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Panama City: Agua Clara Lock & San Lorenzo Fort Private Tour

Product ID: 389252
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Explore a Caribbean rainforest, see the new Panama Canal locks, and visit the historic San Lorenzo Fort on a private day trip from Panama City.
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Duration: 8 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

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  • Check out the new Agua Clara locks of the Panama Canal
  • Explore one of the oldest forts in the Americas
  • See the Gatun Locks and learn about their operations
Full description
Go on a private tour from Panama City to see the new Panama Canal locks, Aguas Claras, built to support the passage of supertankers and large cargo ships and drive into the Caribbean rainforest to visit and learn about the historic San Lorenzo Fort.

To start this tour you will have 2 options: go in an early train ride from Panama City where you will board the first transoceanic train in the world and ride along the Panama Canal, to reach Colon City - it is about an hour ride. Or, have a later morning pick up and go by car directly to Colon City.

Either way, after you reach Colon City you will go to the Agua Clara Visitor Center and witness the boats going through and see how this new canal system works.

Next, drive across the largest bridge over the Canal, the Atlantic Bridge, to go to San Lorenzo Fortress that has been there since 1590. The fort is one of the oldest Spanish fortresses in America and is located at the mouth of the Chagres River.

After some free time to have lunch, you will check out the Gatun Locks and learn about the construction of this marvel of the modern world. This will conclude your tour and you will arrive back at your hotel around 4:00 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private guide
What’s Not Included
  • Foods and drinks
  • Train ride (unless chosen as add-on at checkout)
  • Agua Clara Locks Entry fee (unless chosen as add-on at checkout)
  • San Lorenzo Fort Entry fee (unless chosen as add-on at checkout)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Trains do not operate on holidays
• On this tour you might be merged with another group at the Aguas Claras Visitor Center and San Lorenzo Fortress, however, your personal guide will be with you at all times and your transportation will also be private throughout the tour
• Tour can include some activities that can be challenging for very young children. The suggested age is 4+ years old

From US$ 180 Per group up to 2

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R&E Transfer Panama

Product ID: 389252