Guided tour

Panama City: Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour

Guided tour

Panama City: Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour

From US$ 67 per person

Connect with the beautiful and modern Panama City on this shared or private city tour. Stroll the narrow streets of the Old Town and watch ships sail through the Panama Canal.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Wait in the lobby of the hotel.
Private group available


  • Marvel at the huge boats sailing through the stunning Panama Canal
  • Learn about the controversial political, social, and military history of Panama
  • Take one-of-a-kind photos of the spectacular architecture of the Old City
  • Discover the Amador Causeway and soak up the views of Panama City
  • Admire the Cathedral Basilica Santa Maria la Antigua and Plaza de Francia
Full description

Enjoy 2 hours at the fascinating Panama Canal before exploring Panama City's history and sights. Discover 4 levels of exhibitions about the Canal at the Miraflores Visitor Center. 

Take a panoramic drive along the Ancon foothills where you can take in the lush greenery and learn about the area's importance during the world wars.

Stop at the Amador Causeway for a chance to get some incredible photos of the city, try one of its best ceviche places, have some amazing homemade ice cream, or do some shopping.

Walk through the streets of the Old Town and visit the Cathedral Basilica Santa Maria la Antigua. Take a guided walk, ending in the Plaza de Francia on the old walls that protected the city from invasion over the years.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Yucca
  • Plantain chips
  • Admission to the Panama Canal Visitor Center
  • Meals and alcoholic drinks
  • WiFi
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Credit card
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • From May to November is the rainy season. There will be some disposable ponchos available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 107 reviews

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Our tour was great! We were lucky enough to essentially receive a private tour with Roberto. He was not only on time, but even a bit early to meet us and we ended up having a tour in both Spanish and English. We had great conversation and he was able and happy to answer almost any question that we threw his way! He was also able to help us avoid a long wait to get tickets for the Panama Canal visitor center. Rafael was the main organizer and was super prompt to coordinate everything regarding logistics and was super friendly! Would recommend the tour to anyone- very glad we picked this tour, especially with the limited amount of time we had available.

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March 24, 2023

An all around great experience. Our guide, Juan Carlos Valdez from Conoza Panama Tours was a exceptional. If you want a tour you won't forget this is the one to take. We had a great day and enjoyed our time in Panama City, Panama. Highly recommended!

March 24, 2023

Super easy pickup, great timing to see the ships passing through the Canal (with great advice to hold your spot near the end of the balcony because woah people will try to shove you to get a picture), knowledgeable and very easy going to talk to. Very fortunate to have a small group of three to tour so the four of us got to chat and laugh and share bits of ourselves that would likely get lost in a bigger group. Everything was very smooth. Highly recommend.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 254782