Panama City and Canal Walking Tour

pin_dropLocation:Panama-City (Panama)
check_circle Availability: Daily
watch_later Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
people Adult From: $ 100 USD
Child From: Price not available

Panama City and Canal Walking Tour


See the best of Panama City — from sea level to hilltop, canal to islands — on this full-day sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable local guide, who will regale you with all kinds of insider information about the city’s history, culture and attractions. Watch the captivating process of moving ships through the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks; enjoy views of the city from the top of Ancón Hill; visit a local market; see the Bridge of the Americas from the Amador Causeway; and take a walking tour through the Casco Viejo district, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This day tour is limited to 12 people, providing a small-group experience.


  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to Miraflores Locks and Punta Culebra Nature Center
  • Smithsonian’s Punta Culebra


  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

What You Can Expect

After meeting your local guide, you’ll begin your Panama City tour by wandering through the old historic district of Casco Viejo, which is so beautiful it’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, your guide will point out landmarks and important features of the neighbourhood, and fill you in on the secrets that only locals know. 

Continue on through Balboa, exploring some of the old U.S. military zone, and see the headquarters for the legendary Panama Canal before heading to the Miraflores Locks visitor centre. Here you’ll be able to see the ships on their journey through one of the most famous canals the world, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This part of your Panama Canal tour will tell you all you need to know about this incredible feat of engineering, with help from your local guide and a self-guided tour through the museum dedicated to the Canal.

From here you’ll head to Ancon to explore more of this famous part of the city before moving on to the Amador Causeway to take in the view of the Bridge of the Americas. We’ll grab bite a bite to eat and enjoy a little nature walk on the Smithsonian-owned Punta Culebra. Enjoy this amazing and historic 'secret' part of Panama City – if you’re lucky, you might even spot a sloth! 

Finally, your local guide will drop you off back at the start point. From here, you’re free to shop at a local market, enjoy the view from one of the many rooftop bars or take a well-deserved rest and reflect on all you’ve learned about the awesome Panama City!

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Note: Spanish-speaking guides are available upon request. Please contact the local tour operator upon booking if you require this service
  • Important: If you are joining the tour from the airport, you must make your own way to the meeting point. Your flight must arrive prior to 6am in order to make it to the tour's departure time of 8am
  • Closure of sites: Please note that the Panama government has recently discussed closing the Cerro Ancon bridge, and as a result, we may be unable to visit it on this tour. Should this happen, we'll offer a suitable alternative for that portion of the tour.
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Tour departs from Cafe Unido, inside the American Trade Hotel in Casco Viejo

Departure time


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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