The Canal and Cobblestones of Panama City

3-Day Panama City Tour

Prices from £235 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationPanama City

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Panama is a city of extremes: from jungle to skyscrapers, stroll through the colourful colonial Casco Viejo with ancient churches, squares and narrow streets and listen to the salsa music through the windows of the many multicultural restaurants. On this Panama City tour, you'll visit the famous Panama Canal and the fascinating canal museum with an English speaking guide. Watch out for the huge cargo and cruise ships manoeuvring their way through the narrow locks, it’s an impressive sight.

What's included

  • Transfer on arrival
  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Half day excursion to the Panama Canal and Casco Viejo

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Arrival in Panama City

On arrival in Panama City you will be greeted in the hall by a representative of our local partner. They’ll be carrying a sign with your name on it and transfer you directly to your comfortable, modern hotel in the Obarrio district (or you could upgrade to a colonial-style hotel in the heart of the old town, Casco Viejo). You’ll spend two nights here and get well acquainted with the Panamanian hospitality. This area can be a bit noisy at times but you’ll be in close proximity to bars and restaurants.

View of Panama City skyline at nightfall with the lights twinkling

Guided Tour & Departure

After breakfast an English speaking guide will take you through the historic district of Casco Viejo. Walk between restored colonial buildings, churches, squares, monuments and museums; it’s a great way to learn more about life in Panama. Whilst you’re here, you won’t want to miss the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the famous Panama Canal.

church in panama city

There was once a lake between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans but, with a height difference of 16.5 metres, this needed to be bridged so that the ships could sail from one ocean to the other. You can learn all about how and why the canal was built at the visitor’s museum. If you’re lucky, you might see one of the huge freight ships passing through.

After breakfast on day 3 this trip comes to an end and you can continue your adventure from here.

canal in panama city with boat
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Speak to our Panama specialist, Ceri

"I know Panama really well and my most memorable time there was spent on the beautiful San Blas islands, living among the Kuna people. Its got such a laid-back atmosphere, plus stunning snorkelling spots too!"

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