From USD 60
Enjoy a day in Colón and get to know the rich and interesting history of the Meliá Panama Canal Hotel, a place full of charm and comfort where, in addition to enjoying its incredible amenities, you will take an ecological and cultural tour through the Gatun Lake.
Sail the Gatun Lake to observe birds and animals like monkeys and sloths until you arrive in an authentic indigenous community to learn about its culture and ways of life.
- Use Hotel Meliá facilities: Swimming pool and kayaks (subject to availability).
- Lunch with a non-alcoholic drink.
- Historical tour of the Meliá Hotel facilities.
- Emberá Nepono Puru Tour.
- Eco Cruise Tour in Catamaran.
- Expert tour guide.
Not included: Transfer to the Melia Hotel. Available upon quotation.
Duration: 7 hours approximately.
Available: Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Embera Nepono Puru Tour
Eco Cruise Tour in Catamaran
Use the Meliá Hotel amenities
After a transfer to Colón, you will arrive at the Meliá Panama Canal, a beautiful hotel with a history as interesting as the spectacular natural views that surround it.
You will have a tour through the facility and get to know the captivating history of its construction, first serving as a hospital for the Panama Canal workers during the construction of the waterway. Later, with the arrival of the Cold War, it became the so-called Fort Gulick and finally was named the School of the Americas.
During your stay at Hotel Melía, you will enjoy a delicious lunch choosing from 5 tourist menu options (soup + main course + dessert + soda).
Afterwards, from the dock of the Meliá Hotel, you will be transferred by catamaran through Gatun Lake to carry out the following two activities:
Embera Nepono Puru: Visit an authentic indigenous village, where the community will welcome you with open arms, they will tell you their history, language, and culture; you will observe their dances, homes, and ways of life, you can also buy their original handicrafts or get a typical temporary tattoo.
Eco Cruise: Tour around the shores of Gatun Lake to enjoy its exuberant vegetation and diverse fauna, watching closely various birds, monkeys, sloths, lizards, and others.
After the ecological tours, you will return to the Hotel Meliá where you can continue enjoying its facilities until 06:30 PM. You can also choose to order your favorite dishes and drinks à la carte (not included).