Panama City Tour and The Canal Locks (Miraflores)
Experience Panama City and visit the Miraflores Locks Visitors Centre of the Panama Canal (entrance is not included in the tour price). On this private 4-hour guided tour, You will get picked up and dropped off at your hotel / residence in Panama City and you will explore and learn about the historic and popular sites in Panama such as the Casco Antiguo, the Seafood Market and the Amador Causeway. It also includes a visit to the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal.
- Private Tour of Panama City and visit the Miraflores Locks.
- See the contrast of the modern city and the colonial architecture in Casco.
- Learn incredible and curious facts about Panama City.
4 hours (approx.)
Your Hotel / Residence in Panama City.
Your Hotel / Residence in Panama City.
English, Spanish, German, Portuguese or French
Related places and things to do
This private tour starts by picking you up at the hotel / residence in Panama City by one of our tour guides and then you will be taken to visit the Miraflores Locks Visitors Centre (entrance is not included in the tour price). The Miraflores Locks are one of the three sets of Canal Locks, and is the closest to Panama City. We will be there for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and you will be able to observe the magnitude of this marvel of engineering, which operates the same hydraulic system since its creation. A local guide of the locks will narrate the operation of the ships that transit through the Panama Canal. There will be a short audiovisual presentation of 20 minutes, you can visit the 4 floors of exhibitions and the gift shop in the visitor center. Our guide will be at your disposal in case you need to know more.
The next stop of the tour will be the Biomuseo designed by Frank Gehry and the viewpoint where you can take wonderful photos of Panama City and the Museum for about 10 minutes. We will not be going inside the museum but exploring around it.
Then, you will cross the Amador Causeway to Isla Flamenco, where we will find restrooms, a giant sign of Panama to take more photos and eat some refreshments, if you wish, and also have time to purchase in the Duty Free.
Then we will move to the Colonial City, and we will walk for 1 hour inside the Old Town, the guide will explain that it was built after Panama La Vieja was burned to the ground. The predominant architectural style of the Casco Antiguo is a combination of Italian, French and Spanish colonial. This part of the City is home to the famous Golden Altar that survived the looting and destruction of the pirate Morgan. We will visit churches and a Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, National Grand Theater, Las Bóvedas, and Plaza de Francia with the history written on the Panama Canal mural. You will be able to see the Plaza de la Independencia, and beautiful old houses including the Canal Interoceanic Museum. You will then have 20 minutes to explore on your own, take pictures and buy some crafts.
At the end of the tour of the Colonial City, the tour will end when the guide returns you to your hotel / residence in Panama City. (Some people want to stay in the Colonial City for lunch and return on their own to their hotel later).
- Additional cost for pick-up and drops off in Playa Bonita (pay directly to the tour operator the day of the tour).
1 to 10 people = 20 USD per person.
11 to 30 people = Pick-up and drop off free.
- Children less than 2 years old are free.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (01 - 01) (P/P)||60.00 (USD)|
|General (02 - 04) (P/P)||40.00 (USD)|
|General (05 - 10) (P/P)||35.00 (USD)|
|General (11 - 30) (P/P)||30.00 (USD)|
07:45 – 08:00
Pickup in your hotel / residence in Panama City.
08:00 – 08:30
Transfer to Panama Canal Miraflores Locks.
08:30 – 09:45
Observation of the Miraflores Locks, Video presentation, Visit to the 4 floors of exhibitions, Photos and Shopping in the Gift Shop (entrance is not included in the tour price).
09:45 – 10:45
Transfer to Amador, Stop at Biomuseo, Stop at Flamenco.
10:45 – 12:30
Transfer to Casco Antiguo & 1 hour in Casco.
12:30 – 12:45
Return to your hotel / residence in Panama City.
- Certified local guide.
- Spanish and English languages.
- Panama Canal Miraflores Locks ticket entry
Adult (Nationals and Residents of Panama) 5 USD.
Adult (Foreigner) 20 USD.
Children (6 to 12 years old) (Nationals and Residents of Panama) 2.50 USD.
Children (6 to 12 years old) (Foreigner) 12 USD.
Children under 6 years Free.
- Biomuseo ticket entry (18 USD foreigners, 10 USD locals).
- Use sunblock / sunscreen.
- Dress light.
- Use comfortable shoes.
- Bring additional cash you buy extra things.
- Be punctual.
You can cancel this tour 24 hours before the departure time and receive a full refund. After this point there are no refunds