Walk around Panama’s historic sites and visit the fascinating Biodiversity Museum.
|PICK UP||At your hotel in Panama City|
|WHAT TO WEAR||
Comfortable athletic shoes, light leisure clothing and sunscreen. Hat and sunglasses are recommended.
Meet your guide in the morning and head to the ruins of Old Panama, and trace back the colonial roots of Panama City. We will climb the cathedral tower to take in the views of the city and visit the Old Panama City Museum to get a deeper understanding of this Central American nation’s history.
Continue to the old city compound, the famous Casco Antiguo, and expose your senses to the characterful colonial architecture as you make your way down the picturesque narrow lanes.
Visit the French Plaza and learn about the ill-fated attempt of the French to construct a canal through the isthmus. All the while, listen to your guide describe the events that led to the establishment of the capital in its current location.
Afterwards, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The tour then continues with a visit to the Biodiversity Museum designed by Canadian-American Architect Frank Gehry; his only work in Latin America and the tropics. The building was designed to tell the story of how the Isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever.
The museum’s impressive 43,055 sq. ft. contains eight permanent exhibits that highlight Panama’s spellbinding natural and ethnic makeup. Explore the museum with your guide and learn captivating facts about this unique corner of the globe.
Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your accommodation.
This tour can only be operated from Friday to Sunday.