Miraflores Locks

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Miraflores Locks: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

    1. From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location in Panama City, and journey to the Panama Canal Visitors Center to get a detailed explanation about how the canal and famous Miraflores Locks work. Visit the museum to learn more about this important water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Return to the vehicle and pass Miraflores Lake and the Pedro Miguel Locks as you make your way to the town of Gamboa. Upon arrival at the Chagres River, climb aboard for a scenic boat trip across artificial Gatun Lake. Marvel at the surrounding landscape of the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal. Watch the large ships passing through the canal to get a sense of the magnitude of this masterpiece of engineering. Arrive at a group of islands to see 2 different species of monkeys. Return to Panama City and get dropped off at your hotel.

    Great experience and tour. Our tour guide, Cesar, was so helpful and informative; he really knew a lot about the canal and Panama. He was also lovely and so friendly. Thanks so much!

  • Panama City: Small-Group Miraflores Locks and City Tour

    2. Panama City: Small-Group Miraflores Locks and City Tour

    Starting the day early will give you the chance to learn even more about the Panama Canal. Skip the traffic and arrive at the Miraflores Locks visitor center when it opens, so you can watch the action in peace. After the canal, head to Casco Viejo, the second city of Panama built in 1673. Walk around and enjoy the architecture and hear about its historical relevance.  Drive over the Bridge of the Americas for amazing views. Stop at the viewpoint to hear more about Panama City and its future. The Amador Causeway, Panama City's bustling boardwalk, is one of the most refreshing places in the city. End the tour with some recommendations for lunch and further exploration from your guide, leaving you with the tools to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful and modern city.

    This was our first trip to Panama City and taking a tour of the city was a great way to learn about it. Our guide Tony was awesome and very knowledgeable. He took us to the Canal, Old Town Panama City and several other spots. We ended the tour at a local open market seafood restaurant that he recommended and the food was delicious. We would definitely suggest taking the tour with Tony.

  • Panama: Private Panama Canal, Pedro Miguel Locks & City Tour

    3. Panama: Private Panama Canal, Pedro Miguel Locks & City Tour

    Take a short 5-hour private tour from your city hotel. Take a fascinating close look at the Panama Canal Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and learn about the city culture and history in the old town Casco Viejo. Take a fascinating close look at the Panama Pedro Miguel Locks parking area and learn about the city culture and history in the old town Casco Viejo. Start with a visit to Pedro Miguel Locks where you will have the opportunity to watch the operation of the canal closely and see the ships passing by, depending on canal schedule. Next, drive around Causeway Amador for pictures and then head to Casco Viejo, Panama City’s old town, for a walking tour. See the beautiful houses and charming shops and restaurants. Located on a peninsula of the city, close to the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo is a World Heritage Site and one of the main tourist spots in the Panamanian capital.

    Levy was amazing we had a great time in Panama took his time and took us everywhere that we needed to see and take good photos . Thank you so much Levy for everything Highly recommended.

  • Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

    4. Panama City: Gamboa Rainforest Resort Aerial Tram Tour

    Enjoy sweeping views of the local wildlife on an aerial tram ride through the rainforest near Panama City. Get picked up from your hotel in Panama City and head into the rainforest. Take in the views from the tram and enjoy even more fabulous, 360-degree views from the top. See ships moving through the Panama Canal and amazing views down the Chagres River, around beautiful Soberania Park, and the Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

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What people are saying about Miraflores Locks

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Tony provided an interesting tour and gave us a lot of information thanks to his deep knowledge. Especially in Casco Viejo he gave us some insider tips. We loved all parts of the tour. He contacted us immediately after we booked the tour and so we could figure out the organizational questions directly (exact pick up time at the hotel etc.).

Levy was amazing we had a great time in Panama took his time and took us everywhere that we needed to see and take good photos . Thank you so much Levy for everything Highly recommended.

Hector is an incredible guide. He is personable, knowledgeable and fun.

Tony was a great guide! Very informative and nice, recommend it!

The tour fills all that you need to see in Panama City.