5 Hour Panama Airport Tour

5 hour Panama Airport Tour


⌘︎ You can take as an alternative a convenient five-hour Tour, when you are on transit in Panama or your flight is delayed.
⌘︎ Allow you to know its wonderful work of engineering and the importance for the entire world.
⌘︎ A close look to the architecture and history of the panamanian history.
⌘︎ History – Culture.
⌘︎ Panama Canal, modern marvel and National Symbol.


About The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 77.1-kilometre (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal, 26 metres (85 ft) above sea level. The current locks are 33.5 metres (110 ft) wide. A third, wider lane of locks is currently under construction and is due to open in 2016.

Annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships in 1914, when the canal opened, to 14,702 vessels in 2008, the latter measuring a total of 309.6 million Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System (PC/UMS) tons. By 2008, more than 815,000 vessels had passed through the canal; the largest ships that can transit the canal today are called Panamax.[1] It takes 6 to 8 hours to pass through the Panama Canal. The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Panama Canal one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Not Included

Luncheon and drinks Entrance fee to the Visitor’s Centre: US$10.00 foreign adult and US$5.00 children Crafts or tips.


1 passenger US$200.00 2 passengers US$110.00 each one Group discounts can be applied.

What to Pack

Camera, hat, cash money for crafts purchase.

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What’s Special about this Tour?

⌘︎ You can take as an alternative a convenient five-hour Tour, when you are on transit in Panama or your flight is delayed.

⌘︎ Allow you to know its wonderful work of engineering and the importance for the entire world.

⌘︎ A close look to the architecture and history of the panamanian history.

⌘︎ History – Culture.

First Stop

Transportation from Tocumen International Airport to the Panama Canal, Visitor’s Centre of Miraflores, which allow us to observe the traffic of ships from a few meters of distance and to know closely the different operations of the Panama Canal.
Through its four (4) exhibit rooms, you can appreciate historic pieces, interactive modules, video presentations, mock-up, mechanic models and objects used on the Panama Canal operations: The History Room shows the antecedence, the Technological innovations and the sanitary initiatives that accompanied the Canal constructions. This room is a tribute to the thousand men and women who contribute to its success. Water Room emphasizes on how important is for the Canal the environment and biodiversity “Flora and fauna”, the hydrographical basin care, and the ACP compromised with the sustainable management of the Interoceanic region and this resource. The Canal in Action shows how the Canal works and let you experiment inside of a simulator and how a sewer looks. Through a topographic mock-up you can make a virtual transit from one ocean to another. This room emphasizes innovation, modernization and maintenances of the Canal. Its participation in the world trade allow us to know the importance to the trade world, describes the actual trade routes, identify its users, the type of merchant vessel transit and its transported products, and also present studies to ensure the Canal competitiveness and the benefits to the Republic.
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Second Stop

Visit to Casco Viejo, the second city of Panama founded in 1673 after the destruction of the first city known as “Panama La Vieja”. The Casco Viejo was constructed as a fortification to protect it from intent of pirate attack. There were raised religious buildings and architectonics, ruins of colonial convents and residences, “Plazas”, which remain today.
1. La Merced Church: It was built in the 1680’s and still has its original Baroque stone front. 2. Plaza Cathedral (“Plaza de la Independencia”): This square marks the spot where, on November 3 1903, Panama declared its independence from Colombia. 3. Metropolitan Cathedral: Built between 1688 and 1796, it is one of the best examples of colonial religious architecture. It has a stone-carved front which is flanked by two towers housing the bells which were removed from the Cathedral of Panama La Vieja after it was destroyed by Henry Morgan in 1671. 4. San Jose’s Church (golden altar) 5. Santo Domingo Convent (“Arco Chato”) 6. “Plaza General Tomás Herrera” French Plaza (“Plaza de Francia”), a monument constructed by Ferdinand de Lesseps in honor of France, country which donated a beautiful obelisk with a rooster on top, representing one of the symbols of France. 7. Old Spanish Prison 8. National Theater: Built between 1905 and 1908, it is part of the group of buildings which make up the National Palace. It was restored by the government and today is a focal point for artistic events. 9. “San Francisco de Asis” Convent – Church at Plaza Bolivar: This church was built in 1673. The fire destroyed it in 1737 and 1776. The convent was occupied by a public school and it also houses the “Salon Bolivariano”, where Simon Bolivar the Liberator held the Anfictionic Congress. 10. The Municipal House (“Casa Municipal”): built during the early part of last century, it was restored by the Municipality of Panama. It is a perfect example of the neo-Classical architecture of its time, and the outline of the city’s colonial wall is still visible on the floor. 11. Las Garzas Palace: in one of it rooms allow the famous murals painted by the artist Roberto Lewis, called “Los Tamarindos” Exclusive houses of panamanian people in San Felipe (Casco Viejo) neighborhood.
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Third Stop

Visit The Amador Causeway, offer spectaculars views of Panama City’s skyline and part of the Panama Canal and the Americas Bridge (“Puente de Las Americas”). The causeway boasts fine restaurants, bicycling, walking paths, The Smithsonian Institute of tropical Research Aquarium, a new cruise port, a yacht club, a duty-free, residential projects and souvenir shops.
Transportation from Amador Causeway to Tocumen International Airport to catch your flight.
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