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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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Safety measures
icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this full-day tour of the Panama Canal. With your local guide, explore the canal by sea and on foot, viewing the ships passing through the locks and the variety of plant and animal life on the canal's shores. Explore Gatun Lake and Monkey Island, home to howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. Stop at the Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch. All activities, entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
  • Eat a picnic lunch in San Lorenzo National Park
  • Explore the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific
  • See the native animal and plant life surrounding the canal and Gatun Lake
  • Visit San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo
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Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)
Bottled water
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Gratuities
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
This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas:
• El Cangrejo
• Obarrio
• Punta Pacifica
• San Francisco
• Punta Paitilla
• Avenida Balboa
• Bella Vista
• Casco Viejo
• Marbella
• Financial District
• El Dorado
• Bethania

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is in ENGLISH
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems or other serious medical conditions that prevent to getting inside a small boat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Panama Day Trips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bathroom breaks are very rare on this 7+ hour trip." See review
  • "It is a full day tour and completely worth it." See review

Reviews

5.0
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565 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 565 reviews
star-5
Nov 2021 UPDATE - Much improved tour
BryanR_C
, Nov 2021
Nov 2021 UPDATE - Much improved tour compared to past reviews TLDR: Great tour, Good Lunch, Reduced driving time due to new Suspension Bridge and newly paved roads A true Coast to Coast experience expedited by improved roads and infrastructure. We had a medium size group of 8 kind and generous international tourists all sharing insights about homeland and other travel experiences. Tour staff includes a dedicated Driver and Tour Guide Specialist. Our Guide, John Acosta, truly loves his country and provided a deep, thoughtful and often comedic review of Panama past & present. Wise beyond his years and was the true star of the show. I don't believe any leg of the tour required more than 1 hour on the road, but John's commentary made the time fly by. Monkeys were adorable (boat ride only, no island walking), Channel Locks were educational (30 min, no rush, Gift shop), Fort Tour was informative and Lunch was a large Turkey/Cheese/Avocado sandwich with all the fixings, chips and fresh Pineapple for desert. Cold Water included throughout tour. Pickups were pre-7am and we had bathroom break and mini-mart by ~9:30am. This allowed for cooler temperatures and we were ahead of other tours for a more intimate experience. Home by ~2:30pm (downtown). Customer service of Viator (PC Chat) and Panama Day Trips (WhatsApp) was exceptional in accommodating a single traveler. I wouldn't change a thing !
star-5
Excellent tour!
Nichole_A
, Oct 2021
Excellent tour! John was a fabulous guide and Joel was a great driver. They both kept a look-out for wildlife and served a wonderful lunch. We appreciate how accommodating and helpful they were.
star-5
Excellent tour
AntoniaK_B
, Sep 2021
Great tour, wonderful scenery, enjoyable boat ride on the canal, lots of fun feeding the monkeys, impressed seeing the canal lock and the ingéniosity behind it. Knowledgeable tour managers.
star-5
We had such a great time...
Quin_T
, Sep 2021
We had such a great time on this tour. John was such a great host, he was very knowledgeable sharing the history of Panama, the biodiversity and overall great hospitality! The monkeys were our highlight
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do this tour!
Lisa_G
, Sep 2021
This tour was amazing! The pace was perfect for my parents in their 70s and we got to see everything that they wanted to see without rushing! It was truly ocean to ocean and my dad loved seeing the canal and locks up close. The jungle tour was my favorite. Epic memories!
star-5
Great Host
Jason_S
, Aug 2021
This was an impromptu trip for us as we are not the "tourist" type. Our guide John was a unique experience. A truly highly educated person that decided to do something different with his life. All of the normal experiences were highlighted by John's historical knowledge base. Cannot express how much I would recommend this trip.
star-5
Enrique was great!
Milo_P
, Aug 2021
Enrique was a very knowledgable guide and provided a very informative fun, and unique tour experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Simply wonderful!
Ololade_T
, Aug 2021
Enrique and John arrived ahead of time. They were very pleasant and professional. They gave us so much information and history of Panama. Our group had a wonderful time at all the locations visited. We loved the canal ride and the monkey islands. It was a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend it. Thank you very much Enrique and John.
star-5
Once in a life time experience
JoeTexas
, Jul 2021
The trip was unbelievable! I’ve been all over the world and even Bali and never experienced something like this monkey tropical oasis! Enrique was phenomenal! He showed us many sloths and toucans and the monkeys in their natural environment was amazing! Enrique made the experience all worth the money!
star-5
Great Day in Panama.
Lois_C
, Jul 2021
Tour was delayed due to protesters but the company called and let us know exactly what was going on so we didn’t have to wait outside. John, the guide, was fantastic. He answered all questions and was very knowledgeable and and enthusiastic!

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