One of the best day tour on the waters of the Panama Canal.
This morning you will be pick up by your naturalist tour guide, today we will be drive to the town of Gamboa where the chagres river meets the Panama Canal, Gamboa was built in 1911, during Canal construction. It was initially populated by "silver roll" (Afro-Antilleans and other non-US, non-white) workers and their dependents.
Aboard and expedition boat to explore the Panama canal crossing the dredging divisiond and reach the gatun lake the lake is situated in the valley of the Chagres River the area was flotted to build the man made lake.
Gatun Lake is an essential part of the Panama Canal which forms a water passage between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, permitting ship transit in both directions, from the dast boat we will be able to explore the islands of the lake looking for monkeys and sailing next to the huge ships of the Canal.
On the way back visit the pipeline road for a nature walk and them we drive to clayton plaza for lunch (not included)
7:30 a. m: Pick up from your hotel.
(if you are traveling from a cruise ship from colon starts at 9:30 a. m)
8:15 a. m: Aboard a boat to discover the islands and wildlife of the Panama Canal.
10:00 a. m return to the pier and nature walk.
12:00 p. m Lunch
1 30 p. m Back to the hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your Hotel In Panama City.
For cruises or people from Colon I will be able to pick up you in Colon 2000, Homeport, shelter bay but for cargo ports like Manzanillo, Cristobal or others please advice in advance .
End location: In your hotel or cruise Ship.
Duration: 6 hours
Traffic sometimes in Panama is difficult during the afternoon.
By Van and them a fast boat from the chagres river.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Personal Expenses.
I cannot pick you up from the port but I can meet you at the cruise ramp and walk to the vehicle, depence of the port in Panama for Colon 2000, home port an flamenco marina is easier from cargo ports I need to be advised in advance.
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Juan went beyond what was necessary. He picked me up at the airport at 6am!!! We had a tour around the old city and he made it quite interesting (even for the sleep deprived traveler). The canal boat ride was great but the monkeys were the best. We saw Geoffrey tamarind monkeys who ate from Juan (and my hands). Also saw white faced monkeys who were extremely intelligent - they ate the peanuts Juan brought - cracked the shell with their teeth. A great tour! I highly recommend Juan. Thank you Juan!