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Private Layover Panama Canal and City Tour

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Panama City, Panama
Private Layover Panama Canal and City Tour

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


If you’re on a short stopover in Panama City there’s no need just to sit in the airport. Get out and make the most of your time in this vibrant city. On a five-hour private city tour you have time to visit the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, drive along the Amador Causeway for great city views, and learn about Panamanian history among the beautiful buildings of the old town.
  • Round-trip transfers are included
  • See and do a lot in a short time
  • Ideal for first-time visitors or those on a short stay
  • The itinerary will appeal to travelers with a range of interests
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Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
Round trip from Tocumen Airport
Sales tax
Private car
Expert guide
Lunch (Not included)
Panama canal Entrance fee not included $10 per person
Tocumen Intl Airport , Panama City Panama
For your arrival our driver will be holding a sign with your name at waiting hall. Terminal #1 : at Zone 4 when pass security (all flights that are not COPA AIRLINES) Terminal # 2: at exit #17 for all flights with COPA AIRLINES.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • At the Panama Canal the entrance is $10 per person and can be paid in cash (USD)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY R&E Transfer 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Layover Panama Canal and City Tour?
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
See all safety measures taken by Private Layover Panama Canal and City Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Layover Panama Canal and City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Layover Panama Canal and City Tour.

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  • "My advice to future tour people is to park outside of congested and just walking since you will be walking a lot anyway in the old zone." See review

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Panamá City Tour
, Jul 2022
We loved this tour. Edwing was great - he knew his city inside out. He took us to the Panamá Canal and we enjoyed the history behind the city.
Wonderful experience and a great way to spend a long layover in Panama
, May 2022
Was a wonderful experience. Even though we were very tired after a midnight flight, Levy the as able to energized us with a well planned tour of beautiful Panama. He is knowledgeable, experienced, understanding, kind and always ready to make the best of the time. I’d recommend this tour without a thought.
Excellent tour of Panama
, Apr 2022
Rafael was an excellent tour guide. I had a couple hours during my layover and learned a lot about the history of Panama and got to do a city tour where we walked around and I saw the sites up close. Rafael was friendly and easygoing and happy to take all my photos. My highlight was seeing the Panama Canal and Rafael helped me find some sloths that I have been excited to see. We also had a wonderful lunch at a local eatery. I highly recommend this tour.
Best way to spend a layover!
, Apr 2022
We were short on time so the guide and driver adjusted the Tour to hit the highlights and make it back to the airport in time. Appreciated their flexibility.
, Apr 2022
Edwin Wong was excellent all across the board. Very knowledgeable, kind, flexible, efficient and a great driver.
Fun experience
, May 2021
Very fun tour, saw many landmarks and historic places, as well as modern places. Super interesting history
Amazing Panama Layover Tour
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Edwing was awesome. He gave us a nice tour of the city. We saw the Panama Canal and Amador Causeway. He also took us to a local restaurant for typical food which was delicious.
Excellent Layover Tour
, Dec 2019
We had a 6 hour layover and thoroughly enjoyed his tour. We were able to see the canal and have a nice stroll through the city. Rafael was a wonderful tour guide with his very capable driver, Manuel. We are able to take our carry-on luggage with us. Highly recommended!
Excellent Overview of Panama City
, Dec 2019
This was our first ever layover tour, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with Saul. He was knowledgeable on many subjects and was able to tailor the trip to our interests. We felt we got plenty of time at the canal, and we enjoyed a nice lunch in the old city. He made sure that we got back to the airport with plenty of time to check in to our next flight and grab dinner at the airport as well. I'd highly recommend taking this tour if you have the extra time in Panama!
Really customized to our times and needs!!
, Nov 2019
Our driver accommodated the places to visit according to our convenience for having lunch and being able to see ships passing in the Miraflores Visitor Center after their break. Also they brought a baby car seat for our little one. I'm really pleased with the attention to the detail to our needs, the excellent conversation and knowledge of our tour guide.
Easy-going, super polite and knowledgeable.
, Jun 2019
As expected, we went out to see the Panama Canal and then the causeway and the big panama sign but we did get stuck in traffic in the old zone and fortunately we were able to walk out and catch a taxi back to the airport. My advice to future tour people is to park outside of congested and just walking since you will be walking a lot anyway in the old zone. We might have missed our flight. But we didn’t! Tour guide was very concerned.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you Mr D242L, we already asked all our guides to park outside Casco Antiguo to avoid any delay due to Goberment admin changes this week. Thank you again. Saul
Ótima experiência para uma conexão longa
, Aug 2022
Fomos recebidos pelo José, que nos levou para conhecer os principais pontos da Cidade do Panamá. O tour foi feito de acordo com o ritmo que queríamos, de acordo com o interesse em cada ponto, como por exemplo a visita ao Museo de la Mola. José foi muito atencioso e prestativo. Pedimos para ficar no Casco Antíguo no final, para aproveitarmos um pouco mais o centro histórico.
Buena experiencia
, Jul 2022
Rafa nos explico en tan corto tiempo muchas cosas acerca de la ciudad de Panamá. Es una gran forma de aprovechar el tiempo en una conexión en la ciudad
Belle activité lors d’une escale au panama
, Jun 2022
J’ai adoré mon tour guidé par Edwing. De plus, j’ai eu une belle surprise de pouvoir avoir la visite en français, car il s’exprime très bien dans cette langue. Il connaît bien sa ville et partage ses connaissances avec passion. Je vous recommande ce tour. *La sortie de l’aéroport (immigration etc) peut être longue. Ne tardez pas trop lorsque votre vol atterrit ou prévoyez l’heure de votre tour en conséquence.
Absolut Empfehlenswert
, Apr 2022
Für einen stopover in Panama City eine ganz tolle Tour. Rafael hat uns am Flughafen super pünktlich abgeholt und uns in mehr als 5 Stunden Panama City und den Panama Kanal erklärt und immer wieder auch seine Späße eingebaut. War ein super Erlebnis.
muy bueno
, Oct 2019
excelente, las explicaciones, cubrió todas nuestras expectativas, el guía fue muy cooperador, y nos trato muy bien y con respuestas a todas nuestras preguntas

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