Full Day tour: Panama City and Panama Canal - Miraflores Locks
Tour DescriptionThis full day tour is the perfect way to discover Panama City.
First thing in the morning, a visit to the emblematic Panama Canal. Visiting the Miraflores Locks visitor’s center – the nearest set of locks to the city, makes it possible to learn about the history and the daily operation of the Canal. This visitor’s center has three main attractions: The Museum, the audiovisual presentation, and the lookout point where it’s possible to observe the ships passing through each one of the chambers.
After this, and accompanied by your guide, you will visit the charming “Casco Antiguo” or Old Quarter, built after Panama La Vieja (the first city) was looted and burned. The predominant architectural style of the Casco Antiguo is a combination of Italian, French and Spanish colonial.
During the expedition through this colonial part of the city you will have the opportunity to visit some churches – including the famous Golden Altar which survived the plundering and destruction of pirate Morgan, and different parks and plazas while you learn about the history of the city.
Lunch is included in one of the restaurants of the Casco Antiguo.
To end the day, you will visit the Biomuseum, which is located in the Amador Causeway. This museum was designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and is his only work in Latin America.
The Biomuseo’s 4,000 square meters contain eight permanent exhibition galleries - created by the Canadian designer Bruce Mau, and the main theme is the origin of the Panamanian isthmus and its gigantic impact on the planet’s biodiversity.
Tour includes: transportation, entrance fees, English / Spanish guide, bottle of water and lunch.
What to bring: Light clothing, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat, camera and sunscreen.
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Days of operation: Daily.