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Canal Riviera Day Trip

starting at$199 per person
  • Crown Jewel Tour
  • Panama Canal
  • English Speaking
  • Small groups
  • WiFi
  • USB charging
  • Private Car

See Panama's most famous marvel, the Panama Canal -from the Pacific to the Atlantic!

This is the Crown Jewel of all Panama Canal tours, and a Panama Pelican Authentic Activity - Our Canal Riviera Tour is a custom tailored activity by us, and delivers a unique and memorable experience not offered by other tour providers. 

This driving and walking tour schedule is the perfect and fun packed choice for seeing Panama´s most famous engineering marvel in first class style and tranquility! This exclusive tour itinerary is the most authentic & customized way to experience the Panama Canal Coast to Coast.

No crowded buses! Be picked up by a professional English/Spanish speaking guide to enjoy personalized service and attention from your guide with either a Premium Private option that picks you up directly from your Panama City hotel, Playa Bonita or Gamboa Resort, or opt for our Value Shared (small group) option that picks up from a convenient central meeting point. Free complimentary refreshments for your enjoyment is included for both options.

We Include:

  • Professional English & Spanish Speaking Driver
  • Large late model vehicle - Air Conditioned
  • Personallized Service
  • Other Tour Services available
  • VIP Style Comfort
  • Complimentary Water
  • Flexible Itinerary
  • Hotel Pickup
  • 1

    Central Meeting Point Pickup

    Value Shared transfer option: You will be picked up from the lobby of the Panama Hilton Hotel & Casino for a transfer to the marina to board the "fast ferry" catamaran destined for Taboga Island. While shared, these pickups are limited to 6 people in a luxury minivan. This option offers the same inclusions as the private pickup service.

  • 2

    The Amador Causeway

    You will commence this activity by driving to the “Amador”- a 6 kilometer man made peninsula that was made from the excavated material of the Panama canal. Originally built as the breakwater for the Pacific entrance into the Panama Canal, today it is a popular destination for locals and tourists. Its one of the best views in the city looking back on the Panama City skyline as well as the multitude of ships lining up to pass through the canal.

  • 3

    Ancon Hill

    You will continue to the top of Ancon Hill where you will experience a birds' eye view in every direction over looking Panama City, the Pacific entrance to the canal, the Cinta Costera, and Las Americas bridge. There is also a significant history here from 1964 when political tensions between Panama and the USA Military.

  • 4

    Mira Flores Visitor Center

    You will then proceed to the Mira Flores locks of the Panama Canal where you will tour the visitor center, museum, gift shop and view an excellent movie presentation of Panama Canal history and construction. The Mira Flores lock is one of three lock centers that comprise the Panama Canal and is the most well known because of its proximity to Panama City on the Pacific side.

  • 5

    Pedro Miguel's Locks

    Continuing on by driving to the 2nd lock center of the Panama Canal of Pedro Miguel. In this portion you will remain comfortable in the vehicle and pass by as you head towards the 3rd and final lock center on the Atlantic side.

  • 6

    Agua Clara Visitors Center & Lunch (optional)

    Arriving to the Atlantic side, you will come to the new Agua Clara Visitor center for a vantage point of the Panama Canal from the Caribbean. This new tourism and historical hub that offers an impressive panoramic view of both the existing canal works with an up close view all the vessels traversing Lake Gatun, as well as the amazing expansion works that have been underway since 2007. Agua Clara also has 2 dining options: a coffee shop and full service restaurant with breath taking landscapes and views of the Atlantic resulting in an amazing experience you will remember for years to come.

  • 7

    Return to central meeting point

    You are returned to the Panama Hilton Hotel & Casino central meeting point. (In some cases, private hotel drop-off may be available for $15 per passenger)

  • 1

    Private Hotel Pickup

    Premium Private Pickup Option: directly from your Panama City hotel in a private vehicle. This is a private tour only for your booked party, and is available for guests staying in Panama City hotels, Playa Bonita & Gamboa Resorts. Pickup is 8:00am from Panama City & 7:00am from Playa Bonita or Gamboa Resorts.

  • 2

    The Amador Causeway

    You will commence this activity by driving to the “Amador”- a 6 kilometer man made peninsula that was made from the excavated material of the Panama canal. Originally built as the breakwater for the Pacific entrance into the Panama Canal, today it is a popular destination for locals and tourists. Its one of the best views in the city looking back on the Panama City skyline as well as the multitude of ships lining up to pass through the canal.

  • 3

    Ancon Hill

    You will continue to the top of Ancon Hill where you will experience a birds' eye view in every direction over looking Panama City, the Pacific entrance to the canal, the Cinta Costera, and Las Americas bridge. There is also a significant history here from 1964 when political tensions between Panama and the USA Military.

  • 4

    Mira Flores Visitor Center

    You will then proceed to the Mira Flores locks of the Panama Canal where you will tour the visitor center, museum, gift shop and view an excellent movie presentation of Panama Canal history and construction. The Mira Flores lock is one of three lock centers that comprise the Panama Canal and is the most well known because of its proximity to Panama City on the Pacific side.

  • 5

    Pedro Miguel's Locks

    Continuing on by driving to the 2nd lock center of the Panama Canal of Pedro Miguel. In this portion you will remain comfortable in the vehicle and pass by as you head towards the 3rd and final lock center on the Atlantic side.

  • 6

    Agua Clara Visitors Center & Lunch (optional)

    Arriving to the Atlantic side, you will come to the new Agua Clara Visitor center for a vantage point of the Panama Canal from the Caribbean. This new tourism and historical hub that offers an impressive panoramic view of both the existing canal works with an up close view all the vessels traversing Lake Gatun, as well as the amazing expansion works that have been underway since 2007. Agua Clara also has 2 dining options: a coffee shop and full service restaurant with breath taking landscapes and views of the Atlantic resulting in an amazing experience you will remember for years to come.

  • 7

    Return to your Hotel or Resort

    Your private group is returned directly to your hotel or resort.