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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour provided by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 in San Lorenzo National Park before exploring 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Panama City
    Lake Gatun
  • 1
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Fort San Lorenzo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Increase your chances of seeing the wildlife of Monkey Island with a guide
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you 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, 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, 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.
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Important Information
Duration
7–9 hours
Inclusions
  • Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge
  • Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation
  • Insect repellent
  • This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 10:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • If you will be staying at a hotel area that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking your tour
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is in ENGLISH
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems or other serious medical conditions that prevent to getting inside a small boat.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Suzanne T wrote a review Aug 2020
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We were on the very last tour as the government shut everything down due to COVID. We did get to see the Canal and it was great! The team did everything they could to make the day special and it still was a very fun day! We can't wait to come back to Panama and tour with Panama
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wanderer626217 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fantastic experience. Guide Enriche Ruiz was so informative and made sure we saw amazing wild life. A tour of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Karli C wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota1 contribution
Enrique was an amazing guide and found us pleanty to do. Panama had closed a lot of national parks and other museums. However, he found so much for us to do an explore. He was knowledgeable about the history enough that we didnt need to museums. Thank you for making my mamitas
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probert2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada16 contributions22 helpful votes
Giving this a 3 because they didn"t deliver on 2 promised sites out of 5. Yes we have to consider the closing of some sites because of the corona virus but this company should change their pricing and not expect the customers to absorb this lesser day trip for the same price. I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Jerin T, Owner at Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Before the tour I stopped everybody and explained that things were closing left and right and we would do everything possible to make the tour happen. I clearly explained that if anybody did not get a full experience to please let us know so we can refund all or part of cost of the tour. We did our best, however we couldn't go to San Lorenzo because of its closure, so instead we went even further to Portobello to at least show something. We were able to do the boat ride on the canal and the Agua Clara locks. Even with all that, all you had to do was say your weren't happy and the money would have been refunded. I made that very clear before the tour. Instead you want to get online and make it sound like we are scamming people. The day before your tour, everything was open. During your tour, things started shutting down, MID TOUR! The day after your tour we shut down all of our tours. We are no longer running tours until this passes. I apologize that we ruined your tour, I just wish you would have said something to us before bashing us online.
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TeAta S wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had an amazing time exploring the beauty of Panama. This was a really well rounded tour. We were able to interact with many different types of monkeys and learn a lot about the rainforest. The fort was really interesting to learn about with great views. The Locks of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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A wonderful way to start the day
I highly recommend this as a wonderful way to start the day - a virtual tour great for novice to seasoned bird watc
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Worth waking up early for
I have done several remote experiences during 2020 and this was one of the best. I was excited for this (hey I was
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Canal and Gamboa Viewing
My partner and I went out with the boys early morning, absolutely stunning. The guys were more than willing to tail
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Excellent and informative
Just like being in the field yourself, even when the birding was quiet there was always the anticipation that somet
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Terrific!
I'm new to bird watching community and it was truly a life changing experience for me as I saw different kinds of b
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Carol F
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What a great way to shelter at home!
These folks have put together a fun, casual and informative outing in Gambia area ... birding by cell phone. I hav
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Excellent virtual birdwatching tour!
Excellent! The guides were very knowledgeable. The birds were beautiful and I saw so many species. I highly reco
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cheryl w
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A wealth of species and knowledgeable guides. great way to spend some time there
The guides seem to know a great deal of knowledge of the area. They are very familiar with the species and usually
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Fun Way to Enjoy Virtual Birding
I have participated in two Virtual Birdwatching Tours offered by Panama Day Trips--Canal Eco Tours and both have be
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Great way to start the day!
This tour was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! The guides were knowledgeable, very friendly and a
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As close to being there as you can get
We are all suffering from our inability to do what we enjoy and what enriches our lives. Birdwatching magazine spo
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Great experience
An excellent way to spend a wet UK day. The professional team from Panama Day trips did a brilliant job in what wa
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JudyF890
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A Super Virtual Tour of Panama!
We were leery about doing a virtual tour, but were pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out! Kudos to all of
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Great Day of Biding - Virtually, No Less!
I loved every minute of my virtual birding tour in Panama this morning. I was on a Panama Canal cruise several yea
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Wonderful Experience
Well done! This virtual tour was so well done. The tour guides were interesting and very knowledgeable. It stinks t
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  • Duration: 7–9 hours
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