Panama: Bus Tours
Miami of the South
Our day will start at the Miraflores locks, located at the Pacific entrance to the Canal where our expert guide will let you in on the secrets and histories surrounding the building of the Canal while you experience this magnificent architectural masterpiece and have a breathtaking view of the ships transiting through the 8th wonder of the world.
The trip then takes to the city, where you will be able to experience not only the banking capital of Central America but also the beauty of the colonial city of Panama. We will visit the Causeway, a leisure paradise with shopping, restaurants and bars that offers spectacular views of the modern city and its skyscrapers. In contrast, the oldest sector of the modern Panama City founded in 1673, has a charming mixture of colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and ethnic diversity. UNESCO recently named this area “World Heritage Site”.
It contains a wealth of history in its churches, museums and streets carefully restored to their former colonial beauty and is also home to the Presidential Palace, the National Theatre, the 17th century Church of the Golden Altar, Las Bovedas, church of San Fransisco, the National Cathedral, the Independence Square and much more. Before returning there will also be an opportunity to visit a local handicraft market, where an array of native art and craft is on offer. City bus tours take about two and a half hours. A typical city tour will take in the ruins of Old Panama, Colonial Panama (El Casco Viejo) and the modern sections.