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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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US$ 135.00
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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.
You'll get picked up
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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
You'll return to the starting point
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • 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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I'm a seasoned traveler and rarely join organized tours, but circumstances led me to search out an ocean-to-ocean canal PLUS experience. I can't speak highly enough of the entire team... from first inquiry to final drop off. Jarin and Company have their act together. They are
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For a single tour, this one covers the essentials of Panama City. Enrique Ruiz was our very knowledgeable and hands-on guide. He explained things with enthusiasm and a common sense approach. Since this is an early start, you will arrive at the canal before the crowds. The Panama
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Leo was our guide, and he was beyond great. They really went out of their way to show us animals and sights specific to the area. Well run and organized. We had a bit of a complicated pick up situation, and they handled it superbly, and kept in constant contact and were very
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I thought that this was going to be a great tour based on the description, and it exceeded my expectations! The guides were very knowledgeable, fun, friendly and helpful, and pointed out specifically the animals that the group was wanting to see (toucans, monkeys, sloths, plus
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The tour was expertly run by Enrique. He had a real passion for Panama, its history and its inhabitants- human and other. We saw a ship go through the lock at the Carribean end of the canal and had a wonderful boat ride on it to Monkey Island. Lunch was simple but fresh and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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