Panama City, Panama
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9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this 8-hour 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 Gatun Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Eat a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before moving on to explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. All activities, entrance fees, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
  • Eat a picnic lunch near Gatun Dam
  • Explore the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific
  • See the native animal and plant life surrounding the canal and Gatun Lake
  • Visit San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo

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, Mar 2019

My wife and I really in joyed the boat trip! We went out early to get ahead of the stampede of other boat tours in the area. We were able to see 3 different types of monkeys and at least a dozen types of birds. We were able to come along side of a cargo ship. Went back to boat dock, and got onboard the van, and went, over to Colon, side, to see the Ft. San Lorenzo , great place to visit, this was our 3rd time visiting site, but, this was nice, we did not have to drive, this time! Since we left early, before 7AM, we were given some breakfast stuff and drinks, to tidy us over till great picnic spot later the Gatun Dam. We able to go to new tourist site, to be able to see the new locks on Colon side. Great visit, Then, we, went to our hotel and dropped off. Our guide, could not have been any better, as, a,guide, and person. He offered my wife and I use of his boat, if, we wanted to go fishing, just pay for the gas. Also told everyone, that, if by chance that any of us, might get into a jam, call him, no matter the time! Our guide was Jarin.

, Jan 2019

First I’d like to start off by saying that Enrique is a wonderful guide; he’s very knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating. The views from the Fort are magnificent, the lunch is simple but delicious, the locks are very interesting to see, and the highlight of the trip for me is definitely the boat ride through the canal towards Monkey jungle. Seeing the monkeys up close and in their habitat was beautiful. Side note, If Enrique spots a sloth when driving through the jungle, he will stop so that pics can be taken, he actually stopped at one point bc one sloth was laying in the middle of the road and he picked it up himself and put it on a tree, it was warming to see. The only reason this is 4 out of 5 is because of how much time is spent in the van getting to the next place, but Enrique keeps us engaged by pointing out interesting landmarks or landscapes and sharing history behind it all, and of course, providing history on the Panama Canal.

, Jan 2019

We enjoyed this tour immensely. Our guide, Jarin, is excellent. He is not only exceptionally knowledgeable but equally organized. He has the keen ability to not only keep the group organized through the day but was flexible allowing for many spontaneous experiences that presented themselves through the day. We saw abundant wildlife, enjoyed interacting with the monkeys from monkey island and learning about the locks at Agua Clara. The tour and lunch at San Lorenzo was enlightening and delicious. Jarin is obviously passionate about Panama and has the ability to convey that through the day. We took our grandson on this tour and I can't recommend it enough for families. Jarin was consistently mindful of the children's experiences and constantly seeking ways to engage them more.Highly recommended.

, Dec 2018

Enrique was a thoughtful, helpful guide. Worked very hard to make a great day. Knew his history and culture. Found lots of fun highlights. Good tour to take and good value. Out at 7 am, exactly on time. Back by four. Van was cool and clean.

, Nov 2018

It is something that you don't want to miss, Jared and Willie were just amazing guides, you will get amazing experiences for the rest of your life.

, Nov 2018

Enrique made our day visiting canal and monkeys in the morning, aqua Clara and San Lorenzo Fort in the afternoon.Lunch at the fort lovely couldn’t fault the day or company from start to finish truly amazing.

, Oct 2018

Our guides Jarin and Willie were simply the best! The trip to the San Lorenzo Fort with the delicious picnic lunch and amazing views, our visit to the Agua Clara locks on the Panama Canal and then our trip on the boat to Monkey Island were unforgettable. Jarin knows everything about the ecosystem in Panama and has an amazing eye for spotting sloths, birds, monkeys, insects, you name it. He is extremely knowledgeable about Panama, and there is no question about its history and culture that he cannot answer. He and Willie went over and above our expectations. We highly recommend this tour!

, Sep 2018

All day tour . saw interesting animals this was more of an ecological tour. Guide was very knowledgable and informative

, Sep 2018

Great guide Enrique Luis! He has a contagious passion for history, nature and animals. Unexpectedly wonderful experience, full of adventure going to the see Fort Lorenzo on the Caribbean side to the boat ride through the Panama Canal to a secluded wildlife area! We all loved getting up and personal with the variety of monkeys.

, Jul 2018

This was a fabulous tour! I had booked a somewhat duplicative tour in error and Jered was wonderful about making accommodations for us. The tour overall was so much fun and the sights shown and explained to us by John were so informative and interesting. Despite this being our third trip to Central America, we were able to see animals never before encountered! GREAT adventure! Thank you for providing such a special day!

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