Day trip

Panama: Panama Canal, Colón Rainforest and San Lorenzo Fort

4.4 / 5

63 reviews

Panama: Panama Canal, Colón Rainforest and San Lorenzo Fort

From £72.50 per person

Get back to nature in a Caribbean rainforest and learn more about the historic San Lorenzo Fort on a day trip from Panama City. See the new Panama Canal locks built to support the passage of super tankers and large cargo ships.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from any hotel in the Panama City areas of Coastway Amador, San Felipe, Balboa Avenue, 50 Avenue and Via España. Pick-up from hotels outside these areas is subject to an additional fee.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the native wildlife of a Caribbean rainforest
  • Learn the history of San Lorenzo Fort
  • Visit the Panama Canal expansion at Agua Clara
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Panama City, and then journey by air-conditioned vehicle for approximately 1.5 hours as you make your way to Colón. Upon arrival, board a ferry for the 20-minute crossing to a rainforest, and then get back to nature as you explore the ecological paradise by minibus. Discover the home to 159 different species of mammals, 98 species of reptiles and 65 amphibious species. Observe the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, and enjoy plenty of stops to take souvenir photos.  Next, go to the historic monument of San Lorenzo Fort, renowned for preventing attacks by the real pirates of the Caribbean for almost 75 years! Learn the history of the fort, now in ruins after the Spanish largely abandoned it in the mid 19th century. Continue to Agua Clara to spend about 45 minutes learning about the new canal system, built to support the passage of super tankers and large cargo ships as they pass along the Panama Canal.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan or minibus
  • Professional driver
  • Soda, water or local beer
  • Fresh local fruit
  • Entrance fee to San Lorenzo National Park
  • Entrance fee to the Panama Canal expansion
  • Lunch

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a towel, sunscreen, your sunglasses, insect repellent and a camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We really enjoyed our trip with a local guide Mario. Mario is very knowledgeable and kept us informed and entertained all day long. The trip was supposed to last for 6 hours but it took nearly 8 hours which is plus. The only downside was the lunchtime. There's a lunch included but we went for lunch at 6pm. Not a big deal if you know this upfront and bring some snack with you. Looking forward to another tour with Mario. Thanks

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2 August 2021

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!

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22 February 2020

Had a fantastic day, long bus ride but the talk from the guides made it enjoyable - Mario made it funny and not boring to listen! The fort was beautiful and Juliette is the best sloth spotter of them all!! All three guides were great, good enthusiasm and good information. Hurrah.

21 February 2020

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