From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

4.7 / 5

40 reviews

From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

From $69 per person

Learn more about the impressive Panama Canal on an exciting tour from Panama City. See the canal in action at Miraflores Locks and explore Gatun Lake by boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or address in downtown of Panama City. Please note that additional fees may apply for hotels outside Panama City.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch the huge ships navigate the Panama Canal
  • Learn more about a miracle of engineering at the Panama Canal Visitors Center
  • Encounter monkeys in their natural environment
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location in Panama City, and journey to the Panama Canal Visitors Center to get a detailed explanation about how the canal and famous Miraflores Locks work. Visit the museum to learn more about this important water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Return to the vehicle and pass Miraflores Lake and the Pedro Miguel Locks as you make your way to the town of Gamboa. Upon arrival at the Chagres River, climb aboard for a scenic boat trip across artificial Gatun Lake. Marvel at the surrounding landscape of the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal. Watch the large ships passing through the canal to get a sense of the magnitude of this masterpiece of engineering. Arrive at a group of islands to see 2 different species of monkeys. Return to Panama City and get dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels or other locations in Panama City
  • Boat tour around Gatun Lake
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Not allowed

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    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 40 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    This tour was wonderful - Cesar, our guide, followed all safety protocols which made us feel at ease. Cesar gave us extensive history and facts on the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, and other interesting tidbits on Panamanian history throughout the tour. He was also very knowledgeable about the different animal and plant species we encountered on the tour, and made sure our Monkey Island visit was memorable! We boated by different locales searching for different species, and he and our boat captain did a great job spotting different animals and giving us facts about each one.

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    November 20, 2020

    It was a great day with a fantastic tour guide named Cesar. Incredibly knowledgeable, courteous, and considerate. His knowledge of the country, people, society, way of life, technical facts and much more. was impressive and fascinated us all. A tour guide who obviously enjoys doing his job, just great. The day was very well organized and not hectic. We enjoyed it very much and are looking forward to the next tour.

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    January 25, 2020

    Very good.

    The ride was great, but we asked the driver to drop us off at Panamá Viejo on the way back and not at the hotel, because at the time of purchase, it was an option. Well, when we arrived at the landing site, the driver, mr. Luiz, charged us (it was charged), plus $ 15 for the itinerary change. I have already complained at GetYourGuide and the company providing the service in Panama City. They have already answered me by apologizing and informing me of the refund on my credit card. The $ 15 makes no difference in my financial life, but I found it disrespectful and dishonest. I await the refund.

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    August 11, 2019

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