Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour

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Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour
from AUD $105.99
Enjoy the highlights of Panama City and the Canal in approximately 6 hours by visiting:
• Bridge of the Americas. This is a drive through at Ancon hill where you will find the administration building of the canal, the monument to the students killed in 1964 by the MP'S and the head to the view point at the bridge of the Americas.
• Miraflores Locks Visitor Center (Panama Canal)
• Casco Viejo: Colonial city built in 1673; today in the process to be restored
• Amador Causeway: artificial road built by the american military forces to protect the canal entrances or exits on both ends.
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In Brief

Panama City, Panama
6 hours
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Casco Viejo, Avenida Central, Panama City Panama

Second Panama City built in 1673! We will walk around the city visiting the main sites of this are and learning some history!!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Miraflores Visitor Center, East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City Panama

Miraflores locks visitor center gives us the chance to learn about the canal operation and history!! Observation deck, museum and a movie will make this visit unforgettable!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of the Americas, Balboa, Panama City Panama

Iconic bridge built over the canal at the Pacific side of it! A view point built in honor of the Chinese community provides the perfect place for pictures!!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Av Amador, Panama City Panama

An artificial road built to protect the canal entrances/exits!! Former military base of the US and today one of the most beautiful and visited places in Panama.

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Lunch
  • Panama Canal Entrance fees $20.00
  • Entry/Admission - Casco Viejo
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center

Departure Time

Note: Pick ups will be set according to Hotels Location.  For more accurate information feel free to contact us.

Departure Point

Hotel pick up at any hotel within the city area(Via España, Banking and financial area, Paitilla, Punta Pacifica, Balboa Avenue, El Cangrejo, Via Argentina). Not provided to: Playa bonita hotels, any airport hotels, Gamboa, Metro mall hotel, Amador). At the NOT PROVIDED PICK UP HOTELS information on where to meet will be provided according to the customer`s hotels to be picked up. Hotels outside Panama city please contact the local provider. Any hotel pick up could be provided prior contact with the local provider: additional fees can applied.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Pick up time start at 7:10am
  • Best way to contact us via Email or whatsapp prior to the date of the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Everything about our tour with Tony's Panama Tours was excellent, from being picked up at our hotel to visiting the Canal and beyond. We could not have been more pleased by Tony, his knowledge of the city, or his ambiance as he drove us around. No-one should hesitate in booking this well-conceived Trip.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Miguel our guide arrived on time at our hotel , he explained the length of our tour, the areas to be covered, when we got to Panama Canal Miraflores we were able to see the process the ship goes through on the locks, very impressive. We enjoyed Casco Antiguo the Old Town, very historic , Miguel took us to some churches here, overall we all enjoyed the tour and Miguel is very knowledgeable guide.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2019
this tour gave me the opportunity to see the Panama canal - a lifelong dream - we were able to see the canal and watch both a ship and a submarine proceed through the canal as the lock filled with water allowing them to proceed - fascinating. We also got to see the bridge of the Americas and explore the old city of Panama - it was a great day - I thoroughly enjoyed it. Our group was also small with only 6 persons which made it more personal.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
I enjoy the experience tremendously, the Canal, the Old Quarter and more. He is also knowledgeable of Panama history. I wish Tony the best!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
I ended up being the only one on this tour. JC was my guide. I did not want to walk too much so the tour was adjusted. JC was very knowledgeable and personable. I got to see everything that I wanted to and we even stopped to shop for souveneirs. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour was amazing! We were taken around the city and shown some amazing sights and we had lunch at an amazing local restaurant! Thank you Jayce for an amazing experience!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour is a most to do the guide tony Rocha es awesome Lot ti see in Panama Canal - Casco viejo .i recommend this tour
• Submitted 16 Nov 2018
Tony was amazing! So fun and incredibly knowledgeable. He knew all kinds of facts about Panama City, the canal, the locks, the people - you name it, he knew all about it. We booked last minute but he was able to accommodate us. He picked us up from our hotel, and we had one other solo traveler with us so it was a great personalized experience! We also got lucky on the day we went - 3 ships were passing through the Miraflores locks so we really got to see it in action. He then took us around the city and to different parts, explaining everything and giving us all kinds of historical facts as we went. I felt like I should have been taking notes! We ended in the old part of town at the seafood market and had a delicious lunch. Highly recommend this tour if you do not have an entire day to devote to being in the canal - it was a great way to see lots of different things.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
This man is amazing. i feel like i did/saw everything in one day. Please do this tour. he was professional, courteous, He knew was he was talking about. He brought us everywhere. We saw/understood Panama in just one day. He also does other tours. Guy, he is the guy. he gave me his card, im going to post it her. just email him and he will answer all of your questions. He is amazing. Please wear tennis shoes, bring water ( i didn't but he provided me with water for free), and have fun. bring some money for food, and please trust him wherever he brings you. This guys was freaking out thinking we were gonna die just because here was an area of history Tony brought us that was not the best looking. like, he was being so dramatic and annoying. please don't be that guy. He does other tours too such as bird watching, snorkeling, kayak, etc. I just truly enjoyed this tour. Best part of my stay in Panama. He even brought us to a restaurant in between the your (please bring money for that), and i had the best fish fillet. sigh. also he'll bring you to a duty free place as well.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2018
Great tour with JC. Only three of us in the tour so the service was very personal and customized to our requests. Nice clean minivan, safe drivng. JC sure knew the history of the canal, the old town and the city in general. Highly recommend the tour.
• Submitted 19 Sep 2018
Great day long tour of all the highlights of Panama City. Arrived at the canal early before the big crowds, major plus. Very knowledgeable guide on the history of Panama, US military in the country, and the Canal.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2018
Great day out! I was the only person on this tour, so I basically got a personal tour guide of the city. I really appreciated that, since the day before my tour got canceled because I was the only one that had booked the tour. Overall, it was great learning about the locks and JJ amazing guide made sure I had a great seat to see the ships coming through the locks. He also provided more history of not just the locks, but also the city. He gave me a tour of the old quarter and took me to some scenic areas to take pictures. I highly recommend, especially if you're a solo traveler!
• Submitted 23 Apr 2018
This was very fun and educational. Our guide showed us so much and taught us lot about Panamá history.
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
We enjoyed the trip very much, it was what we expected. The guide was very good.
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
This ended up being a private tour - lucky me! Miguel was on time, professional, very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about his work. We had a lovely day, seeing all the sights I wanted and I learned so much about Panama's history. Highly recommend. Thank you Miguel!
• Submitted 22 Jan 2018
Tony did a fantastic job sharing with us a great history lesson of Panama including the Miraflores Locks, both the old city and new city, past and present. Eating and drinking at the Fish Market with the locals was great and shopping in the old city was icing on the cake! Tony is most professional!
• Submitted 11 Jan 2018
If you need the essentials of Panama City, this is the tour to take. As we were intending to go through the Panama Canal later in our trip, a visit to the Miraflores Locks was important. Their museum and seeing ships in the locks - really informed us. Of the other things that we did, the visit to Ciudad Vieja was also good.
• Submitted 29 Dec 2017
My wife and I got a real treat when we showed up for our tour, as we were the only attendees that day and Tony himself was our guide! The flexibility of a small group cannot be overstated, as we certainly was able to see more of the Miraflores locks and the Casco Viejo than we would have otherwise. We had enough excess time that we extended our walk through Casco Viejo and stopped to eat at the wonderful Diablicos. We both enjoyed getting to tour so much history, magnified by Tony's keen storytelling and the inspiring push of so many Panameños to preserve the buildings in the city. We both came away with a tremendous appreciation of the Canal and the modernity and diversity of Panamá as a city and country. Special thanks to Tony for making our tour so special and meaningful. His tour of the city and locks certainly was as good if not better than any we've experienced elsewhere. Muchas gracias, amigo!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Miguel was excellent! We would use him again for sure.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
Our tour guide from Tony's tour I forgot his name! I am so sorry! is amazing! He showed us around Panama and he is so knowledgable and such an amazing person, 100 recommend!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
Our guide was excellent. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would book a tour with him again. Thanks for a wonderful time in Panama City.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
Frank was my personal tour guide for this tour. A stroll in the cool morning air through Casco Viejo/Casco Antiguo brought home the memories of history.The colonial aspect of this part of Panama City has been well preserved and is still being restored or prepared for the tourist or the foreign investor . The visit to the Miraflores locks, should be a must for any visitor to Panama.Entry is a rather steep US 15.00 with the customary discrimination of foreign visitors. It is well worth it though. Visit the cinema like presentation, it is very instructive and gives you a great overview of that engineering marvel called the Panama Canal. Bring a pullover with you - the theatre is an ice box ! . Also not to miss is the adjacent Museum spread over 4 floors. It's a once in a lifetime experience to be that close to a pathbreaking concept in engineering history. To round up our tour, we also visited the adjacent islands via the new causeway, the ring roads, the recreation areas and Frank also showed me the buildings and the area that was once the exclusive Canal Zone under North American jurisdiction. Our tour was rounded off with lunch at the fish market. A most enjoyable and informative day, thanks also to the knowledge and expertise of Frank. I can highly recommend this tour, possibly done best in the off season March to November before the real tourist stream sets in.
• Submitted 27 Jun 2017
Amazing Day Amazing tour Tony is an experience tour guide , very knowledgeable of the history of Panama I recommend this tour to everyone you will not be desapointed .
• Submitted 07 Jun 2017
Great tour Amazing day !!
• Submitted 07 Jun 2017

In Brief

Panama City, Panama
6 hours
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide