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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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Overview
This unique tour of the Panama Canal goes from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean as you see the canal from the water and by foot. An exciting boat ride down the canal will introduce you to the transiting ships as well as the abundant wildlife on its shores, followed by a visit to Fort San Lorenzo and the new Agua Clara Locks.

This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.
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  • Pass by Panama City
  • 1
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 2
    Fort San Lorenzo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
    Pass by Lake Gatun
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Highlights
  • Guided itinerary allows even those with limited time to explore Panama by boat and on foot
  • See the newly expanded “Panamax” locks at work from the Agua Clara Visitor Center 
  • Avoid getting lost in the jungle of San Lorenzo National Park
  • Increase your chances of seeing the wildlife of Monkey Island with a guide
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you see jungle wildlife, navigate Gatun Lake, and watch massive ships pass through the canal. Visit the famous Monkey Island, home to capuchins, howlers, and tamarins, before traveling to the Caribbean side of Panama and the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Here, watch ships pass through the newly expanded “Panamax” locks from a canal-side observation deck and learn about the history, operation, and importance of the Panama Canal. Next, visit San Lorenzo National Park to see rainforest flora and fauna followed by a picnic lunch and a tour of Fort San Lorenzo, a 400-year-old Spanish fort on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. One of the most historically important spots in Panama, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort repelled pirates as part of the defensive system that protected the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown. Your full-day tour ends with a return to your hotel in Panama City.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas:
• El Cangrejo
• Obarrio
• Punta Pacifica
• San Francisco
• Punta Paitilla
• Avenida Balboa
• Bella Vista
• Casco Viejo
• Marbella
• Financial District
• El Dorado
• Bethania
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge
  • Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation
  • Insect repellent
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 10:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • If you will be staying at a hotel area that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking your tour
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is in ENGLISH
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems or other serious medical conditions that prevent to getting inside a small boat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Panama Day Tours is a very well run company that designed a perfect tour to see the best of Panama. We fed monkeys, took a boat ride through the Panama Canal, dipped our toes in the Caribbean Sea at historic San Lorenzo Fort, and watched both a cruise ship and a humongous cargo
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It does make for long day, but worth it. Jam packed with fun and some nap time on the bus. My wife liked the Monkey's best!
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Awesome. Courteous and informative people. Literally booked 9 minutes before pickup from the hotel; Cynthia made room for us and also arranged for Vegetarian food. Leonel was awesome and so was Jorje.
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We had a great tour with Enrique. Saw sloths, Capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys, and learned about the Canal and San Lorenzo. A great way to see a lot.
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If you have a short time in Panama take this tour. Great info about the area, wildlife, boat trip on canal get to see both coasts. Little bit expensive but packs a lot in. Plus gets back early so you have a little time to look around panama city before it gets dark.
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By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
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Karen J
57
Excellent All-in-One Canal, Jungle, and History Tour
Panama Day Tours is a very well run company that designed a perfect tour to see the best of Panama. We fed
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Kenadler
Kansas City, Missouri
7018
Worth the time
It does make for long day, but worth it. Jam packed with fun and some nap time on the bus. My wife liked the
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maitreya1
20
Enjoyable Embera Village Trip!!
Booked at the last minute with this company again. When I called, Cynthia recognized my voice! She was kind enough
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maitreya1
20
Loved it
Awesome. Courteous and informative people. Literally booked 9 minutes before pickup from the hotel; Cynthia made
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Eliahu N
73
Ocean to Ocean in Panama
We had a great tour with Enrique. Saw sloths, Capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys, and learned about the Canal and
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bottieratt
Montreal, Canada
10
fun and informative
What a day! We had a great day, saw birds, a sloth, monkeys of different families. Our guide Enrique was fun and
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Inspired2
Guildford, United Kingdom
19160
Great tour do it!
If you have a short time in Panama take this tour. Great info about the area, wildlife, boat trip on canal get to
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FaiththeLyricQueen
Denver, Colorado
10
Fantastic day trip!
This is a great way to get the most out of a day in Panama! They even went out of their way to pick us up at an
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Jankathi
Chelan
1917
Jerin and John save the day!
Our original ocean to ocean tour was canceled due to protests in the city of Colon. Everyone we understand was
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varvi_me
20
So many animals
Perfect toor - only saw as many animals because of the experience of the guides! Pick up and drop off worked
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NorthStar772611
31
Great tour with Leo and his team
A superb well organised trip. My daughter and I really enjoyed the experience, it was a very early start getting
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Moraleselvianow
50
A day of adventure
Great day, great sights.John our guide was very knowledgeable about everything. On the road, he and our driver
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Sonya261288
10
Very Competent Tour Guide Enrique
The Tour was very nice. Everything went as described in the Information summary before the trip. Best part was the
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chelsp82
Bettendorf, Iowa
72
Awesome!
Monkey Island by far was the favorite of the kids but the old Fort was awesome too and we got to see it ships
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mbproject21
London, United Kingdom
53
Excellent Tour
I'm quite late leaving this review lol. I attended this tour March 2019 which on my birthday and it was one of my
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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