History and Nature all in one with your local private tour guide
Founded in 1597 by order of the Spanish Crown for the protection of one of the most important route in the isthmus, wich was used to transport most of the richist (Gold, Silver, etc. ), that the Spanish conqueror was draining out of the Americas (such as the Incas riches). Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the year 1980 under the name of the Fortifications on the Caribbean coast of Panama. With Portobello, they formed the defensive system to the transatlantic trade of the Monarchy of Spain. To get there we will pass over the Panama Canal, Gatun Locks and into Fort Sherman, a former military base, surrounded by a thick forest rich in species diversity.
After meeting and as soon ready, we will depart to our private tour at the Caribbean side of Panama, Panama Canal (Gatun locks), forth San Lorenzo. The San Lorenzo forth is in the boundary of the National park of the same name, wich as a very diverce wild life (birds, monkeys, sloth, armadillo, agouti and moore)if lucky we will encounter some of these. Train ride across the country is optional (cost is extra).
The Panama Canal open a new a visitor center on the Atlantic side, this visitor center will give the visitor the oportunity to view the site where the new set of locks is COMPLETED, we would stop at the Agua Clara Visitors Center to take a view at this 5. 4 billion dollars wonder of the Canal expansion.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 6 hours
Depending of th time of the year, rain might affect the duration of the tour.
Air conditioned vehicle will take us to the site, from there we will continue the tour by feet.
**NOTE** I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'ASK A QUESTION' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 U$ - Admission tickets for the Panama Canal Gatun locks, the site of the canal expantion project and the San Lorenzo National park. **Prices are subject to change**
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I'm so glad I did this tour! Clemente was a fantastic guide! He arrived on time (early actually!) at my hotel, car was clean and comfortable. His knowledge of Panamá and it's history is vast, he was able to answer my millions of questions with ease and was very engaging, personable, thoughtful and had a good sense of humor! He was attentive to my interests and actually broke away from the planned route to show me a little more of Colón and describe the changes over the years. Thank you so much Clemente!