic of Panama: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Curacao (Dutch Antilles), Granada, Guyana, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Santa Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Korea, Sweden, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela and Western Samoa.
  • All other countries not listed above DO require an Authorized Visa to enter the Republic of Panama (Contact the Panamanian Consulate in your country of origin/residence for application).
  • To enjoy a City Tour of Panama do not hesitate to contact us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451

    Email: info@citytourpanama.com

    The Ruins – City Tour of Panama

    The ruins of Panama La Vieja are located on the east side of Panama City. Founded August 15th, 1519 by Governor Pedrarias Davila. Through this city, all the gold arriving from Peru passed by towards Portobelo and Nombre de Dios in order to be shipped to Spain.

    Ruins of Panama La Vieja

    The City was burned down several times and many attacked by pirates that´s why Panama La Vieja never reached its development and moved to the other side of the city where now the Casco Antiguo is located.

    When you tour the ruins, you may visit the Panama La Vieja Museum on your City Tour before walking by the ruins so that you can get a better idea of the history behind them.

    For more information contact us:

    In Panama:  836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email:  info@citytourpanama.com




    City Tour to Historical Buildings of Casco Antiguo

    While touring the Casco Antiguo in Panama City you will realize about the history inside these buildings.   Some with a spanish or french architectural design, others a little more caribbean style but all of them promise to be restored soon.  In 1997 UNESCO declared Casco Antiguo as Historial Heritage of the World; that was the time when the restoration process started.

    If you walk by Plaza Herrera located in Calle 9na. you will find the Monument to General Tomas Herrera, a hero of the Panamanian Independence.

    In Av. A you´ll find the famous colonial Church San Jose, home of the baroque Golden Altar.

    Casco Antiguo

    Another important building of Casco Antiguo is the Cathedral.   The Cathedral of Panama City was built in 1798.  It has two styles, Colonial in its central front and Neoclassic style in its two towers, located in Plaza de la Independencia or Main Square.

    Next to the Cathedral is the Museo del Canal Interoceanico.  This museum was built in 1875 and belonged to France when they tried to build the Canal but then after they failed, the Americans took over this building and they used it as the Panama Canal Company.  In 1910 the Americans surrended this building to the Panamanians who used it as the National Post Office Service.  Later on 1997 it became the Panama Canal Museum.

    Right next to the Canal Museum you will find the Palacio Municipal or City Hall.

    Still in the Main Square, you will find the Hotel Central or Central Hotel, very prestigious at that time.  Going forward by Calle 7ma. and Calle 8va. you will see the Museo de Historia or Museum of History where documents, paintings and furniture of those times are displayed.

    Right in Avenida A and Calle 3ra. you will find the Museo de Arte Religioso or Museum of Religious Art which displays important pieces of silver jewelry, an altar, paintings and sculptures.  This building was the old Church of Santo Domingo in the colonial period.

    Next to the Museum of Religious Art you´ll find the Arco Chato and the building of the Compania de Jesus or Universidad Javeriana, the first university in Panama.

    Las Bovedas or The Vaults are another attraction of Casco Antiguo.  They are located at the end of Avenida A.  There, you will find a nice waterfront promenade called Tunel del Amor or Tunnel of Love.

    When getting to Plaza Francia or you will see buildings like the Instituto Nacional de Cultura or Institute of National Culture, the French Embassy and the Anita Villalaz Theater.

    This historical buildings deserve to be visited.  During the Panama City Tour you will have the chance to enjoy the history around this buildings.

    For more information do not hesitate to contact us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email:  info@citytourpanama.com

    How the Panama Canal operates – City Tour Panama

    The Panama Canal works with a system of locks.  It has three locks, the Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks and Gatun Locks.   The total length of the Canal is aproximately 80Kms. (49.7 miles).   The Canal goes from northeast to southeast.

    The Miraflores Locks are the first set of locks that goes from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean.  Vessels have to make a line to wait for their turn to enter the Canal (in the Pacific Ocean); then when the permission is granted  they sail under Las Americas Bridge until they get to Miraflores Locks.

    Panama Canal
    Once the vessel gets into the Miraflores Locks, it is raised about 8 meters (26 ft) to the Miraflores Lake.  Then, the vessel will get to the second set of locks called Pedro Miguel to be raised another 8 meters (26 ft) to the level of the Culebras Cut segment which is surrounded by mountains.  After that, the vessel will get to the entrance of the Gatun Lake in Gamboa.

    At the end of the crossing, the vessel will find the last and biggest set of locks called Gatun.  While crossing from chamber to chamber it will be descending to 26 meters (85 ft) until reaching the sea level of the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea) where the crossing ends.

    The Panama Canal works 24 hours, 365 days and receive vessels from different nations.  You cannot miss the opportunity to watch this wonderful work, take the City Tour which includes this visit and some other interesting ones.

    For reservations or inquiries call us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email: info@citytourpanama.com

    Miraflores Visitors Center – Panama Canal and City Tour

    The Miraflores Visitor Center (CVM) is located on the east side of the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal Zone, just minutes from Panama City.
    From the terraces of the Visitors Center you will observe closely the passage of ships crossing the Panama Canal and admire the operation of this engineering wonder of the world.

    The Miraflores Visitors Center is well-equipped and prepared to receive hundreds of visitors everyday. This Center has three observation terraces, an exhibition hall, a theater, a restaurant with panoramic view to the Canal, two snack bars, a gift shop and a special events hall for available for rent.

    The Center is open from MONDAY to SUNDAY from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. The restaurant is open from 12:00 to 11:00PM. While you are visiting Panama take the City Tour to watch the operation of the Panama Canal.

    For more information call us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email: info@citytourpanama.com

    Cinta Costera – Panama City Tour

    Take a look at this ambitious work called “Cinta Costera” (coastal strip) that changed the panorama of Panama forever and for better.
    Cinta Costera
    This project is executed by the prestigious Construction Company Norberto Odebrecht.  Its cost is around US$181.1 million dollars.  The Cinta Costera is located in Avenida Balboa in Panama City.  This new construction provides lots of green areas, parking space, 10 lanes to aliviate traffic, a new sewer system, sidewalks for pedestrians and much more.  The official opening was done by june 2009.   You will be able to take a drive-ride of it  Full Day Panama City Tour.

    Mi Pueblito – Replica of the past

    Mi Pueblito is located in the Ancon Hill in Panama City. It´s a replica of the old Panama. It worths the visit.
    Mi Pueblito

    This is one of the stops during your Panama City Tour. You will love it!

    For reservations or inquiries call us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email: info@citytourpanama.com

    Walking by Amador Causeway

    There is no better place to walk in Panama City than Amador Causeway.   If you like to enjoy the view of the ocean while jogging, skating or biking, this is the place to go.Amador Causeway

    If you want to visit this boulevard and much more of Panama City, you can take a half-day or full-day Panama City Tour.

    For reservations or inquiries call us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email: info@citytourpanama.com

    Golden Altar in Casco Antiguo Panama City Tour

    Altar de oro panamaThe story goes that when Henry Morgan, the famous pirate was in the process of robbing Panama City, the monks painted the golden altar black to hide it from the pirates.  This plan was able to save the altar for us to enjoy it today.

    The golden altar is located in San Jose Church, Casco Antiguo and is part of the Panama City Tour.

    For more information on this tour do not hesitate to contact us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email:  info@citytourpanama.com


    View of Bridge of the Americas from Causeway

    The Bridge of the Americas unites Panama City with the Pacific beach area and the interior of the republic of Panama.
    As ships cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific they go under this bridge.  The view of this bridge  from Amador Causeway  is stunning.

    amador causeway view

    The Amador Causeway is a stop in the Full Day Panama City Tour.

    For more information call us:

    In Panama: 836-5333
    Toll Free (USA): (1-866)390-3451
    Email:  info@citytourpanama.com