Panama City, Panama
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5 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Explore the manmade body of water at the heart of the Panama Canal on a 5-hour boat tour of Gatún Lake from Panama City. Learn how mountain peaks turned into islands when the canal was flooded, preserving unique wildlife and untouched jungle environments. Watch for monkeys, sloths and crocodiles as you cruise the shoreline, discover back channels and quiet bays, then learn about the engineering history of the canal at Miraflores Locks.
  • 5-hour Gatún Lake trip from Panama City
  • Visit a unique jungle environment
  • Watch working locks at the Panama Canal
  • See wildlife in their native habitat
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Editor's Pick
Meet your guide at your Panama City hotel, then take in views of the jungle as you make your way to the edge of Gatún Lake. Imagine the Panamanian landscape that predated the canal, when thick jungle sheltered stunning wildlife and plants. Navigate the winding shoreline of deep bays, coves and back waters, one of the finest places in Panama to spot bright tropical birds, playful monkeys and other wildlife.
Your guide will focus on culture, history and ecology, bringing Panama’s natural and human heritage to life as you experience this unique landscape. Find out about the dramatic challenges and setbacks that the canal builders faced in creating what was the world’s greatest engineering feat. Hear about the indigenous people that have thrived in Panama’s forests since ancient times. Bring your camera to capture unforgettable images of the jungle and take in the wild sounds of the the tropical forest.
After your cruise on Gatún Lake, visit the Miraflores Locks to watch ships pass through the tallest locks on the Panama Canal. Learn more about canal history and construction at a series of exhibits and displays (some tours may visit the locks prior to Gatún Lake).


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, Dec 2016

This is not a 5 hour lake tour but a one hour lake tour that can be booked directly from Gambao Resort for 35. Additionally the entry price for the Miraflores Locks is 15. Better to spend the extra money on an uber as only a driver and not a specialized guide is provided

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