Top 41 Things to do in Panama, Panama

Panama is a 360 degree destination. Aquamarine water laps at the shore beneath your feet. Cloud forests envelop the mountains towering above your head. Travelers head out on horseback riding adventures on all sides, and rivers, and lagoons dot every available bit of landscape. When it comes to things to do in Panama, the options literally surround you.

3-Tour Combo Package: City, Wildlife & Taboga Island Tours
Get a taste of the tropics with 3 tours that feature the famous attractions in Panama. A pair of nature museums display the region's incredible biology, a trip to Taboga Island lets you relax on the beach, and a tour... Read More

$568
per adult

4-Day Bocas del Toro Escapade with Flights
During your time exploring the beautiful natural paradise, admire Bocas del Toro's unique marine life. The reef system of Bocas del Toro is considered between 15,000 and 20,000 years old and features 52 of the 71 coral species that exist... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 days

Free cancellation

$1,260
per adult

Aerial Tram Ride
Take an aerial tram ride to traverse a mile-long (1. 6-km) tract of tropical forest that lies within the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Have fun with an ecological experience, see the incredible tropical exhibitions, and enjoy sweeping views of local wildlife... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$144
per adult

Anton Valley Volcanic Village Day Trip with Lunch
Explore the Anton Valley during a hike through the lush vegetation of this inactive crater. The area has a cool, pleasant climate, making it ideal for discovering its natural wonders. Discover the hieroglyphics of the Piedra Pintada (Painted Stone), visit... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$135
per adult

Anton's Valley Tour
During this full-day tour, take a short walk to admire an impressive waterfall and explore a local market offering fruit, handicrafts, and traditional delicacies. Visit El Níspero Zoo, home to more than 250 animal species, and enjoy roundtrip transportation to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$59
per adult

Cruise Aboard the Rio La Villa
Kick back, grab a drink, and take in the sights along the Panama coast on this 3-hour motorboat tour. Enjoy the floating party onboard, grab a reel for some fishing, or dive in near Farallon Island to swim and snorkel.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$88
per adult

Day Trip to the Taboga Island via Catamaran with Snorkeling & Lunch
Spend a day exploring Taboga, the Island of Flowers, a gorgeous isle in the bright-blue waters of Panama Bay. Ride aboard a modern catamaran on the open sea, relax on white-sand beaches, snorkel alongside exotic fish, explore the island on... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 40 minutes

Free cancellation

$179
per adult

Day Trip: Eco-Canal Tour to Gatun Lake & Monkey Island with Lunch
Embark on a thrilling lake adventure and take in the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Great for both kids and adults, this tour takes you to Gatun Lake, which was at one point the world's largest man-made lake.... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$115
per adult

Dinner & Folkloric Show
At Tianajas Restaurante, enjoy dinner and a show that's filled with folklore and symbolism, accompanied by talented musicians playing traditional acoustic tunes. Pickup from your hotel is included for this memorable exploration of Panamanian food and culture. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Drake Island & Sunken Plane Diving Adventure with Lunch
Travel to the Atlantic side of the Isthmus of Panama and embark on an early-morning boat dive near Portobelo Bay. Visit Drake Island, the resting place of famed sea captain and navigator Sir Francis Drake, then dive beneath the surface... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$234
per adult

Duty-Free Shopping Tour
Enjoy a day of shopping at one of Latin America's largest and most popular duty-free zones. Bring your passport and enjoy tax-free shopping for a variety of local and imported merchandise. Learn a little about the duty-free business before shopping... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$133
per adult

Eco Canal Tour
Embark on a wonderful expedition by the natural part of the Panama Canal. Through a quick, but rewarding, boat trip on Gatun Lake to the Chagres River—located next to Gamboa zone—you have the opportunity to learn about the area's incredible... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Embera Indigenous Village
Visit the heart of the rainforest as you take a thrilling journey to the El Darien region aboard a traditional piragua canoe, with an experienced native guide leading the way. In addition to appreciating the exotic biodiversity, you can take... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Full-Day Exploration of the Embera Indigenous Community
Meet the indigenous Embera tribe on this journey into the heart of native Panamanian culture. Take a canoe ride upriver to the Embera’s remote jungle village to discover the stories, dances, and crafts of this vibrant community. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$107
per adult

Full-Day Gatun Experience with Aerial Tram Ride & Cruise
Discover the breathtaking scenery of Panama on a thrilling aerial tram ride that takes you to heights of 280 feet (85 m) over the lush rainforest. At the top, take a short walk to an observation tower for panoramic views... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$129
per adult

Full-Day Hike to La India Dormida & Visit to the Thermal Baths
Hike up to the summit of La India Dormida, learning the legend of the Sleeping Indian as you climb, then enjoy a delicious lunch and a relaxing, restorative soak in the ancient thermal baths at the base of the mountain.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$107
per adult

Full-Day Historical Panama City & Canal Deluxe Tour
Spend a full day discovering the historic past of Panama City and Canal on this insightful tour of the region's highlights. Visit must-see spots like Ancon Hill, Amador Causeway, and the Panama Viejo Ruins on this comprehensive journey through Panama... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$168
per adult

Full-Day Panama Canal & City Tour
Get to know the beauty of Panama City in a tour that takes you to its remarkable places and the Panama Canal. After being picked up at your hotel, you will ride in comfort through the sites of the modern... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$175
per adult

Gatun Lake Fishing Trip
Spend your morning fishing in quiet serenity on Gatun Lake, surrounded by different species of fish and plants. A private tour of the lake shows you the best places to fish surrounded by peace and tranquility of the lush tropical... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$149
per adult

Half-Day Historical Panama City & Canal Deluxe Tour
Get a comprehensive look at Panama City and Canal's most famous spots on this half-day tour that takes you to Ancon Hill, the Mira Flores locks, and Casco Viejo. Enjoy the convenience of a small group size and the luxury... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$88
per adult

Half-Day Panama Canal & City Tour
Enjoy the opportunity to visit the sights of colonial Panama, the Panama Canal, and the Causeway Islands on this half-day tour. Get a sense of the city's history and learn about the modern marvel that connects the world's great oceans.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$105
per adult

Jungle Boat Tour Along Panama Canal to Gatun Lake with Lunch
Cruise through dense exotic jungle as you glide across the waters of Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal. Learn how the canal works and why it was built as you keep your eyes peeled for wild monkeys, tropical birds, and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$135
per adult

Panama Canal & City Tour
Explore one of the most modern cities in Central America with a look at Panama's bustling capital and famous canal. This tour takes you from the city's shopping areas and the famous old town, through the city center, to one... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per adult

Panama Canal Complete Transit
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling through the Panama Canal. This marvelous feat of engineering holds many fascinating secrets, many of which you'll enjoy hearing about during this tour. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$205
per adult

Panama Canal Partial Transit with Traditional Lunch
Navigate the Panama Canal in a vessel that takes you through the gigantic Pacific Locks. This tour gives you the memorable opportunity of learning how the engineering marvel was built as you transit 2 sets of locks. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$131
per adult

Panama Canal Riviera Coast to Coast Tour
Delve into the rich history of the Panama Canal on this comprehensive tour of its background and modern charms. Visit the Amador Causeway and Mira Flores visitor center to learn about the canal's past, and stop at Ancon Hill and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$199
per adult

Panama Canal Tour & Shopping Excursion
Admire the impressive engineering work of the Panama Canal as you watch the 54-foot (16. 5 m) tall Miraflores locks in action, shuttling cargo vessels in and out of the Pacific Ocean port of Balboa. Afterward, enjoy a shopping excursion... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$67
per adult

Partial Panama Canal Cruise through the Locks
Experience the marvel of engineering that is the Panama Canal from the best vantage point imaginable—a boat traveling through the locks. Admire the complicated and efficient systems of this 100-year-old 8th Wonder of the World as you pass through the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$163
per adult

Portobelo, Colón & Gatun Locks Full-Day Tour with Train Ride
Check out Panama's Caribbean side on a day trip to the historic fortress and port city of Portobelo. With visits to the old colonial fortifications and the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, you get a look back at the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$125
per adult

Safarick's Zoo
Spend an entertaining half-day surrounded by tropical birds and exotic animals in Safarick's Zoo, an animal rescue and rehabilitation center, located about an hour from the capital. Take a walk through Panama's largest aviary before encountering some of the region’s... Read More

Categories: Amusement Parks, Day Cruises & Water Activities

7 hours

Free cancellation

$31
per adult

San Lorenzo & Gatun Locks Day Trip
Learn the history of Fort San Lorenzo and pay a visit to the massive Gatun Locks for a look at Panama's past and present. This tour takes you to an area full of history as pirates and buccaneers sailed these... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$142
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Panama City's Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. The zones/areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Shopping Paradise Tour at Metromall
Panama's shopping scene is known for its incredible variety and more importantly, its amazing sales. Enjoy a visit to the Metromall, one of the most extravagant shopping centers in Latin America, with more than 200 stores. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Hop off of your cruise ship and onto a double-decker bus to discover Panama City. With a comprehensive route and the flexibility to visit sights such as Colonial City, Miraflores locks, and Mi Pueblito, this hop-on hop-off bus tour offers... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$26
per adult

Small-Group Panama Canal & City Tour
Take a closer peek at the iconic Panama Canal—a 48-mile (77-k) ship channel that took more than 60,000,000 pounds of dynamite to construct. This guided walking tour covers serious ground—wandering from oceanside feats and Cerro Ancon’s vistas, to markets and... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

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$99

$89
per adult

Small-Group Panama City Food Tour
Sample the best of Panama's flavors on this Panama City food tour that gives you a delicious overview of the good life (AKA the food life). You can indulge in the coffee and chocolate that sweeten up this tropical land.... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

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$65

$59
per adult

Small-Group Panama City Jungle Excursion
Bid Panama City farewell, as you head from bustling streets to lush jungle trees. This guided tour ducks under the forested canopy of Soberania National Park, past monkeys, sloths, eagles, and more, and cruises you to Monkey Island, for a... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

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$139

$125
per adult

Soberania National Park & Pipeline Road Tour
Soberania National Park is one of the best places in the world for observing an assortment of flora and fauna. Those who enjoy bird watching find particular joy in visiting this lush and beautiful park. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$163
per adult

Taboga & Taboguilla Island Diving
Dive into the incredible Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panama for the perfect tour for diving lovers. A boat with 80-horsepower engines takes you to dive in the deep blue ocean waters, amongst different schools of exotic fish. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$358
per adult

The Pirate Trail & Portobello Train Ride
Board a train and travel past the Panama Canal via the famous Trans-Isthmian Railway, built in 1850 to facilitate the travel of the Gold seekers going to San Francisco from the US East coast, on your way to Portobelo, Colón.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$198
per adult

Zipline Canopy Tour & Waterfall Hike in Anton's Valley with Market Visit
Get your adrenaline surging on a zipline circuit in Anton's Valley, with lines running from 220–400 feet (67–122 m) above the forested slopes of a massive, extinct volcano. Afterward, visit El Chorro Macho—an impressive waterfall—in the company of an expert... Read More

Categories: Adventures

9 hours

Free cancellation

$145
per adult

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