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From Panama City: Monkey Islands Tour on Gatun Lake

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10 reviews

Activity provider: My friend Mario

From Panama City: Monkey Islands Tour on Gatun Lake

Activity provider: My friend Mario

From US$ 75 per person

Observe the monkeys on Monkey Island during this tour from Panama City. Observe different species of monkeys and learn about them from a knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick up time between 1:30pm and 2pm at the ground floor lobby hotel.


  • Observe the white-face monkeys, howler monkeys, and Geoffrey´s tamarinds on the island.
  • Snap photos and learn about the different species from a guide.
  • Enjoy comfortable travel to and from the island
  • Boat down one of Panama's largest rivers
Full description

Travel to the Gamboa Marina in an air-conditioned tour vehicle with a guide and the rest of the tour group, before a transfer to a riverboat for a ride on the Chagres River, one of Panama's largest rivers, and head for Monkey Island.

Observe the different species of monkeys that live on the island, from white-face monkeys, howler monkeys, and Geoffrey´s tamarinds, while taking some time to snap photos, and learn interesting facts and information about the different species from a knowledgeable guide.

Return to the marina and to Panama City, and end the tour with drop-off at the hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Boat ride
  • Food or drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with epilepsy
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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Mario did a great tour with us. We saw a lot of monkeys, they sat on the shoulder, climbed around on the boat. We stopped at many different places and had a great boat tour of the Panama Canal. On the way back to the harbor we spontaneously made another stop when the boat driver saw a crocodile on land. We drove very close. In general we had enough time to take photos and videos and be amazed. On the way to the hotel we stopped at the market and were allowed to eat fresh pineapple and watermelon. I recommend the 6:45am tour as it was very quiet and not as hot as midday. Would recommend the tour to anyone who has a morning to spare. Price line TOP!

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April 24, 2022

June 5, 2022

It's illegal to feed the animals, but the tour gives out food to all the guests in order to attract monkeys. The air is smoggy from all the fuel being burnt. The monkeys are at risk for contracting human-borne illnesses because they get so close in order to access the food. The boat routinely rams vegetation with disregard for the stability and beauty of the islands.

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April 17, 2022

Product ID: 409753