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Panamá, Panama
Panama Canal Eco Tour

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Hop aboard a high-speed motorboat through the Panama Canal on a half-day tour of Gatun Lake. You’ll slow down to sightsee around the lake with a naturalist guide, with stops at Monkey Island and Sounds of Silence Island. Marvel at the breathtaking flora and fauna surrounding Gatun Lake, and enjoy a look at the island wildlife. Includes picnic lunch, refreshments and round-trip hotel transport from Panama City.
  • Sightseeing cruise along Gatun Lake from Panama City
  • Look out for a vast array of flora and fauna
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Gatun Lake sightseeing cruise
Guided tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Lunch (sandwiches) and snacks
Visit Monkey Island
Admission to Summit Park
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Bahia Balboa , Bahía Balboa, Panamá, Panama

Meet with our guide at 7:30am at the hall of the building.

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8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Departure point: Tour departs from most Panama City hotels or from our office at Edificio Bahía Balboa, Paitilla. Pick up from hotels of the following areas:  Amador, Via Espana, Banking District, Av Balboa, Marbella, Multiplaza, Calidonia, Punta Paitilla, Punta Pacifica, El Cangrejo, Atlapa, El Dorado, calle Uruguay, calle 50, Obarrio, El Carmen, Av Brasil. Return point: Tour returns to the original departure point
On this half-day tour you’ll explore part of the Panama Canal, a 50-mile-long (80-km) passage that has transported vessels between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans since 1914. After hotel pickup in Panama City, settle in for the approximate 1-hour drive to Gamboa and the Canal Zone, where you'll meet your naturalist guide.
Board a high-speed motorboat that navigates the waterways of the Panama Canal, and marvel at the container ships that transit the canal daily. After your captain turns off the boat engine, enjoy a leisurely cruise that meanders along the forested banks of Gatun Lake. Your guide points out native flora and fauna of the Panama Rainforest, known for its biodiversity.
You’ll get an up-close encounter with the wildlife on a visit to Monkey Island. Disembark the boat at this protected refuge and be on the lookout for primates such as capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths and howler monkeys as well as various types of bright-beaked toucans and other birdlife.
Your 4-hour tour concludes with the cruise back to Gamboa and the return drive to your Panama City hotel.
Please note: A minimum of four people per booking is required.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Panama Canal
The Monkey Island is inside the Panama Canal
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gatun Lake
The Monkey Island is in the Gatun Lake, part of the Panama Canal
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Monkey Island
Visit to the Monkey Island to watch different species of monkeys is the wild.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parque Municipal Summit
Visit to the Summit Park, an animal rescue center.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel info required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Aventuras 2000 - Gray Line Panama
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Panama Canal Eco Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Panama Canal Eco Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Panama Canal Eco Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Panama Canal Eco Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Panama Canal Eco Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Panama Canal Eco Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Panama Canal Eco Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Panama Canal Eco Tour.

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star-4
Easy going, great natural scenery, easy...
Douglas E
, Apr 2017
Easy going, great natural scenery, easy going tour
star-1
Tour description and what happened...
William G
, Apr 2016
Tour description and what happened are quite different. The boat ride was very short,less than an hour. There was no disembarking the boat, no kayaking, nothing but a very short boat ride. We then went to a nature preserve which was a poor excuse for a zoo. We were given a stale sandwich and a drink to picnic with. The most expensive tour that we took and most disappointing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
trip around gatun lake fantastic...
Marsha P
, Mar 2016
trip around gatun lake fantastic. Saw capuchino and howler monkies, alligator, iguana and turtle. kayak ride OK. lUNCH ok
star-5
We had a good guide for the two of...
Leslie P
, Mar 2016
We had a good guide for the two of us. Good experience all around: three types of monkeys and a young crocodile were special to see.
star-5
George was a great guide. Had a...
Bernardo
, Jul 2013
George was a great guide. Had a fantastic time and definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great trip! Great Guide! This tour...
Ralph E
, Jun 2013
Great trip! Great Guide! This tour met all our expectation.
star-5
Our guide was very professional...
John H
, Apr 2013
Our guide was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. And that he went out of his way to make us feel welcome in his country.
star-3
The tour guide on this was wonderful...
Jonathan E
, Aug 2012
The tour guide on this was wonderful a young man whom wanted to share his vast knowledge with us on the lakes and canal. Unfortunately when we got to the Island we were going to kayak but the equipment was locked away and no key! My son was eagerly awaiting the secret WW2 US communications center on one of the islands but this has been taken off the tour due to the widening of the canal.
star-5
Our Monkey Island Cruise was...
Allan W
, Jul 2012
Our Monkey Island Cruise was spectacular. We saw monkeys, lizards, baby crocodiles, and a variety of birds. So glad we did this cruise.
star-5
Excellent family tour. Tour leader...
Matt G
, Feb 2012
Excellent family tour. Tour leader was terrific as was the boat captain. Highlight was definitely getting to feed the monkeys on Monkey Island. If you're in Panama City this should be #1 on your list.
star-4
Une guide extraordinaire...
Isabel_J
, Mar 2022
Une guide extraordinaire Ana merci pour tout Une expérience unique et très enrichissante Accueil chaleureux

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