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Ancon Hill, Panama City

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Get your bearings and escape the bustle of Panama on top of Ancon Hill. Once used by the U.S. government to survey the Panama Canal, and given back to Panama in 1977, the hill now boasts a lush, protected jungle, home to a diverse range of wildlife and offering spectacular panoramas. Consider packing a picnic and hiking the short way to the top; from there you can survey the city and get a lay of the land. Keep your eyes peeled for sloths and armadillos as you walk. With our custom trip planner, Panama City attractions like Ancon Hill can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »

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