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

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

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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.
  • Full-day combination tour from Panama City
  • Tour the Panama Canal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Minibus
Professional driver
Beverages (soda, water or local beer)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees to National Park San Lorenzo
Entrance fee Canal expansion Admission fee: US$15 adults and US$10 Children
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up time from 10:15am to 11am, please note the minibus needs to go to multiples hotels and in some cases take more time than the normal .

We pick up clients from any hotel or vacation rentals in Panama City. BUT hotels or resort outside the city the client need to pay extra US$10 per person to cover round trip transfer.

Begin with pickup at your centrally-located Panama City hotel, then make the trip to Colón in an air-conditioned minivan or minibus. See the rainforest and 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Colon
The tour starts with hotel pick from Panama City followed by a 1.5-hour mini bus ride to Colon. There, you will take a minibus ride around the rainforest. There will be many stops for your to observe and take photos of the multiple wildlife you will see. 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Agua Clara Locks
You will have the opportunity to see post-Panamax boat transiting the new Canal Locks. Admission fee: US$15 adults and US$10 After see the Canal, we going to the rainforest to observe wild animals like safari, for the nature lover , they will be able to walk into one jungle trail, to observe the dense vegetation and find few animal during the walk.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Fort San Lorenzo
The ruins of San Lorenzo Fort which is famous for repelling attacks by all the pirates of the Caribbean for almost 75 years.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Almiza tour by My friend Mario
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
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 Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
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 Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
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 Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bring bug spray and long pants and sneakers for the walk in the forest." See review
  • "If you are prone to motion sickness, might want to take some medication prior as the roads can be winding." See review
  • "When it says "See native wildlife in a natural environment" and "rainforest", it really means looking for animals from the van and driving around slowly in the desperate hope of seeing something." See review

Reviews

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118 Reviews

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star-2
Not worth the money
Nana_M
, Jun 2021
Guide was friendly but the tour was more of a car ride for a few hours. Rent a car and drive to the places yourself, much cheaper.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your feedback, Rent a car always will be cheaper than take a tour. The difference with a tour are you get a friendly person with a vehicle driving for you to the attractions, talking about Panama important information, and showing you wild animals difficult to find for yourself.
star-5
Great tour, very nice, caring people!
Foad_K
, Jun 2021
The tour was very nice. We were the only people registered for the tour (2 people) and they still took us. Mario is very knowledgeable and he explained much more than just about the attractions. He was warm and funny and we enjoyed our time. We saw different animals thanks to Mario and Juliet. Juliet, our driver, was also very kind and caring. We forgot an item in her car and when we contacted them the day after our trip, she looked for it, found it, and drove all the way just to drop it at our hotel! What a nice people!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you very much for your kind words, your party are welcome anytime.
star-5
Great tour
John
, Nov 2020
We had a great trip with Mario. He was not only very knowledgeable about the rainforest, Fort of San Lorenzo, and the Panama Canal, but also gave us a lot of information about the Country of Panama, including history, geography, climate, etc. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-3
So So Tour
Dave_P
, Mar 2020
Most of the time spent driving in the van. We could have spent 1/2 hour touring around Colon since we were there already but guide wanted to rush back to Panama City. Lunch was stopping at a grocery store and buying our own lunch and eating in the van. The tour did buy 1 beer for me. The guide was knowledgeable so that was a plus and we did see some monkeys, a sloth, a racoon-like creature. Entrance to the Panama Canal zone was $20 so you need to add that to the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great guides
Laura_R
, Mar 2020
Got to see a couple Howler monkey groups, white faced monkey group, multiple sloths, and a green parrot!
star-5
Nice tour!
Charlene_R
, Feb 2020
The trip was interesting and diverse. Plan on spending $20 on admissions. While the instructions indicate to bring a towel, what is needed is a cloth or facial towel to wipe away sweat because it is hot and humid while walking through the rain forest and the fort. Bring fruit, such an apple or pear, chips or other snack to eat during the trip. There is no time for a formal sit down lunch. Water is available.
star-4
Combination tour
Svetlana_B
, Feb 2020
Everything would be good, but our tour guide spoke English poorly. Rainforest was a waist of time. No time for lunch was arranged.
star-4
Fort Lorenzo Top
marcelcasserini
, Feb 2020
Rainforest was a funny tourist joke, not real experience; the entrance fee for the new lock was ok, bit too expensive. Fort Lorenzo was the highlight; good spirit of an impressive history Bad was that we needed to buy sandwiches in the supermarket and eat it in the car on bumpy streets
star-5
Great value for your money
tamasbaranyi79
, Feb 2020
Coming from the big European winter freeze I and my partner had a lovely time on this tour. Our guide Wilson and Julia the driver/animal spotter were professionals and did their best to make the most of such a lower-end-of-the-price-range trip. After seeing the canal we spotted many wild animals, including howling monkeys AND a huge crocodile!The jungle walk and the fort were also amazing. Wilson was very considerate and warned us about the bug-dangers of the forest, and even gave us some from his own bug spray. I highly recommend this trip, it’s really good value for your money.
star-3
Good mix of things
Daryl_L
, Feb 2020
...forgot to say: the details of this tour said "See the rainforest from the water on a 20-minute ferry ride, then go deeper into the forest by vehicle..." but when I asked about the ferry, I was told it was a different tour. That was a bit disappointing.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, The ferry to go to the rainforest was replaced for a brand new Us$300,000,000 bridge since July 2019. Unfortunately no more ferry ride on this tour.

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