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Daytours in Panama 

We offer Daytours starting in Panama City, for passengers of cruise ships starting from Colón/ Panama City and from the Beachhotels on the Pacific coast. The destinations of the tours are the Panama Canal, The colonial old town of Panama City, wildlife observation on the monkey island in lake Gatún, a village of the Embera Indians or the Camino Real. The tours can be done as private tours starting at 2 participants.


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City tour: Panama Canal and the old town of Panama City 

Visiting the visitors center of the Panama canal in Miraflores in the morning, from the visitors platform we can see ships passing through the locks, visit of the exhibition about construction and operation of the canal (exact times and order of the sights may vary due to passage times of the ships). Ride to the old town of Panama City named "Casco Antiguo“ in Spanish. Walking tour of the picturesque streets towards Plaza de Catedral, Plaza de Francia and the colonial churches. 

At the water front we have have an exceptional view of the Canal and the skyline of modern Panama. Time for lunch at one of the surrounding restaurants. Depending on time and interest a visit of the Ancon mountain with panoramic views of the city or of the Ruins in old Panama can be considered. Ride back to the hotel.


Prices: private tour with 2 participants $170 per person; with 3 participants $120 per person; with 4 participants $105 per person; with 5 participants $90 per person, with 6-7 participants $85 per person, with 8 or more participants $75 per person.

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Agua Clara locks and Fort San Lorenzo (Panama Railroad)

Visit the new locks of the Panama Canal that were completed with the expansion of the canal in 2016. From the visitor's center, we can see up close the passage of the giant ships through the locks. Then we continue to the Spanish colonial fortress of San Lorenzo at the mouth of the Chagres River in the Caribbean Sea. (Depending on the reopening of the Panama railroad the train ride from Panama City to the city of Colon will be included, whose tracks follow the Panama Canal, passing through the rainforest and Lake Gatun).


Prices: Private tour with 2 participants $230 per person; with 3 participants $160 p.p.; with 4 participants $130 p.p.; with 5 participants $110 p.p.; with 6 participants $95 p.p., with 7 participants $85 p.p. with 8 or more participants $80 p.p. Optional: Train $ 25

Wildlife observation on the monkey island in lake Gatún

A fascinating day trip on which we see ships on the Panama Canal up close and get to know the tropical rainforest and wildlife of the Panama canal.


Ride from Panama City to Gamboa. Boat trip on the Gatún reservoir, with our boat we get close to the giant ships crossing the Panama Canal. The tropical rainforest covers the entire area and where we stop at a couple of small islands where Capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys, and Geoffrey spider monkeys live in the wild. We can closely observe the wild monkeys and can experience unforgettable moments.


Price: Private tour with 2 participants $180 p.p.; with 3 participants $135 p.p.; with 4 participants $115 p.p.; with 5 participants $105 p.p.; with 6 participants $100 p.p., with 7 participants $95 p.p., with 8 or more participants $85 p.p

Embera community 

Ride to Chagres national park. Here we embark on the traditional dugout boats of the Embera and ride along the Chagres River towards a waterfall in the rainforest (possibility to swim by a waterfall: take your swimsuit along !). Afterward, we take the boat to the Embera village. In the village, we eat traditional food and learn about the culture and customs of the Embera such as artisanal crafts and dances. In the end, we drive back to Panama City.


Prices: Private tour with 2 participants $205 p.p.; 3 participants $160 p.p.; 4 participants $140 p.p.; 5 participants $130 p.p.; 6-7 participants $120 p.p., 8 or more participants $105 p.p.

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Camino Real: Conquistadores, Gold and Pirates

Driving to the river port at lake Alajuela, during a ride with a traditional log boat we see see the rain forest of Chagres national park. On the shore and in the rain forest one can find the original cobbles of the Camino Real. On a short hike of the Camino Real we experience the history of Spanish explorers and conquistadores, of gold and silver and the pirates at camino Real. Afterwards we arrive in village which worked together closely with the researchers of the Camino Real. There we have a delicious traditional lunch and see a performance of Panamanian folklore.


Prices: Private tour with 2 participants $240 per person; with 3 participants $180 per person; with 4-5 participants $140 per person; with 6-7 participants 120$ per person; with 8 or more participants $110 per person. Including all entrance fees.

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About Cultour Panama 

Hello Panama travelers !


My name is Christian Strassnig, I am originally from Austria and have been living in Panama for over ten years now. Before I moved here I had done an internship in social work at the SOS children’s village in Panama during which I fell in love with the country. Fascinated by the rain forest and Panamanian history I heard about the Camino Real for the first time in 2003. 

So, in 2007 I began doing research expeditions to the Camino Real in the jungle and started working as a travel guide.


In 2013 I founded Cultour Panama in order to offer sustainable travel options to the cultural and natural treasures of Panama, so that visitors could truly experience the diversity of culture, nature, history and people.


Be it a day tour to Panama City and the Panama Canal, visiting the San Blas islands or a roundtrip through all of the country, with Cultour Panama you have found your local travel guide with whom you can collect unforgettable experiences and who is greatly concerned with the sustainable development of people and the environment.


I invite you to take a look at our trips and discover Panama together!

Christian Strassnig - Founder of Cultour Panama 

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