Essential Pack: City Canal Tour, Albrrok Mall Shopping and Museums: Get your money’s worth out of Panama with this Essential Pack that combines three different but fascinating tours.
* Explore the world-renowned Panama Canal
* Visit the largest shopping centre in Panama City
* Take a whistle-stop tour of the city’s museums
City Canal tour
We begin our tour of the Miraflores Locks, the first of the three sets of locks that have the Canal. These are located on the Pacific coast and its new visitor centre, which features different attractions such as the Mirador, consisting of three observation decks where you can observe the lockage of vessels.
The museum with its four exhibition halls organized by themes that constitute the heart of the visitor centre; The first room presents the background history, technological innovations and health initiatives that accompanied the construction of the Canal, the second shows us the importance of water, preservation of the environment and biodiversity, the third speaks of how it works and the Canal allows the experience in a simulator and the last room, Worldwide Channel discloses the importance of the Canal to world trade.
On the ground floor we find a large fully equipped theatre, there will enjoy the high-tech audio-visual show in summary everything related to the Canal. We continue the tour of the former military bases Albrook now become a fashionable residential and shopping area. Visit a craft market and finally we will tour the entire area of Amador area of greatest tourist development of the capital and Balboa where you can meet the Administration Building of the Panama Canal, and appreciate the Cerro Ancon point above the city of Panama.
Albrook Mall Shopping
Come and visit the biggest shopping centre in Panama City and spend four hours browsing for great deals on a wide range of fantastic products at Albrook Mall. Home to hundreds of stores selling everything from the latest fashion to high-tech electrical items at knock down prices, Albrook Mall is the ideal place to pick up a bargain.
This trip also includes a local guide who will give you the inside knowledge to avoid the queues and really maximize your shopping time. Located just a short journey outside the city centre, Albrook Mall is one of the most modern shopping complexes in Latin America. Home to international brands such as Hilfiger Denim, Swarovski and Zara and a huge range of smaller boutique shops, you will be amazed by the variety of choice available within the centre. Your guide will happily point you in the right direction for whichever item you desire and will help you navigate the bustling concourse.
There is also a large selection of restaurants and cafés on-site at Albrook Mall so you are spoiled for choice if you need a brief break to recharge your batteries or enjoy a delicious snack. The Mall has full disabled access and visitors of all ages are sure to be captivated by its bustling atmosphere and great selection of stores.
Panama Museum tour
Embark on a whistle-stop tour of Panama's varied and interesting museums with the Panama Museums tour. From mighty triumphs of engineering to ancient gold, Panama is a country rich in treasures. Don't miss a thing with this comprehensive day tour, visiting five fantastic museums to give you a complete picture of life in Panama.
At the Colonial Religious Art Museum discover a range of beautiful religious artefacts, including 16th and 17th century Spanish art that survived the pirate raids that were once the scourge of old Panama. Then it's on to the Reina Torres Arauz Museum of Anthropology, named for one of Panama's most famous anthropologists, where a rich collection of pre-Columbian exhibits is on display. At the History Museum of Panama you’ll gain a great overview of life in Panama, with a range of documents, photographs, paintings and sculptures from throughout the country’s rich and interesting history.
Enjoy an hour to treat yourself to lunch. Discover the legacy of the Afro-Antillean peoples of Panama at the Afro-Antillean Museum. Located in a beautiful old church building, this museum tells the story of the many West Indians who made Panama what it is today. Of course, no trip to this country would be complete without acknowledging the feat of engineering that is the Panama Canal, and at the Canal Museum you can learn everything there is to know about the incredible construction process of one of the world’s most ambitious building projects.
Return to your hotel with your head full as your imagination fired by the wonderful things you've seen on the Panama Museums tour.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel lobby.
Duration: City Canal: 3 hours. Shopping tour: 4 hours. Museum tour: 7 hours.
Start/opening time: City Canal: At 8am or 9am. Shopping tour: At 9am or 2pm. Museum tour: At 8am.
End/closing time: City canal: 12pm. Shopping tour: 1pm or 6pm. Museum tour: 3pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: We depart from hotels in Panama City. Please ensure you contact our local team to reconfirm 1 day prior to the tour. You can choose the day to enjoy the activities.