Walk around Panama’s historic sites and visit the reknown 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.
During the half-day morning tour, you will visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower, visit the Old Panama Museum and then continue to Casco Viejo (the old city compound), which dates back to the late 1600’s. A bilingual guide will describe the events in history leading up to the eventual movement of the capital city to its present location. Casco Antiguo (the old city compound), which dates back to the late 1600’s. Our Ecocircuitos tour leader will describe the events in history leading up to the eventual movement of the capital city to its present location. At Casco Antiguo, you will learn about the importance of this site and visit landmarks such as The Flat Arch, the Cathedral, Las Bóvedas and the French Plaza.
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 Biomuseo’s 4,000 square meters contain eight permanent exhibition galleries designed by Bruce Mau Design. In addition to the main spaces, the museum includes a public atrium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a shop, a coffee shop, and multiple outdoor exhibits displayed in the botanical park. The permanent exhibition is a combination of art and science that leads the visitor to experience a marvelous phenomenon.
Note: This tour cannot be operated on Mondays.