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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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What You Can Expect

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

Fort San Lorenzo

Customer Reviews

Scott L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Jerrin and John made this a fantastically enjoyable tour! They are both extremely knowledgeable and personable. They really went out their way to make our experience enjoyable.

Stephen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A really interesting and diverse tour. From the lake tour, to the Gatun Locks to Fort San Lorenzo this day was worth every penny. John our guide and Todd our driver were both super, full of information and prepared to answer any and all questions even the most inane. Kudos to the whole operation.

Rochelle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Quality trip.

Sanford H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Trip was exactly as advertised. No issues.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this interesting and fun day trip ! Knowledgeable tour guides provided information about the history of the canal and the regions the boats pass through. Well worth the visit to the Fort San Lorenzo. An excellent tour adventure

Edgar S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It was an unforgettable experience! It was a great day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was our favorite tour! Our guide, John, was so knowledgeable and able to spot birds and animals in the middle of the rain forest while we were driving. He could identify the birds by sight or sound.
They picked us up early, and that turned out to be a very good thing because we were one of the first boats on the river. That meant the monkeys were hungry and wanted to come play.
It was very helpful to have a guide and a driver so that the guide could talk with all of us and educate us on what we were about to see and show us things along the way. It was a tour the moment we left the hotel - not just on the river or at the canal.
Lunch was tasty the fort was a great venue, and seeing the canal/locks was fabulous.
We would do this tour again!
And John gave us recommendations for places to go around town that came in quite handy. He connected with each of us on the tour and made it fabulous. Thanks John and Todd!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

You get to see the whole canal. Lots of monkeys. The new locks. Overall a great tirp.

Elaine J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The guides were very helpful and friendly. We loved the boat trip around Gatun Lake and the visits to monkey islands,Gatun lock was fascinating even though we had already been to Miraflores Locks. The Gatun locks were larger and huge ships were guided by tugboats instead of little trains. The visit to Fort Lorenzo was beautiful and fascinating. A first: the guides managed to comply with our request for kosher lunch. They provided us with packages of KOSHER food bought from a kosher store. They even provided us with new bottles of condiments!!! We were blown away. It was an indication of the personal care we received.

Luis H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tourist guides were two guys from Springfield, Missouri... go figure!!!! Very friendly guys!

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