Tours

Panama City Tour

Tour-1Approx. Duration: 4 hours 
08:00 – 12:00 or 13:00 to 17:00
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 46.00 USD

This tour will take you to visit various sites in Panama City. You will be driven to the new part of the city with its magnificent buildings at the Banking area and also pass by the famous Uruguay street where many restaurants and bars are located. You will then visit the Old City (called Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo ) where colonial churches, monuments, museums and modern buildings are located. You will have free time for a half hour to walk or do some shopping.

  • Includes: Air conditioned ground transportation, one bottled water & bilingual guide
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sun block, sunglasses, camera & money for souvenirs
  • Restriction: None

Miraflores Locks – Panama Canal

Tour-2Approx. Duration: 4 hours 
09:00 – 13:00 or 13:00 to 17:00
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 50.00 USD

This tour is a must do if you come to Panama as the best way to experience the Panama Canal is through this tour. Come visit the Miraflores Locks and the Exhibition Center with the area of Pedro Miguel. In the Miraflores Locks, ships are raised in three stages for a total of 8 meters, allowing them to transit to or from the port of Balboa on the Pacific Ocean (near Panama City).

You will be able to see ships crossing below the Bridge of the Americas which links North and South America. It is interesting to see the whole process on the terrace of the Miraflores Visitors Center. The guide will explain what is happening with the ship at that time in the lock. Aside from learning about the entire process of pouring the water to raise or lower ships crossing the Panama Canal, this center offers a museum, which shows the progress that has carried out, the history of canal, the construction, how important is to Panamanians and management by Panama’s government. We will pick you up at the hotel in a private transportation and take you to the locks in a guided tour. The tour is offered either early in the morning or in the afternoon. The main idea of the tour is that allow visitors to see the vessel crossing the locks and all the operation.

Explore the exhibition center of the canal with a fully equipped theater. It has three observation terraces, two snack bars, the Miraflores restaurant that offers a panoramic view, a gift shop of the Panama Canal, and a hall for special events. Most areas are also available for private events.

  • Includes: Air conditioned ground transportation, canal entrance that includes theater presentation, museum and terraces to look out the locks and the ships passing by the canal. The tour also includes one bottled water & bilingual guide
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sun block, sunglasses, camera & money for souvenirs

Cultural and Modern Shopping Tour

Tour-3Approx. Duration: 5 hours 
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 40.00 USD

Panama is considered as a shopping paradise as it is a free port for merchandise from all over the world. Your first stop is at the Artisan Market located at the famous Panama Causeway. The artisans building boasts beautiful, handcrafted treasures from the seven indigenous tribes that reside in Panama. Here you can shop for handmade baskets and wood carvings from the precious coco bolo wood, unique jewelry, and treasured rainforest styled gifts and a plethora of Panama Canal memorabilia. Then, you will visit the Albrook Mall, one of the largest malls in Central America, where you will find jeweler, gems, embroidery tablecloths, oriental ceramics, watches, photographic and electronic equipment, and crystal ware, all at reasonable prices. The shopping centers offer from latest fashions, to complex computer equipment’s, and the most original handcrafts.

  • Includes: Air-conditioned ground transportation, one bottled water & bilingual guide
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera & money for souvenirs

Biodiversity Museum Tour

Tour-4Approx. Duration: 4 hours 
09:00 – 13:00 OR 13:00 – 16:00
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 49.00 USD

We will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel and on the way to Causeway, you will be able to enjoy the brand new “Cinta Costera” in Balboa Boulvevar and some relevant momuments for our country as well as the Old City at a distance.

Once you arrive at the Museum, our guide will accompany you through the different areas of the Museum with guides for different sections.

After the visit to the Museum we will drive you to the Causeway, a leisure paradise with stores, restaurants and bars that offer spectacular views of the modern city and its skyline. Across the bay you will find a contrast in the oldest sector of the city. You will also see the Pacific Ocean side of the entrance of the Panama Canal. We will make a quick stop at the artisan’s craft in Causeway, so you can also see or purchase our traditional art craft.

The museum is a masterpiece of shapes topped by an explosion of color. The colors skillfully chosen to represent flora and fauna elements of the rain forest. The designers hurtled difficulties such as longevity of the color in the tropical sun which is intensified because the building is located on a causeway and will receive sunlight reflected by the water on both sides of the structure. The need for a long term paint guarantee is imperative.

The museum will include 2 large salt water aquariums which will be built with Japanese custom built plexiglass fronts which have arrived and will be installed soon.

The foundation of the museum is education; for Panamanians and visitors. The displays will be designed so that visitors with all levels of education can appreciate their messages. Themes will include creation of the world as we know it, the continents, the ice ages, the movement of humans and animals, how the ecosystems intertwine, conservation of our planet and more. Behind the scenes as well, education will be an important and lasting factor. The effects of the museum construction will be felt for years because of the training and improved skills of the Panamanian workers.

  • Includes: Air conditioned ground transportation, one bottle of water, museum entrance & bilingual guide
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera & money for souvenirs

Gamboa Rain Forest – Aerial Tram & Ecological Gardens Exhibitions

Tour-5Approx. Duration: 4 hours 
07:45 – 12:00
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 115.00 USD

Aerial Tram Tour: We will transfer you to the beautiful Gamboa Resort, where you will be able to experience the beautiful rain forest. Upon arrival, you will ride in a gondola that will allow you to have a thrilling and spectacular 360° view above the rainforest canopy as your aerial tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile. Our experience guides will inform you all about our Panama Rain Forest and possibly see birds, butterflies and a great variety of plants and trees. Your tram completes its journey at the top of a hill and a short walk will lead you to the observation tower where you have a great view of the canal, the Chagres River, Soberania National Park and Gamboa’s Town.

After the Aerial Tram Experience our guide will take you to the beautiful Gardens Exhibitions, where you will vist a Butterfly Farm with about 20 species of native butterflies form Panama, also a Nursery Orquid, a Serpentarium and a small Fish Aquarium

  • Includes: Air conditioned Transportation, Gatun Aerial Tram & Ecological Exhibits, Bilingual guide & one bottled water
  • Restriction: Visitors with acrophobia for the aerial tram
  • Driving distance: 45 minutes

Gatun Lake Boat Tour & Ecological Gardens

Tour-6Approx. Duration: 4 hours 
07:45 am – 12:00
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 110.00 USD

Gatun Lake Tour: We will drive to the beautiful Gamboa Resort and take you directly to the pier, where you will board a small boat for an exhilarating speed-ride directly through the Panama Canal alongside giant vessels in transit. After 20 minutes we slow down to enter the quiet world of wildlife that inhabits the shoreline of Gatun Lake. As you approach the forested banks of Gatun Lake, you willl have an opportunity to look for wildlife such as Capuchin Monkeys, 3-toed Sloth, Howler Monkeys and various species of Toucans and other bird-life. Trained naturalist guides will accompany you to make this journey come alive with interesting information and provide you a true sense of what life was like before settlers arrived in the 1500’s.

After the Aerial Tram Experience our guide will take you to the beautiful Gardens Ehibitions, where you will visti a Butterfly Farm with about 20 species of native butterflies form Panama, also a Nursery Orquid, a Serpentarium and a small Fish Aquarium

  • Includes: Air conditioned Transportation, Gatun Boat Tour & Ecological Exhibits, bilingual guide & one bottled water
  • Restriction: None
  • Driving distance: 45 minutes

Canal Expantion & Gatun Locks

Tour-7Approx. Duration: 5 hours 
NET PRICE PER PERSON: 100.00 USD

Enjoy an amazing 50 miles transfer from the Pacific to the Caribbean side driving through the Continental Division and the rainforest that surrounds the Panama Canal. Upon arrival, to Colon Province, visit the Gatun Locks, where you will see the full operation of the water way, while the ships are raised from the sea level to the level of Gatun Lake at 85 fee above the ocean. You will observe how the ships are assisted by the powerful tug boats and settled with several wires coming from the electric locomotives that keep the vessels in the center of the chamber.

After experiencing how the Canal works, travel in time to the future, visiting the Expansion Project Observation Center where you will see the greatest view of the new locks construction. Take magnificent pictures of the “big hole”, that will be fill with water in the next few years and become part of the history. Take few minutes to read information of the outdoors exhibits, watch the Canal movie and explore the nature walking the eco-trail. Gift shops are available in both centers to take home memorable souvenirs.

  • Includes: Air conditioned transportation, Gatun Boat Tour & Ecological Exhibits, bilingual guide & one bottled water
  • Restriction: The observation deck in Gatun Locks is at 85 feet above sea level. Stairs with several steps to reach it must be climbed
  • Driving distance: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Contact

Ligia VARGAS
Regional Manager Director
IVI DMC2 Costa Rica & Panama & Colombia
[email protected]

Address
45th Street, Bella Vista
8th Building – #1
Panama, Panama

Switchboard: (507) 394-5940, (507) 394-5941
Cell Phone (within the US and Canada): (507) 6560-9886
WhatsApp: (507) 6560-9886
Skype: ligia_vargas1

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