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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour - with unbiased reviews

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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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.
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  • 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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  • 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
7–9 hours
  • 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
  • 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
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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.
About the operator
By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
Sarah B
Great tour
Enrique is the best. We saw sloths and monkeys hanging from trees to dry off, learned about birds, and the ways of
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Calgary, Canada
Really well organized
From an on time pick up to the lunch after Fort Lorenzo this is worth your while. Started with an on-time pick up
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Valoschi-Nences... A
Bucharest, Romania
Good vibes
Nice trip, for lovers of nature. You can see all kind of animals. Travel by minibus, walk, ship. Also see Panama
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Robert S
Brisbane, Australia
Great day
We were a party of 4 who stopped off in Panama specifically for this tour with the added cost of accommodation
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Best tour
Guide was great, American ex-pat, knowledge rivals David Attenborough. Comfortable and short ride there, both in
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Great family adventure
From pick up at our hotel throughout the entire day Leo made sure we had everything we needed. Excellent tour
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Gaia M
McCarthy, Alaska
Great Tour - Professional Company
We did the Ocean to Ocean Tour with Owner/Guide Jarin and it was great! We were a group of 5 from ages 4 to 71 and
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Apopka, Florida
Great experience!
Great experience. Delivers exactly what it promises. Our guide Enrique loves what he does and is very
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Cari G
Wild Side of Panama!
This tour started VERY early in the morning, but it was so worth it. We were the first boat to visit the monkey
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Kevin S
Amazing experience!
This to her is by far one of my best memories from my trip to Panama. The tour guide, John, was exceptionally
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–9 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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