MIRAFLORES LOCKS & PANAMA CITY TOURS

The tour begins at the Miraflores Locks visitors Center, one of the sets of locks in the Panama Canal, this is one of the closest to Panama City. You will observe the magnitude of this engineering marvel, which operates a century later using the same hydraulic system since its inception. There will be a short audiovisual presentation and other exhibits at the Visitor’s Center, we will continue with the historical tour at the “Casco Antiguo” (Old Quarters), built in 1673 after “Old Panama” was sacked and burnt. The predominant architectural style of the “Casco Antiguo” is French and Spanish colonial styles.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, bottled of water.

Duration: 4 hours – Everyday

Departure: 8:30AM

***Full Day tour available with lunch includes. 7 hours, Tuesday – Sunday

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THE OLD & MODERN CITY TOUR

The historical tour begin to visit The Old Panama “Panama La Vieja”, the first city founded in the isthmus by Spanish conquerors at the beginning of colonization. The remaining ruins are the ones left by Pirate Henry Morgan, who sacked the town in 1671. We will then head to the second colonial city of Panama, Casco Viejo,  after the panoramic tour at the Modern City, seen all the beautiful hightlights.  Casco Antiguo was built in 1673 and will walk around the French Plaza and its monuments. The architecture of this area is exquisite including French, Italian and Spanish styles.

Includes: transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee to Panama La Vieja Visitor Center and Tower

Duration: 3 – 4 hours – Available from Tuesday to Sunday.

Departure time: 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM

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EXPLORER THE INDIGENOUS CULTURE

Early in the morning we will take a short 30-minute bus ride to Chagres National Park, where are located  the Embera indigenous village and then aboard small or motorized canoes that take us through the Chagres River until we reach the friendly people of the Embera Community. At the Embera village you will be greeted with dancing and music.  You will learn about Embera customs and their relationship with nature. There will be handcrafts available for sale and you will have a chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a natural dye the Embera use to adorn their bodies, and enjoy a traditional Embera lunch.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guides, and bottle of water.

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Every day.

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PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT

The Panama Canal tour starts with an early morning pick up at your hotel in Panama City for a short transfer to Flamenco Island, at the Causeway of Amador on the Pacific side of the Canal. You will first sail under the bridge of the Americas, which raises over 100 meters above sea level and reunites the land divided during construction of the canal forming another link in the Pan-American Highway. The Panama Canal is 80 kilometers long from deep waters in the Pacific Ocean to deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. It was cut through the lowest and one of the narrowest saddles of the long mountainous Isthmus that joins North and South America. The original elevation was 95 meters above sea level where it crosses the Continental Divide.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, bottle of water, Meals

Duration: Partial  Transit 5 hours  / Complete Transit 11 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Contact our Sales department

(Due to the conditions of the Panamá Canal the boat direction may change).

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THE PANAMANIAN CULTURE & DINNER

Among Panama’s many attractions is the female’s national dress called the “Pollera”, which is totally hand-embroidered and has a variety laces. The woman’s head is adorned with what we call “Tembleques”, small headpieces made of fish scales and pearls which move rhythmically when the lady moves her head while she dances.  It is from this movement that the “tembleques” gets its name (temblar means to shake.) Besides the tembleques, small ornamental combs and a larger comb (peinetón) is worn in the head, these also have movement when the lady dances. Also you will enjoy our native Panamanian dishes.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fee and dinner. .

Duration:  2.5 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Tuesday thru Saturdays.

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SHOPPING TOUR IN PANAMA CITY

You will visit two of the biggest malls in Central America for an entire shopping day. The choices are Albrook Mall or Metro mall both are largest air-conditioned indoor malls of Panama City; here you will find good quality merchandise, a varied selection and excellent prices.

Tour includes: Transportation.

Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Every day.

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THE RAINFOREST & BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM

Early in the morning you are picked up at the lobby of your hotel by our Naturalist Guide to the Metropolitan Natural Park for a hiking tour and birdwatching on a short nature trail. At MNP you will find over 200 species of birds, as well as two and three-toed sloths.. After the Rainforest visit, you will travel through a scenic and modern part of the city in route to the “Casco Antiguo” (Old Quarters), built in 1673 The predominant architectural style of the “Casco Antiguo” is French and Spanish colonial styles.After lunch  we will be transfers to The Biodiversity Museum: Panama Bridge of Life, located on the Amador, Causeway. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, first design for Latin America. The $90 million ocean-front project features interactive exhibits about how the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama changed the ecology of the world forever and Panama’s present eco- wonders.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guides, and bottle of water and lunch.

Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Every day.

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THE RAINFOREST HIKING

The nearest national park to the city is the Metropolitan National Park (MNP) located at 15 minutes distance. It is one of the few tropical forests located within a city in all Latin America. Also, it is part of the Interoceanic Biological Corridor composed of diverse sheltered areas which extend from the Pacific to the Atlantic. At MNP you will find over 200 species of birds, as well as two and three-toed sloths. The MNP offers trails for nature observation, environmental interpretation, a watchtower (where you can observe the Panama City and its surroundings), a bookstore and a store where crafts are sold.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guides, and bottle of water.

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Every day.

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