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Plaza de Francia, Panama City
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Panama City: Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour

1. Panama City: Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour

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.

Panama City: Legends and Hidden Gems of Casco Viejo Tour

2. Panama City: Legends and Hidden Gems of Casco Viejo Tour

Step into the enchanting world of Panama City's Casco Viejo with a local guide who's passionate about sharing the stories, history, and culture of this vibrant part of town. Our "Legends of Casco Viejo" walking tour takes you on a journey through time, where you'll discover the hidden gems, stunning architecture, and authentic local spots that only insiders know about. Our knowledgeable guide will captivate you with fascinating tales of love, glory, and fortune, as well as stories of intrigue, war, and conflict that have shaped this remarkable area. You'll also receive insider tips on the best places to eat, drink, and experience the city like a true local. This tour is perfect for anyone who loves outdoor walks and wants to connect with a friendly and personable guide who truly loves this city. Choose to meet us at the starting point or enjoy the convenience of a hotel pick-up from any location in Panama City. Rain or shine, we've got you covered with plenty of umbrellas.

Panama Electric Expedition: Eco-Friendly E-Bike Adventure

3. Panama Electric Expedition: Eco-Friendly E-Bike Adventure

Discover the best of Panama on a latest model electric bicycle. You will get to know the best of each place easily along with one of our expert guides who will show you and explain each place in a unique and authentic way. All starts in our Go Panama Bike Tours store in Casco Viejo, where we will take the bicycles to begin a tour of approximately 2.5 - 3 hours through the most emblematic places of Casco Viejo and the Modern City. Our tour is accompanied by visits to different squares, markets, graffiti, statues, churches, theaters and the incredible skyscrapers of Panama.

Panama: Day Tour Old Town and Panama Canal in German

4. Panama: Day Tour Old Town and Panama Canal in German

Enjoy pick-up from your hotel by your guide in the morning and then start your day in the Old Town. Experience a walk through the narrow alleys of Panama's Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Start your walking tour at the Plaza de Catedral and walk to the San José church, which exhibits a golden altar. Afterwards, wander through the colonial streets to the ruins of the Dominican Monastery and the Arco Chato, which is connected to the Panama Canal. Continue to the Plaza de Francia, which used to be part of the city walls, and the Paseo de las Bovedas, which is situated by the sea and offers a magnificent panoramic view overlooking the Panama Canal. See the Puente de las Américas, the Biomuseo and the skyline of modern Panama. Next on the itinerary are the National Theater, the Parque Bolivar, the San Felipe Nerí church and the Church of the Mercedarian Order, the Iglesia de la Merced. Around noon, visit the fish market, where you can see the hustle and bustle of the market traders and a rich variety of fish and seafood. Enjoy a lunch of fish or seafood in a local restaurant. After lunch, walk off your meal along the Cerro Ancon. Take the bus to this panoramic mountain, covered with rainforest, and enjoy a marvelous view of Panama's Old Town and the Panama Canal. In the afternoon, drive to the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal and watch the huge container and cruise ships on their journey. Visit the locks exactly when the ships from Gatun Lake arrive at the Miraflores locks and are being lowered to the level of the Pacific.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Francia, Panama City

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!

Ricardo our tour guide and David our driver were both pleasant and courteous. Learned a great deal of Panamanian history. 5 stars would definitely recommend.

We enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the Canal and Panama City.

Awesome experience learned a lot about the culture. I recommend to everyone.

Extremely knowledgeable guide and a well organized trip