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Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion

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  • Full-day combination tour from Panama City
  • See native wildlife in a natural environment
  • Visit a colonial-era UNESCO site
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Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion
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Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion
USD 67.00
Overview
Combine nature, history, and technology on a full-day tour from Panama City that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, refreshments, and transport. Watch for wildlife on a scenic trip through the rainforest, visit the UNESCO-listed San Lorenzo Fort, then see the Panama Canal extension that moves New Panamax super tankers through a series of enormous locks.
What to Expect
Begin with pickup at your centrally-located Panama City hotel, then make the 1.5-hour trip to to Colón in an air-conditioned minivan or minibus. See the rainforest from the water on a 20-minute ferry ride, then go deeper into the forest by vehicle, with plenty of stops to sight wildlife: watch for sloths, monkeys, anteaters, and other mammals in the thick trees.

Continue to San Lorenzo Fort (entrance fees not included), which guarded the Caribbean end of the Las Cruces Trail, the overland route for Spanish treasures and gold from Central and South America. Learn the story of how the fort finally fell to the pirate Henry Morgan, who used it as a base for his historic attack on Panama City.

After visiting the fort, tour the Agua Clara section of the Panama Canal extension (entrance fees not included), which was inaugurated in summer, 2016. Find out how engineers raised the waterline of Gatun Lake, built new locks, and widened existing channels to accommodate New Panamax ships. You’ll have roughly 45-minutes to explore the locks before returning to Panama City, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour with Almiza Tours with Alex as our guide

We were picked up on time by Alex. I had not expected such an in depth tour of the canal, sightings of monkeys, exotic birds and sloths as well as a the visit to the SAN Lorenzo fort. Alex, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile
Great showcase of Panama

We docked in colon for one day and had provoked the tour. When we disembarked the guide was waiting holding a sign with our name on. We were straight into the car and off! The guide advised that we do the rainforest first as there...More

1  Thank wendydavies
Reviewed 7 April 2018
Great tour at a great price!

Our tour was changed twice for the day we could go to get more people which made it much more interesting. Mario was a very good guide, providing lots of history and some humor. Juliette was a very good spotter to see animals in the...More

1  Thank Born2travel2013
Reviewed 4 March 2018
Interesting tour with a first class guide

Visited Colon in February 2018. We were a party of 6 who had booked a private tour. We were extremely fortunate in having Rey as our guide. his Knowledge of everything relating to Panama was encyclopedic. Not only did Rey have an encyclopedic knowledge, but...More

3  Thank gmandsfmorgan
Reviewed 9 February 2018
Great sights and pace

Really enjoyed going on this small group tour that was very reasonably priced and had excellent driver and tour guide Alex. Alex was one of the most informative and entertaining tour guides ever! Pointed out wildlife enroute stopping frequently and got to see canal expansion...More

1  Thank kccdiver
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Response from wendydavies | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on the traffic. We were back at the ship by 1pm but it was good Friday so there was very little traffic. On a bad day you can queue for ages to get across the canal.
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