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Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon)

Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) Tours and Tickets

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Visible from nearly anywhere in Panama City, Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) stands proudly above everything else in an otherwise flat region, with its immense flag flying high. At 199 meters above sea level, it’s the highest point within the city, and from the top you can see all the main points of interest. It’s possible to see not only the modern part of Panama City, but also the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway, the Bridge of the Americas and Old City.

In the middle of this bustling city, Ancon Hill serves as a little natural paradise. The forest has plenty of animals—sloths, armadillos, toucan and deer—and a slow walk up the hill provides the chance to see many of them. Once at the top, spend time watching the ships pass through the canal. It’s a pleasant walk from Mi Pueblito, and serious bikers take the challenge of riding up the hill. Go early to beat the heat, and don’t forget your camera!

There’s also history wrapped up here. The name Ancon was used for the first boat that officially crossed the Panama Canal in 1914, and although it was under the jurisdiction of the United States during part of the 20th century, Panama took control in 1977.

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Daily, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ancon Hill, Balboa, Panama City
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Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour
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Half Day City and Panama Canal Tour

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If you’re a first-time visitor to Panama City, you’ll want to see the must-visit highlights. This five-hour Private or Share group tour, takes you to the atmospheric old town, the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal, and the sweeping Amador Causeway, with its great views of the city. If you’re short on time or on a quick shore excursion, this convenient tour makes the most of your time.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ancon Hill Walking Tour. Sunrise, Nature & Authentic Breakfast

Ancon Hill Walking Tour. Sunrise, Nature & Authentic Breakfast

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Make the most of the cool morning air by joining a small-group walking tour to the top of Ancon Hill. If you want to get active in Panama City, early morning is the best time to do it. Climb the hill in time for sunrise, looking out for wildlife like sloths, toucans, and monkeys along the way. Stop for refreshing fruit and juice while admiring the view, then return to the city for a hearty Panamanian breakfast.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Panama City Tour

Half-Day Panama City Tour

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Get an introduction to Panama City on a half-day tour that includes pickup and drop-off in centrally-located Panama City hotels. Find panoramic views of the city from Ancon Hill, watch ships passing through the Panama Canal at Miraflores Locks, then tour Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO-listed neighborhood filled with colonial-era landmarks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Panama City's Top Tour

Panama City's Top Tour

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This comprehensive Panama City tour showcases the best of this Central American destination and highlights more than just the famous canal. Spend the day exploring old town, Amador Causeway, Cerro Ancon and the visitor center at Miraflores Locks, plus so much more. It's the perfect way for first-time visitors and travelers tight on time to see it all!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stopover tour of Panama City from the Airport

Stopover tour of Panama City from the Airport

From the beginning of the reservation we will be in contact with our clients for any questions and to help them in any other situation they may need in Panama. The traveler should book this trip, besides being a tour where you will visit very important areas of Panama and know the history and the process of the Canal will take a great experience of how the city has developed in such a short time. The guide will be available to help you with any questions you may have, always collaborating.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) hours of operation: Daily, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.