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Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean provided by Safe Transportation Panama

Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean

Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean
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Tour snapshot
Spot monkeys and sloths on a cruise around Gatun Lake
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
7
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    7
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the world-famous Panama Canal by boat, bus, and train on this full-day tour from Panama City. Set sail on a cruise around Gatun Lake, visit Monkey Island, and look out for wildlife such as monkeys and sloths in the lush rainforest. Afterwards, learn more about the canal and watch ships navigating the Miraflores Locks, then admire views along the canal as you ride the historic Panama Canal Railway.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you ride the Panama Canal Railway
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Panama City hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you ride the Panama Canal Railway
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Panama City hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 71405P14
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round trip transfer by air-conditioned Van or SUV
  • Bottled water
  • Boat tour in the Gatun Lake and Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
Exclusions
  • Lunch is not included in the price however we will take time for lunch at noon in a local restaurant at Colon or you could bring food.
  • Panama Canal Railway is not operating for passengers due to Covid19 and it won't be part of the tour
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up included from hotels or accommodations in downtown of Panama City. An extra charge of USD $30.00 per group applies for pick up from Playa Bonita or airport area which should be paid cash the same day of the tour, includes pick up and return.
  • Ports:
  • Marina Flamenco, Panama City, Panama
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round trip transfer by air-conditioned Van or SUV
  • Bottled water
  • Boat tour in the Gatun Lake and Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
Exclusions
  • Lunch is not included in the price however we will take time for lunch at noon in a local restaurant at Colon or you could bring food.
  • Panama Canal Railway is not operating for passengers due to Covid19 and it won't be part of the tour
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up included from hotels or accommodations in downtown of Panama City. An extra charge of USD $30.00 per group applies for pick up from Playa Bonita or airport area which should be paid cash the same day of the tour, includes pick up and return.
  • Ports:
  • Marina Flamenco, Panama City, Panama
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 7 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 May 2021
A note from Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean
We might keep windows open when possible to allow air circulation, vehicles are air conditioned. Guides are also drivers in order to reduce the number of people and they use mask at all times.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pedro Miguel
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Todd G
San Francisco, CA53 contributions
Nov 2021
I had a great time with Dan on this tour! He had appropriate stories and fun facts for all the places we were driving by, and I learned a lot about Panama. He was very personable and helpful with photos. The boat ride on Lake Gatun was cool to be up close to the giant container ships, and then by chance we got to watch one of the same ships traverse the locks at Agua Clara. Really fascinating to watch the process from start to finish.
Written 5 December 2021
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johnotto
Knoxville, TN29 contributions
Aug 2021
Caesar is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone. It is a great afternoon
Written 25 August 2021
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Lisa K
Munich, Germany5 contributions
We booked this tour with high anticipations and all of them have been fulfilled. Thanks to our guide Cesar, who was on time to pick us up and drove safely. You can tell Cesar really knows what he‘s talking about and speaks perfect english. First we went to Gamboa, from there we took the boat to Monkey Island. It was just incredible to see Monkeys that close! Afterwards we went to Colón by Car and visited the Agua Clara Locks of the Panama Canal. It is crazy to see ships of this size to fit in these locks. In the end we had an relaxing trip with the old Panama Canal Train.
To be honest we first thought the tour is a bit expensive but after that day we think it is totally worth the money.
Overall this was a perfect day in Panama!

Thank you Cesar for the perfect organization.
Written 6 February 2020
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MrCavd
2 contributions
Don was our guide and he gave us a good history lesson of Panama. Monkey island boat was nice, see all three types of monkeys as we were lucky. Many other animals like crocodiles and iguanas. Arrived at the Atlantic locks just in time for a ship to enter the lock. The train is nice way to close off the day.
Written 21 December 2019
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ianwhpope
Woking, UK3 contributions
Nov 2019
Just the two of us on the trip so very personalised.
Speedboat trip up the Panama Canal to get up close to monkeys.
They came onto our boat and ate fruit from our hands. Cool.
Tried some typical Panamanian food for lunch. Shrimp cerviche was particularly good.
Canal visitor centre was fascinating - up close to huge container ships passing through new locks.
Retuned home by Panama Railway. Great trip in raised observation car Only 6 on the train! Must be quiet season!
Top tip - do trip this way round rather than out by train and start at civilised 10am rather than 6am!
Great trip. Great value.
Written 30 November 2019
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Robert S
Georgetown, Guyana1 contribution
Cesar was excellent as a guide. Preparation, communication and local knowledge were evident throughout the tour
Written 17 October 2019
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Scott H
Brookline, MA76 contributions
Sep 2019
Since we already had plans to tour the canal by ship, we asked Cesar to take our family on a combined Monkey Island and Panama City Cultural tour. Cesar put together a wonderful tour which included a fabulous Monkey Island trip (bonus that you are actually on the Canal for part of it), teaching us about the history and many details of the Canal, and giving us a historical/cultural tour of Panama City.

Cesar is a wonderful ambassador for Panama and is clearly proud of his country! He is a great guy, well spoken in English, and quite knowledgeable! We had a wonderfully fun and fulfilling day with Cesar!

I should also mention that Cesar handled 3 separate round trips for our adult son, our adult daughter, and myself/wife. That's six trips which all went flawlessly!

I can't recommend Cesar and Safe Transportation highly enough!
Written 5 October 2019
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Excursion820143
4 contributions
Sep 2019
Enjoyed Monkey Island and visiting the Panama canal/museum - We did not do the boat ride through the Panama canal- FYI- This was not part of our trip- Other People we talked to -who did the boat trip through the panama canal/Lock system- said it was boring and would not recommend it
Written 16 September 2019
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onwa
Amsterdam, The Netherlands47 contributions
Aug 2019
We had a very nice day with Cesar visiting Monkey Island, the Canal and the locks and returning to Panama City by the Railway Cy.
Cesar had a lot of local knowledge he willing shared and was able to get monkeys on board and let us great shots of them.
Besides, a private tour for our family with him as tour guide driver is just very enjoyable
Written 13 August 2019
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Adam M
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Family
Wonderful trip. Cesar was great with my kids and was flexible with our needs and picked us up from our AirBNB instead of a hotel. He was very knowledgeable about the lake, canal and railroad.
Written 13 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Bwittleder
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Excellent way to fill the time during a long layover in Panama
My partner and I had a great time on our tour! Our guide, Luis, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humo
travelbob1
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Opportunity to Appreciate How this Works
The guide explains the details of how the ship is being handled while in the lock. Information is provided about th
Climber33885175744
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Very enjoyable
Very nice experience.guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.the waterfall was surreal and the Embera are a very
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annetterR4778BJ
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Well worth the time
Wow. We had such a really fantastic time. Our guide was very professional and thoughtful. Everything went seamlessl
Ziza D
Ziza D
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Great Way to utilize your time
I had a great time with Daniel. He pick myself and husband up and took us to the canal. He was very informative and
aiqbal91
aiqbal91
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Meeting Embera tribe
Best Panama trip. Canoe ride is something you will enjoy and remember the most. Meeting Embera people in their own
Crissy_xoxo
Crissy_xoxo
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Super Safe Super fun
Visiting Panama for the first time so my family and I had to learn about the Panama Canal. We love history. Our to
Joy K
Joy K
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Amazing
What an experience! I honestly wasn’t quite sure what to expect going in but the tour was awesome. Boat ride, water
746tabathak
746tabathak
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Fun monkeying around Panama
An absolute blast even in a Panamanian rainforest down pour. Dan was our tour guide and he kept us dry with umbrell
motyson
motyson
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Book the tour, you won't be disappointed!
Cesar was such a great tour guide! He was so knowledgeable about so much Panamanian history. The monkeys were so co
ellief375
ellief375
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Amazing!!
Our trip guide Dan was so kind and knowledgable on the subjects. He was so friendly and we had such a great time! W
tanyap555
tanyap555
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Amazing!
Wonderful private tour! We looked for monkeys at Isla Linton and swam on Islas Mamey and Grande. In all, we got in
Sandie M
Sandie M
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Must do!
Highlight of our 10 day trip. Beautiful, peaceful, saw three varieties of monkeys and an Iguana snacking on leaves
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jimmygX6249QY
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You need to book this tour
What an amazing tour. We got picked up by our guide at our hotel. It was truly a private tour as it was only my w
Mike M
Mike M
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A great day in a piece of heaven
Our guide, Cesar, was very patient and helpful. We had plenty of time to spend at the waterfall. The area is absol
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