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City Sightseeing: Panama City Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing: Panama City Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Panama City, Panama
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Highlights

  • Discover the best of Panama on a 24 or 48-hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • The perfect way to travel and explore without drilling a hole in your pocket
  • Enjoy entertaining audio commentary in 3 languages onboard
  • Enjoy flexible sightseeing and hop on and off at any of the 13 stops
  • Awesome bayside views and great photo ops throughout the tour
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)

Overview

Experience the best of Panama City with a hop-on hop-off open-top bus. Witness the vibrant city comfortably. This tour takes you to lavish parts of the city and wander alongside the attractive Bay of Panama. Hop on the bus and hop off at any of the stops in Panama City and see attractions. Visit them all conveniently on this trip.
 
Panama treasures phenomenal natural scenery and beaches. It is among the most-friendly tourist destinations in Central America. The place is known for the exemplary shipping waterway that links the Pacific to the Atlantic. There is so much to explore ranging from villages, mountains, coffee plantations, and other masterpieces. Panama offers something for everyone so don’t miss an opportunity to visit this amazing place. Hop on hop off Panama tour allows you to explore the city in-depth.
 
The city boasts many shopping malls, beaches, casinos, parks, and attractions. This tropical paradise will leave you awestruck. Stroll around the popular grounds of Parque Urraca which is covered by greenery and trees. This park allows you to see the beautiful views of Panama.
 
Panama Canal is popular landmark that is among the attractive destinations. No trip to Panama is complete without witnessing the canal and amazing locks. Since 1914 this engineering marvel has been operating. Ships are transported via a series of locks.
 
You can see everything in Panama ranging from spectacular technological wonders to incredible natural areas. Biomuseo, a biodiversity museum is a must to explore. Here you can learn about varieties of life and their impact on biodiversity. Visit Flamenco Island and see pink birds. Walk along the stunning marina and appreciate beautiful views of the skyline.
 
Casco Antiguo is a charming old town that dates back to 1673. Here you can enjoy charming views. This is the heart of Panama City. Stroll around the wonderful lively streets and talk to locals. Panama City is a perfect holiday destination with colorful and enchanting buildings.

Itinerary

Witness the glamour and comfort of a lavish city on this tour. Along with modern vibes, you can feel the touch of an ancient era as Panama City has well-preserved historical attractions. Sparkling high-rise towers, super-fast expressways, and world-class airport contrast the historical center. Panama City is a must-visit whether you cruise through the popular Panama Canal or explore any luxurious island. Spend a day or two in Panama City which is enough to explore the place at your pace. Let’s see what you can explore in Panama City.
 
Panama Canal: A tour to Panama City is incomplete without spotting the popular Panama Canal. You can spend a significant amount of time depending on your interest. You can enjoy a boat tour through this amazing canal or see the captivating locks from a platform on shore. You can reach the Miraflores Visitor Center if you want to see the locks. Here you can visit a museum, several viewing platforms, and restaurants that provide exceptional views.
 
Casco Viejo: Panama City treasures the most alluring Casco Viejo, the Old Town founded in 1671.  This old town is a perfect mix of ancient ruins and old architecture. Many impressive buildings date back to the 17th century. This place is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. This area has evolved as a central showpiece of the city. Now visitors visit here and stroll around the narrow streets and attractive shops. You can capture beautiful pictures.
 
Panama Viejo: This is the original site where Panama City was founded. It is located in proximity to the city towards Tocumen International Airport. This is a historical landmark that is a must-visit. In 1.5 kilometers distance, you can witness 14 remaining ruins. The ruins help you know about the past of this site. Here you can see churches including the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, the Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and the Iglesia de San Jose.
 
Biomuseo: This is a beautiful colorful building at the entrance of the canal. Biomuseo is designed by the popular architect Frank Gehry. This is a uniquely shaped building that is set on the Amador Causeway. The place is surrounded by biking and walking trails.
 
Ancon Hill: The spectacular Ancon Hill is visible all along Panama City.  This is a must-see hill that rests on the eastern side of the Panama Canal. You can witness this wonder from almost all parts of the city. The giant Panamanian flag can be seen that rests at the peak. Ancon hill is a natural treasure and contains rainforest land within the city. This is a fun place to observe local wildlife, enjoy hiking and enjoy mesmerizing views.
 
Volcan Baru: This is the highest peak in Panama and offers the most exciting views over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. You can see the scenic beauty of Costa Rica from this peak. It is located in the Chiriqui Province of the Pacific West. Visit this mountain at the dawn and feel the beauty of sunrise from the zenith. Get ready to hike a day before or at midnight. You can also enjoy camping near the top.
 
Museum of Contemporary Art: MAC or Museum of Contemporary Art treasures the scenic beauty of the country. You can witness the beauty of shows, art performances, and exhibitions that take place regularly. Here you can witness a collection of historic movie posters and a cute art shop that sells t-shirts, printed items, and art books.
 
Stops: 1. Balboa Plaza, 2. Parque Urraca, 3. Mi Pueblito, 4. Albrook Mall / Pasillo del Koala, 5. Esclusas de Miraflores (Canal de Panamá), 6. Biomuseo, 7. Punta Culebra, 8. Isla Flamenco, 9. Isla Perico, 10. Sabores del Chorrillo, 11. Casco Antiguo, 12. Mercado del Marisco, 13. Multicentro

Schedule

Panama City Tour:
Schedule: 09:00 - 15:15
Full Loop: 130 Minutes
Frequency: 60-75 Minutes
First Departure: Balboa Plaza, Stop #1

Inclusions

  • 24/ 48-Hours Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
  • Audio Guide in English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Headphones

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fee
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Mobile and Printed vouchers are both accepted.
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Flexi Ticket: Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Mobile App: Please download "City Sightseeing Panama" mobile app and get city on your palm.
Special Note: Bus service suspended for 1 hour over lunch, stopping at Albrook Mall and Isla Flamenco. The bus has also had to change its route in the middle of the tour due to various closures.

Know Before You Go

Voucher Type: Mobile and paper vouchers are both accepted for this tour.
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Air-Conditioning: Yes
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.
 
Operational Updates:
Monday - Thursday: First departure at 9:30am and last departure at 3:45pm. The tour will finish at approximately 6:15pm due to rush hour traffic.
The tour will operate with 2 buses instead of 3, where the frequency will be 75 minutes from one bus to another. 
Last departure of the second bus at 3:45pm will not pass through Stop 3 Mi Pueblito as they close at 4pm. 
Friday - Sunday: The tour will operate with 3 buses and with the normal timetable of 9am - 3:45pm. 
 
Information for Cruise Passengers:
Guests are reminded to check with the Cruise Ship which location they will be docking in to in Panama.
Guests whom are arriving into Flamenco will be able to locate the City Sightseeing buses outside of the gate of Fort Amador which is an approx. five minute walk from the ship.
Guests whom are arriving into Colon will need to make their own way into Panama. The distance is approx. an hour and a half by road. We would advise guests to check with their cruise line about transportation available into the city.

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my voucher flexible for Panama Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour?

Yes. Your voucher is flexible ad you can use any day within 12 months from the date of purchasing.

Can I get on and off the hop-on-hop-off bus tour at any stop?

Yes, that is the beauty of the hop-on-hop-off system. You can disembark and rejoin the bus at any designated stop along the route.

Are your Panama Hop on Hop Off bus tour equipped with audio guides in different languages?

Yes, most Panama Hop On Hop Off buses provide audio guides in 2 languages that is English and Spanish. This allows passengers to enjoy informative commentary about the city's landmarks and attractions as they tour.

How does the Panama hop-on-hop-off bus tour system work in Panama City?

The Panama hop on hop off buses works on a loop, with designated stops at popular tourist attractions. Passengers can board the bus at any stop, hop off to explore, and then hop back on when they are ready to move to the next destination.

Are the Panama hop on hop off bus tour pet-friendly?

Policies regarding pets on Hop On Hop Off buses in Panama may vary between operators. It's recommended to check with the specific tour company beforehand to confirm whether pets are allowed on board and if any restrictions or guidelines apply.

Customer Reviews

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Tina Ehnstroem-Backas
2024-02-20

We had a really nice time and our guide was great! Read More

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Tina Ehnstroem-Backas
2024-02-20

We had a really nice time and our guide was great!

Tina Ehnstroem-Backas
Sightseeingo

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Jerry Sheets
2024-02-20

I enjoyed the tour. It provides a quick way to get an overview of the city and the main sights. I rode in the upper de... Read More

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Jerry Sheets
2024-02-20

I enjoyed the tour. It provides a quick way to get an overview of the city and the main sights. I rode in the upper deck. It was open air which was nice, but made it more difficult to understand the tour guide.

Jerry Sheets
Sightseeingo

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Le Chat
2024-02-06

Very comfortable, very informative. We took the ride twice during the day and both times had very good guides. Excell... Read More

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Le Chat
2024-02-06

Very comfortable, very informative. We took the ride twice during the day and both times had very good guides. Excellent way to see most interesting places in a city in one day.

Le Chat
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Cheryl Yakamovich
2024-02-04

Nice orientation to Panama City. Allows you to see main points with options to hop on / off, then consider what you'd l... Read More

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Cheryl Yakamovich
2024-02-04

Nice orientation to Panama City. Allows you to see main points with options to hop on / off, then consider what you'd like to explore more. Be mindful that there are only 2 buses at present approximately 1 hr 15 min apart.

Cheryl Yakamovich
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Mike Bourne
2024-02-03

Friendly, helpful employees and a lot of great things to see and do along the way - was in both English and Spanish. Read More

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Mike Bourne
2024-02-03

Friendly, helpful employees and a lot of great things to see and do along the way - was in both English and Spanish.

Mike Bourne
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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John Lowe
2024-02-02

The guide was excellent and the tour covered so many interesting areas of the city. Read More

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John Lowe
2024-02-02

The guide was excellent and the tour covered so many interesting areas of the city.

John Lowe
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Natalia Pérez Galindo
2024-01-31

Fue una buena experiencia tomar este recorrido en el autobús turístico Read More

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Natalia Pérez Galindo
2024-01-31

Fue una buena experiencia tomar este recorrido en el autobús turístico

Natalia Pérez Galindo
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Natalia Pérez Galindo
2024-01-31

Fue una buena experiencia tomar este recorrido en el autobús turístico Read More

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Natalia Pérez Galindo
2024-01-31

Fue una buena experiencia tomar este recorrido en el autobús turístico

Natalia Pérez Galindo
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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John Lowe
2024-01-30

The guide was excellent and the tour covered so many interesting areas of the city. Read More

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John Lowe
2024-01-30

The guide was excellent and the tour covered so many interesting areas of the city.

John Lowe
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Frank Weicks
2024-01-22

An excellent way to get an overview of the city! We completed the entire route, then returned to Casco Viejo for the aft... Read More

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Frank Weicks
2024-01-22

An excellent way to get an overview of the city! We completed the entire route, then returned to Casco Viejo for the afternoon. We plan to take the bus again, and highly recommend it. We've used HopOn/HopOff in multiple cities.

Frank Weicks
Sightseeingo

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Sandip Gupta
2024-01-21

Nice city ride Read More

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Sandip Gupta
2024-01-21

Nice city ride

Sandip Gupta
Sightseeingo

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Simona Barchi
2024-01-19

I had a 48 h ticket and i love it ones more, as i like to use those buses also often in other countries. There where no ... Read More

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Simona Barchi
2024-01-19

I had a 48 h ticket and i love it ones more, as i like to use those buses also often in other countries. There where no headphones with several languages, instead of this there was a speaker with a microphone, who spoke enghlis and spanish. Sometimes it was hard to understand him because of very loud trucks on the streed, but next to this everything was perfect :)

Simona Barchi
Sightseeingo

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Rajendra Uppoor
2023-12-31

Using our 2-Day Pass we traveled three full rounds on the bus, including the Panorama trip. Great commentary about Pana... Read More

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Rajendra Uppoor
2023-12-31

Using our 2-Day Pass we traveled three full rounds on the bus, including the Panorama trip. Great commentary about Panama and Panama City on both days. In spite of heavy showers on our Day-2, we did not get soaked, bus was still comfortable to continue our two rides on 12/30/2023. It was well worth the money we spent for our Hop-on Hop-off Panama City bus, Great Experience.

Rajendra Uppoor
Sightseeingo

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Rodrigo Bernardi
2023-12-28

Nice experience. Read More

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Rodrigo Bernardi
2023-12-28

Nice experience.

Rodrigo Bernardi
Sightseeingo

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Ian Serota
2023-12-13

I took the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour In Panama City. Outside of it not getting to Panama Viejo this is definitely somet... Read More

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Ian Serota
2023-12-13

I took the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour In Panama City. Outside of it not getting to Panama Viejo this is definitely something you should take, especially if your hotel is within walking distance or a bus ride to one of the stops. I was lucky and I was within a walk from the stop at the park. It takes you to the mountain which you can climb and is well worth it. Albrook Mall is bigger than anything in my city by almost 1M square feet, and there are lots of great lunch options there. Obviously it hits the Canal which you should go to. Then it goes to Casco Viejo which you should walk, and to the islands which are great for photos. Great tour, and John the tour guide was great, friendly and I enjoyed talking to him.

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Jason Sleker
2019-04-03

Nice Trip

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