The old Panama takes you back to the colonial time, from the 16th to the 17th century, the dominion of the Spanish in Latin America and the role played by Panama as a destination of transit and accumulation of wealth certainly of gold. The epic battle between sir Henry Morgan troops and Guzman, general of the old Panama. Casco Antiguo, tells the story even further and show a clear distinction of social class. Architectures of the 17th century. The two Old squares of Panama City, The old Panama, and Casco Antiguo, of 500 and almost 400 years old respectively.
A small and beautiful town located 1 hour and a half from the metropolitan area, between elevated mountains, we have an old crater that today is a town of 8000 people. A place loved by many both locals and ex-pats for many reasons. Explore the town with an experienced tour guide and discover the inner beauty of the town, the landscape, trails, waterfalls, hot springs, and more. The town is situated in an old volcano that erupted 1000 years ago, the weather is nice and cozy, the people are friendly, the natural beauty of the town is what makes it unique and special to so many. It is a quiet place but the villagers are very joyful, welcoming.
Panama Canal the Trade Mark of the Region, the transcontinental water bridge, a world-renown work of engineering of the 20th century that today is still impeccable and unique. Learn the history of the men and women behind this world masterpiece, tradition, culture, and the important role played by Panama in the region and what drives its economy. You will visit former US military bases, the Smithsonian institution, driven by the one and only Frank Gehry Museum in Latin America. A stop at the indigenous handicraft market for souvenirs such as a Panama Hat, Molasses and also a stop at the Duty-Free on the Island of Flamenco. A walking tour in the 2nd Old Square of Panama (Casco Antiguo) let every stone and buildings of the Colonial Town fill you with joy and wonder.
One true experience is to navigate through the canal of Panama, and have a first-hand experience. At the same time discover the flora and fauna of the canal of Panama. Among the wild lives, it is often seen as different species of Monkeys that add a special touch to your visit. A small walk in the former US pipeline within a National Park. A series of wild lives can be observed in the Panama Canal inner areas such as Iguanas, birds, and of course the monkeys. Our expert tour guide takes you to the sites where the monkeys live and you can take your own pictures of them.
The focus is on making sure that you fall in love with the Isthmus of Panama, through its people, culture, and history. Learn every single factor that makes Panama a great nation. Who are the main actors in the writing of Panama history, where and how it all started? Travel back in time to each period for each major event that took place in the past and come back to the present to better understand who we truly are.
Your trip to Panama City remains unfinished without visiting the famous Panama Canal. You can see the locks from the onshore viewing platform or take a boat tour along the canal. You’ll find a viewing deck and a museum at Miraflores Visitor Center, 20 minutes away from Panama City. You can also see the boats while sitting on a balcony at the Atlantic & Pacific Co. restaurant and having an excellent dinner.
Casco Viejo (Old Town)
Casco Viejo, the Old Town, is the most charming spot of Panama City, built in 1671 after the original city. The Old Town is a fusion of old ruins and not ancient architecture dating back to the late 17th century. Casco Viejo is encircled by water on three sides. Wander around the streets to visit the unique arch of the Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo, majestic Iglesia y Convento de la Compania de Jesus, and the excellent views of the Paseo de Las Bovedas in the modern city to find beautiful souvenirs. Don’t miss out on the nightlife in the evening.
Panama Viejo is the original site of the city established in 1519. You’ll find 14 remaining ruins in this historical site spread about 1.5 km long. Start your visit from The Museo de Sitio Panama Viejo; and then head up to the ancient Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, and visit the famous vaulted side chapels of the Iglesia de San Jose. Panama Viejo also houses the oldest bridge in America, dating back to 1617, the Puente del Rey.
Iglesia y Convento de la Compania de Jesus
It’s an ancient church from 1741 well known as one of the most photographic and impressive sites in the Old Town. It’s a getaway from the bustle of urban life, where you’ll face the light of floodlights creating a dramatic setting.
Paseo de las Bovedas & Plaza de Francia
Paseo de las Bovedas, famous as Lovers Lane, is the best place for souvenir shopping situated at the south end of Casco Viejo, where you’ll find numerous vendors selling interesting artworks and crafts. A pleasant spot to escape from the heat and sun of inner streets, the area is a perfect destination to take some memorable photos.
Panama Canal Museum
The Panama Canal Museum, once the main post office in Panama City, is situated on Plaza de la Independencia in Casco Viejo. French originally made attempts to construct the canal; later, it was continued by the U.S.A, and finally, it returned to the Panamanian Government. You’ll find exhibits showcasing the canal development process.
Biomuseo (Museum of Bio-Diversity)
The Biomuseo is a colorful structure towards the canal’s entrance and the house of biodiversity in Panama. Museum of Bio-Diversity is a shaped building on the Amador Causeway encircled by biking and walking trails designed by the well-known Frank Gehry architect. Inside the building, you can see eight exhibits showcasing the cultural and natural history of Panama.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.