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03 - Eco & Canal Tour

From USD 95

You will find yourself in a boat experience, where wildlife surrounds you. This itself is a powerful experience for watching the canal from its insides and visiting Monkey Island, located in the famous Gatun Lake.


  • Transportation (with pick-up at Hotel)
  • Boat Ride
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Snack
  • Bottled Water

From USD 95

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  • Tour starts at your Panama City Hotel, where we will pick you up
  • This activity takes place at the Gamboa Area
  • Transfer time will be about 45 minutes. Be pending to the guide’s comments on the transfer and take advantage of the amazing views during the journey 
  • Board the high speed boats in order to start the tour. Glide through the waters of the Panama Canal and observe the flora and fauna of the area; be aware for all the different species that can be seen in here and that your guide will show you.
  • Visit the “Monkey Island” located inside the Gatun Lake. Look for the different species of Monkeys at this and all other islands inside the Lake. The guide onboard the boat will be in constant search for wildlife while giving the commentary of the tour; don’t lose track of this.
  • After this experience, we will go back to the Marina and re-board the bus
  • Visit the local Summit Zoo, home of a mixture of plants and native animals
  • Finally after this unique experience, is time to go back to Hotel.

This is a lake adventure of the sounds and sights of the tropical rainforest. We will move to the public pier in the Gatun Lake after transiting in one of the picturesque internal roads used once to communicate the towns and military bases with the canal support buildings.

We will board a small vessel to sail alongside the big ships transiting the Canal after going under a wooden bridge where the transithsmian railroad passes. This itself is a powerful experience of watching the canal from its insides.

We will stop at Monkey Island to watch in close proximity the Tropical rainforest that supports the functioning of the Panama Canal. We slow to a cruising speed as we motor along the forested banks of the lake, also a protected area, and we will look for wildlife such as Capuchin Monkeys, 3-toed sloths, Howler Monkeys, various kinds of Toucans and other bird life.  When we approach the Monkey Island the excitement will bring your adrenaline levels up in anticipation to these cute animals that might come to the boat waiting to be fed;  this whole experience will be extremely educational.

Finally we will return to the pier and back to bus for a quick drive to the Summit Zoo; home of a mix variety of plants and native animals including our National bird, the Harpy Eagle. Then we will return to your Panama city hotel.


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