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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

Highlights
  • Guided itinerary allows even those with limited time to explore Panama by boat and on foot
  • See the newly expanded “Panamax” locks at work from the Agua Clara Visitor Center 
  • Avoid getting lost in the jungle of San Lorenzo National Park,
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
From US$135.00
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Pick up and drop off in Central Panama City Hotels
From US$135.00
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Pick up and drop off from outside Panama City as Playa Bonita Hotels, Metromall, City Of Knowledge, Amador Causeway, Panama Canal and Costa del este.
From US$150.00
Overview

Taking a guided tour of the Panama Canal allows you to hop between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with minimum hassle. This experience allows you to enjoy Monkey Island and enjoy a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before exploring San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included for added convenience.

What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a 90-minute boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you'll see jungle wildlife, navigate Gatun Lake, and watch massive ships pass through the canal.

Visit the famous Monkey Island, home to capuchins, howlers, and tamarins, before traveling to the Caribbean side of Panama and the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Here, you'll watch ships pass through the newly expanded “Panamax” locks from a canal-side observation deck and learn about the history, operation, and importance of the Panama Canal.

Next, you'll visit San Lorenzo National Park to see rainforest flora and fauna followed by a picnic lunch and a tour of Fort San Lorenzo, a 400-year-old Spanish fort on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. One of the most historically important spots in Panama, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort repelled pirates as part of the defensive system that protected the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown.

Your full-day tour ends with a return to your hotel in Panama City.
Reviews (190)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Ocean to Ocean

Best tour ever! The best way to see Panama City, especially if you only have a day! Visited Monkey Island, Fort San Lorenzo, and the Panama Canal. Drove through downtown Panama City and Old Town.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JimM3865
Reviewed 4 days ago
Must do!

This was the highlight of my trip to Panama City. Enrique was an excellent tour guide! This excursion gave us the opportunity to travel on the Panama Canal, see the jungle, and watch the locks from the Atlantic side. I was debating doing a Panama...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elevine62
Reviewed 4 days ago
Jerin was one of the best tour guides I've ever had!

We did the Ocean to Ocean tour, which was great. Jerin tried really hard to make sure we saw everything available and he filled in the details nicely. He created a nice atmosphere. The Canal was spectacular.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 683reidl
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic Tour of Canal and Jungle

I cannot imagine a better one day tour of the canal and jungle. My wife and I and three friends had only one day in Panama City and decided to tour the canal. We fed monkeys, saw many colorful birds, a sloth and several coati....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OrAzTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour!

I did the Ocean to Ocean tour while I was in Panama. It was a great way to get out of the city and see some of what Panama has to offer. The guides were very knowledgeable and really made sure we were having a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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OneSoaringSpirit
November 23, 2018|
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Response from Jerin T | Property representative |
Any hotel located in Bella Vista ( El cangrejo, Obarrio, Via Argentina) are good options, very close to restaurants, bars, metro, souvenirs shops, etc. You can contact us directly for more information.
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FrancesC2010
November 22, 2018|
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Response from Meander158748 | Reviewed this property |
Our return to hotel was a little after 4pm but with traffic not sure. If you have an alternate free day, I would for sure take this tour.
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Cosmopolitan520388
November 18, 2018|
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Response from Jerin T | Property representative |
We can do cruise ship excursions, if it's private only, we recommend putting a group together to make the price more accessible. Cannot be like our normal shared tours, because it'll be impossible to pick up in two... More
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