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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

  • 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,
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
From US$135.00
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Pick up and drop off in Central Panama City Hotels
From US$135.00
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Pick up and drop off from outside Panama City as Playa Bonita Hotels, Amador Causeway, Panama Canal and Costa del este.
From US$150.00

Taking a guided tour of the Panama Canal allows you to hop between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with minimum hassle. This experience allows you to enjoy Monkey Island and enjoy a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before exploring San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included for added convenience.

What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a 90-minute boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you'll 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, you'll 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, you'll 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.
Reviews (177)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Super outing from Panama City with Jerin Tate and Willy

We visited Panama City for work and decided not to go on the group outing with the big group we were with but go on a small adventure trip by ourselves. Boy, did we not regret this! While our colleagues visited the obligatory but boring...More

Thank saskialoeffen
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful tour from Panama City!

I just came back from my trip to Panama and I REALLY enjoyed this tour! Jerin was great! Pick up was very punctual, he was very nice and tried to talk to us in Spanish (we're Mexican) even when we knew the tour would be...More

Thank maritereh
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really Enjoyable Tour, with Exceptional Customer Service

In a country that has seemingly yet to learn about customer service, I set my expectations suitably low for this tour. Boy, what a mistake! The tour owner and 'Willey' his support man, were exceptional. Both were passionate about giving the our tour the best...More

Thank Captain_Snuffles
Reviewed 1 week ago
A lot to see

Overall, not a bad tour. The tour guide believed in being on time and that was much appreciated. I did enjoy that is was a small group, so the tour was a little bit more personable. The highlight was feeding the monkeys at monkey island....More

Thank KJEW7759
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of our trip to Panama City! A day of nature, history and beautiful scenery.

Jerin has it all from historical information to wildlife spotting. Seeing the new locks at the Panama Canal was so interesting! We also enjoyed stopping to look at sloths in the rain forest that Jerin spotted for us. I think visiting the Monkey Islands was...More

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14 November 2018|
Response from Jerin T | Property representative |
No, we can't include pick up at Marriott Metromall, it's outside Central Panama city and in the direction of horrible traffic. To take the tour you will need to meet the group in central Panama city, and leave your hotel no... More
30 October 2018|
Response from Maricely d |
Saludos, voy de crucero en el MSC Divina y llegaremos a Colón Panamá. Cuánto dura en terminos de horas el tours. No quiero que nos vaya a dejar el crucero. Llegamos Enero 5, 2019. Llegamos 9am. Como a las 10am estaremos... More