Guided tour

Panama City: Half Day City and Panama Canal 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


  • See huge boats passing through the stunning Panama Canal
  • Learn about the controversial political, social and military history of Panama
  • Take the best photos of the spectacular architecture of the Old City
  • Discover the Amador Causeway and enjoy the views of Panama City
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
  • Bottled water
  • Yucca, and plantain chips
  • Tour guide
  • Meals
  • Admission to the Panama Canal Visitor Center
  • WiFi
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 71 reviews

Review summary

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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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September 12, 2022

Roberto was an excellent guide, funny and full of interesting insights (unlike some guides who just monotone recite boring facts and figures). This was the perfect way to get to know the city and discover what to come back to later on, and his knowledge helps you get the most out of a half day tour.

August 30, 2022

It s a very informative tour of the city. Great time spent at the Canal. Unfortunately, there is no much chance to visit the Casco Viejo due to parking limitations. The trip on the Causeway is of not much interest. Just restaurants and shops. Should review what other interesting points can be better. The guide was excellent and the owners support unbelievable.

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March 31, 2022

Product ID: 254782