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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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  • 9 hr

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.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Panama City, Panama City, Panama Province

This tour begins with hotel pickups starting at 6:45am. I know it sounds crazy to get up so early on your vacation, but you will thank me for it later. Starting this early we can beat the crowds and see more wildlife in cooler temperatures.

Pass By: Lake Gatun, Lake Gatun, Colon Province

To start this tour, you will follow the Panama Canal north to the town of Gamboa.

Stop At: Monkey Island, Gatun Lake, Panama City Panama

You will visit the famous Monkey Islands where you will see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Fort San Lorenzo, Colon Panama

The next stop will be a visit to San Lorenzo National Park where you will visit a remote rainforest full of flora and fauna, followed by a freshly made picnic lunch and a tour Fort San Lorenzo. A 400 year old Spanish fort on a scenic cliff overlooking the Caribbean, here you will recount the many attacks by pirates and privateers that happened at one of the most historically important places in Panama. 

The Fort of San Lorenzo, located on an 80 foot (25m) cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea at the estuary of the Chagres River, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 along with the fortifications of the city of Portobelo. It was part of the defensive system for the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown, and is a fine example of military architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Fort of San Lorenzo is one of the oldest fortresses in Spanish America. Here you will recount the many attacks by pirates and privateers that happened at one of the most historically important places in Panama. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Agua Clara Locks, Avenida Bolivar Lago Gatun, Colon 0301 Panama

Caribbean side of Panama. You will visit the Agua Clara Visitor Center to see the new expansion locks working up close. 

Located on the west side of the brand new Agua Clara Locks, the Agua Clara Visitor Center allows you to observe transiting vessels from a scenic lookout point and learn first hand about the various operations of the Panama Canal, the history of its construction, its participation in the world markets, and the importance of its watershed. An observational deck lets you watch the ships pass through the Agua Clara Locks on their way to the Pacific or Atlantic oceans.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours, Calle El Cangrejo Calle D El cangrejo, Panama City 0807 Panama

Return to Panama City for Hotel Drop off