Panama Canal Agua Clara Locks and Fort San Lorenzo Tour from Colon City

Tour Number

Activity Level

754359


Categories

Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car and walk short distances.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

History, Spanish Colonial Fortification, Panama Canal New Locks


We will cross the new Atlantic Bridge over the Panama Canal on the way to our destination, Fort San Lorenzo. Located on the west bank of the Panama Canal, Fort San Lorenzo is an outstanding example of Spanish Colonial military architecture. The construction of the structure was started in 1595 to protect to protect the Chagres River. The Chagres River was part of the transisthmian route that connected Panama City with the Caribbean.

Fort St. Lorenzo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980 because it is a magnificent example of the defence system built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade.

Fort St. Lorenzo offers stunning views of the Chagres River mouth and the Caribbean Sea.

After the visit to the fortification, there will be astop for lunch at The Dock Restaurant located at Shelter Bay Marina.

Our next stop is at the Panama Canal Agua Clara Locks. At the visitor center, you may see the ships passing through the Canal. You will learn about its history and operation.

Itinerary

This full-day tour features visits to Fort San Lorenzo and the Agua Clara Locks of the Panama Canal in Colon City.

Recommendations / What to bring:
- Light clothing
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Wide-brimmed hat or baseball cap
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent spray or lotion
- Light raincoat or umbrella (during rainy season, from mid-April through mid-December)
- Camera

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

The tour might be affected by heavy traffic. Weather conditions may cause delays during the rainy season (mid-April through mid-December).

Transportation

Air-conditioned vehicle, up to four passengers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - English-speaking tour guide
- Panama Canal entrance tickets
- Fort San Lorenzo entrance tickets
- Bottled water, soft drinks and light snacks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 USD - Lunch (price depends on the restaurant of your choice). In Portobelo, most of the restaurants do not accept credit cards.
Cash for handicraft or souvenir shopping (optional).

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Lunch
- Any other personal expenses

  • Book this tour

    Currency
    Tour Price

    (for up to 4 people) (duration: 6 hours 30 min.) deposit ? View pricing details

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    754359


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, First Time Visitor

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    You must be able to get in and out of a car and walk short distances.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

  • Share This Tour
Private tour guide Sharon

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Sharon M.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/panamacanalaguaclaralocksfortsanlorenzotour

Tours by Sharon M.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.


...