Early in the morning, you will start your sightseeing expedition of Panama’s amazing capital which was founded in 1519. The captivating backdrop of skyscrapers, noble mansions, and green hills will surely fascinate you. The tour begins with a trip to the ruins of Panamá Viejo (closed on Mondays),
the country’s first settlement from the 16th century, just outside the city limits. Afterwards, we will head to the old city center Casco Antiguo. Here you find some of the oldest architecture and buildings of the modern city. The area is known as Casco Viejo or Casco Antiguo. During the tour, you will see many unique colonial buildings. Some of those are still largely original and others are nicely and colorfully restored. The historic Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has become the center of art, design and cultural development. Many new bars, rooftop terraces, restaurants, and hotels have opened here. Later on, a drive down the Causeway will surprise you with an amazing view of the Panama City skyline before taking you to the Miraflores Locks. Here you will gain a first insight into the inner workings and dimensions of the famous Panama Canal. The observation terrace offers a unique view of the locks and the ships that pass through the locks on their way to the Pacific or Atlantic. The Panama Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world. Each year around 14,000 ships transit through the Canal which is about six percent of the world’s trade. In its museum, you will learn many interesting facts about the Canal.
Duration: approx. 5 hours