Combination Tour From Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort And Canal Expansion
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- Hotel pickup Available
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- Duration: 7 Hrs
Departure Time :
10:30am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time from 10:15am to 11am, please note the minibus needs to go to multiples hotels and in some cases take more time than the normal .
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Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewVisit the Caribbean Rainforest, learn the San Lorenzo Fort history and observe the new Panama Canal Locks.
Panama is home to 159 species of mammals, 98 species of reptiles, and 65 amphibious species. Among these are monkeys, sloths, anteaters, spider and caimans, crocodiles, and many snakes. This rainforest is an ecological paradise not to be missed! There are many stops included for photo opportunities. Thetour continues on to the ruins of San Lorenzo Fort which is famous for repelling attacks by all the pirates of the Caribbean for almost 75 years, our guide will expalin the history behind the famous ruins. Then youwill stop at the new Canal Expansion: Agua Clara where you will observe how work the new Canal system with super tanker and big cargos ships transiting the new locks.
Close encounter with wildlife
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Led by a local guide
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Fort San Lorenzo
The ruins of San Lorenzo Fort which is famous for repelling attacks by all the pirates of the Caribbean for almost 75 years.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Agua Clara Locks
You will have the opportunity to see post-Panamax boat transiting the new Canal Locks.
Duration: 1 hour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Minibus
Beverages (soda, water or local beer)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees to National Park San Lorenzo
Entrance fee Canal expansion
Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
Very enjoyable and informative tour. Everything was very well organised. Definitely value for money. Thank you!
This tour was not what I expected,
I was messaged the day before the tour stating pickup would be between 10:30-11:00 am, I was picked up at 10:35 am which was fine. We dove in a decent mini bus to a parking lot where we transferred to a smaller van and waited about 10 mins for additional passengers.
Here is where things started to go downhill, the van had a ridiculously loud whirling noise and the AC was non-existence, Panama is an extremely humid place and an almost full vehicle without AC made the trip uncomfortable, adding the noise from which vehicle and the difficulty in hearing the guide with this noise just compounded the misery, this van was not fit for this tour.
We got on our way none the less made a stop for petrol another stop on the highway to wait for another passenger about 15 mins wait in a hot van and a stop at a supermarket for snacks then onto Agua Clara.We spent about an hour and half at Agua Clara locks probably the highlight of the tour we got to see 2 ships going through the lock.
We departed Agua Clara and headed to Fort San Lorenzo, the advertised "rain forest tour" was actually part of the the drive to the fort where we dove very slowly along the road with many potholes with the hope of seeing some sort of wildlife, this was not my expectation of a rain forest tour.
We spent about an hour San Lorenzo Fort which was okay full of history with a nice view of the Gatun lake but not just okay.
After the fort it was a long drive back to Panama City.
In a nutshell although the guide was very knowledgeable the unfit vehicle and the content of the tour was a bit disappointing
Well organised day trip to less touristy Canal locks, as well as interesting visit to Fort San Lorenzo. Plenty of time spent at each, and guide was very informative. Would recommend
Nice Tour going to the other side of the Panama Kanal and Lorenzo Fort, thanks for the good service, nice guide
This day trip tour was an experience we won't forget! Mario is simply fantastic. We trip a lot internationally and I can't recall a better tour guide than Mario. Smart, funny, personable and attentive. The day itself is long, but worth it. If you're a fan of forts, San Lorenzo is a must-see. Seeing the canal expansion is amazing in itself. Then, you will almost certainly see a fair amount of wildlife up close, from monkeys and sloths to gato solo literally coming right up to the van. Book the tour and thank us later!
Mario provided great customer service. His knowledge of Panama history, along with humor, provided for a great day. He even pulled over and pointed out sloths along the way to and from the hotel. This was one of two tours of his I used during my vacation. I will use Mario's services the next time I'm in town.
Our tour guide Elvis was very knowledgeable and picked us up on time. We were the only ones on the tour and so it was like a private one. The van was comfortable and air conditioned and Elvis gave us plenty of information as we were going along.
We visited the panama canal extension ($15 in per person) and enjoyed seeing the ships pass through. Then we headed to San Lorenzo fort. When it says "See native wildlife in a natural environment" and "rainforest", it really means looking for animals from the van and driving around slowly in the desperate hope of seeing something. I'm sorry but I was not excited to see a wild chicken. There was no real rainforest aspect to this tour so I found it somewhat deceptive as a description. We were on a road, not in a rainforest - we didn't go into any rainforest. The environment we were in was luck based because of this.
San Lorenzo fort was very interesting but since we didn't really need a guide here (plaques to read in the fort) we didn't see the point of having a guide.
All of the extra interesting bits were confined to being in the van travelling around so I don't think it was a particularly good tour overall. We were left disappointed.
We were expecting Mario, but Alex did our almost private tour.
Others canceled....so just us.
Alex was very articulate and knowledgeable. 5 star tour from the fort to the locks!!
Good tour! Mario was super knowledgeable. He was also super patient when my mother took off during a rest stop and could not be found for a while. He took great care of us. The only negative was the “rainforest” was not what I was expecting but we still got to see monkeys and sloths.
Prompt pickup at our hotel then drive to Colon to get other guests. Stopped on side of road on the way as Mario our tour guide spotted a Sloth in a tree. Mario was very entertaining and had a wealth of knowledge on Panama's history. We really enjoyed the walk through rain forest seeing monkeys, birds and a Black Hawk. The Fort was cool and had great views of the Bay and forests. The Canal was interesting to see and watch the video presentation as informative to its construction. A little pricey entrance fee. All in all a worth while full day trip.