Visit the Panama Canal, the transcontinental water bridge and world-renown engineering work of the 20th century and learn the history of the men and women behind this masterpiece. Enjoy a scenic drive on the Bridge of the Americas that connects with the Pan-American Highway, the first bridge built over the canal, that provides an outstanding view of the canal, including the new locks. You'll make one quick stop at the controversial Chinese monument.
Next, you'll visit The Smithsonian Institution, a former US military base and pass by the Frank Gehry museum and Fort Amador, great sites for pictures. Later, you'll visit the indigenous handicraft market, the Duty-Free shops on the Island of Flamenco and the Amador Causeway, which gives a wonderful view of the modern city of Panama and where you'll find countless tax-free local items, like rum, coffee, chocolate and more.
Finally, you'll visit Casco Antiguo, the second town founded on the Americas Pacific side by the Spaniards, where every stone and building of the Colonial Town will tell you the history of Panama and its people.