on November 1, 2000
Panama Discovery Tours is a US owned tour agency operating in the business, financial district of Panama City. They offer very many different tours for the curious siteseer. They may be contacted in the U.S. to arrange for brochures of their services at (1-888-726-2621). It would be wise to contact them at least a couple months in advance to select from the many different tour packages offered.
Among several of their tour packages offered are tours to:
city and canal tour, takes in the sites of Panama Viejo, Casco Viejo, and modern Panama City. Panama Viejo, the oldest city on the Pacific side of the Isthmus, and the Panama Canal Zone.
The Canal Zone tour includes a visit to the Panama Canal Museum in Panama City's colonial section, Casco Viejo. From there the Panama Canal's administration building, then on to Miraflores locks for a presentation and observation of the southbound traffic passing through the Miraflores Locks' chambers.
Most of their tours are from 4-8 hours in duration.
They also have a tour to Panama's Anton valley, located about 75 miles west of Panama City. Other attractions such as the local artisan market, a zoo, the famous golden frogs, square trees, and the sleeping Indian mountain. The mountain is in the shape of a sleeping woman. Legend has it that a young Indian princess fell in love with a conquistadore.
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