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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this full-day tour of the Panama Canal. With your local guide, explore the canal by sea and on foot, viewing the ships passing through the locks and the variety of plant and animal life on the canal's shores. Explore Gatun Lake and Monkey Island, home to howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. Stop at the Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch. All activities, entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
  • Eat a picnic lunch in San Lorenzo National Park
  • Explore the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific
  • See the native animal and plant life surrounding the canal and Gatun Lake
  • Visit San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo
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Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)
Bottled water
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
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
This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.

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7:00 AM
Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas: • El Cangrejo • Obarrio • Punta Pacifica • San Francisco • Punta Paitilla • Avenida Balboa • Bella Vista • Casco Viejo • Marbella • Financial District • El Dorado • Bethania
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Panama Day Trips
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 Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle 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 Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle 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 Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle 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 Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.

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  • "Bathroom breaks are very rare on this 7+ hour trip." See review
  • "It is a full day tour and completely worth it." See review

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star-4
Exploring wildlife
Helene_C
, Jun 2022
Seeing all the different animals and wild life on the tour, also learning about all the history and walking around looking at different sights and places.
star-5
Expert guide to a unique region.
Stephen_C
, Jun 2022
Really excellent experience. Super informative and felt unique. I definitely could not have done it alone.
star-5
Great trip! 100% recommend
Ryan_F
, Jun 2022
The tour was great from start to finish. Pick up was on time. The van had tons of space and well air conditioned. Enrique was extremely kind and had an immense knowledge of the rain forest he was driving us through and Panama. Loved talking to him! Saw a sloth, monkeys, canal, fort and countless views!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Absolutely wonderful day!!!
Karen_D
, May 2022
The whole trip was memorable because of Enrique. He was amazing. So knowledgeable, kind to each person and a fun guy.
star-5
Excellent tour
Amber_G
, May 2022
Great tour to see a little of everything Panama has to offer. Guide spoke perfect English, gave lots of info and engaged with everyone.
star-5
Lived up to expectations
Tracy_A
, May 2022
We had an amazing time. Everything was well timed, we saw ships going through the canal, we saw a unesco heritage site, and the boat ride to monkey island was amazing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
You won’t go wrong with Enrique and the Jungle / Canal Trip
Kiran_P
, May 2022
Firstly, Enrique our guide added the “cherry” on the icing! Knowledgeable, friendly, alert (needed to be to pick out some of the wildlife whilst on the move- brilliant!) and the trip was well planned. This included a wonderful picnic. Also have to mention the people we were with made it into a great team. You will enjoy this excursion. Will also learn a lot more then when you started with Shame that a country that has a tremendous income from the canal isn’t making Panama the oasis of South America. This can only be due to the greedy, short sighted people in power. Very sad for it’s people. Thx
star-5
Definitely book this tour
Abigail_b
, May 2022
Our guide, John Acosta, was fantastic. So knowledgeable about the wildlife as well as the history of the canal and general history of the country. Lunch was delicious as well, a man of many talents.
star-5
Great experience.
Ernest_T
, May 2022
Enjoyed the boat trip on the Canal, the visits to monkey Island and to San Lorenzo Fort and finally visiting the Panama canal. Enrique our guide was great.
star-2
Not worth it
Dimeisa_M
, May 2022
Let me start of by saying the guide was amazing and very informative but this tour I would just not recommend because we found it very boring. It could have had a lot more but it just sadly didn’t. It’s not worth the money, I would suggest doing something else and if you want to see the Panama Canal just do that by yourself.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Ocean to Ocean
Esther_v
, May 2022
We had a wonderful tour, with a great tour guide, John. He had so much knowledge, not only about the Panama Canal, but also about the animals, history, etc. We learned more from John than during our visit to the Canal Museum the day before. The boat trip was beautiful, the nature and the animals.
star-5
Top Notch Guide and Tour!
Kathleen_H
, Apr 2022
Our guide was excellent, among the top tour guides we’ve had in our extensive travels. Every aspect of this tour was amazing and we loved the variety as well as the education provided. We had a Blast! 5 Stars all the way.
star-5
Great experience with an excellent guide!
Amber_L
, Apr 2022
Had a great experience. Loved our guide, Enrique, he was very friendly and provided for a great tour! Enjoyed visiting the locks and seeing the canal. Favorite part was taking a boat ride to Monkey Island and feed a monkey by hand. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Take this trip, you'll be thrilled
Myra_D
, Apr 2022
Relaxing multi-stop adventure for all ages and interest. Really good pace, fantastic guide and memories that will last a lifetime
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Worth the time
Matthew_G
, Apr 2022
We enjoyed seeing the Aguaclara Locks and watched a cargo ship exit the locks and a cruise ship move from one lock to the next Good history, Enrique is a knowledgeable guide and very engaging. Nice picnic lunch with fresh avocado and pineapples (that he purchased as we left the city), boat ride on the canal past large ships, saw a few monkeys and one even came down and accepted some grapes from the tourists. Plenty of bathroom breaks, every 1-1 1/2 hours or so. Spent a lot of time in the van to get from stop to stop, not strong a/c but enough to keep from completely melting. The only "active" part of the day that was available was walking around the fort for a few minutes and at the locks from upper to lower viewing area. It was hot and sunny so maybe other days there is more walking opportunities. Still worth seeing the locks and riding on the canal passing the big vessels.
star-5
Amazing experience
Bella_P
, Apr 2022
Amazing tour! Our tour guide was super knowledgeable about everything! And had a great eye for the animals. I would do it again if I ever went back. 100% recommend.
star-5
Amazing family experience and guide
Brent_B
, Apr 2022
We would do this trip again because it was so incredible. John, the guide, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the country, the canal, and the ecosystem.
star-5
Definitely do this tour!
Jenna_M
, Apr 2022
Great guide, Enrique! He was awesome. Great tour, wonderful experience. Highly recommend!! It was a memorable day.
star-4
Good experience
kanella_a
, Apr 2022
Guide was good, but he drove very fast on the way home during a rain down pour. I did not feel comfortable with that.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Day trip across Panama
Edward_P
, Apr 2022
Enrique was very good, and provided excellent commentary throughout the trip. He is very experienced, and well organized. The tour covers a lot of ground, but is well worth it, and well thought through. Would absolutely recommend. Boat trip probably the highlight, but the locks were awesome.

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