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Gatun Explorer Panama Canal Jungle Day Tour

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Panama City, Panama
+507 282-8214
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Chance to see wildlife and huge ships

Our trip and guide was just like the brochure had advertised. We saw crocodiles, iguana, sloth... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2014
Sheldon K
Los Angeles, California
A relaxing day in the jungle

Okay, if you expect close encounter with wild animals this tour might be a disappointment for you... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2014
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Our trip and guide was just like the brochure had advertised. We saw crocodiles, iguana, sloth, monkeys, and plenty of different bird species. The guide was very knowledgeable about the canal, ships, and wildlife. It was wonderful to see so much undeveloped rainforest protected for...More

2  Thank Sheldon K
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Okay, if you expect close encounter with wild animals this tour might be a disappointment for you. But if you're looking for a relaxing day outside the city it is a good option. You get a glimpse of the Canal when driving to Gamboa and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 February 2014

When I think of a "Jungle Tour" I envision seeing lots of tropical birds (parrots, Tucans, etc) snakes, and monkeys IN THE WILD! As it turned out we saw no more than 3 monkeys that had obviously been trained to come upon calling them in...More

3  Thank Ansje55
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Captain Carl gives a big value to this very complete, fun and interesting tour on Lake Gatun. The kids had a lot of fun kayaking through the forest and jumping from a small waterfall. Navigating in the middle of the big boats cruising the Panama...More

Thank happyfamilyMexico
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Our whole family went on this adventure and it was a real crowd pleaser. The drive to the boat ramp in Gamboa takes about 40 minutes, from there you leave the troubles of the world behind. Captain Carl is a character with jokes as corny...More

1  Thank cookpias
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Carl was the best !!! He loves the jungle the animals the flaura and it shows. He engaged with everyone and everything. He is a character, to be sure, but a gentle kind soul. The adventure of feeding monkeys, swimming under a waterfall, and much...More

2  Thank barbarawestend
Reviewed 12 August 2013

While the herds of tourists visit the canal museum, go on a small cable car where you see no animal, or do some plain tour boats, here is one who brings you to a totally remote worlds, where you feel thousands miles away from Panama...More

Thank JeanLouisV
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Best tour of the Canal your going to find! Carl is amazing and hularious, very entertaining and full of knowledge. He takes you through Lake Gatun and shows you the wildlife upclose and personal, even interacting with monkeys and other creatures of the jungle. This...More

Thank Shaun_2525
Reviewed 9 August 2013

10 of us and I would do at again in a heartbeat! Laughed so hard, I couldn't paddle the kayak. Waterfall was amazing. Real outdoors experience, jumping off the boat, swimming, jumping from the waterfall. Carl's a funny guy...loved the monkeys, his collection of animals,...More

3  Thank kathnac
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Don't miss this tour if you want an up close and personal experience on Lake Gatun. Capt Carl entertained us in the morning on his small tour boat - holds about 15 seeing the monkeys and other wildlife on Lake Gatun. Then it was on...More

2  Thank Fletcher51
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