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Ancon Hill
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Half-Day Panama City Tour
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Mi Pueblito and Ancon Hill Tour in Panamá City
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great hike to see both sides of downtown Panama city and the Canal ports. You may want to do this hike during raining season cause you may be able to spot blue frogs and deers

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Go early as the humidity becomes a little too much to deal with. Not a long hike, but uphill. Once you reach the top, excellent views of Panama City and the Canal.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

If you traveled quite a lot and seen this kind of view before then I doubt it's worth the visit in the heat. However, on the other hand if you are new to this kind of viewing then it's probably worth it.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The climb was worth it. Spectacular views of the city and the locks. Saw a Toucan, three toed sloth and a Capybara just off the road during the walk back down. Lots of other birds and lizards.Pity the peak is fenced off but, you can still get good views. Take water, it gets hot. There are benches along the way that you can rest at in the shade.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The hike to the top of the hill is not difficult but well over a mile. The road up is cemented and fenced so there was little wildlife to be seen. Even with water it was exhausting in the heat. We were disappointed that the area around the flag had been fenced off so we did not get a good panoramic few of the city. Only the New City and parts of the canal were visible. If you take a taxi, or better yet Uber to the trailhead, instruct them to drop you off at the Canal Authority Administration Building on Gorgas Road. The building is beautiful, and cool, in itself and the trail starts up the hill from there.

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