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From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

Product ID: 148568
Learn more about the impressive Panama Canal on an exciting tour from Panama City. See the canal in action at Miraflores Locks and explore Gatun Lake by boat.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel or address in downtown of Panama City. Please note that additional fees may apply for hotels outside Panama City.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Watch the huge ships navigate the Panama Canal
  • Learn more about a miracle of engineering at the Panama Canal Visitors Center
  • Encounter monkeys in their natural environment
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location in Panama City, and journey to the Panama Canal Visitors Center to get a detailed explanation about how the canal and famous Miraflores Locks work. Visit the museum to learn more about this important water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Return to the vehicle and pass Miraflores Lake and the Pedro Miguel Locks as you make your way to the town of Gamboa. Upon arrival at the Chagres River, climb aboard for a scenic boat trip across artificial Gatun Lake. Marvel at the surrounding landscape of the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal.

Watch the large ships passing through the canal to get a sense of the magnitude of this masterpiece of engineering. Arrive at a group of islands to see 2 different species of monkeys. Return to Panama City and get dropped off at your hotel.
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels or other locations in Panama City
  • Entrance and guided tour of the Panama Canal Visitors Center
  • Boat tour around Gatun Lake
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Excellent trip and with a wonderful guide Cesar. His passion and knowledge shone through from start to finish. Great communication keeping in touch on route to pick up. Professional service. First stop at Miraflores Lock we had chance to see large container ship going through the locks. The boat ride down the river we saw 3 large heavily loaded cargo ships pass by, amazing to see such good navigation. We got see lots of wildlife on the boat tour including several monkeys who joined us on the boat. Cesar went above and beyond with bringing along nuts and bananas for us to feed the monkeys. A air conditioned car throughout the journey and water was provided. Highly recommend this trip and in particularly Cesar

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August 3, 2019

Our Guide was Amazing and So Knowledgeable of Panama

Our Guide Din, explained the history of the Panama Canal that really helped my daughter to understand why I wanted her to visit. Din was also great with the Monkeys on the island, which was the highlight of our day. Our Guide was determined to get them to come back out and visit us, after a tour before us had fed them. Our Guide was helping the boat director make the sound, so the Monkeys would come back and eat more bananas and play with us. We had a wonderful day, thanks to our Guide who spoke perfect English. We will come back to Panama and definitely request Din, sorry we did not get his last name. He was so kind and friendly, we felt like we had been knowing him forever. Please tell him, Johnnie and Vashti really enjoyed our visit to Panama, because of him and we will be back.

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July 6, 2019

Drive and driver good. However, the maps are not right for you, so the driver searched for the meeting point for 40 minutes.

October 29, 2019

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Product ID: 148568