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Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

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Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

We are going to be cruising and will be in port at Fuerte Amador from 8:00 AM to 4:00 AM. We want to visit Casco Viejo, Panama La Vieja, Miraflores Locks and the Amador Caueway. I do not know if a hop on hop off bus or taxi would be better. Does anyone know what order we should visit the sits I have listed and do you think we have enough time to do everything? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Cindy

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1. Re: Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

Cindy, the hop on hop off (city tour Canal Route) bus is your best deal. You will be picked up right there at the Amador Causeway, it is safe and the tour is catered to your preferred language. Hop on in Amador, next stop will be Casco Antiguo, the bus stops there for a few minutes where you can take pictures or hop off and walk around (ask driver for schedule departures). Next stop Multicentro Mall...you can hop off and shop 'till you drop then on to next stop Albrook Mall for more shopping and tour the cities highlights. Next will be Miraflores Locks where you can get some shots of the Panama Canal or just stay on the bus to your next stop...Amador Causeway. Remember to always notify driver you are doing the Canal Route city tour and ask for schedule departures. This tour can be done in a few hours if you stay on the bus or a little longer if you hop on and off at your favorite places. Enjoy your stay here! Starlite Travel Panama.

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2. Re: Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

Hop on hop off bus will cost you $29.00 for non panamanians. For panamanians it will cost you $15.00 with your panamanian ID.

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3. Re: Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

The bus doesn't go to Panama Vieja, does it. So you would need a taxi for that.

The Miraflores Visitors Center has a good display on the history of the canal, as well as being able to watch the activities in the lock.

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4. Re: Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

so if theres 3 of us thats about $90. What would a driver cost us for the day?

Also i presume there is a list of recommended drivers on TA? I dont see it.

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5. Re: Hop on Hop off bus or Taxi?

Will be in Panama for carnival. Any recent experiences with hop on & off? Are you able to jump off at a spot not necessarily designated as a stop? IE. Cinco de Mayo so one could stroll down Avenida Central? Are they somewhat reliable?

Thanks all.

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