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Panama City: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

Product ID: 19561
Explore Panama City from the top deck of a brand new open top tour bus. The flexible ticket allows you to hop-on-and-off all day to see sites such as the Bridge of the Americas, Bio-Museum and Casco Antiguo.
About this activity
Duration: 24 - 48 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour Panama City on a brand new hop-on and hop-off bus
  • See the Panama Canal, an 8th wonder of the world
  • Visit the fabulous Bio Museum and admire Frank Gehry's architecture
  • Shop for amazing bargains at the Albrook Mall
  • Jump off to linger at lovely cafés
  • Explore the miraculous engineering feat of the Panama Canal
  • Discover the colonial city of Casco Antiguo
Full description
See Panama City from the top deck of an open top tour bus. New to the city, the tour takes you to all the major attractions of the Panama capital. Set amidst the Pacific Ocean, the rainforest and Panama Canal, Panama City is a striking modern city, not least because of its unique attractions.

The tour is designed to ensure that you see all main attractions beginning with the World famous Panama Canal. Learn about the construction of this 8th wonder of the world with a live guide.

The bus also travels to the colonial city of Casco Antiguo, as it is known in Spanish. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it boasts wonderful colonial Spanish and Italian architecture.

Panama also has splendid examples of French architecture, due to the French presence during the last decade of the 19th century when the French attempted to build the canal.

Visit the islands that are connected by a Causeway. From here you will experience great views of the Panama Canal entrance and the Bridge of the Americas, as well as stunning views of the Panama City skyline and skyscrapers.

On the way to the islands, and at the entrance of the Causeway, is the amazing Frank Gehry-designed Bio-Museum. Also known as the "Bridge of Life," it explains how Panama rises from the seas and links North with South America.

As well as taking in Panama´s key places of historical interest, the city has a vibrant outdoor scene with several cafés, which are a delight to hop-off and linger at. You can visit areas where you will find restaurants and bars that cater for all palates, as well as shopping areas like the Albrook Mall, which boasts brands from around the world, sometimes sold at bargain prices.

Tour stops:
1. Balboa Boutiques Plaza
2. Parque Urraca
3. Mi Pueblito
4. Albrook Mall
5. Miraflores Locks - Canal
6. Entrada de Amador
7. Biomuseum
8. Punta Culebra
9. Isla Flamenco
10. Isla Perico
11. Sabores Del Chorrillo
12. Casco Antiguo
13. Multicentro
  • Multilingual commentary
  • 24 or 48 hour bus pass
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance tickets to attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Stop 1 is located at the Balboa Boutiques Plaza. Passengers can join and end the tour at any of the tour stops along the route: 1. Balboa Boutiques Plaza 2. Parque Urraca 3. Mi Pueblito 4. Albrook Mall 5. Miraflores Locks - Canal 6. Entrada de Amador 7. Biomuseum 8. Punta Culebra 9. Isla Flamenco 10. Isla Perico 11. Sabores Del Chorrillo 12. Casco Antiguo 13. Multicentro

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Tour operates from 8:30 AM daily, all year round (except on March Carnaval day, 25th December, 1st January)
• Tours depart every 90 minutes
• The final tour departs from stop 1 at 5:50 PM
• A full loop of the tour takes roughly 120 minutes (without hopping on or off)
• Bus service suspended for 1 hour over lunch, stopping at Albrook Mall and Isla Flamenco
• Customers who book a ticket with a date in 2020 can redeem their voucher at any point until 31st December 2020; for tickets booked with a date of 1st October onwards, a normal 3-month ticket validity applies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 201 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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I enjoyed this trip and could get out wherever I wanted. the bus didn't always come on time due to heavy traffic, but that was made up for by the sincere and warm friendliness of the boys. There is no translation in German. Service was very important here. It was fun.

November 3, 2019

The actual tour was great

While the tour was wonderful, and the kiosk man was VERY helpful at the Balboa Boutique terminus, the website's GoogleMap link was NOWHERE near where it should have shown the Balboa. Customer Service finally pinned it down for us, but it should not have been a wrinkle in the process to start with.

September 28, 2019

Quick and easy way to see Panama city. The assistant on the bus was very helpful and took the stress out of being in a new city.

March 5, 2020

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Product ID: 19561