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City Sightseeing Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Panama

City Sightseeing Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
A hop-on hop-off bus tour is one of the best ways to get oriented to a destination. This city sightseeing double-decker bus guarantees 360-degree views of Panama City from the open-top deck. Stay on board for the full loop and listen to the informative audio tour, or disembark at any of the stops to explore independently.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
City sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Panama City
Double-decker bus offers panoramic views of top sights
Audio commentary provided in three languages
Select a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket to suit your schedule
What to expect
From the skyscrapers of Panama City to the impressive Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal, you’re introduced to the most famous attractions of the capital city on this city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Your sightseeing tour begins at the Multicentro, but you can board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the stops along the route—using your 24- or 48-hour pass. Listen to interesting recorded commentary on the historical background of each sight; learn how the 50-mile-long (80-km) Panama Canal, first opened in 1914, transports ships from sea level to 85 feet (26 meters) via a series of gravity-powered locks. You can disembark at any stop to explore Panama City at your own pace. At the modern Multicentro, find plenty of local shops, restaurants, and cafés where you can try authentic Panamanian dishes (own expense). To explore even more shops and restaurants, stop at Isla Flamenco. Stops Include: • Balboa Boutiques Plaza • Parque Urraca • Mi Pueblito • Albrook Mall • Miraflores Locks - Canal • Entrada Amador-I • Biomuseum • Punta Culebra • Flamenco Island • Perico Island • Sabores Del Chorrillo • San Felipe • Multicentro
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5694PTY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours, depending on option selected at check-out • Audio commentary available in English, Spanish, Portuguese
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
2h
Departure details
Location Name: The route begins at the Balboa Boutique Plaza (Stop 1), but passengers can board the bus at any of the tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1  Balboa Boutique Plaza, Avenida Balboa, Panamá Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Inclusions
Unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours, depending on option selected at check-out • Audio commentary available in English, Spanish, Portuguese
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Location Name: The route begins at the Balboa Boutique Plaza (Stop 1), but passengers can board the bus at any of the tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1  Balboa Boutique Plaza, Avenida Balboa, Panamá Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Duration
2h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Season: All Year Round (except on Carnaval - March, 25th December, 1st January)
Duration: 120 Minutes
Frequency: 90 Minutes
Tour operates: 8:30am - 4:20pm
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Tour suspended for 1 hour over lunch, stopping at Albrook Mall & Isla Flamenco
With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
Most travellers can participate
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3.0
177 reviews
Excellent
36
Very good
53
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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moniquefv90
10 contributions
Honeymoon
Mar 2020
This was possibly the best way to see Panama city. We were hesitant, then decided to try it. Had a friend recommend getting a taxi as it would cost less, but I dont see how we could have done what we did with this bus on a taxi. We hopped on near our hotel (the park was one of the stops) and the bus gave us so much great detail on all the things we were passing. the best part is that we could hop off at any sight, and hop on another bus when it passed. We were given a schedule so we knew more or less how we could do that. Our only hop off though was at the miraflores locks. We arrived just in time as the canal was opening/closing and got to see most of it! By the time that was done, we had time to buy a beer and use the bathroom at a great little restaurant inside the center and had a view of the traffic so we were clearly able to see as the bus approached. We hopped on back, finished the tour and did our final hop off at the other shopping center where we spent the rest of the evening then uber'd back to the hotel. It can feel a little long initially waiting for the bus but its worth it!
Written 14 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adrienne R
1 contribution
Terrible experience
Feb 2020
We bought our tickets online, checked the stops, and went to Stop #2, where we gave up after waiting for over three hours with no sign of the bus. This was on the Monday of Carnival, and we are wondering if the service was cancelled, but can't figure out how to find out, and if so, how to get refunded. We had to buy the 48 hour pass, although we could only use it on the one day, so for three of us, we are out $105 US for a service we were completely unable to use. I would say if you are considering this, check first to see if indeed the service is running, and perhaps also what sort of wait times to expect. 3+ hours is totally unacceptable.
Written 25 February 2020
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We are very sorry the misunderstanding, but this was reported on our social networks and website. Thank you for your comment.
Written 29 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Plotte
Dubai, United Arab Emirates69 contributions
Give it a miss ...
We did the Sightseeing bus here a couple of years ago and were happy with the experience. As we had a 9 hour stopover in Panama City before our evening flight, we decided to take the bus again and enjoy visiting the city. Unfortunately our second (and last) experience was disappointing.

We started the tour at the Multicentro Mall stop at midday. When purchasing the ticket, I asked for the tour map and was told that they did not have any available. Although we were given headphones and told that the sightseeing commentaries were available in various languages, no commentaries were available for some time (apparently they were having issues with the system).

When we reached the Albrook Mall stop, we were informed that the bus would stop for an hour for the staff’s lunch break. No one had informed us about this hour long stop (we have never experienced this in any other city in the world), and as we had to get back to the airport for our evening flight, the one hour break basically meant that we would not have time to do the full tour and hop on and off to visit certain sites. For $33 per person, we would just have time to sit on the bus and do the round trip. The normal city bus would be much cheaper.

We insisted on a refund and got off the bus. We will definitely not use this service again.
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very sorry for your bad experience. If I must clarify that the customer service staff informs about lunch time and also appears at the given schedule when buying the ticket. thank you for your comment.
Written 29 February 2020
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kaylastia
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
I can sub as a tour guide
Jan 2020 • Solo
The tour was average, l am used to a live tour guide, explaining the sights and sounds, the flora and the fauna. I understand that the tour may have people from multiple countries, and would mean being versed in multiple languages.

I ended up pointing out to my fellow passengers areas, landmarks and places of interest, which was totally different than the audio (English). My mom and l stayed on the tour bus for the entire length, and we chose not to get off at any of the stops.
Recommend: save your money for a more personalized tour of Panama City.
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your opinion, we will consider your comment.
Written 29 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carlye R
Chesley, Canada88 contributions
Great way to see the city
Jan 2020
The hop on hop off tour was great. We really enjoyed being able to see the whole city, including the canal and cosway
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your comment, we are really glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again!
Written 25 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kyle D
5 contributions
These guys screwed me
Let me tell you a story. About the time my friend and I waited for the last bus to come to the mall.....for 2 hours. It all started when we “hopped on” the bus at the starting point. The tour guide explained that if we hopped off the bus at the mall (stop 5) that another bus would pick us up in approximately an hour (as noted on the schedule). That didn’t happen. Screw these guys. Don’t let them take your money.
Written 23 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very sorry for what happened, if I must clarify that the buses are always at the time indicated in the schedule. Thank you for your comment and I hope you can give us another chance, I am at your service.
Written 24 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Therese L
Ottawa, Canada87 contributions
Tourism
Took it today and we were pleasantly surprised, contrary as many negatives critics . Personnel very nice and helpful. They were also on time. The head phones were in three languages.and working very well. We took two different buses and both were satisfactory. I recommend it.
Written 16 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your comment, we are really glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you again.
Written 20 December 2019
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haras0612018
Houston, TX9 contributions
Not up to Par to other countries - Fair
Dec 2019 • Couples
It’s best to get the tickets for 48 hours after a day of settling at your hotel. It took us a day to figure out where the stops are, and hotel( crowne plaza) where we stay (financial sistrict) does not have the information. Schedule is below M-F, Saturday and Sunday. We took bus #2 and the bus comes every hour on each stops....i hope this helps.
Written 15 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking our tour.
Written 20 December 2019
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David K
Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
Good luck
Nov 2019 • Couples
Booked on line, then discovered there’s no map or schedule on line (beyond every 90 minutes starting at about 830). We’re staying in Casca Antigua, the locals didn’t know anything about where it stopped. We got a link to Google maps from Viator help, still couldn’t find it (if there’s a sign we couldn’t find that). After killing over an hour on it, given the vague schedule we elected to cut our losses and quit. Tickets non-refundable. $70 down the drain.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very sorry that we could not communicate with our staff (instragram, facebook or central office) in which all the information about our tours is provided. thank you for your comment.
Written 14 January 2020
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AleliMiami1
Miami, Florida57 contributions
Good Tour , friendly personnel
Nov 2019
We enjoyed our city tour. It gave us a chance to see the city and learn some of the history. My only issue is that they stop for an hour at Allbrook mall for their lunch time. We took advantage of this and purchased a hat and had ice cream. If you plan to see he Panama Canal, ask for the best time to be there and plan accordingly,
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for you comment! Hope to see you soon!
Written 15 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: City Sightseeing Panama
DGI2014
DGI2014
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Day 1 in Panama City
Hupe on and hupe off was the way to is the high lights of Panama City. Your issued a head phone to listen to guide
Dianna C
Dianna C
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Hop on Hop Off Panama City
This is a great way to get an overall view of Panama City and allows you to get a sense of where you might want to
Deborah S
Deborah S
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Worse HoHo Ever
There was NO narration at all and the cost is exorbitant. You are much better off to Uber to the specific places yo
Reslysten54
Reslysten54
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Gives you perspective of the city
For $33 per person you can travel around the city and beyond out to the Miraflores locks. Simple headphones are han
Rosario_it
Rosario_it
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Practical way of visiting
Even though not very economical it's good for visiting in a short time Panama and visiting some interesting sites (
lylianav
lylianav
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Excellent!
We had the most wonderful experience with sightseeing tours, everybody was kind, courteous, friendly and very helpf
verclaco
verclaco
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Very cool
Cool tour around Panama City I will post pictures of the hold tour stop time and price because At most hotel they d
Mariann U
Mariann U
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Could be more informative
There's barely any information provided on the website or at the bus stops, which makes it hard to use this service
Jessica A
Jessica A
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Skip it.
The bus is often late, takes too many breaks and gets stuck in heavy traffic. We got off and walked 10 minutes to o
Ernesto F
Ernesto F
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A waste of time and patience
We were approached by this promoter offering us to take the tour to several places for 33usd, next day we decided t
Jascaliner
Jascaliner
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A good way to explore
This was a good way as any to explore Panama with limited time. Although it would have been more enjoyable to spend
SaigonDoug
SaigonDoug
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Panama City from the top of a double decker bus
This double decker bus has a retractable top, in case of hot Sun or rain. $33 per person, bring proof of your reser
Gen_bze
Gen_bze
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Very good way to see the City
We did this tour on our first morning, it's a nice tour and I would recommend it. One bus had technical issues and
Astrid M
Astrid M
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What fun!
I booked 2 days and managed to hop off at almost all places, exploring at length. This was so convenient and I reco
velar00
velar00
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Meh
The information said that there were two routes and there was only one. Spent too much time waiting at stops, inclu