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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

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Fort San Lorenzo

Customer Reviews

Christine K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour guides - they picked us up on time. Took us on an amazing experience seeing wildlife and the Locks and a famous Fort that protected the city. Really enjoyed the whole tour.

Jay A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was amazing! We enjoyed everything that we did. Jarin and John went overboard figuratively, not literally to insure our good time. I highly recommend this trip.

Eduard K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

good toor

Mark T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

First class. Great friendly guides. Saw Sloths, Monkeys, Toucans and more. Excellent canal visit too. Great job

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was by far our favorite part of our trip to Panama. John and Jerin the tour guides were amazing and very knowledgeable. We boated thru Gatun lake and saw several types of monkeys they even interact and jump into the boat. The tour of the locks was amazing, as were the local made empanadas we tasted after. We then headed to the San Lorenzo fort and got out an walked part of the way up. On the way we had monkeys climbing in the trees overhead, and we also spotted sloths and arriving in front of San Lorenzo John had set up chairs and was preparing a simple but delicious lunch including some really fresh pineapple. We then toured the fort grounds which were beautiful. It was a quick tour as the sky quickly turned dark and a storm was approaching, but it made for some amazing pictures!

If you do one thing in Panama, DO THIS TOUR!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

When planning a trip to Panama, the Canal is an obvious place to visit. Having researched options, we booked and were extremely pleased with the resulting one day excursion. We were accommodated in a comfortable mini-bus, and toured the length of the Canal from Panama City to the Caribbean coast. We saw ships along the waterway and in the locks. The tour included a boat trip along a stretch of the Canal. One of the highlights was the diversity of wildlife from birds to mammals we interacted with some of the resident mammals during the boat ride. A sandwich lunch was included. As a nice touch, disposable waterproof ponchos were available upon request. An excellent day out.

Carolyn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was very well done. From spending the morning with the monkeys to watching ships go through the locks.

Jerry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had an awesome time. Loved every part of it. The guides were awesome and very knowledgeable. I would advise anyone to take this trip

Samantha L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was awesome! Jerin and John were great guides, and we had a really fun time. Definitely would recommend!

Debra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Amazing day! Tour was the best we have ever done! Jerin and John worked hard to make sure we had a great experience. Monkeys, monkeys monkeys!!! Fun to have them board the boat an learn about them. To ride alongside boats waiting to enter the canal was a once in a lifetime experience. This tour is a must do when visiting beautiful Panama !!

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