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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

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

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

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

A. 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.

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

A. 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.

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

A. 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.

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

A. 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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Joseph Michael Fernando
2024-05-10

Good, very friendly staff! Read More

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Joseph Michael Fernando
2024-05-10

Good, very friendly staff!

Joseph Michael Fernando
Sightseeingo

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Bettina Lumetzberger
2024-04-18

Excelent guides Read More

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Bettina Lumetzberger
2024-04-18

Excelent guides

Bettina Lumetzberger
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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Bettina Lumetzberger
2024-04-16

Excelent guides Read More

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Bettina Lumetzberger
2024-04-16

Excelent guides

Bettina Lumetzberger
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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holly bona
2024-04-13

The bus was on schedule, clean and the staff helpful. The bus had mechanical issues, but they resolved it (changed bus);... Read More

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holly bona
2024-04-13

The bus was on schedule, clean and the staff helpful. The bus had mechanical issues, but they resolved it (changed bus);quickly and efficiently at the next stop. Very nice experience.

holly bona
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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Chanel Bosch
2024-04-07

Tour was really good and informative, the guides were really good. Definitely an activity worth doing if it’s your fir... Read More

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Chanel Bosch
2024-04-07

Tour was really good and informative, the guides were really good. Definitely an activity worth doing if it’s your first time in panama

Chanel Bosch
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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Karissa Hanna
2024-04-05

The tour was amazing we learnt about some of Panamas' history while viewing touristic sites. Our tour guide Kevin was ve... Read More

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Karissa Hanna
2024-04-05

The tour was amazing we learnt about some of Panamas' history while viewing touristic sites. Our tour guide Kevin was very knowledgable, polite and professional. This tour was ideal for my family and I as it was affordable and we was able to complete at our own pace with the hop on off bus service. This tour also allowed us all day acess to the bus

Karissa Hanna
Sightseeingo

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Eva vrckovnik
2024-03-18

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Eva vrckovnik
2024-03-18

Good

Eva vrckovnik
Sightseeingo

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