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Gatun Explorer Panama Canal Jungle Day Tour

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 282-8214

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This tour was amazing. So much to see and do. We were able to kayak through he rainforest and fish in the lake. The guide was very knowledgable and so were the staff. The floating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 14, 2016
Jennifer C
Windsor, Ontario
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Windsor, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This tour was amazing. So much to see and do. We were able to kayak through he rainforest and fish in the lake. The guide was very knowledgable and so were the staff. The floating house was very neat. The food served was delicious. It was a long excision from our resort and the best $135 spent. I recommend this... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Have to say that the tour provided relief from the sweltering heat of Panama City . Safety of the tour participants was a primary concern and that's always a worthy marker. I would have walked away happy and content from the experience except that I was double billed by the tour operators and have not been compensated since February 2016.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is a trip that is super fabulous, I went with a group. We take a "lancha", that is a type of boat in which we passed trough some areas near the Gaillard Cut; well actually we were on the Canal Area, specifically in Gatun. I like the trip, my guide that day was Carl. if you want to experience... More 

Thank Nany O
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

While I admit it is fun to see Capuchin monkeys, they are pretty much trained to come to the boat when it arrives. The disappointing part of this day trip was our guide who apparently hates women and had an real attitude when it came to answering honest questions. The tour could have been much shorter- too much time just... More 

Thank nhhikergirl
Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Captain Jack was funny and informative as we saw monkeys, held a boa constrictor, kayaked, and jumped from a water fall. It was a great day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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 bubbles 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

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 

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