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5 Hr Combo-Panama Canal boat ride+Monkey Isles+Rainforest walk & Local Breakfast provided by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours

5 Hr Combo-Panama Canal boat ride+Monkey Isles+Rainforest walk & Local Breakfast

5 Hr Combo-Panama Canal boat ride+Monkey Isles+Rainforest walk & Local Breakfast
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
The manmade lakes, islands, and tropical rainforest along the Panama Canal are renowned for their biodiversity. On this eco cruise, sail along a scenic stretch of the Panama Canal and Gatún Lake; visit Monkey Island; and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, and exotic birds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Magnificent views as you cruise Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal
Fantastic wildlife sightings such as tamarin monkeys and toucans
Escape the crowds: visit remote islands around the lake
Hassle-free return transfers by minivan to Panama City
What to expect
Meet a guide and group at a central location in Panama City, then travel to the Canal-side town of Gamboa in an air-conditioned minivan. Built to house Panama Canal workers in 1911, Gamboa has preserved early 20th-century homes and landmarks and marks the point where the Chagres River flows into the Panama Canal. Board a covered boat on the Panama Canal, and cruise alongside commercial and private boat traffic making the trip between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Emerge into Gatun Lake, and continue to the islands created by the construction of the Panama Canal: Gatun Lake formed when engineers blocked the Chagres River with Gatun Dam, once the largest earth dam in the world. Watch for wildlife along the shoreline of the Monkey Islands, and try to spot capuchin, howler, and tamarin monkeys in the foliage. Gatun Lake is also home to a diverse range of tropical birds, while coati, agouti, capybara, and iguanas forage in the understory.  At the end of the boat trip, make the return trip to Panama City by minivan, where this tour concludes with drop-off at a central location.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13010P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Boat ride on the Panama Canal (90 minutes) • Visit Monkey Islands • Driver/professional guide • Bottled water • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • After the boat ride we will stop and grab some Local food of your choice, and set up breakfast with amazing views of the Panama Canal. • Rainforest Walk • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island • Entry/Admission - Soberania National Park
Exclusions
Gratuities • Not a transit tour, and Miraflores locks isn't included, terrible experience with covid restrictions
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We will start the pick ups 15 minutes before the starting time, we will send you a message with the exact time the day before the tour around 4:30pm, once we have the list completo of hotels. Hotels near the Tocumen Airport and Veracruz beach have to pay an extra of $10 per person to arrange a separate transportation to meet the group starting at central Panama city.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Boat ride on the Panama Canal (90 minutes) • Visit Monkey Islands • Driver/professional guide • Bottled water • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • After the boat ride we will stop and grab some Local food of your choice, and set up breakfast with amazing views of the Panama Canal. • Rainforest Walk • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island • Entry/Admission - Soberania National Park
Exclusions
Gratuities • Not a transit tour, and Miraflores locks isn't included, terrible experience with covid restrictions
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We will start the pick ups 15 minutes before the starting time, we will send you a message with the exact time the day before the tour around 4:30pm, once we have the list completo of hotels. Hotels near the Tocumen Airport and Veracruz beach have to pay an extra of $10 per person to arrange a separate transportation to meet the group starting at central Panama city.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required on Shared tours
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If it rains you might get wet.
Minimum age is 3 years
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Panama City
  • 1
    Pedro Miguel
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Panama Canal
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Soberania National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Centennial Bridge
    Casco Viejo
  • You'll return to the starting point
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brittanytoler
Richmond, VA6 contributions
Great personal experience
Aug 2021
My family had a GREAT experience on the tour. The Panama Day Trips team had deep knowledge and carried great conversation and learning. But the best part and reason for 5 star review was how they adjusted the experience as we went based on the kids interests! Really made it easy and fun. We highly recommend
Written August 16, 2021
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Roshawn B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States10 contributions
Perfect Day!!!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Jerin was every bit of AWESOME! Patient and knowledgeable, answering questions of both me and my sister, we have different views on everything! He knew the history, culture and eco-system! He actively looked for monkeys, crocodiles & birds for us to see. His tour was great! Totally recommend!!!
Written July 31, 2021
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J L
10 contributions
Awesome Experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
I would 1000% make this the most important tour to be on!! Communication is excellent, even letting you know 1st pickups were late and your pick up delayed a few minutes. Enrique is THE person to educate you on not only the tour, but all aspects of Panama in general, the animals, canal and eco-system. They are more than happy to tailor a tour to the what the group wants, so I imagine the private tours to be very individualized. I would highly recommend as a necessity for anyone's first trip to Panama City to take this tour. We enjoyed it so much that we will repeat it next time here, and will probably book a private tour to start earlier and see more wildlife.
These photos are not as good as the videos. The animals move FAST!
Written July 18, 2021
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Marygolook
2 contributions
Take your camera!
Jun 2021
We had an amazing time on this group tour. We only had one full day in Panama City, so this tour gave us the best overview of seeing the Canal, exploring a bit of the rainforest parks nearby, getting a glimpse of wildlife, and enjoying the lovely rainy weather (ponchos and coffee were provided). It was really convenient to get picked up at the hotel. The guide was very knowledgeable about the animals, plants, area history, and city highlights. He was very helpful by spotting sloths, monkeys, toucans, different birds, and points of interest along the Canal. He also helped us get great photographs and get up close to interesting things we spotted. I recommend this tour to anyone who loves photography, bird spotting, or monkeys. Before being dropped off at our hotels, we saw a little bit of the city and even made a stop for taking pictures in front of the Panama sign. We had enough time after the tour to explore some of the city, armed with useful recommendations to make the most of our stay.
Written July 9, 2021
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james g
Leeds, UK105 contributions
Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the best tours we’ve done in 4 months of travelling.
We had David who’s English was superb and his knowledge of everything from local history, politics right through to flora and fauna was simply stunning.
We were picked up promptly as promised in the previous nights email and the 5 hours flew by with a lot of fun had.
I particularly loved being on the Panama Canal and this is the way to do it in my opinion as you get to learn so much about it - also lots of other tours doing the canal will charge around $150 so this tour is more than worth its weight in what you paid. I loved spotting the bird life on the canals too and we had a lovely walk through the forest spotting more birds and learning about the history of the Panama.
A fantastic day and a brilliant guide - I totally recommend this company to anyone, they also have WhatsApp and we’re happy to engage in conversation with me prior to booking the trip, answering questions and generally being very helpful in finding us the right trip option.
Written July 9, 2021
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Vannia P
3 contributions
A+ all around!
Jul 2021
This was an AMAZING experience. Both John and Manuel were excellent, helpful and friendly. They were on time for pick up, the ride was smooth and they even stopped to show us some sloths on top of some trees. John was so knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had, it was a truly incredible tour.
Written July 8, 2021
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Brandon L
1 contribution
Best tour ever
Jun 2021 • Couples
Me and the wife came to Panama for our honeymoon and stayed 5 days. The 5 hour combo tour was by far the best part of our vacation. Our tour guide Enrique was the best. He was funny, knowledgeable, on-time, and very helpful doing the rest of our time in Panama. I highly recommend the tour and Enrique as a tour guide because it was such a great experience and good time. Hopefully this helps anyone looking for something to do while in Panama.
Written June 8, 2021
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Eef-Aruba
Aruba12 contributions
Excellent tour & guide!
We were lucky to have a private tour. John is such a friendly and knowledgeable person/guide. He did not leave any questions we had unanswered, not just about the Panama Canal and nature but also about other Panama topics. He clearly loves this county 🇵🇦
He was very punctual when he picked us up at our hotel. We saw ships in the canal 3 kinds of monkeys and many different birds. 2 kinds of Tucans. I would recommend this to everyone!
Written May 6, 2021
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Marlene M
11 contributions
Great experience provided by knowledgeable guide!
Feb 2020 • Couples
This tour was a great experience! From the time we were picked up from the hotel and dropped off at the end of the tour Jarin shared his knowledge of the area, the eco system, and compassion and respect for the wildlife. He pointed out a variety of birds, encounters with monkeys on Monkey Island, a crock, and a couple of slots. A great picnic breakfast and lunch was provided. We experienced so much on this tour, well worth our time and $. I would highly recommend this tour group and company.
Written March 3, 2020
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JBG825
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada19 contributions
Best tour
Guide was great, American ex-pat, knowledge rivals David Attenborough. Comfortable and short ride there, both in the car and the boat. Highly recommend.
Written February 19, 2020
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Rainee38
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Great day tour!
This was a wonderful experience. We started the day by driving to Gatun Lake, where we boarded a boat that took us
dhariannyc
dhariannyc
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Amazing!!! Great!! Beautiful!!!
I loved it !!! Everything was amazing. We had two different guides and they were so knowledgeable and friendly. If
575sueh
575sueh
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Excellent tour
We had the best time on our tour! John was so knowledgeable and thorough giving us a glimpse into life in Panama an
leighmR430WO
leighmR430WO
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Best decision we made in Panama
We were a bit hesitant to spend one whole day on a tour, but it was absolutely worth it. Because we travelled when
Joy K
Joy K
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Great tour!
Great day tour. Had a lot of fun and got to see several monkeys on the Monkey Island and Hawler monkeys as well. Ou
752selinas
752selinas
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Adventurous and Lovely PANAMA
All the outdoor nature adventures Panama has to offer are Great!! Your guide Enrique is superb!!!! Humble people an
purebayu
purebayu
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Nice experience of passing the canal, monkey feeding & tribal village
This is our first tour with Panama Day Trips, everything went quite well, with Enrique both our driver & guide - ve
morinneo
morinneo
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Best Canal Trip I Could Have Asked For - 10/10 Highly Recommend!
We had John as our tour guide for this trip and not only did he gives us facts about the canal and the forest, he w
Bahma
Bahma
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Don't miss out on an incredible experience!
Enrique was the best guide. He got in touch with us and let us know everything we needed before leaving. We were pi
I8712RGkarens
I8712RGkarens
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Awesome day trip with Enrique Ruiz to see all Panama has to offer!
If you want to have an amazing day exploring the Panama Canal, Monkey Island, San Lorenzo Fort, and all the local s
587nathang
587nathang
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Excellent tour everyone should book in Panama
We were one of the first tours back after COVID. Enrique was an excellent and informative tour guide. Everything wa
183kathyz
183kathyz
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A wonderful way to start the day
I highly recommend this as a wonderful way to start the day - a virtual tour great for novice to seasoned bird watc
Y7293KKalexandram
Y7293KKalexandram
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Worth waking up early for
I have done several remote experiences during 2020 and this was one of the best. I was excited for this (hey I was
115matthewm
115matthewm
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Canal and Gamboa Viewing
My partner and I went out with the boys early morning, absolutely stunning. The guys were more than willing to tail
bensond123
bensond123
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Excellent and informative
Just like being in the field yourself, even when the birding was quiet there was always the anticipation that somet
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