Private City tour in Panama
Panama is a small multicultural country, a tropical country, a small strip of land that divides the oceans and unites the world through the Panama Canal, is a country where people from all over the world have chosen as their home, we have interesting historical sites and a growing modern city, here you can visit the Casco Antiguo, this neighborhood is the hostorical district of Panama, visit islands, a mountain and one of the wonders of modern engineering, the Panama Canal , all without leaving the city, let me be your guide in panama and show all these sites.
pick up at your hotel, depending on the activities of the canal, we either going to the canal or the old town (casco viejo) once at the canal, you will see the transit of the ships throug the locks, there is a Museum and a movie theater for a video (10 minutes) about the history of he canal, we depart from the canal to visit the handicraft market at the entrance of the coastway amador, after that visit we drive to the islands connected to mainland through a 6 kms road named Naos, Perico and Flamenco with a beautiful view of the skyline (you might choose this place for lunch as well (I can recommend you some good restaurants) then we visit the historical district of Panama, the casco viejo, there we can walk aroud the narrow streets and I will give you all the information of that interesing site, also you can buy some handicrafts around the different plazas, finally I can droop you off at your hotel, mall or any other place on the city.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel lobby, Tocumen international airport or cruise ship port for this tour, if you arrive on a cruise at the pacific side the meeting point will be the main entrance of the duty free store at the flamenco island, if come in transit at the international airport, i will need your flight number info so i can print a banner with your name.
End location: the droop off at the end of the tour is your hotel lobby, aiport or cruise port but we can leave you somewhere else like any comercial mall or any other place on the city.
Duration: 6 hours
a good time to start the city tour is 7:30 am and normally last 5 to 6 hours, we can fix the start time according your needs, however is very important to know the afternoon traffic is hevy in Panama and might affect the time of the tour.
i will drive you using a minivans suzuki ertiga, on some areas we will walk to have a better view an explanation of the site like the casco viejo neighborhood, coastway amador and the Ancon hill.
private air conditoned transportation using my minivans, we include bottle water, and my service as tour guide, I can recommend some restaurants during the tour if you need to for you to have lunch (not included)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 USD - you will need around $ 200 USD for tickets at the Miraflores center at the Panama Canal ( $ 15 each) and the rest of the money for lunch and souvenirs.
Panama is a tropical country and normally i rains during the afternoons for some minutes and the average temperatures are around 85 degrees so you must wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
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Miguel is an excellent and professional guide who makes the history, culture, and particularities of Panamanian culture come alive. He's very attentive to detail and passionate in his delivery. I was extremely grateful for all the context he was able to provide along each step of our tour and felt my experience was greatly enriched - uniquely so - by having had him as my guide. I plan to return to Panama in the near future and have no doubts about who I'll be calling for additional tours!
John de Denghy