Ocean To Ocean Panama Canal And Jungle Tour - Panama City

From USD 135
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Booked 90 times last 30 days.

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas:
    • El Cangrejo
    • Obarrio
    • Punta Pacifica
    • San Francisco
    • Punta P.. read more
  • 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.


This unique tour of the Panama Canal goes from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean as you see the canal from the water and by foot. An exciting boat ride down the canal will introduce you to the transiting ships as well as the abundant wildlife on its shores, followed by a visit to Fort San Lorenzo and the new Agua Clara Locks.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

To start this tour, you will follow the Panama Canal north to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the canal. You will begin the wildlife viewing from a boat on the waters of the canal and Gatun Lake. You will ride along the waters of the Panama Canal right next to the ships passing through as well as have an up close view of the the abundant wildlife on its shores.

You will visit the famous Monkey Islands where you will see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins. Once you finish with the canal and lake boat ride (around 90 minutes), you will head 45 minutes north to the Caribbean side of Panama. You will visit the Agua Clara Visitor Center to see the new expansion locks working up close.

Located on the west side of the brand new Agua Clara Locks, the Agua Clara Visitor Center allows you to observe transiting vessels from a scenic lookout point and learn first hand about the various operations of the Panama Canal, the history of its construction, its participation in the world markets, and the importance of its watershed. An observational deck lets you watch the ships pass through the Agua Clara Locks on their way to the Pacific or Atlantic oceans.

The next stop will be a visit to San Lorenzo National Park where you will visit a remote rainforest full of flora and fauna, followed by a freshly made picnic lunch and a tour Fort San Lorenzo. A 400 year old Spanish fort on a scenic cliff overlooking the Caribbean, here you will recount the many attacks by pirates and privateers that happened at one of the most historically important places in Panama.

The Fort of San Lorenzo, located on an 80 foot (25m) cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea at the estuary of the Chagres River, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 along with the fortifications of the city of Portobelo. It was part of the defensive system for the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown, and is a fine example of military architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Fort of San Lorenzo is one of the oldest fortresses in Spanish America. Here you will recount the many attacks by pirates and privateers that happened at one of the most historically important places in Panama.

Once you finish the tour of the fort, you will return to Panama city for hotel drop off.


Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)

Bottled water


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Entry/Admission - Panama Canal

Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo

Entry/Admission - Monkey Island



Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge

Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 10:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.

Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.

Minimum age is 3 years

If you will be staying at a hotel area that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking your tour

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    John was our tour guide, and he was awesome! It was a very early start, but we were so glad as we watched all the other tour buses arrive to see and do what we had already seen! We saw all kinds of animals, and John made an extra effort to make that happen! He is incredibly knowledgeable about everything from the wildlife to Panamian history to details about the Panama Canal! The food was great, and he even went the extra mile to have a special surprise for my daughter as it was her birthday!! If we could give 10 stars we would! It was an incredibly beautiful day that we will remember! Thank you John!!! 😃

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Jerin was a great tour guide and knew much of the history of Panama. He took us to monkey island, the new canal, and to a rainforest/fort. Very helpful going with him.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    I loved this tour! Enrique was fantastic--his stories of history and all things about Panama were delightful. Despite losing the air conditioning for a while, the whole trip was great.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Great way to see Panama wildlife, see and learn more of the Panama Canal! We got to see capuchin and titi monkeys, toucans, alligators, vultures, hawks and sloths along the way. We also went on a boat ride on the Panama Canal while following the massive ships on their route through the canal. We saw the new expanded section of the canal at Aguaclara and finally visited the San Lorenzo Fort. Leo and the team were very attentive answering the group’s questions along the way.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    The tour was excellent. We saw a lot, learned a lot and had a great time. Enrique was a thoroughly entertaining guide. Highly recommended.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    Fabulous day from start to finish. John, our guide was very knowledgable about the history of the area and the native species.

  • 05-Feb-2020

    Well prepared and managed, support before the tour and complete informations, smart guide John, everything in one day: canal, nature and history. Highly recommended.

  • 04-Feb-2020

    John is college educated, eco minded, has a great sense of humor and loves his job. There was not a question he could not answer. They had the foresight to asked if we would mind leaving early to avoid the crowds. It was so worth it. They adjusted destinations to our advantage and knew exactly when to be at the locks to see a Panamax ship go through. The monkeys were awesome, they come right onto the boat and you can feed them. One actually climbed over my head. They provided breakfast due to our earlier departure and a sandwich lunch which was made on the spot. No soggy sandos sitting in a cooler. Lots of cold water and even coffee. And the driver did not scare us to death!!

  • 27-Jan-2020

    It is a very good tour. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and professional. All in all, it is an enjoyable tour.

  • 22-Jan-2020

    Guide John and Jorge were excellent. Sites were good. Not sure the fort was worth the potholed ling road trip to get there.

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