Full Day City Tour & Canal

Overview

This tour is not available on Mondays
The Full Day City and Canal Tour will give a detailed focus on the most relevant sites of Panama City and the Panama Canal Area. Participants will have the opportunity to do a walking tour at the Casco Viejo section, walking past monuments such as the Plaza Bolivar, the San Francisco de Asis Church, Bolivar Palace and the National Theater; “Las Bovedas Promenade”, with one of the most spectacular views of Panama City.
Panama La Vieja, or Old Panama City in English, is situated just northeast of downtown Panama City. The city was founded by Pedrarias Davila in August of 1519, and is the oldest Spanish settlement on the Pacific. At one time a thriving city, Panama La Vieja benefited from the Portobelo trade fairs and most notably from Spain’s great bullion lifeline (shipments were said to pass through Panama while en route from Peru’s silver mines to Europe). Quickly, the city became a major center for merchants and landowners, with a population that presumably reached 10,000 by the mid-17th century.
Destroyed in 1671 during Sir Henry Morgan’s invasion and was relocated approximately 8 km (4.8 miles) to what is today known as “The Casco Viejo”. Declared a Historic Site in 1976, the ruins or Old Panama enjoy government protection, and have been administered by the foundation Patronato Panama La Vieja since 1995. A new Panama Viejo Museum, situated just east of the ruins, has recently been completed and is now open to the public.
Casco Viejo: The oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673, it is known as the Casco Viejo. This beautiful little area has several attractions that tourist shouldn’t miss and can easily cover in a walking tour of a few hours. A monument to the French entrepreneurs who began the Panama Canal stands at the bayside end of the Casco Viejo. There is also an adjacent art museum in the converted strong house, known as Las Bovedas, once used for storing gold.
Other points of interest are the famed flat arch or Santo Domingo Church, the beautiful gold- plated altar of the San Jose Church, the Panama Canal Museum, the National Theater, the National Cathedral, the Presidential Palace and other numerous colonial churches and monuments.

Participants will have the opportunity to do a walking tour at the Casco Viejo section, walking by monuments such as the Plaza Bolivar, the San Francisco de Asis Church, Bolivar Palace and the National Theater; “Las Bovedas Promenade”, with one of the most spectacular views of Panama City.
Panama City: Is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful city, Capital of the Republic of Panama, and located at the Pacific side of the American Continent. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila, a Spanish Governor, it has been considered as on of the most important cities of the Americas.
Miraflores Locks/ Panama Canal: This classic experience brings you to the very best that Panama has to offer: The Panama Canal. Participants will be able to witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks and most probably, its operation. An expert canal guide will take us back in time to be part of it. What a wonderful way to experience this magnificent architectural masterpiece and to have a breathtaking view of the 8th wonder of the World. This tour will also include a visit to the Miraflores Locks Exhibits.
As part of this wonderful tour, participants will visit the “Causeway”, a group of three islands linked to main land by the breakwaters of the Panama Canal. The US Army used this area for the defense of the Panama Canal, due of strategic location. Today the Causeway has restaurants offering international fine cuisine, great bars, shopping and the new Flamenco Cruise Terminal.
Artisan Shopping: Panama boasts 7 indigenous tribes and all of their beautiful, handcrafted treasures. Shop for handmade baskets, wood carvings from the precious coco bolo wood, unique jewelry, treasured mola appliqué materials sewn by the Kuna Yala Indians of the San Blas

Contact Details
Panama City

Panama

Panama

Panama

Address 1 : Panama City

City : Downtown

State : Panama City

Country : Panama

Postal Code : .

Phone : 8007837839

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Full Day City Tour & Canal
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