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

By Safe Transportation Panama
Discover the world-famous Panama Canal by boat and buson 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.
from
S$221.82
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
S$221.82
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-80, max of 7 per group
Duration: 8h
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Portuguese, English, Spanish
Features animals

Highlights
  • Spot monkeys and sloths on a cruise around Gatun Lake
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Panama City hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people

  • 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
What's not included
  • 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:
  • Fuerte Amador. Resort & Marina, 084300762, Panamá, Panama
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 71405P14

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean?
How much is Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean?
Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean price starts from S$218.30. Discover and book Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean on Tripadvisor
What is the Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean cancellation policy?
Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean?
Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean is hosted by Safe Transportation Panama. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Safe Transportation Panama on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Day Tour at Panama Canal and Monkey Island, from Ocean to Ocean on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 71405P14

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Pedro Miguel
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

tomhO7255QC
tomhO7255QC
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Was a great day.
The boat ride to the falls. I love boats. The village experience was great too, if a person has not done that befo
WendyK64
WendyK64
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Fabulous day!
Wonderful day trip and experience ! Cesar was a very good guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed the Trip down the river
RogerFromUtah
RogerFromUtah
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Great way to spend a day in Panama City
Was fun and educational learning about one of the Native tribes of Panama. I would definitely recommend buying a ha
310martyf
310martyf
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Our Panama Canal experience
Enjoyed the tour at the Miraflores Locks. We saw a very informative 45 min movie. Going out to monkey island was
LBostontraveler
LBostontraveler
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A pleasant ride to monkey island
Very pleasant boat ride along part of the canal- it was fascinating to see the large container ships in transit. Ou
Nat_Travels13
Nat_Travels13
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Highlight of my trip!
This tour was the highlight of my trip! The river and rainforest are breathtakingly beautiful. I learned so much ab
chuckd719
chuckd719
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A truly wonderful experience!
We had a wonderful time and highly informative hosts. We recommend this day trip and this guide team. We will boo
PrincetonianMan
PrincetonianMan
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Good tour
Very good tour. Interesting see the canal locks and fun to see the monkeys. The Mia Flores lock visitors center was
55AlessandroP
55AlessandroP
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A must do in Panama City!
A must see in Panama City! The guide was very punctual and informative. We thought seeing the canal would be the be
747shawnab
747shawnab
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Such a fun experience
Dan, our tour guide, is a real gem. He's very knowledgeable about the history of the Panama Canal, and his enthusia
serafina500
serafina500
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Best experience! Canal and Monkey Island
Logan couldn’t have been more wonderful! I can’t recommend him highly enough. He is knowledgeable without being ove
136maik
136maik
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Amazing
Amazing experience! We were picked up from my apartment, door to door service. The trip itself was well organised b
gregandventure
gregandventure
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Great way to see the canal
I had looked up a few of these tours but Cesar was able to pick us up at the cruise terminal and so we went with hi
330veenaw
330veenaw
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Safe Transportation Panama Tours
Excellent tours and excellent tour company. We went on two tours with Safe Transportation. Caesar and his team ar
Ohapyus
Ohapyus
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Indigenous village fun
We’ll worth your time, very informative and interesting. Dugout boat ride to waterfall was safe and fun for seniors
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Kenny
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Jul 2022
Cesar and Fernando was amazing tour guides. The tour was fantastic and the group I was with was amazing. This is a great way to see the canal, the new locks, as well as many different animals. Both Cesar and Fernando did a great job of explaining in Spanish and English the history of Panama and keeping everyone engaged throughout the day. Also, even though we had some rain we was still able to see all the monkeys and birds and take wonderful photos. I highly recommend this tour and Thanks fellas for the wonderful trip !
Written 30 July 2022
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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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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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Julie K
6 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Fantastic guide who shared knowledge of history,culture and politics really made the trip enjoyable. Even with pouring rain for our boat ride we saw lots of animals and stayed relatively dry. The lunch was fresh and delicious. Would definitely recommend this one if you want to pack a lot in one day
Written 31 May 2022
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amy k
Mackinac Island, MI17 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I'd like to add a detail of that incident. My flight was cancelled the day before, and I immediately sent an email to Safe Transportation. Cesar kindly replied email that he can pick me up at 8:45am instead of the previously agreed 8:15am.

That morning, I managed to arrive to the hotel at 8am, and I was at the hotel lobby at 8:30am waiting for the tour. I waited until 9:30am. The hotel staff saw me waiting at the lobby kindly called Cesar non-stop starting from 9am. Nobody picked up the phone. He never replied the calls. I kept sending emails to him. Finally at 9:30am he replied email that he is already in a far place.

He did not pick me up at 8:45am as he confirmed in the email the day before. It was his fault. This company is not reliable.
Written 6 April 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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klfung2018
Hong Kong, China293 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
非常糟的旅行社!旅行社的負責人Cesar Ochoa Rodriguez沒有來接我!我在巴拿馬只有一天時間,完全浪費了!我等了一整個小時,酒店職員不斷替我打電話,但Cesar最後只回覆我的電郵,說他在駕駛,不方便接電話,而且我打電話給他時,他已經在很遠的地方了!這是一人公司,沒有其他職員,這公司絕不可信賴!

Terrible company! The tour is a one-man company by Cesar Ochoa Rodriguez. He did not pick me up! I only had one day in Panama and was wasted! I waited for an hour. The hotel receptionist kept calling him on the phone, but he later only replied my email that he was driving and could not pick up the phone, and that he was already in a faraway place when I called. This is not a trustworthy company!
Written 14 March 2019
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SAFE T
Thank you for your opinion but I am glad to have good guides working with me in this company. You should mention that you arrived 1 day later than expected because your flight was canceled and by the time you arrived to your hotel it was 15 minutes after pick up time, respecting the other customers who were on time and waiting in the van already we had to leave and for safety reasons I do not answer the phone while driving. Cesar Ochoa Rodriguez
Written 21 March 2019
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patb
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Couples
This was a fun tour. Cesear picked us up at the hotel a few minutes late due to traffic. We were soon on our way to the Agua Clara locks were we got to see a ship go through the locks. We had lunch at a great spot on the northern point of Colon. Then off to see San Lorenzo. Along the way we stopped to see the monkeys, a sloth and many other kinds of wild life. I would recommend this tour.
Written 21 November 2018
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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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canadasandra
Bobcaygeon, Canada37 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Cesar was our guide and picked us up promptly at our hotel...One other person was picked up so small group - 3 of us and Cesar ! Comfortable vehicle..We headed for Colon area...Saw the canal and crossed by ferry but head to the San Lorenzo Fort first..Quite a long ride through the jungle and Cesar kept an eye out for wildlife...Saw a few critters...Fort was interesting - lots of history...After Fort we went to lunch at a Marina - good service, and good food. Then we headed back toward Canal...Missed the Welcome Centre due to slow ferry wait but Cesar made sure he took us up close and viewed huge freighter coming through Canal. We then head to the Railway in Colon...Saw a bit of Colon. The train has been restored fully and quite beautiful..It was about an hour trip along the canal and Lake Gatun. other small lakes..Pretty and relaxing..>Ceaser met us at the end and drove us back to city right to our hotel door...Long day 8:30 till around 6:30 - Overall, good value.
Written 20 February 2019
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