Best of Panama City (5 days)


  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum: 2 persons


  • Bilingul guide
  • A/C Transportation
  • Daily Breakfast and lunch
  • Entrance fees to included attractions
  • Accommodations in selected hotel

What to Expect

Start with the obligatory “Panama City and Canal” tour, continue with a trip to National Park Chagres to visit an authentic Embera village and enjoy a breathtaking train ride, through our dense rainforest, to the Caribbean coast of the Isthmus, to visit the new Panama Canal locks of Agua Clara and the Protected Area of San Lorenzo. 

Enjoy nature, wildlife, culture, history and the breathtaking Panama Canal, all mixed together in this very interesting and diverse program.



Day 1. Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Tocumen International Airport, a Dynamo Travel agent will be waiting for you, as you exit Customs, to welcome you and organize your transfer to your hotel in Panama City, a 25-minute ride, approximately.

Night at your selected hotel in Panama City

Day 2. City & Canal Tour

Today you will visit the three cities of Panama and learn about the important role our country has played in world trade from colonization times until our modern era, due to its privileged geographic position and short distance between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

You will visit the ruins of Panama Viejo (UNESCO), the first city founded by the Spaniards on the Pacific side of the new world in 1519.  After this interesting visit, we will drive through the modern city of Panama to our next destination, the Colonial city of Panama (UNESCO).  An area selected by the Spaniards to rebuilt the city of Panama after the famous attack of pirate Henry Morgan, in 1671. 

After walking through its narrow streets, admiring the rich mixture of architectural styles, which depict the interesting history of this area, and enjoying a nice Panamanian style lunch, we will take you to your final destination for the day, the Panama Canal’s visitor’s center at the Miraflores Locks.

Here you will have a close up look at the operation of this amazing feat of engineering from the beginning of the 20th century and observe as massive PANAMAX ships navigate through the locks of this important commercial waterway.

Meals included – Breakfast and lunch

Night at your selected hotel in Panama City

Day 3. The amazing Emberas

On this morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Lake Alajuela, located in Chagres National Park. Upon arrival at the port of Corotu, you will be met by the Emberas, who will guide you to their traditional dugout canoes to start your journey, through beautiful and lush rainforest, up to the small indigenous community, nestled in this protected area of over 135,000 hectares, home of 40% of Panama’s flora and fauna.

Enjoy beautiful sceneries as you navigate the Chagres River to reach this community.  Once there you will be able to discover this highly interesting and well preserved culture of this knowledgeable and friendly people who will amaze you with their art, their music, their food, but especially with their warmth. 

Meals included – Breakfast and lunch

Night at your hotel in Panama City

Day 4. The Transcontinental Panama Railway and the Caribbean side of the Canal

Today you will start your day with a one-hour train ride along the shores of the Panama Canal and through the beautiful rainforest that surrounds this important waterway.  The train drives by the Canal locks and the lake and you may be able to spot monkeys, toucans or sloths on the surrounding trees plus huge crocodiles and giant Panamax vessels in its waters. 

Upon arrival on the Caribbean side of the country, you will enjoy an up-close visit of the new Panama Canal locks at Agua Clara and witness Neo Panamax vessels navigating through this new locks system, part of one of the most important and significant mega projects in our history, the expansion of the Panama Canal for world commerce.  

After this, you will drive to the western slope of the Panama Canal, and pay a visit to the Spanish Castle of San Lorenzo (UNESCO) for have a glimpse of the mouth of the Chagres river, an important cross point during the transportation of gold, silver and other goods, between the colonies and Europe, from the 16th and up to the 18th century.

Meals included – Breakfast and lunch

Night at your hotel in Panama City

Day 5. Transfer to International Airport

At the appropriate time a Dynamo Travel representative will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the international airport of Tocumen for your flight back home.


You may also customize your package by selecting other tours from our suggested tours list:


Tour Highlights

What to bring:

  • A Panama Canal transit
  • Discovering the tropical Rainforest in Soberania National Park.
  • El Valle Vulcano and San Carlos Beach
  • 4 x 4 San Blas experience