From Riu - Old Quarter, Culebra Nature Center & Panama Canal Imax

Panamá, Provincia de Panamá, Panamá

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Layover Panama
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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 3 - 25
From Riu - Old Quarter, Culebra Nature Center & Panama Canal Imax
Panamá, Provincia de Panamá, Panamá

Layover Panama
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8 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 3 - 25

About this trip

From Playa Blanca Rio Hato Resorts:

Riu Playa Blanca, Decameron, Bijao Hotel


 "Enjoy the opportunity to get to know the old city of Panama, learn about wildlife and visit the Panama Canal with its impressive engineering on a tour at the best price on the market" 

Itinerary

 

Our driver will start collecting passengers at 6:30 a.m. from Riu Playa Blanca, Decameron, or Bijao and head to the charming cobblestone streets of Old Quarter Casco Antiguo. Tracing its history to 1673 and filled with splendid colonial architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is today one of Panama City’s liveliest districts. There are local and indigenous arts and crafts at Casco Antiguo. (Here you will meet the bilingual guide.)

After this, we will drive around the famous Cerro Ancon inside the former U.S. Canal Zone and out to the islands along the Amador Causeway for the best view of Panama’s skyline, with a stop at the colorful PANAMA sign. Most days, we do a tour of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Punta Culebra Nature Center (closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and holidays). It is a very important location historically. If the site is closed, we can still see it from the outside. Look in, explain the history, and have a look for sloth!

Our guide will suggest places where you can have lunch in the city and taste the amazing panamanian food. (Lunch is not included.)

Saving the best part for last, we will head to the Panama Canal Visitors’ Center and IMAX 3D movie at Miraflores Locks, where ships can be seen transiting the waterway (depending on the Canal schedule). Please bring US cash or a credit card to pay your entrance fee, which is USD 17.22 per adult and USD 7.22 per child (6–12 years old).

Around 3:45 pm, we will head back to the resort, so you may arrive around 5:45 pm, depending on traffic.

Additional Information

- Please bring copy or your passport (Mandatory in Panama)

- Please bring USD cash to pay the Culebra Center and at the Panama Canal you can use credit card.

-  If you have any special diet, tell your guide where you can find special foods like vegetarian or vegan. 

- Lunch is not included.

-  At the Miraflores Visitor Center there is a major renovation going on so the line to buy the ticket may last 30 minutes or more. The Imax movie is about 40 minutes, but if a Ship is passing by, it is better to see the real action.  

What’s included

  • A/C Transportation
  • Round-trip from Resort
  • Bilingual guide
  • Bottled water
  • Tolls

What’s not included

  • Culebra Center
    $8 per person
  • Panama Canal
    $17.22 Adults & $7.22 Children
  • Lunch

Available Packages

4 people
Available until 2 days before departure

 Price per person USD85

$340
5 people
Available until 2 days before departure

  Price per person USD85

$425
6 people
Available until 2 days before departure

  Price per person USD85

$510
7 people
Available until 2 days before departure

  Price per person USD85

$595
8 people
Available until 2 days before departure

Price per person USD75

$600
9 people
Available until 2 days before departure

 Price per person USD75 

$675
10 people
Available until 2 days before departure

 Price per person USD75 

$750
11 people

 Price per person USD75

$825
12 peeple

 Price per person USD75

$900
13 people

   Price per person USD75

$975
14 people

 Price per person USD75

$1,050


Your Organizer


LP
Layover Panama
8 reviews
Layover Panama was founded in 2014 and has become one of the most reliable tour operators in Panama. We provide truly amazing experiences that combine outdoors and culture!

Reviews

This trip was fantastic!! Danilo was our tour guide and he was great!! I recommend this tour!!
By Diane D for Private Layover Panama Canal & City Tour on Jul 15, 2024
Thank you, Edwing, for the informative and nice tour of Panama City, while we were on transit.
By George M for Private Layover Panama Canal & City Tour on Apr 29, 2024
CL
It is lovely to step off a long flight and have someone inside the airport ready to pick you up. Levy was excellent; the directions were clear on where he would meet us. He communicated by WhatsApp to let us know he was there. He held a sign with our names on it. He was a safe driver and told us a little about the city as we drove. If you want to travel stress-free, then Levy and his team are the folks to call. The price was reasonable and this is 100% better than trying to take a Taxi or Uber. Don't make your arrival more complicated or stressful, ask for Levy he is the best.
By Chris L for Private Transportation to Dreams Playa Bonita on Apr 05, 2024
TN
We had a wonderful day with a super nice driver who accompanied us in a competent and friendly manner. The whole process, from booking to drop-off at the hotel, was sensational. We can recommend this organisation completely and without hesitation. We travelled as a family (2 adults and 1 child).
By Tim N for From Riu - Old Quarter, Culebra Nature Center & Panama Canal Imax on Mar 30, 2024
MA
This was a trip that I had planned on doing as soon as I knew I was going to Panama. I cannot begin to put into words how amazing it was. Our tour guide was phenomenal in providing us with as much information upfront. Once we arrived at the Rivers edge we were met by two members of the Embera tribe who provided us life jackets and took us down the river for about 30 minutes. The rainforest was beautiful, clean, quiet, and full of so many unknowns. Upon our arrival to the village, we were met by some women and children who were as curious about us as we were about them. Once in the village after a short walk, we were given a proper Embera introduction, traditional dancing and best of all our lunch. We ate fresh tilapia, plantains, and fresh fruit. It was the most delicious meal I ate during my entire trip to Panama. We were able to engage with the children of the village and purchase some authentic trinkets. At the end of the trip, we had an opportunity to swim in the clearest water I have seen and also witness the children playing in their "backyard" jumping off the cliff into the water. I highly recommend this trip and next time will do a night at the village that is also offered.
By Melinda A for From Riu - Embera Indigenous Tribe & River Tour with Lunch included on Mar 21, 2024
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