Welcome to Panama
Hello, I am Luciano and I will be your tour guide to this land that connects oceans and continents. I offer quality private tourism at the cost of mass tourism. You can find references about me in the Tripadvisor web-page under "panamabella" Thank you and enjoy your vacation days.
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My name is Luciano and I will be your guide in this land where the oceans meet, separate and connect. I was born in Panama. I studied tourism as a third profession and I will be your guide and driver in this land of discovery. Here everything is close by, and there is a lot to see and experience. From the nicest beaches of the Pacific and the Atlantic, to the green forests that border Gatun lake and of course the canal. Panama has everything for every taste, fishing, golfing, bird watching, water sports, canal crossing, train and helicopter rides, indigenous villages, plenty of shopping and even medical tourism. Let´s start with the City Tour. But first, my phone and whatsapp number from outside Panama is (507) 6905 1324 or you can reach me at my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
City Tour...Starts with the Panama Canal
My city tour usually starts with the Panama canal which is one of the most visited places in the world. The construction of the structure was started in 1881 by the great Ferdinand De Lesseps, the very same man that guided the construction of the Suez canal in 1866 which was finished in 1866. For ten years the french toiled to build the canal but they defeated in their efforts by malaria, yellow fever and the harsh nature of the jungle and the terrain. When the french left, the americans continued the work and in 1914 the job was concluded successfully More than a million ships have crossed the canal since it´s inauguration in 1914. The canal saves time, effort and money to commerce around the world. Our stay here usually lasts between one to two hours.
The City Tour continues with the Amador Causeway
What used to be four islands before 1911 is now an artificial peninsula created by human effort at the time of the construction of the original canal back in 1913. The Causeway used to be a military post during the time the United States occupied the territory. Today Amador is a tourist attraction with restaurants, hotels, a duty free store and sightseeing points along the whole road. If you go there, take some bread with you and throw it in the sea at Flamenco Island to feed the fish. The name Amador comes from Manuel Amador Guerrero, the first president of Panama after we became independent from Colombia . He was the head of state between 1904 and 1906. Normally this stop lasts one hour or less. Before going to the Causeway we will stop at a site where our native indigenous people sell their trinkets and accessories. Also if traffic allows we will cross the bridge of the Americas so that you can see the Panama Canal from above.
The five hour City Tour ends with a visit to the Old Quarter
When the original city was destroyed by fire in 1671, the spaniards who remained moved to a better location and started the construction of what was then called the "New City of Panama". Today we can observe the old buldings from the 1800´s mixed with the new constructions of the mid-1920´s. Considered a world heritage site, Casco Viejo is being repaired and refurbished by a combination of government and private enterprise but always keeping the original flavor of earlier times. During this part of the tour I will park the car and we will walk the streets of this town. I will talk about the history of Casco Antiguo. At the end of the tour I could leave you at the Albrook shopping center, at a nearby restaurant or take you back to your hotel.