Tours in Panama City

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Sightseeing Tours in Panama City

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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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Adventure Tours
4 hours
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C$174.99
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Bus Tours
4–5 hours
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C$92.32
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Adventure Tours
3+ days
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Lunch Cruises
6 hours
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C$199.80
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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C$136.41
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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C$91.86
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Bus Tours
4–5 hours
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Adventure Tours
3–4 hours
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C$99.21
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Bus Tours
5–7 hours
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Helicopter Tours
30 minutes
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Full-day Tours
14–16 hours
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  • tay t
    12 contributions
    This tour was the best tour that I have ever been on. My first time in Panama and our tour guide name was Gustavo. He was very knowledgeable and patient and he was very popular amongst the locals and knew all of the great spots to take you to get that Panamanian feel. It was an awesome time and he is a great guy.
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • Katherine A
    2 contributions
    once in a life time experience. Important to point out how close this is to city. pick up time is usally around 8 and i was back in the hotel arond 3pm which was great because i still felt like i had most of the day left. the canoe ride was inspring and we even got to see some wild life. The walk to the water fall is a short walking distance but most definetly breath taking. The Food that the indigenous people provided was EXCELLENT!!! Fresh perfect portion. This is a must
    Written November 16, 2022
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  • Estee
    1 contribution
    Dan was our guide and he was very friendly and gave us lots of background about the history and structure of the canal. When we went to monkey island, he did a great job getting the monkeys to come out to the boat. He also did a great job taking pictures and videos for us! Since it was Panamanian Independence Day, the visitors center by the canal was closed, so we had extra time and Dan offered to show us around sites on our drive back; he drove us around the American neighborhood and showed us the Panama Canal administration building, with all its symbolism. We had a fantastic time and highly recommend!!!
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • KAC
    Canfield, OH62 contributions
    Excellent tour. Juan was an awesome guide. Pick up was on time. We saw so many monkeys and other animals up close. Definitely recommend this tour.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • Robert C
    8 contributions
    Amazing day Long Trip. Panama Marine Adventures was Fantastic. You need to know the day starts with a 04:30 hotel pick up and a 18:15 return. The sites and educational facts on the tour were over the top.Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and refreshments were outstanding. A true bucket list experience.
    Written November 22, 2022
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  • johnsG954HM
    Faribault, MN6 contributions
    My husband I had a private tour of Panama City with another couple, and it was fantastic! Our tour guide Jennifer was so friendly and gave us such great information throughout the tour. At every stop she took pictures of us on our cameras for us, and it was so nice not to have to rely on always less-than-perfect selfies. When our group mentioned that we were going on a cruise the next day, Jennifer made sure to time our visit to the Panama Canal absolutely perfectly so that we could see our ship going through the Mira Flores Lock on its return from its time at sea. Everything about the tour was perfectly timed and we saw all of the important places in Panama City that we wanted to see. Plus we learned so much about the Panamanian culture and people. We really can’t say enough about how great Jennifer is! Definitely one of our very best guides and tours that we have been on in over 25 years of extensive international travel!
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • Jody S
    Shrewsbury7 contributions
    Beautiful islands and friendly people. Just need to be prepared for cold showers, limited food and drink options. If you want something other than, water, beer, or juice, you will need to bring it. Also bring a towel!

    The waterfall hike is a bit of a hike so you should be prepared for round trip 5 hours with mud and water.

    Very memorable trip and glad we roughed it for a few days to have this experience.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Jeri C
    2 contributions
    Being inside the locks is fantastic. Our guide was fluent in English and Spanish and very informative. Buffet lunch was tasty and pretty good for feeding 220 people. Well organized excursion, the hotel pick up was on time and efficient.
    We went through the locks with a 5,000 car roll on roll off Panamax ferry! The 1/2 distance was long enough to get your $$ worth, not so long as to take the whole day. Just right for us.
    Written December 5, 2022
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  • E M
    1 contribution
    I really glad that I decided to take this excursion, the trip was very smooth and relaxing. The crew made this a 10/10 experience. For example, due to my hasteI forgot to take my swim trunks with me, one of the crew, was kind enough to let me burrow a pair that was in storage, if not I may have been pushed to swim in my pants. Again this trip is well worth the time and money.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • David B
    Isla Mujeres, Mexico4 contributions
    Chris was a knowledgeable guide who timed the canal lock action well in spite of the rain. The drive thru the city and old town was a nice overview. Afterwards we stopped at his favorite seafood restaurant and loved the soup.. I would definitely recommend this as a 1st day tour.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • Cruiser796225
    1 contribution
    Dennis was an outstanding tour guide! Perfect tour for my husband and I as we were stopping in Panama City. We really enjoyed all of the knowledge he shared with us and the interactions we had. Highly recommend this tour, you will be sure to get a one of a kind tour!
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • rcelnino
    Washington DC, DC2 contributions
    I recommend this tour for anyone interested in seeing the Panama Canal and staying in Panama City. The tour company was well organized, checking in several times by email before this trip to confirm everything, including the morning before to confirm the time we needed to be at the marina.

    On the boat, the tour guide provided a lot of interesting information about the Canal but wasn't constantly talking and there was plenty of quiet time to enjoy the ride and mingle with other people on the boat. For all Canal tours from this company, they provide you with a healthy sized portion of coffee/breakfast and lunch, which I bring up because the timing of our trip was extremely early (we woke up at 3:45 AM to get there in time to start boarding the boat at 5).

    The trip through the canal is a real treat. On the partial/northbound tour, you will get a chance to go through two sets of locks. I'd recommend that unless you're generally a completist, the partial tour should be sufficient for most people, as the experience of going through the locks is the same (I believe the full tour has you going through one more set of locks).

    All in all, I recommend this tour and Panama Marine Adventures if you are interested in a tour of the Canal and staying in Panama City.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • Ken S
    Lake Country, Canada14 contributions
    Guide was a wealth of knowledge on both the locks and Panama. The tour ship travels in the locks with a cargo ship, so when that ship broke down approaching the 1st lock we had to wait for the next one. Because of the delay we didn't travel into the lake. Still worth seeing the operation from the water. Grey Line only looks after the transport to the tour ship. They missed a hotel drop for one couple and dropped them at another hotel and told them to get a taxi.
    Written March 10, 2020
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  • pierreaymeric83110
    Panama City, Panama1 contribution
    we had an amazing afternoon especially seeing all 3 species of monkeys. Luis was a great guide and driver, very knowledgeable and helpful!
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • FritztheCat60
    Panama City, Panama14 contributions
    Excellent crew, best food, every second amazing! sanblascat@gmail.com WhatsApp + 507 6033 1357 book here a breathless week!
    Written June 5, 2019
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