Panama Canal Visit and Gatun lake expedition


Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
you must be able to get in and outo of the car and boat.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Miraflores Locks visit and Gatun lake expedition

Would you like to see how the Panama Canal works, learn about its history and on top of it sail on the canal on the man made lake Gatun and observe the lush vegetation, wild life and ships navigating close to you? this is a great experience and you can enjoy it in one day.


8 or 8:30 am departing from your hotel we go to the panama canal the visitors center to observe the operations of the panama canal, the museum and the 10 minutes video of the history of the canal, after that we drive about 35 minutes to the dock on the Gatun lake to go on board of the speed boat and navigate at the Gatun lake and see the wild life on the rainforest of the canal, normally we can see also the big ships navigating the canal as well, (the tour on the boat last 1:30 hours normally) once we finish the boat ride we go back to your hotel or any other point inside of the city you want me to drop you off like a comercial mall for example.
note: we might do the boat activity first depending on the activities of the canal.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting location: lobby of your hotel

Note: if you are traveling in a layover flight or you are traveling on a cruise and docks at the caribbean side, send me a message for a customized tour.

End location: End location: Lobby of your hotel or any other point inside the city as a mall center for example

Duration: 6 hours

this tour has a duration of 6 hours approximately, this may change due to the traffic conditions some times in the city of Panama.


transportation by a minivans model, air conditioned

What’s Included

Other: private transportation in a minivans 2016 model air conditioned, water bottles, snacks, bilingual tour guide, boat ride.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 US Dollars - you will need about $ 100 us dollars for the Visitors Center (Miraflores) at the Panama Canal ($ 15 US dollars each), lunch and some souvenirs

What’s Extra

Other: you will need to wear contfortable clothes and shoes, average temperatures in Panama are around 30 degrees celsius and high hummidity, cap or hat and optional bug spray


Please contact me if you are travelling in a group of 3 or more people.

A Recent Review of this tour

Miguel was an outstanding guide who was extremely knowledgeable, changed his planned itinerary to meet our requests as the day went along, was a friendly and excellent communicator and a delight to spend the day with. We have already recommended him to our hotel concierge and expect to do the same to any of our friends or acquaintances who come to Panama.
Gerald Rothstein

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