Panama: Panama Canal, Colón Rainforest and San Lorenzo Fort
- Pickup available
- Duration: 6 hours
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My husband and I had a great day with our guide, Mario, and his spotter Julietta (she was on the lookout for monkeys, sloths, etc.) I learned a lot about the history & geography of Panama. Saw the Aqua Clara locks, watched the short movie there and watched a large ship move through the locks from Gatun Lake. We loved seeing Fort Lorenzo and reading about the history there. Mario was a fun and knowledgeable host and guide. We saw both a two & thee toed sloth and a family of howler monkeys in the tree tops, two types of hawks and an iguana. Our group was small, 6 guests, and were picked up at our hotel. Perfect day!
The guide during the tour is a local person, but not professional guide, so don’t expect typical factual detail insights. The tour is great to look at Panama through the eyes of the locals. We were assisted by Santiago, who is a class act guy. He gave us interesting insights into the history and the current developments of Panama. We were moving from place to place by Uber what was effective, fast and cheap mean of communication across the city. We would like to thank Santiago for taking care about us. His English was great. It was a pleasure to spend time with this young gentleman.
This tour was wonderful - Cesar, our guide, followed all safety protocols which made us feel at ease. Cesar gave us extensive history and facts on the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, and other interesting tidbits on Panamanian history throughout the tour. He was also very knowledgeable about the different animal and plant species we encountered on the tour, and made sure our Monkey Island visit was memorable! We boated by different locales searching for different species, and he and our boat captain did a great job spotting different animals and giving us facts about each one.
The tour guide made this an enjoyable and very informative experience. His knowledge and communication was outstanding. The locations visited and overall content of the tour were outstanding, including the venue selected for lunch. The small group size also made the tour more enjoyable, since it made contact and communications with the tour guide very accessible, Also, the timeframe/length of the tour was just right!
My guide was so nice and I got to learn so much about Panama. Edwado (May be spelled wrong) went above and beyond his job to make the tour very enjoyable. I was going to buy water at museum but he said it was expensive and he would take me to a store. Got my water for 80 cents This was just one of the extras he did. I would recommend this tour