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Panama Canal Watershed, Gatun Lake and Monkey Island Tour

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Activity provider: R&E Transfer Panama

Panama Canal Watershed, Gatun Lake and Monkey Island Tour

Activity provider: R&E Transfer Panama

From US$ 72 per person

Cruise along the Panama Canal Watershed and Gatun Lake and see the diverse flora and fauna, including curious and playful monkeys, on Monkey Island.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
We can pick all customers in any hotel on the city area. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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  • Explore the rich flora and fauna surrounding Gatun Lake
  • See the many species of monkeys on Monkey Island
  • Cruise along the Panama Canal Watershed on a high-speed boat
Full description
Enjoy the unique opportunity to be inside the Panama Canal Watershed as you travel to Gatun Lake eco cruise and visit the Monkey Island where you can see several species of monkeys and lush natural landscapes. Start with an early pickup in the morning at 6:30 AM to avoid the traffic and get to see more species of animals. Hop aboard a high-speed motorboat and marvel at the breathtaking flora and fauna surrounding Gatun Lake.  The lake is one of the sets of locks in the Panama Canal, on the side of the Atlantic Ocean. There you will have an ecological experience in the region, where you can sail by the lake, see animals and the surrounding forest. Enjoy stops at Monkey Island, home to several species of monkeys that are native of Central America. Monkey Island boasts an incredible amount of wildlife. Stay on the lookout for capuchin monkeys, Geoffroy's tamarin and howler, and other species.  Also, see the Sounds of Silence Island, and if you are lucky, come close to some large ships that transit the canal daily.
  • Pickup and drop-off service city hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English & Spanish Speaking guide
  • Boat ride fee
  • Sales Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The tour can include some activities that can be challenging for very young children. The suggested age is 2+ years old.
Customer reviews

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Its a very basic experience. The idea is to see monkeys and feed them. Not very ecologic. Apparently the tourist already stole some monkeys and there are less. I guess there should be more teaching and less touching

March 22, 2021

Our guide Rafael was outstanding!! Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife. Highly recommend this tour!

December 10, 2022

Product ID: 389214