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Panama City's Top Tour
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Panama City's Top Tour

By Barefoot Panama
Recommended by 95% of travelers
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About
If it’s your first time in Panama City, this tour offers a comprehensive introduction to the capital, as well as visiting the Panama Canal. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, walk along the famous Amador Causeway, and take in the views from Cerro Ancon. In the afternoon, visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center to learn more about the Panama Canal and watch the ships navigating the locks.
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₱7,054.39
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Magnificent views and photo ops along the Amador Causeway
  • Guided walking tour of Panama City’s Old Town
  • Watch ships navigate the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from Panama City

  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Entry/Admission - Casco Viejo
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We email people the day before the tour with there pick up times
  • Avenida Central España & Calle 10 Oeste, Av. Central España & C. 10 Oeste, Panamá, Panama Departure Point: The Cafe Tiempo inside the American Trade Hotel Address: Ave. Central between Calle 9 and Calle 10 Directions: Located in the old town, Casco Antiguo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31465P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Avenida Central España & Calle 10 Oeste
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Casco Viejo
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Miraflores Visitor Center
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Barefoot Panama
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
    Pass by
    Ancon Hill
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Barefoot Panama
1,548
Panama City, Panama
Joined in January 2010

#34 of 450 Tours & Activities in Panama City
  • stitchnfix
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    Can take custom tours too
    This was a custom experience that was cultivated for my group by Kevin. He found a perfect guide Jorge and the experience was EXACTLY what we asked for - it was private and we were all very appreciative and the pricing was good as well
  • joanne402018
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    Panama Canal and Town Tour
    Panama is a beautiful country and it’s history is very interesting. The trip to the canal was awe inspiring. The ingenuity and engineering which goes into the operations of the canal is quite impressive. My tour lasted about 7 hours and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and a joy to talk to. In addition to the canal I visited the town Casco Viejo. This is a lovely town whose buildings remind me of New Orleans. I was able to have lunch in town at a delightful restaurant whose food was absolutely delicious. I also visited some cathedrals with beautiful stained glass windows and altars the likes of which I have never seen. The tour also included other sites but the town and the canal are what stood out to me. The tour is both a walking and driving tour and there was so much to see and enjoy. I had no problems booking with Barefoot Panama. My guide was very accommodating and personable. He was on time for the tour and always sought to make me as comfortable as possible and ensure that I was okay. He was the best tour guide I have experienced.
  • febericoa
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    Great experience and family fun
    Loved the experience. You get to navigate through the canal, see and engage with wild(ish) monkeys, and then visit a nearby Embera village. Our son who's 7 really loved it, and we liked the experience too. The giode was great as well! Definitely recommended specially if you are traveling with young kids.
  • odilesj1
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    Barefoot Tours/Kevin
    We did 2 tours with Barefoot - Monkey Island/Panama Canal and San Blas Islands. Communication and planning with Kevin and the tour guides was excellent. The tours were very organised and we were picked up from our apartment on time. On the Monkey Island tour, our tour guide Maty made sure we stopped at several different islands to ensure we saw different species of monkeys and wildlife. He was also very knowledgeable of the area and history. We highly recommended booking tours with Kevin and his team!
  • 921StevenB
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    Not worth the money!!!!!!
    I was very disappointed with this trip. Wasn't worth the money. Says a full day, but it was really half day and we finished before 12pm. The monkeys were amazing to see, but I can't see where the rest of the money went to make it worthwhile. Wasn't given any food or drinks and we stopped for lunch at a shopping centre on the way back where you paid for your own lunch. That being said, the guide was a wonderful person and definitely enjoyable to be with. Save your money though and do something else or the 1/2 day monkey tour on its own.
  • 483shyk
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    The Barefoot Experience
    I had the luxury of indulging in the Barefoot experience with Gonzo and Jorge on two different excursions! The first only teased my appetite for more adventure. Both tour guides are wells of knowledge and information that will take you as deep as you wish into the history and tales of these attractions. Gonzo was great at getting me comfortable to embrace the love from the monkeys extended. I had never been that close to wild monkeys. The history of the Indian Village was remarkable to say the least, and every inquiry about the canal was addressed. They are both great at spotting camouflaged wildlife for photo ops! Jorge navigated expertly to Valle de Anton for one of the most serene experiences of my life. This special place is beyond photos and words. We warmed up with a short hike to the waterfalls before visiting this extraordinary rock telling its own story. An incredible site you have to see for yourself. I learned about the most unique frogs, and then found myself immersed in a majestic butterfly haven. Much of the Barefoot experience felt like it materialized from a fantastical world and I was touring a wonderland!
  • Y8099WWcamillem
    Y8099WWcamillem
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    An Amazing Experience You Won't Want to Miss
    This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Panama. Our tour guide, Gonzo, was extremely knowledgable and made the day fun and exciting. He really went above and beyond. Not only did we get to see a lot of cool things around Panama City, but we also learned a lot about the history of the country. My only regret is that we didn't take a picture with Gonzo! I highly recommend Barefoot Panama.
  • David T
    David T
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    A must when going to Panamá city
    Amazing. Guide was highly educated & had a great relationship with the indigenous people. Great energy. The stories he would share of the monkeys where hilarious & educational. This was the best part of my trip hands down.
  • richardq940
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    Exceptional, awesome, great, educated, spectacular,........!!!!
    There is no good enough word to express how exceptional this tour and the tour guide was. Awesome, great, educated, spectacular,.....!!!!! I recommend this tour if you really want to learn and explore the real history and current state of the Panama Canal and the settlers. You have questions about the history of Panama, which I did, you will get it and very well articulated. Well spoken English. Promptness, curtesy, considertate, ...... Once you are done this, then you can go to the Canal Visitor center for the IMAX.
  • TravelingRothman
    TravelingRothman
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    Ganzo was an awesome tour guide! The tour was great.
    Ganzo was an awesome tour guide! We learned a lot from him and had a great overall experience. The monkeys were adorable and the Indigenous village was fascinating and eye-opening.
  • neald58
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    Beach down time
    Sonny island resort Very nice little island. Great for a couple of days of very quiet relaxation. Friendly staff. When we were there there were only about 7 or 8 guests so it was very private. Right off shore there were several whales with babies. There are few extra activities. This is fine if you can be happy with a beautiful setting and a warm ocean to swim in. You are limited to their food hall which is nutritious but not inspiring. Bottom line I would go back for a couple of days. Barefoot Panama put his together at for us the day before we went.
  • N3670TCmarilync
    N3670TCmarilync
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    Don’t hesitate and get this tour.
    Amazing experience! I definitely recommend this tour. It took us around 6 hours but it was all worth it. Be prepared and pack the right gear in case of rain. Our guide Gonzo was so nice and made us all feel comfortable and happy.
  • latrice1mi
    latrice1mi
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    Awesome
    This was an amazing tour got to see 3 species of monkeys,learned a lot about Panama and completely enjoyed the native experience. This was a great educational experience for our kids and us as a family. Gustavo was an amazing tour guide as well.
  • benjaminfO3592OA
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    Monkey Island, Isla Taboga, Caribbean, and Lake Bayano Cave Tours
    Monkey Island Tour: It was lovely to have transportation provided with pick up and drop off and our tour guide, Gonzo, was thoroughly educational covering a wide range of topics and willingly answered variety of questions from different family members. The boat portion was lovely as we did have cover from the sun as we went through the Panama Canal and perused islands on Lake Gatun in search of wildlife. We saw a variety of monkeys, birds, caymans, and bats. The Indian village life was educational and the hike was interesting as we learned about the flora and fauna. I would recommend bug spray. Isla Taboga Tour: The marina was easy to find and the ferry ride to the island was a family favorite! Watching the birds, dolphins, and observing the boats waiting for their turn on the Panama Canal was fascinating. The 1-hour tour with Brian was fascinating and informative, as he is a full-time resident of the island and was born there. He patiently answered our questions and showed us all the opportunities that awaited us on the island. The local lunch was incredible, as nothing was left on our plates! The drinks in the local pineapples were delicious and we have never tasted pineapple so good! The water was warm and pleasant to swim in. We were unable to snorkel or use the kayaks, since the tide was our during our time on the island, but that didn't prevent us from having a wonderful time! This was a relaxing tour and we would do it again! Caribbean Tour: Snorkeling and Zip Lines The convenience of transportation provided is a plus, which gives us time to enjoy the scenery and ask questions about the area. It was a lovely boat ride to both snorkeling locations. However, the first location had some cloudy water due to the rain from the previous day, but we were still able to see plenty of fish, including a school of fish, at the reef. The second location was much clearer and we also saw a sea urchin and a sloth in a tree! Lunch at the local restaurant was delicious and the fruit juices are worth treating ourselves! The zip lines were amazing with tall heights and long distances. It gives you ample time to look around and soak up the views! Lake Bayano Cave Tour: The transportation via the van and the boat was amazing. We simply enjoyed not having to think our way to the different locations. We saw many different species of wildlife on the way to the caves. The caves were awesome! Be prepared to get wet from the chest down and wear solid shoes. Navigating the rocks in the river can be tricky. We observed a cayman up close, a poison dart frog, spiders, fish, and bats! Not for the faint of heart. The watering hole at the end was a treat to experience before making our way back. Lunch was delightful and delicious white fish caught in the lake that morning along with friend plantains. Yum! It was our tour guides first time giving this tour and he did an amazing job. Upon returning, we were able to watch sleeper plants react to touch, my kids were able to kayak, and we gathered some mangos from a tree in the area. Do eat a larger breakfast than normal and bring a waterproof bag if you plan to take anything into the cave. All in all, we loved all four of these experiences. Each tour met different expectations and desires for all the people in our family. No regrets!
  • carter1333
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    An amazing sampling experience that makes you feel like a local!
    After reading the description (😉) the tour provides everything it says and even a little more! It was so fun walking through Casco Viejo, learning, drinking, and tasting everything that Panama has to offer! Nicole did such a good job not only leading the tour and conveying her knowledge but also promoting an exceptional atmosphere! It really felt like you were a part of Panamanian culture and everyone left as friends! Thanks, Nicole and Barefoot Panama Tours!
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Frank P
Orange City, FL2 contributions
Sep 2021
Panama City & Canal Tour. I just had the most impressive tour of Panama City (the canal, the site of the first city, Casco Viejo, Amador Causeway, and local arts and crafts) provided by Barefoot Panama Tours. The guide, Gonzo, spoke excellent English and was exceptionally knowledgeable, pleasant, and accommodating. A great way to spend a full day in Panama City.
Written 16 September 2021
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panamatours
thank you
Written 23 September 2021
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m H
Crystal River, FL18 contributions
May 2022
Jorge was a great guide. He spoke both English and Spanish. I was one of only 3 on the tour (Max 8 I believe). Jorge had the app to know when to expect a ship in the canal so he customized our tour around that and we saw everything else based on getting to the canal dock in time to see a ship pass and see the lock system at work. Quite a spectacle.
Written 16 June 2022
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panamatours
Thank you
Written 17 June 2022
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DMRetzke
Downers Grove, IL84 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited Colon, Panama on a Cruise January 1, 2020. We used Barefoot Panama in the past and contacted Kevin again before this visit. They are an amazing company...great communication, great service. Last year we did the Locks (Panama Canal) and eco tour. This year we decided to go to Panama City. Juan was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Panama, the canal, and the areas we traveled through. He got out, walked around, took pictures and he was able to answer all the questions we had. If you are going to Panama, use this company!! Great overall experience A++++
Written 8 January 2020
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panamatours
Thanks for the review!
Written 10 January 2020
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Alice H
Ann Arbor, MI1 contribution
Jan 2023
Kevin went out of his way to make sure that I made the most of my one day in Panama City. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Panama City and made the walking tour of the old town fascinating. The tour included the other things I wanted to see - the Amador Causeway and of course the canal. He is obviously very experienced and knows how to organize a tour to optimize the group's time.
Written 25 January 2023
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panamatours
Thank you
Written 26 January 2023
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K.W.
Colombia9 contributions
Feb 2022
Isaac is an excellent guide! It's the perfect introduction to Panama City since it was our first time there. From the tour of the locks, bridges and the canal to the Fish and Butcher's Markets, Amador, and Casco Viejo, it gave us a good idea of the layout of the city and where to first good restaurants and markets. We ended having lunch at the Marina before Isaac drove us back to the hotel. It was a great tour!
Written 5 March 2022
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panamatours
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Written 6 March 2022
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Karen W
8 contributions
Small tour of 3. Guide was on time at hotel. Amazingly she spoke in English and French! She shared information about the areas we traveled through, the history of Panama and the Canal.she was always open to questions. Saw so much and shared a delicious lunch not included. I am glad I spent a day on the tour as I tell people about the things I learned.
Written 10 October 2022
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panamatours
thank you
Written 31 October 2022
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Thomas D
1 contribution
Dec 2019
A very comprehensive tour between the Panama Canal, Nature Center, and Old Panama City. Honestly, I think Jorge made the tour 5 stars. He was just really informative, respectful, and professional. I learned more than I expected about Panama - more than what I am sure was planned for the tour. Take this tour with Jorge!
Written 7 January 2020
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panamatours
Thanks for the review
Written 9 January 2020
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Darcy C
Saint John, Canada141 contributions
Nick was very knowledgeable, customized the tour to our needs, supported local by bringing us to local markets and restaurants, and gave us tons of helpful tips and recommendations.

If you are a history buff, Nick will have more than enough info for you! He also got us in a little early at our panama canal visit. This tour started at 8am and finished around 2:30pm, which was the perfect length in our opinion. If you lingered more at some stops, you could definitely stretch it, though.
Written 11 October 2021
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panamatours
Thank you
Written 14 October 2021
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mashomashi
Madison, New Jersey16 contributions
They pick you up from the hotel on time. Shaun was our guide and driver. He explained all aspects of miraflores panama canal, the causeway where we had lunch. He took us to the Smithsonian wild life reserve. Tickets are included. The walking trip in casco viejo was the last trip. He didnt rush anyone. Though his passion for geisha coffee is quite interesting.
Written 20 February 2020
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panamatours
thank you for the review
Written 25 February 2020
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David C
Dallas, TX14 contributions
Amazing Tour. Our Tour Guide Janeth was great; very entertaining and knowledgeable. The Panama Canal visit was incredible. It’s truly a modern marvel. Casco Viejo was beautiful to see. We also made several other stops. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 4 October 2022
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panamatours
Thank you
Written 5 October 2022
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