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We've put together the ultimate Panama tours and adventures - where volcanoes, lakes and rainforest combine to offer you fabulous vacation options. Choose a tour of half a day or a full day. All prices are for a minimum of two persons.



Half-day Panama Tours - Overview



City Tour $95
Includes: Air conditioned transportation and guide Length: 4 hours

We visit Old Panama Ruins and the Handicraft Market.
Afterwards we drive through the Banking Area and the most modern part of the City. We visit Colonial Panama with all it's tourist areas of interest, such as the French Plaza and the Golden Altar Church.


The Panama Canal $75
Includes: Air conditioned transportation and guide Length: 4 hours

Visit the greatest engineering masterpiece of this century, considered the Eight Wonder of the World. We will visit the Canal Zone, the Administration Building, the Governors house, Ancon Hill from where you will have an excellent view of the City and the Canal, The America's Bridge , known also as the Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe, since it is the only land bridge that unites America. From the mirador you can see the Amador Coastway, Contractor´s Hill and Gaillard Cut, the narrowest part of the Canal. Of course, Miraflores Locks, where you will be able to watch a ship transiting.


Shopping in Panama City $53
Includes: Air conditioned transportation and counseling Length: 4 hours

Panama has the characteristic of having the best commercial area, where you can obtain merchandise from all over the world with excellent prices. We will visit Los Pueblos mall or Albrook Mall.


Partial Canal Transit $174
Includes: Air conditioned transportation and counseling Length: 5 hours

Panama has the characteristic of having the best commercial area, where you can obtain merchandise from all over the world with excellent prices. We will visit Los Pueblos mall or Albrook Mall.


Summit Botanical Garden $106
Includes: Air conditioned transportation and guide Length: 4 hours

Panama has the characteristic of having the best commercial area, where you can obtain merchandise from all over the world with excellent prices. We will visit Los Pueblos mall or Albrook Mall.


Metropolitan Natural Park $106
Includes: Air conditioned transportation, specialized guide, park entrance fee, snacks, visit to mini-ecological bookstore. Length: 4 hours

The Metropolitan Nature Park is the only park in a tropical metropolitan capital. Its 265 hectares are an island of trees and shrubs where one can view arboreal fauna. Approximately 192 hectares of the park are composed of tropical semi-deciduous forest of low-lying lands. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute installed a high crane to study the animal life that takes refuge on the canopy of the trees. Among the fauna that you find in this park is the Sanguinus geoffroyi (Red-naped tamarin), Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed deer), Dasyprocta punctata (Agouti), Nasua narica (Coatimundi), Tamandua mexicana (Collared anteater), Choloepus hoffmanni (Two-toed sloth), and Bradypus variegatus (Three-toed sloth). Additional we find close to 200 species of birds like seedeaters, chachalaca, oropendolas, owls, hummingbirds and others.
We hike up the Natural Interpretative Trail up to the look-out, where the rest of the park can be seen as well as Panama City, the Bay, the Panama Canal including the Port of Balboa and Miraflores Locks. We come down the Mono Titi Road and finish our visit at the park's mini-ecological bookstore.


Museums $60
Includes: Air conditioned transportation, guide, and entrance fee. Length: 4 hours

We will visit different museums such as the Colonial Religious Art Museum which dates back to 1756; the Anthropological Museum Reina Torres de Arauz, where you will learn about Panama's ethnical groups; the Panama Historical Museum has four rooms related to Panama's history from its origin up to today; and the Afro-Antillean Museum, where you will appreciate photographs and many objects related to this ethnical group which helped in the construction of the Panama Canal.


La Chiva $--*
Includes: Transportation, live typical music, open bar of national alcoholic beverages,typical snacks, guide and entrance fees. Length: 3 1/2 hours

La Chiva is a transformed bus that visits different parts of the City, with live folkloric music. Singing, dancing and entertainment are offered. It is just one big party from departure time to the end.
We visit Mi Pueblito, the Pedro Miguel Locks, the Amador Coastway and the Bridge of the Americas.
*Price Upon Request


Panamanian Typical Night $93
Includes: Transfers, welcome cocktail, admission fee, dinner and folkloric entertainment. Length: 3 1/2 hours

The best way to learn about a country is through its foods and folkloric dances.
At Las Tinajas Restaurant, we have the opportunity of enjoying our food and delighting ourselves with beautiful Panamanian dances, music, and most of all our typical dress, which is the most expensive in the whole world.


City Tour $87
Includes: Air conditioned transportation and guide. Length: 4 hours

The Spaniards efforts to settle colonies in the Atlantic region of Darien failed mostly due to insalubrious location and food scarcity, taking them to make the decision to move to the Pacific Ocean, founding Old Panama on August 15, 1519.
Panama rapidly became an expensive, rich and legendary place, attracting filibusters and buccaneers to rove along its coasts. The Pirate Henry Morgan attacked and sacked the city in 1671. The Spaniards decided to move the city to a location more healthful and easier to defend and in 1673 governor Antonio Fernandez de Cordoba founded the new Panama City on the peninsula situated on Ancon Hill slopes.
We invite you to enjoy a visit to the three cities in one: Old, Colonial, and Modern Panama with its unique history.


Fishing in Gatun Lake $208
Includes: Ground transportation, boat, captain, fishing equipment, bait, snacks and soft drinks, and boat trip along part of the Panama Canal. Length: 3 hours

Leaving Panama City at 6:30 a.m; enjoy the beauty and the fish in Gatun Lake, one of the largest artificial lakes of the world. Catches include large-mouth bass, carps, and other excellent fighters and good taste fishes. At the same time, we will navigate through part of the Panama Canal, admiring birds and other animal species without leaving the boat.


Birdwatching $114
Includes: Ground transportation, soft drinks, specialized guide, and conservation fee. Length: 4 hours

There are 927 species of birds recorded in Panama. The Panama Audubon Society holds the world record for over 18 years in their annual Christmas Bird Counts. For this experience, we will visit the Soberania National Park, stopping at places that are characterized by high diversity of birds. Soberania National Park is one of the parks that protects the Panama Canal watershed and is located at 30 minutes drive from Panama City.


All-day Panama Tours - Overview



Complete Panama $153
Includes: Transportation, guide and lunch. Length: All Day

Arrival at the Old Compound of Casco Viejo, where the city was built after the destruction of Old Panama. We will visit the San Jose Church with it's golden altar, The Bovedas (jail of the Spanish era), the Cathedral, The National Theater and the Presidential Palace (if possible). Continue to several residential areas and Balboa Avenue making a brief stop at the Statue of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, the discoverer of the Pacific Ocean.
Then we will visit Old Panama Ruins founded in 1519 by the Spaniards an destroy in 1671 by English Pirate Henry Morgan. Visit the Art craft building followed by a typical lunch.
In the afternoon, you will visit Miraflores Locks at the Pacific side of the Canal, visit the Museum, a guide will explain the operation of the Canal and visit the Administration Building.


Total Canal Transit $234
Includes: Transportation, breakfast, lunch, open bar(national drinks) and guide Length: 8 hours

Leave from Amador (Pacific Terminal) and begin your once in a lifetime journey through the Panama Canal. Enter Miraflores Locks that will raise you to a level of 56 feet above sea level into Miraflores Lake, then continue to Pedro Miguel Locks, the second level which will bring you up to 85 feet.
From here, navigate through the engineering marvel of Gaillard Cut, the narrowest part of the Panama Canal.
Continue to Gatun Lake one of the largest man-made lakes in the world where Barro Colorado Natural Monument Island is located. Arrive at Madden Lake on the Atlantic side to see one of the largest earth dam in the world. Enter Gatun Locks where you will descend in a two-step process to arrive at Cristobal by 5.30pm approximately and return to the departure point in Amador, transfer by our guide to the hotel.


Shopping in Free Zone $93
Includes: Transportation and guide Length: 8 hours

This tour will take you to Panamanian Duty Free Center located in the City of Colon, on the Atlantic side, 49 miles from Panama City.
The Free Zone was founded in 1953 with the purpose of exporting goods to Caribbean and Latin America Destinations. Visitors will find a variety of electronic equipment, jewelry, perfumes, clothing, linen, furniture, rugs, etc.


Eco Historical Portobello $153
Includes: Transportation, guide and lunch Length: 8 hours

The City of Portobelo is located on the Atlantic Coast in a large and beautiful Bay which had capacity for as many as one hundred galleons. The City was once surrounded by fortifications formed by the Castles of San Felipe, San Fernando, Santiago of the Glory and San Jeronimo. These castles were demolished by the English pirates Henry Morgan and Vernon in 1688 and 1740, and were rebuilt in 1760. Portobelo was once a very important part of the defense, and commercial systems for the Spanish Empire in America.


Eco Historical Portobello $186
Included: Train and bus transport, guide, entree fees and lunch Length: 8 hours

Departure to Colon by train at 7.15am. Portobelo is located on the Atlantic Coast in a large and beautiful Bay which had capacity for as many as one hundred galleons. The City was once surrounded by fortifications formed by the Castles of San Felipe, San Fernando, Santiago of the Glory and San Jeronimo. These castles were demolished by the English pirates Henry Morgan and Vernon in 1688 and 1740, and were rebuilt in 1760. Portobelo was once a very important part of the defense, and commercial systems for the Spanish Empire in America.


The Chagres Challenge $200
Includes: All mentioned transportation, horses,rafts and gear, guides and meals. Our guides are trained in white-water navigation skills, first-aid and CPR (Cardio-Pulmonar Resuscitation)
Who can go?: Any person from twelve to seventy years old, in good health able to horse-back ride or if not, ready to walk for about an hour and half through an irregular and muddy path. Minors must travel with a responsible adult.
Length: 8 hours

The Chagres River is virtually unknown in its run through the Chagres National Park due mainly to the lack of access roads, the protection against settlers. In it's path, the river is characterized by alternating currents and ponds. It is considered as level II, although there are few rapids level III, in the international scale of white water classification.
As a result of the dense tropical forest that covers the basin of the river, sedimentation is minimum; therefore, clear water can be expected very often. The flora is typical of the tropical rainforest, with more than three hundred species per hectares. It is easy to spot several samples of the fauna, such as otters, iguanas, monkeys, hawks, tucans, and plenty of fish.
The Chagres Challenge begins by picking up guests in Panama city at 5:00 A.M., to take them on a FWD vehicle to a remote village called San Cristobal, beyond the mountain town of Cerro Azul.
After a light breakfast, around 8:00 A.M. the tour proceeds with a hike, for about hour and half, on a narrow trail that takes us deeper into the jungle until reaching an afluent of the Chagres, called Piedras River.
At aproximatelly 11:00 A.M., we will start an exciting five hour rafting tour in the Chagres virgin jungle, all the way to Madden Lake, reaching it around 4:30 P.M. We will have a fine meal somewhere along Chagres River.
We will raft by several rainforest tribes conformed by the Embera.
Close to Madden Lake, the rafts would be towed by an outboard motorboat, for about half an hour, to the nearest road. Finally, our guests will be taken back to the original pick up site around 7:00 P.M.


The Canopy Tour $155
Includes: Transportation, guides and gear, and full lunch. Length: 8 hours

The Canopy Tour, located around the spectacular waterfall "El Macho" in El Valle de Anton, offers canopy and jungle life from a perspective previously available only to select few researchers and photographers. This is accomplished by modifying techniques originally used by spelunkers (cavers) and canyon reppelers to provide a safe and enjoyable passage above the forest floor for family members of all ages.
El Valle de Anton, is a picturescal little town situated 700 meters above sea level in the crater of a gigantic extinct volcano. In fact, it is the second largest inhabited extinct volcano in the world. It is famous for its handicrafts, its strange land formations and its waterfalls.
The Canopy Tour helps preserve the private forest reserve of "Refugio Ecologico" where the Macho Waterfall is located and which is administered by Grupo Natura.
We will hike through a nature trail for about one hour learning about the wonders of a tropical rainforest and pointing out flora and fauna typical of the place. Our hike will end where The Canopy Tour starts.
After a briefing on the gear and safety guidelines, guests will traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, as they sail through the treetops, over the trails far below, and around the spectacular waterfall "Chorro Macho". Expert guides assist guests in this exciting journey through the different layers of the virgin rainforests and as they rappel back down to the forest floor.
Around noon, a typical Panamanian lunch will be served. Then we could visit the public market (on Sundays), Nispero Zoo, or any other place that the group wishes before returning back to Panama City around 3:00 p.m. We should be back around 6:00 p.m.
* For a minimum of 4 persons.


Embera Community $179
Includes: Land and water transportation, lunch, drinks and guide. Length: 7 hours

Is a demonstrative village of the indigenous Embera culture, established at the mouth of the Chagres River.
The Natural Bridge is nature's art. It has been used since the Spanish Conquerors time to cross over the river.
The Cruces Trail, the main traffic way between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans crosses the Natural Bridge.
We will reach the natural Bridge and after a brief historical explanation, we will embark in native dugout canoes. The tribe will welcome us with their dances. We will hike some trails, where the guides will identify plant species used by the Indians for medical purposes.
Lunch will be given in the village and the tourist will be able to buy their beautiful handicrafts.


Anton Valley $167
Includes: Transportation, guide, lunch, entrance to waterfalls, entrance to El Nispero Zoo. Length: 8 hours

A cool and picturesque country resort, only 120 kilometers from Panama City we find El Valle de Anton. It was originally the crater of a giant volcano which became a lake, then a swamp and then a fertile plain.
Indigenous people who were the first inhabitants left curious rock drawings or "petroglyphs" that can be seen on the outskirts of the village in La Pintada neighborhood.
El Valle has developed a prosperous industry for flowers and ornamental plants, making the small town a center for orchids. This town is well known for its Sunday market where you can observe the plants and all handicrafts of the area.
There is much to see in El Valle where fauna and flora are abundant including trees with square trunks. It is a good area for foothill birds.
We depart from Panama City on the Panamerican Highway towards Western Panama.
Approximately two hours and a half later we reach El Valle. We visit the Sunday market, visit the petroglyphs and El Macho Waterfall.
After lunch we go to the Nispero Zoo before starting our way back to Panama City.


The Gold Route $246
Includes: Ground transportation, lunch, snacks and soft drinks, specialized guide, boat trip around the Bay of Portobelo and information literature. Length: 8 hours

Leaving Panama City at 8:00 a.m., we will travel along the route used during the colonial period to transport gold and other riches from South America to Spain across the isthmus. Our journey begins in the ruins of Old Panama, capital of Castilla de Oro and the center of operations for the great South America conquest, which was founded in 1619 and destroyed by the famous pirate, Henry Morgan, in 1671. We will walk along the ruins of "Cruces" trail the most important in colonial America, built with cobble stones and surrounded by tropical rainforest. At noon we will arrive at the small town of Portobelo, where we will enjoy a delicious West Indies-Style lunch. We will cruise along Portobelo Bay, like the famous pirates who attacked the city to sack the treasures waiting to be sent to Spain.
Then we will visit the ruins of the city. Founded in 1597, this used to be the most important port in the Caribbean. You will admire more than 10 castles and fortresses dating back to the 16th. Century. Arrival in Panama City is estimated at 5:00 p.m.


Barro Colorado Natural Monument $167
Includes: Ground Transportation, boat tour through the canal and Gatun lake, snacks and soft drinks, lunch, specialized guide, rainforest hike, wetland exploration, information literature and conservation fee. Length: 8 hours

Our adventure begins at 6.30a.m. with a car trip through tropical rainforest to the small town of Gamboa, where a boat trip awaits us. We will cruise along Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal to the Gigante Peninsula and to the Barro Colorado Natural Monument (BCNM), which has been administered by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute since 1946, and is considered the best protected and studied tropical rainforest in the world. Here, we will hike along an interpretative trail through one of the most complex and diverse ecosystems, to observe a large amount of animal and plant species. Finally we will begin our return journey, cruising bays and channels covered by the forest. We will see birds and other animals without having to leave the boat. Arrival in Panama City is estimated at 3.00p.m.


Fishing in Gatun Lake $234
Includes: Ground transportation, boat, captain, fishing equipment, bait, snacks and soft drinks, and boat trip along part of the Panama Canal. Length: 6 hours

Leaving Panama City at 6:30 a.m; enjoy the beauty and the fish in Gatun Lake, one of the largest artificial lakes of the world. Catches include large-mouth bass, carps, and other excellent fighters and good taste fishes. At the same time, we will navigate through part of the Panama Canal, admiring birds and other animal species without leaving the boat.



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