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Panama City's Top Tour provided by Barefoot Panama

Panama City's Top Tour
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent views and photo ops along the Amador Causeway
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31465P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Entry/Admission - Casco Viejo
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We email people the day before the tour with there pick up times
  • Avenida Central & Calle 10 Oeste, Av Central & 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Entry/Admission - Casco Viejo
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We email people the day before the tour with there pick up times
  • Avenida Central & Calle 10 Oeste, Av Central & 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.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Avenida Central & Calle 10 Oeste
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for 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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Popular mentions

5.0
77 reviews
Excellent
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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 20 January 2021
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panamatours
Thank you for the review
Written 21 January 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 30 May 2021
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panamatours
Thank you
Written 1 June 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 16 September 2021
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panamatours
thank you
Written 23 September 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 8 January 2020
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panamatours
Nice! Thank you
Written 10 January 2020
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K.W.
Colombia7 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
Thabk you
Written 6 March 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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Darcy C
Saint John, Canada134 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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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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mashomashi
Madison, New Jersey13 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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Analytical Traveler
Sacramento, CA143 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Solo
I was a little worried about an 8 hour tour being too long, but it was perfect. Barefoot Panama mixes things up nicely with the canal visit, Casco Viejo walking tour, lunch, and the preserve. It was such a great way to start my trip and get my bearings. You would spend more creating this itinerary yourself as just the (covered) entrance fees are $30 + what transportation would cost. More importantly, you would miss out on the excellent guides (mine was Jorge) with local knowledge to answer all your questions and point out things you would miss on your own. Barefoot Panama has a great reputation and I met other's who used them for other tours and were pleased as well. Oh yeah...you'll see sloths!!
Written 24 December 2018
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remi s
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Eat before you go
The tour guide is a very nice, energetic person however the tour itself was misleading. There was no “food” tastin
Ellen F
Ellen F
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Monkey Island and Native Village
We started with boating through the river to the Panama Canal to the Monkey Island. We were able to see macaques, h
MrsBill
MrsBill
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Day Trip to San Blas Islands
Booked day trip leaving 0530 from hotel in Casco Viejo May 12. Driver on time. Polite. Travelled with 4 other touri
lindsayfader
lindsayfader
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Awesome tour and awesome guide!
I knew I’d enjoy this tour the second the guide got out of the van and said, “Hi, my name’s Gonzo. Like the muppet”
pumpernickelYork
pumpernickelYork
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Good tour with some issues
I really enjoyed the Panama City tour I took however I did the monkey island tour with the same company and wasn't
Vanessa F
Vanessa F
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Enriching and beautiful!
We learned a lot saw a lot of wildlife and beautiful nature. We also did their Portobelo snorkeling tour. Highly re
priscillacR1873DG
priscillacR1873DG
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Best Tour Guide Company Panama
Barefoot Panama provided an amazing experience from start to finish! Kevin was so quick to respond to any questions
Heather L
Heather L
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Friendly and Accommodating
Really appreciated the flexibility of our guide. Met our needs exactly. He was friendly and very accommodating!
shawn288smith
shawn288smith
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Where's the food?
I was a bit disappointed in this tour. There just wasn't much food. We started with a coffee and shared a chocola
887kayew
887kayew
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Transportation and tour for a family of 12
A family friend recommended Kevin at Barefoot Panama to help us with customized transportation and a tour while vis
Stacy1752
Stacy1752
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Amazing Canal Transit Tour
We scheduled the Panama Canal Transit Tour. It did not disappoint. To get to experience and see this engineering
cktraveloptions
cktraveloptions
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Absolutely do this tour.
We booked a half-day Panama Canal tour through Barefoot Panama. We didn't go the day we originally planned due to t
Alicia M
Alicia M
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Multi Day Tour
We booked three tours with Barefoot Panama. Our first tour was with Kevin and we did the Panama City Tour. We had a
Misako_ocean
Misako_ocean
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A relaxing day os snorkeling
We took the snorkel tour to the portobello area. It was a last min decision but Kevin got right on top of it - omm
Djuri86
Djuri86
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Very nice!
It was very interesting and the tourguide Gonzo did his job very well! Is was a nice experience to see the monkey’
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