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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

Panama City, Panama
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9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
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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Jay T
, Apr 2019

Enrique was very knowledgeable about the Panama Canal and the animals we encountered on our tour He was right on time and made our group feel very comfortable.

I highly recommend this tour and Enrique as a guide

Clifford M
, Apr 2019

A long day but extremely interesting. Jorge and Leo were great guides and made the tour interesting. A great lunch was provided. I would recommend this tour to anybody that wanted to get away from the crowd and see a lot of country.

, Apr 2019

My first time in Panama and I couldnt have asked for a better experience AMD alot of that had to do with pur tour guide enrique. He was very Informative with all aspect of the tour and couldnt have been a cooler guy.would highly recommend this tour and enrique.

Roberto C
, Apr 2019

Driving very unsafely, guide was always in a hurry... too many jokes; at a certain point said I am not a baby sitter

Evelyn C
, Apr 2019

We had lots of fun and our guides were great. They got the monkeys to come into our boat which was a highlight of the trip for me.

Malcolm M
, Mar 2019

The Ocen to Ocean tour was the highlight of our 4 days spent in Panama. This is a fantastic, fast paced tour. You cover a lot of distance and many sites of interest.

We took our 2 kids along on this tour with us and it was great for them as well.

You see and do so much in a single day. Enrique, our guide, is super knowledgeable, fun and entertaining.

This is a must do if you truly want to see it all and do not mind being on the go for about 8 hrs.

Vasiliy M
, Mar 2019

We had a very nice trip, we enjoyed every minute of that trip, we wish the boat trip on the lake was a little longer, it was such an awesome experience.

Ricki R P
, 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.

Elvia A
, 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.

Product code: 13010P1

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