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Panama's colorful history comes alive on this fascinating day-tour of the capital city. You'll visit Panama La Vieja, the first city of the isthmus to be established by the Spanish at the beginning of colonization. These extensive ruins are what remain after English privateer Henry Morgan finished sacking the town in 1671. The next stop on your Panama vacation is Casco Viejo where the Spanish built their next city in 1673. You'll walk through the French Plaza, commemorating the thousands of French canal workers who lost their lives in their country's unsuccessful attempt to build the canal in 1884. This colorful gentrifying neighborhood of narrow streets and charming buildings displays a variety of architecture, including French, Italian and Spanish colonial styles. The tour ends with a visit to Cerro Ancon for a panoramic view of the city and the canal. If you wish, you may turn this half-day itinerary into a longer tour with lunch and a stop at the Miraflores Locks, the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.


Itinerary

Panama City Tour - Day Tour

Pricing
Per Person
$75
Included in tour cost
  • GENERAL:
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • All hotel accommodations
  • All listed activities
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Entrance fees for all scheduled tours, national parks & archaeological sites
  • Meals as indicated
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services
Excluded from tour cost
  • GENERAL:
  • Airport taxes, international and local
  • Domestic airfare within South America
  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)

Panama City Tour - Day Tour

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Our trip to Panama exceeded all our expectations. Jonathan and everyone at Southern Explorations is a pleasure to work with. They listened to what we wanted to do and customized our trip. From start to finish it was a great trip, Panama surprised us, it was much more beautiful and exciting then we had imagined. Seven years ago they planned at vacation to Ecuador and Galapagos for us, a trip of a lifetime, it was amazing and we were blown away by the level of detail, the guides, transportation, all planned and timed to perfection. We didn't think they could impress us again when we set off for Panama but we were wrong. Thank you Southern Explorations for another exceptional vacation. - Denise and David Nardie (Panama)


Thanks so much for planning this wonderful trip for us. I cannot stress how much we enjoyed ourselves. The variety and pace were perfect. We had no idea that Panama would wow us quite the way it did. Kudos to the Southern Explorations team for introducing us to such an amazing country. We are very appreciative.   - Tanya & Pierre, Canada (Panama)


I found the staff very helpful that I dealt with, primarily Jonathan. I think the itinerary of Panama City, Boquette and Bocas is a great introduction for first time travelers to Panama.”
- Grant Kvalheim, New Jersey (Panama)