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Monkey Island Tour from Panama City provided by Almiza Tours by My friend Mario

Monkey Island Tour from Panama City

Monkey Island Tour from Panama City
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent views of Gatun Lake from the water
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
14
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    14
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Monkey Island lies on Gatun Lake, along the Panama Canal, and is renowned for its large population of monkeys, along with other wildlife. On this tour, set sail on a scenic riverboat cruise around the lake and the Chagres River; look out for wildlife such as slothes, iguanas, and crocodiles; and spot four different types of monkey on the island—mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, Geoffroy’s tamarin, and lemurine owl monkeys.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings such as monkeys, sloths, and toucans
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and transfers from Panama City
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour departures
What to expect
  • Be ready for convenient pickup at your Panama City hotel; morning or afternoon departure times are available. Travel to the Gamboa Marina in an air-conditioned tour vehicle with your guide and group. Transfer to a riverboat for a ride on the Chagres River, bound for Monkey Island. Observe the white-face monkeys, howler monkeys, and Geoffrey´s tamarinds when you arrived on the island. Snap photos and learn about the different species from your guide. Return to the marina and to Panama City the way you came; your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings such as monkeys, sloths, and toucans
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and transfers from Panama City
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour departures
What to expect
  • Be ready for convenient pickup at your Panama City hotel; morning or afternoon departure times are available. Travel to the Gamboa Marina in an air-conditioned tour vehicle with your guide and group. Transfer to a riverboat for a ride on the Chagres River, bound for Monkey Island. Observe the white-face monkeys, howler monkeys, and Geoffrey´s tamarinds when you arrived on the island. Snap photos and learn about the different species from your guide. Return to the marina and to Panama City the way you came; your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41127P8
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Professional local guide
  • Boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Only if your hotel is out of our hotel range, we will charge 20 to cover round trip transfer.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note we go to multiples hotels and the pick up time will be Morning tour: between 6:15am and 7am or Afternoon tour: between 1:20pm and 2pm For all clients outside the downtown area like Westin Playa Bonita or Dream Playa Bonita, they need to meet us in any hotel inside the downtowns like Hilton Balboa Avenue or we could go to your place for you; but, we charge extra fee US$20 to cover round trip transfer for your party (1-14 pax). Return point: Returns to original departure point.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Professional local guide
  • Boat ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Only if your hotel is out of our hotel range, we will charge 20 to cover round trip transfer.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note we go to multiples hotels and the pick up time will be Morning tour: between 6:15am and 7am or Afternoon tour: between 1:20pm and 2pm For all clients outside the downtown area like Westin Playa Bonita or Dream Playa Bonita, they need to meet us in any hotel inside the downtowns like Hilton Balboa Avenue or we could go to your place for you; but, we charge extra fee US$20 to cover round trip transfer for your party (1-14 pax). Return point: Returns to original departure point.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 2 hours
    The tour starts with hotel pick up in Panama City followed by a transfer to the Gamboa Marina. Once there, you will go on a 35-minute boat ride on the Chagres River until you reach the Monkey Island, Together with a guide, you will spend about 80 minutes observing the different species of monkeys. After the visit, you will go on a 35-minute boat ride back to the Gamboa Marina followed by a transfer back to your hotel.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cathy M
Kansas City, MO7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
It was all wonderful . Mario was a top notch guide, safe driver . The boat driver skillfully pulled us close enough for the monkeys to choose to interact. Mario described the monkey families enough that we knew how to interact joyfully with them . It was well worth the money and time. The lake and other wildlife were a bonus!
Written 20 January 2022
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Andres
7 contributions
Great little venture for a half day trip. Wake up early and get to see the monkeys on their natural habitat. Get back in time for lunch
Written 8 January 2022
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SheilaandGary
Orlando, FL43 contributions
Jan 2022
I was sort of expecting to go to 1 island, where lots of monkeys would be. I found instead that we visited MANY islands, and each one had maybe a monkey or two.

The tour guide, Mario, was excellent. His assistant was a "monkey whisperer" and she was able to coax monkeys into our boat for a visit.

We ended up seeing 3 species of monkeys and a few other things.

Not a bad day!
Written 7 January 2022
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Fernando A
1 contribution
Awesome tour. Got to see a lot of wildlife and get up close and personal with the monkeys. The guides were very personable and made it a great experience. Got to be right next to a cargo ship in the panama canal as we were on the boat to see the monkeys.
Written 31 December 2021
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Kent A
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Having the monkeys come into the boat was amazing. .We got to see all three different kinds of monkeys plus a crocodile! The only issue we had was the lack of organization in picking people up. We had to drive throughout the city twice get people then some didn't show.
Written 29 December 2021
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Rita S
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
Saw three different types of monkeys and other animals thanks to the guide.
Actual time on the water is less than 2 hours...
Written 14 December 2021
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Almiza
Thank you for your time to recommend the tour. You are welcome anytime.
Written 15 December 2021
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Jasmijn
20 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed our trip with Mario and Juliet. Such an amazing experience. We saw lots of cute monkeys, a sloth, a tucan and crocodiles. We would definitely recommend going on this tour!
Written 14 December 2021
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Almiza
Thank you for your great review.
Written 15 December 2021
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John B
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Had a great time travelling through the Panama Canal and seeing a lot of different wildlife in the jungles in Panama. We saw at least 10 monkeys. They were so friendly and cute. They loved getting in the boat and eating our food! haha. Highly recommend it.
Written 8 December 2021
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Almiza
Thank you for your feedback. you are welcome anytime,
Written 11 December 2021
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BackPacker201358
2 contributions
Lots of monkeys, feeding them was a blast. Very enjoyable. Guide picked us up on time, told us what to expect and make the experience memorable
Written 4 December 2021
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Torsten
1 contribution
Nov 2021
The perfect outing to combine beautiful nature, a trip on a lake (that forms part of the famous Panama canal) and a close encounter with the monkeys. And all of this in just 4 hours. Absolutely worth your time, in particular if you travel with kids!
And even the drive to the lake is pure entertainment as Mario could easily make a career as a stand up comedian :-)
Written 8 November 2021
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Dominique C
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Beautiful views & so informative!
Mario was the best tour guide!! He really knows his stuff! very informative about every place we visited. We we vis
Dominique C
Dominique C
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Full Day of Adventure!
Mario and Tomas were great! Mario was really informative about the Valley. Tomas took amazing pics for me on top of
tanyap555
tanyap555
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Not Worth It
We saw lots of monkeys and some sloths in the rainforest. I really enjoyed that part. However, it seemed like Mario
markballer
markballer
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This was a great tour
Mario and party where really nice the trip was on time and they really went the extra mile to make it memorable. We
KP C
KP C
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Great blend of history and adventure
We had a great experience on this tour. Mario picked us up exactly on the dot at our agreed upon and was a very kno
WeakKneeTraveler
WeakKneeTraveler
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Excellent Tour/Wonderful Guide
The tour was well organised including the pick up and drop off. The guide was great. Enjoyed it so much especially
N694LCmarcelk
N694LCmarcelk
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Day tour
First impression before tour started: Why nobody confirm the tour and the exact pickup time. So I send a message ni
yvonnep588
yvonnep588
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Excellent Tour and Driver Mario - THE BEST
Couldn't have asked for a better driver. Mario went above and beyond to provide an enjoyable, educational and fun
Techlady04
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Wonderful Tours!
I enjoyed the tour so much I impulsively paid for one more right after the first! My first tour was the Monkey Isla
triphelp68
triphelp68
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A delicious taste of Panama
We did this tour today and it was very well done! Mario is a fountain of knowledge and presented information with a
michoelt
michoelt
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Great experience
Nice tour guide if you like hiking and nice views this is the place you want to go highly recommend this tour
jodeek2020
jodeek2020
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The Agues Claras locks were amazing.
Overall, it was a great tour. We enjoyed seeing the locks and wish we could have spent more time there. San Lorenzo
RamonV314
RamonV314
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Beautiful valley including memorable hike
Beautiful valley inside a crater. Tour included a great hike that took our group 3 1/2 hrs to complete. However we
VancouverLeslie
VancouverLeslie
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Trip lacked good time management
The El Valle Anton tour was listed as a hike in the dormant volcano & visit a scenic village, a zoo with wildlife &
swahltinez
swahltinez
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Cool Tour, Wish We Had More Time in the Rainforest
We did this tour on New Year's Eve and had a great time. After hotel pick-ups, you drive across Panama to the Carib
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