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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
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
$120.00
per adult
from
$120.00
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:8h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
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
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Panama City's Top Tour?
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What is the Panama City's Top Tour cancellation policy?
Panama City's Top Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Panama City's Top Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Panama City's Top Tour?
Panama City's Top Tour is hosted by Barefoot Panama. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Barefoot Panama on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Panama City's Top Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31465P1

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

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

FellowTraveler572878
FellowTraveler572878
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Excellent diverse tour
My favorite part was how our tour guide Gonzo was able to get us so close to the monkeys! Hopefully you will get to
516shanicer
516shanicer
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Highly Recommend
They were very professional and respond to my messages so quick. I highly recommend. Wonderful experience. Thank yo
brockbutler
brockbutler
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Priceless Experience!
Had an unbelievable experience. Gorgeous tour, and Kevin was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the region, fl
K8873WVedwinr
K8873WVedwinr
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Outstanding Nature and Cultural Tour.
We had our own tour guide, Jorge, who was very knowledgeable about the canal, the animals and the vegetation, and t
D7675ESamyh
D7675ESamyh
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Excellent City Tour/Monkey Island/Native Village/Pineapple Plantation/Canal!
Barefoot Panama has awesome guides and well-built tours! Our group of 43 enjoyed their city tour, monkey island, na
Whys123
Whys123
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Private Monkey Island+ Indigenous People Tour
We went on the Monkey Island/Indigenous People tour with Barefoot Panama. Our guide, Rafael, was amazing. Very know
ga_tanm315
ga_tanm315
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100% best Panama tour
I am always cautious with tour organisers. I read all reviews possible. Barefoot had very good reviews, but some we
bnlestochi
bnlestochi
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Loved my experience - Jorge was great!
What a fun experience! As other reviews mention, you get coffee, chocolate, a beer tasting and a full-sized beer,
T6432QLfedericor
T6432QLfedericor
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Great service
Timely, very knowledgeable guide, very friendly. Comfortable and clean minivan. We got exactly what we requested. H
Amdtraveler
Amdtraveler
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Definitely recommend
Engaging guide. Knowledgeable of how to time island visit and get monkeys to show up. Saw ships traversing lake bet
Ambassador59089
Ambassador59089
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First time in Panama!
We took 3 different tours with Barefoot Panama during our stay in Panama the week of Oct. 1st. We took the Panama
HaroldWin83
HaroldWin83
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Kevin/Barefoot Panama Tours Beware
I will echo all the negative reviews on this platform about Barefoot Panama Tours/Kevin especially my fellow travel
LizewhizCA
LizewhizCA
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BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT BOOKING YOUR TOUR WITH BAREFOOT PANAMA TOURS OR KEVIN O'BRIEN!!!
We never made it. The pickup time for my tour was set through the Viator app which is arranged on an individual bas
141justinr
141justinr
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If I come back, Barefoot is the company I will use again
I had a group of 50 come to Panma City for a conference. The leaders in town a day early did the Monkey Island Tour
107shantels
107shantels
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Amazing
I would highly recommend Barefoot Panama to anyone. They are professional, frienddly, helpful and on time. I will d
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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 June 16, 2022
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panamatours
Thank you
Written June 17, 2022
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Melinda C
Brooklyn, NY13 contributions
Dec 2020
I did the canal and city tour with Gonzo one day before lockdown was back on and it was wonderful. The Miraflores visitor center was closed, so he got creative and took me on a drive through the area to get a few different vantage points of the locks and canal. The city tour covered a lot, I got to see the skyline from one of the best vantage points across the water, and the Casco Viejo portion was super interesting: he seemingly knows the history behind every building in the quarter, and his storytelling skills are superb. Gonzo was one of the best tour guides I've ever met, on time and professional, super friendly and entertaining, and he made sure that I saw the best of Panama City despite the rapidly changing availability of many sites.
Written January 20, 2021
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panamatours
Thank you for the review
Written January 21, 2021
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dazing101
New York City, NY2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Gonzo our tour guide was amazing. His excellent commentary really made the trip. And he was able to accommodate / make it easier for my handicapped mom for the trip. If you want an excellent tour of Panama - make sure you request Gonzo!! Also the Kevin was able to very efficiently and in short notice book everything. Thanks everyone!

Only constructive feedback for Barefoot is that there are places closed because of Covid and we were finding out real time in the trip instead of being given a heads up. Would recommend you call out in the website before booking what places are closed in the tour currently because of the pandemic.
Written May 30, 2021
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panamatours
Thank you
Written June 1, 2021
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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 September 16, 2021
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panamatours
thank you
Written September 23, 2021
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Dorothy R
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We visited Panama for the 2nd time on Jan. 1, 2020. Last year we opted for the Canal tour and locks, so this year we wanted to go to Panama City and see that area. From the 1st email to Kevin, to the drop off back at our ship, Barefoot Panama was amazing!! Great communication, great explanation of their offerings, and a fantastic tour. Our guide this time was Juan and he was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Panama, of the Canal, of the city, and neighboring countries. He was able to explain things in great detail and allowed us several stops to take photos. If you are going to Panama, I highly suggest you contact Barefoot Panama. They are awesome!
Written January 8, 2020
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panamatours
Nice! Thank you
Written January 10, 2020
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K.W.
Colombia8 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 March 5, 2022
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panamatours
Thabk you
Written March 6, 2022
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Karen W
5 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 October 10, 2022
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panamatours
thank you
Written October 31, 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 January 8, 2020
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panamatours
Thanks for the review!
Written January 10, 2020
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Darcy C
Saint John, Canada140 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 October 11, 2021
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panamatours
Thank you
Written October 14, 2021
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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 January 7, 2020
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panamatours
Thanks for the review
Written January 9, 2020
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