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Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Air-conditioned vehicle
biligual tour guide and bottle water
water bottle
Lunch
Panama Canal tickets, gratuities
  • Tocumen Intl Airport , Panama City Panama
  • Tocumen International Airport Panama , 3J87+P4, Panama City, Panama
  • we pick up at the Tocumen int. airport, I`ll be using my cellphone with your name on it. Important to know: travelers need at least 5 hohurs of layover for this tour also: Any national, resident or foreigner who enters the national territory, must submit their electronic affidavit before leaving their place of origin (airport, port of embarkation or transport company). Any national, resident or foreigner who enters the national territory, whether by air, land or sea, will be exonerated from submitting covid-19 test results and 72-hour preventive quarantine, provided that they have registered digitally or presently of Physical form of the vaccination card, with a complete schedule with more than 14 days from the last dose.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Miguel tours Panama
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    See all safety measures taken by Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit.
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit.
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    What is the social distancing policy during Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Layover (Stopover) City tour and Panama Canal Visit.

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    • "I highly recommend Miguel as a guide to anyone visiting Panamá." See review

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    star-5
    Amazing!
    Can_P
    , Jul 2022
    I booked this trip for my mum who doesn't speak Spanish and speaks English briefly. It turned out to be a private tour for her and she really enjoyed her time with the guide Cristian! Thank you so much for everything!
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thank you very much for your feedback, is a pleasure for us to serve you, we will send your comments to Cristian. Best regards
    star-5
    best choice to the short visit
    Balazs_K
    , May 2022
    We speak before i arrived with my guide Miguel wich time i ariived and where meet in outside the airport. Miguel is very nice person and very well informed, knows everything if you ask. Little drive the early morning traffic jam across the city to the panama channel. Before we arrived Miguel check one application the ship actual across the channel so in time arrived how work the lock. Entrece fee is 10 usd, very amazing and interesting and of course is slow becouse the ship huge and the lock small. after little drive the close restaurant eat little, good and tasty food and most important cheap. after we go to Mirador de las Américas where se the all panoramic view the channel. next stop to Panama Sign in isla flamneco, very nice are. little drive and we go to old town. os so amazing and little busy becouse many car move and one way, small streets around so i jump out and Miguel go around becouse no parking places, funny, but only option so i see around Plaza de la Independencia, after pick up me 15 minutes later. After Plaza de Francia same tactic. this all trip so after this we go back to the airport catch in thime the plane. So if you stopover panama just choice Miguel he very nice, good person and professional guide. Thanks
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    thank you very much for your booking and taking your time for a review. Best
    star-5
    Layover tour
    Jeff_h
    , May 2022
    Great way to see Panama City and the canal. Knowledgeable guide made the most of our time. I recommend this tour.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    We are happy to know you enjoyed your tour, thanks for your comment.
    star-5
    Tony's great. Book him.
    Michael_M
    , Jan 2022
    Tony was a very professional and knowledgeable guide. He speaks grest English and has lived in Panama almost his whole life. He was very interesting and I already shared his info with others.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
    Thank you very much for your feedback Sr. We sent your comments to Tony. Best
    star-5
    Monday Morning Tour of Panamá City
    Josh_V
    , Sep 2021
    Miguel's tour was an awesome way to view Panamá City! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it rather than waiting in the airport. During the trip, I learned a tremendous amount of history while driving and walking through the city. Miguel is a wealth of information and he made the points of interest come alive with all of the detail he provided. The top thing on my list was to see the Canal, and Miguel timed it just right so that we could catch a ship going through it! During the rest of the tour, we walked along several plazas in the older part of town and drove through the buildings that make up the incredible skyline. Miguel was very conscious of what I wanted to do and made sure that we saw everything with time to drop me off at the airport for my flight. We also shared a nice lunch which was delicious. Overall Miguel is an awesome guide and I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone traveling through Panamá, whether you are solo or in a group! Thanks Miguel!
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    Hey Mr. Josh, thank you very much for using our services, I feel goog to know we help you to enjoy your stopover hours in a good way, thank you for your feed back and I hope you have enjoy your other visits. Regards
    star-5
    Great layover tour!
    Mahogany_W
    , Aug 2021
    Miguel was waiting for me at the airport. We had a fun tour where he showed me many sites of the city and took me to the canal. We also had a fabulous lunch a place with local food. He shared a lot of information on the history of the city and sites we passed which I really enjoyed. Highly recommend!
    star-5
    Panama Layover Tour
    Dailin_J
    , Aug 2021
    Miguel was Awesome!!! My Daughter and I had a 6 hour layover in Panama and decided to do some sightseeing instead of wasting our time at the airport. Miguel, our tour guide messaged me letting me know he would be outside as we walk out the airport. He actually called me on the phone just as we were about to walk out. It was a quick walk to his car where he offered us bottle water and turned on the AC since it was very hot outside. As we drove to Casco Viejo he mentioned different buildings/sites along the way. We walked around the old town and admired several ruins and a beautiful church. Enjoyed some shaved iced and took many photos. Our next stop was the Panama Canal, unfortunately due to COVID the visitors center is closed so we were unable to get the best view of the canals chambers. We were able to park at a stop right outside the canal along with other viewers and see 3 ships going through. Our 3rd stop was the causeway over to 3 small islands. Great views with many restaurants and shops and lots of biking activities available. Our final stop was suppose to be lunch but my Daughter was so tired she preferred to go back to the airport. Miguel was very happy to oblige and took us back. We were super happy with our tour and our guide was excellent! Aside from the tour fee we also tipped Miguel for his wonderful tour of the city. Thank you Miguel. Will definitely contact you the next time we are in your city.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    Thank you very much Miss Dailin, I´m glad to know you enjoyed your tour as I did, thank you very much for visiting my country, best regards to your family
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Best tour!
    Heather_W
    , Mar 2020
    Miguel was awesome! Very knowledgeable and very nice. Best tour we have been on. Highly recommend. Would definitely do it again
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Hello miss Heather, thank you very much, we hope you're enjoying the rest of your vacations. Regards
    star-4
    Great tour with Miguel
    Pauline
    , Mar 2020
    Miguel is a very acknowledged, professional and friendly guide. I enjoyed my layover in Panama city and would love to stay longer. My only wish about the tour was to stay longer in Casco Viejo and less at the Canal.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Thank you very much for using our services and thanks for taking the time to rate us, we're happy knowing you enjoyed your tour. Kind regards
    star-5
    Panama City - the abridged (and perfectly comprehensive) version.
    LuisFernando_C
    , Mar 2020
    Miguel is an expert guide. I thoroughly enjoyed, learned and made the most of my layover in Panama City! I highly recommend his tour and services.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Regards from Panama, thank you very much for your words, we feel satisfied knowing you enjoyed your tour.
    star-5
    Great Day Tour of Panama City and Canal
    Chris_K
    , Feb 2020
    Miguel met us at the airport. He was prompt and cordial. We drove to the Panama Canal and he gave some facts about the city on the way. We spent about two hours at the canal including IMAX. We had a great local lunch and then drove on the causeway before visiting the old part of the city and doing a brief walking tour. Overall a very positive experience. Friendly and flexible, showed us exactly what we asked to see.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Greetings from Panama Mr. Chris, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about our services, we really appreciate it and feel satisfied knowing you and your wife enjoyed the tour.
    star-5
    Great LayoverTour of Pamama
    Margaret_W
    , Feb 2020
    I took the "Layover City Tour of the City and Canal" yesterday morning. My guide, George Florian was there before my 7:30 AM assigned time. He speaks perfect English, grew up in America. He is highly knowledgeable about Panama, the Canal As a solo traveler, I felt comfortable in his presence. Take his tour. He will not disappoint. I plan on returning next year & will use this company. George, please, please contact me so I can send you the gratuity I forget to leave.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    We feel glad and satisfied knowing you enjoyed your tour during your layover, we sent George your rate for him, thanks for using Miguel Tours Panama in your layover. Regards
    star-5
    1 day city / canal tour
    Janet_S
    , Feb 2020
    George was a wonderful very knowledgeable guide. He has a super personality and made me feel like i was his friend. I would recommend George as a guide for any tour. He went out of his way to make me feel welcome to Panama.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    We appreciate very much your words and we are happy to know that you enjoyed your tour in Panama, we just sent your rate to him. Regards
    star-5
    Long Layover in Panama City, Panama
    John_T
    , Feb 2020
    Hello Fellow Travelers. In December I had a long layover in Panama City, Panama and sat at Tocumen Airport for eight hours bored silly. This month I had the same flights but I decided not to sit around people watching. I hired Miguel through Viator for a "Long Layover Tour." Miguel is friendly and attentive. He picked me up right outside the terminal and off we went. We visited the Panama Canal and watched a huge oil tanker negotiate the locks. We watched an Imax movie about the history and the construction of the Canal and then opted for lunch. Which was delicious! Afterwards we saw the sites of a beautiful city and a country rich is history and culture. Miguel is a great guide for solo travelers like me or for large groups. If you have time on your hands in Panama City, Panama contact Miguel. You won't be disappointed.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Thank you very much for your words Mr. John, I'm very happy knowing you enjoyed your tour during your layover in Panama, it was a pleasure for me be your tour guide in Panama. Kind regards
    star-5
    Great experience
    Lara_P
    , Jan 2020
    My daughter and I had a 12 hour layover in Panama City. Miguel picked us up at the airport and drove us to several interesting sites. He was very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly and made our time in the city amazing. He dropped us back at the airport some hours later so we could continue our trip. I highly recommend Miguel as a guide to anyone visiting Panamá. Thank you again Miguel.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Thank you very much Miss. Lara for your comments, I am very glad to know that you enjoyed your layover in Panama, and I hope you had a good return to your home
    star-5
    Miguel was Great
    Melanie N
    , Jan 2020
    It was a real pleasure to experience the Canal and tour of Panama City while I had an extended layover in Panama. Thank you Miguel!
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    thank you very much Miss. Melanie for using our services. Regards
    star-5
    Eine sehr spannende Tour
    Yvonne_G
    , Jun 2022
    Ich bin um 11 Uhr gelandet und um 12 Uhr begann die Tour. Ich wurde pünktlich von Miguel am Flughafen abgeholt. Er hat mir zuerst den Ablauf der Tour erläutertet. Anschließend ging es los. Miguel spricht sehr gut Englisch und besitzt ein sehr großes Wissen. Es war ein toller Tag mit vielen Stopps und ich wurde anschließend zum Flughafen gebracht für meinen Anschlussflug. Sehr zu empfehlen.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Is always a pleasure to know that our guests enjoyed their time during the layover, thank you very much for using our services
    star-5
    Una excelente escala en Panamá
    Saj_F
    , Feb 2020
    Mi novio y yo tomamos este tour en nuestra escala de ocho horas en Panamá. Nos recogieron en el aeropuerto a la hora acordada a tiempo, e incluso nos pudimos contactar por Whatsapp desde que estaba en la terminal para ser más específicos. Una vez que nos recogieron nos llevaron a los lugares mencionados en el itinerario e incluso pedimos hacer una parada extra para recorrer el Biomuseo a donde nos llevaron sin problema. A pesar del tiempo limitado, el recorrido se hizo con calma y sin sentirnos apresurados, tanto así que hasta nos quedamos a comer en una plaza en el Casco Viejo. Las explicaciones del guía fueron buenas, su actitud y servicio excelente, su trato amable, y su flexibilidad y buena disposición hicieron la diferencia. Nos fascinó el tour porque además de completo y con el tiempo bien aprovechado pudimos conocer muy bien la ciudad de Panamá. Al final del tour nos llevaron de vuelta al aeropuerto con tiempo suficiente para coger nuestro vuelo y estar con calma en el aeropuerto. Salimos de Panamá con un muy buen sabor de boca y contentos con nuestra experiencia. Recomiendo ampliamente hacer la escala y tour en Panamá.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Nos sentimos muy bien saber que sus horas libres de escala fueron bien usadas, gracias por permitirnos ser su guía en Panamá. Saludos

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