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Panama’s Monkey Island on Lake Gatun is home to four monkey species—mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, Geoffroy’s tamarin, and lemurine owl monkeys)—as well as crocodiles, toucans, sloths, iguanas, and numerous exotic birds. Riverboat tours to the island offer visitors the chance to observe the monkeys and other wildlife.

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Lake Gatún, in Chagres River Valley between Panama and Colon, Panama
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Monkey Island Tour from Panama City

Monkey Island Tour from Panama City

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Observe the monkeys on Monkey Island during this tour from Panama City. Round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels included. Morning or afternoon tour times available.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.52
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$70.52

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this full-day tour of the Panama Canal. With your local guide, explore the canal by sea and on foot, viewing the ships passing through the locks and the variety of plant and animal life on the canal's shores. Explore Gatun Lake and Monkey Island, home to howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. Stop at the Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch. All activities, entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

Boat Tour to Monkey Island from Panama City

Boat Tour to Monkey Island from Panama City

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Visit the Panama Canal during this exciting advenure and get to know the biodiversity around it. Travel with a small group of 15 people maximum to see one of the world’s engineering marvels and the wildlife and ranforest that surrounds it.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00
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5 Hr Combo-Panama Canal boat ride+Monkey Isles+Rainforest walk & Local Breakfast
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5 Hr Combo-Panama Canal boat ride+Monkey Isles+Rainforest walk & Local Breakfast

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Cruise the Panama Canal to Gatun Lake on a nature tour from Panama City that includes round-trip transport from central Panama City and time to explore Gatun’s wildlife-rich shoreline by boat. Visit jungle islands that were cut off from mainland Panama by the construction of the canal, which protect a thriving population of monkeys, birds, crocodiles, and mammals.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean
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Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean

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Experience the Panama Canal and the beauty of the rain forest on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, embark on a boat tour over the narrow causeways of Gatun Lake and get an up-close view of the canal’s lock systems. Explore Monkey Island and watch for sloths, monkeys, and other wildlife before returning to Panama City.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00
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Combo: Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary
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Combo: Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary

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This tour to Monkey Island, the Sloth Sanctuary, and Gatun Lake is an easy way to get out of Panama City for the day and explore the wilds of the rainforest. Get up close to monkeys and sloths in a safe environment. Take a boat ride on huge Gatun Lake, where you can continue your animal spotting. Look out for crocodiles, toucans, turtles, and many kinds of butterfly.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.57
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$142.57

Monkey Island experience in the Panama Canal (Gatun Lake)

Monkey Island experience in the Panama Canal (Gatun Lake)

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Animal lovers will enjoy this quick trip to Gatun Lake in the middle of the Panama Canal, on an easy half-day tour from Panama City. Spot four different species of monkey at the well-named Monkey Island, as well as crocodiles, turtles, toucans, and more. Enjoy the peace from a canoe tour as you watch the enormous ships navigate through the canal–at a safe distance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00
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$97.00

Monkey Island
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Monkey Island

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Nature-lovers wanting to see some of Panama’s most beautiful and interesting wildlife will enjoy this half-day tour to Monkey Island. The island in Gatun Lake is home to monkeys, crocodiles, herons, toucans, and more. As well as wildlife watching you’ll get the chance to see enormous ships sailing to and from the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.80
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Monkey Island and Indigenous Community

Monkey Island and Indigenous Community

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Get out of busy Panama City for the day on an easy private day tour into the rainforest and along the Panama Canal. Explore the incredible biodiversity just a short drive from the city and look out for monkeys and other animals and birds on Monkey Island. Visit an indigenous community on the banks of the Chagres River and learn more about how they live and work in the rainforest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00

Monkey Island on Lake Gatún.

Monkey Island on Lake Gatún.

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The easiest way for you to have close contact with monkeys in their natural habitat is undoubtedly on Monkey Island. Located in Gatun Lake in the Gamboa Rainforest - just 40 minutes from Panama City. When the Gatun Dam was built in the early 1900s, it prevented the Chagres River from flowing into the Caribbean Sea, creating Lake Gatun, which at the time was the largest man-made lake in the world. Today, Gatun Lake is an invaluable asset to the Panama Canal, as it carries tens of thousands of ships each year for 33 kilometers on their journey through the Isthmus of Panama. On one of the small islands that were once the hilltops of the Chagres Valley, now sits Monkey Island - known for its large monkey population.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$114.00
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$114.00
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Panama Canal Eco Tour

Panama Canal Eco Tour

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Hop aboard a high-speed motorboat through the Panama Canal on a half-day tour of Gatun Lake. You’ll slow down to sightsee around the lake with a naturalist guide, with stops at Monkey Island and Sounds of Silence Island. Marvel at the breathtaking flora and fauna surrounding Gatun Lake, and enjoy a look at the island wildlife. Includes picnic lunch, refreshments and round-trip hotel transport from Panama City.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.00
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6-day Nature Tour in Panama

6-day Nature Tour in Panama

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Live the experience of visiting a country with many tourist attractions, a cosmopolitan city currently considered the city with more skyscrapers in Latin America and at the same time surrounded by nature, we have the Panama Canal, one of the most important engineering works in the world . Ecological Panama is the perfect option for those interested in knowing a little of all the contrasts in the Isthmus of Panama, this Tour covers from the most important engineering work in the region to the customs of our indigenous people, through the daily activities of the most advanced city in Central America.
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  • 6 days
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$1,100.00
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Miraflores Locks and Monkey Island

Miraflores Locks and Monkey Island

If you're short on time, this tour is ideal for getting a view of two of Panama City's top attractions. - Close encounter with wildlife and wild animals. - Sail directly beside large container ships directly on the Panama Canal.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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$149.00

Half-Day Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary Tour with Pickup

Half-Day Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary Tour with Pickup

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Get up close and personal with four different species of monkeys -the Mantled Howler Monkey, the White-Faced Capuchin Monkey, Geoffroy’s Tamarin Monkey, and the Lemurine Owl Monkey - as they climb on you and snatch food. Discover many other wild animals including crocodiles, toucans, sloths, iguanas, turtles, and numerous exotic birds. We will also visit a sloth sanctuary, where you can observe these intriguing creatures in their natural habitat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.99
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Multi Day Excursion Package All Include

Multi Day Excursion Package All Include

Your guide points out native flora and fauna of the Panama Rainforest, known for its biodiversity. You’ll get an up-close encounter with the wildlife on a visit to Monkey Island. Navigates the waterways of the Panama Canal, and marvel at the container ships that transit the canal daily. After your captain turns off the boat engine, enjoy a leisurely cruise that meanders along the forested banks of Gatun Lake. Itinerary may change due to weather conditions.
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  • 12 hours to 1 day
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$404.00
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Sloths & Monkeys Islands and Butterflies Sanctuary

Sloths & Monkeys Islands and Butterflies Sanctuary

Many travelers check out the amazing Panama Canal but fewer experience the more natural side of the canal area. Take a ride on the lake created by the canal, Gatun Lake, and visit various islands in the lake, where many birds and animals live. Learn about sloths at the Sloth Sanctuary, and take a short hike in Soberania National Park to see more animals, like monkeys, birds, and caimans.
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  • 6 hours
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$200.00
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Between two Oceans - 8 days - City and Nature
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Between two Oceans - 8 days - City and Nature

- The beautiful island of Taboga, with its beaches of crystal clear waters. - Monkey Island, where you will see monkeys up close, including: the white face or the Tamarin monkeys. - Discover the construction of the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks and discover how ships cross the canal from coast to coast. The 8th man has done wonders of the world. - You will visit an Embera village, where you will learn their ancestral way of life and taste their food. - Visit a typical mountain village, El Valle de Anton, which is nestled in a volcano crater. - There, you will ride the India Dormida if you feel fit.
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  • 8 days
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$2,525.00
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