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From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

Activity provider: Safe Transportation Panama
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From £105.58 per person

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Learn more about the impressive Panama Canal on an exciting tour from Panama City. See the canal in action at Miraflores Locks and explore Gatun Lake by boat.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from your accommodation in the downtown of Panama City.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the huge ships navigate the Panama Canal
  • Learn more about a miracle of engineering at the Panama Canal Visitors Center
  • Encounter monkeys in their natural environment
Full description

Spend the day exploring the Panama Canal, learning about its history and creation. Visit the museum and make your way to the Chagres River to embark on a boat ride across Gatun Lake.

Get picked up at your hotel or other location in Panama City, and journey to the Panama Canal Visitors Center for a detailed explanation about how the canal and famous Miraflores Locks work. Visit the museum to learn more about this important water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Return to the vehicle and pass Miraflores Lake and the Pedro Miguel Locks as you make your way to the town of Gamboa.

Upon arrival at the Chagres River, climb aboard for a scenic boat trip across artificial Gatun Lake. Marvel at the surrounding landscape of the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal. Watch the large ships passing through the canal to get a sense of the magnitude of this masterpiece of engineering. Arrive at a group of islands to see different species of animals and monkeys. Return to Panama City and get dropped off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels or other locations in Panama City
  • Boat tour around Gatun Lake
  • Entrance tickets for the Panama Canal Visitors Center at Miraflores Locks
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 76 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Our guide could not have been more friendly & knowledgeable, he was marvelous. The canal visit was great and truly a "must see". But the Monkey Island part was total surprise and utterly wonderful. We went on a small outboard boat through the canal, seeing large vessels go by us, towards several virgin jungle islands were we saw loads of birds and three different varieties of monkeys truly close-up. This was a great experience and I highly recommend it.

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    4 December 2021

    Our experience was fantastic! The Canal tour was informative and very interesting! A bucket list cross off for sure. But….monkey island was amazing! I have never (nor will I probably ever) been/be so up close and personal with different species of monkeys that just jump right onto the boat and eat out of the palm of your hand. The monkeys come right down from the trees and right into your lap! Will highly recommend to everyone and anyone if you desire to dip your tie into the jungle ! Plus…the scenery is beautiful!!

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    3 October 2021

    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.

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    20 November 2020

    Product ID: 148568