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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (954) 282-8214
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Exploring Lake Gatun

Great tour! Got to experience the tropical forest up close. Kayaked on lake Gatun and saw the flora and fauna of the region

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
myriam r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great tour! Got to experience the tropical forest up close. Kayaked on lake Gatun and saw the flora and fauna of the region

Thank myriam r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was a fantastic day for us. We loved spending the day out in nature and seeing monkeys and alligators in the wild. There were two families who lived in Panama City and they had a great time too. One of them had been there twice before and the second was on their first trip but were going to back.... More 

Thank americanaatoscana
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Unless you have a lot of natural padding, bring something to sit on (a fluffy towel would work). The seating on the boat is very firm and it was quite uncomfortable after a few hours. That said, the trip was enjoyable to be on the canal in a small boat. The monkeys were fun (even if trained). We did see... More 

4 Thank SlipperyJoe
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our trip and guide was just like the brochure had advertised. We saw crocodiles, iguana, sloth, monkeys, and plenty of different bird species. The guide was very knowledgeable about the canal, ships, and wildlife. It was wonderful to see so much undeveloped rainforest protected for the wildlife. The guide and boat driver were very patient in waiting for the wildlife... More 

2 Thank Sheldon K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Okay, if you expect close encounter with wild animals this tour might be a disappointment for you. But if you're looking for a relaxing day outside the city it is a good option. You get a glimpse of the Canal when driving to Gamboa and when cruising Gatun Lake. Big container vessels pass by. When we got the floating house... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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146 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

When I think of a "Jungle Tour" I envision seeing lots of tropical birds (parrots, Tucans, etc) snakes, and monkeys IN THE WILD! As it turned out we saw no more than 3 monkeys that had obviously been trained to come upon calling them in exchange for peanuts and bananas. The only parrot, snake, and Tucan that we saw were... More 

3 Thank Ansje55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Captain Carl gives a big value to this very complete, fun and interesting tour on Lake Gatun. The kids had a lot of fun kayaking through the forest and jumping from a small waterfall. Navigating in the middle of the big boats cruising the Panama Canal is an amazing experience and the arrival at Carl's lodge a nice surprise. It... More 

Thank happyfamilyMexico
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Our whole family went on this adventure and it was a real crowd pleaser. The drive to the boat ramp in Gamboa takes about 40 minutes, from there you leave the troubles of the world behind. Captain Carl is a character with jokes as corny as those on the Disneyland Jungle Cruise. He also has wonderful information about the canal,... More 

1 Thank cookpias
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Carl was the best !!! He loves the jungle the animals the flaura and it shows. He engaged with everyone and everything. He is a character, to be sure, but a gentle kind soul. The adventure of feeding monkeys, swimming under a waterfall, and much more is a lifetime memory , I recommend to all. I am a senior traveling... More 

2 Thank barbarawestend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

While the herds of tourists visit the canal museum, go on a small cable car where you see no animal, or do some plain tour boats, here is one who brings you to a totally remote worlds, where you feel thousands miles away from Panama City. Carl will bring you in a hidden place, surrounded by jungle and animals, beautiful... More 

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