From Panama City: Panama Canal and Monkey Island Tour

Overview

Spend half a day exploring the Panama Canal while learning about its history and creation. See the famed Miraflores Locks in action and take a scenic boat ride in the Panama Canal.

Get picked up at your hotel or other location in Panama City, and journey to the Panama Canal Visitors Center for a detailed explanation about how the canal and famous Miraflores Locks work. Visit the museum to learn more about this important water passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Drive by Miraflores Lake and the Pedro Miguel Locks as you make your way to the Chagres River. Climb aboard for a scenic boat trip across artificial Gatun Lake. Marvel at the surrounding landscape of the biggest and most important lake in the Panama Canal.

Watch as large ships pass through the canal to get a sense of the magnitude of this masterpiece of engineering. Arrive at a group of islands to see different species of animals and monkeys. Return to Panama City and get dropped off at your hotel.

More information

Not suitable for

  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Pick up included for all bookings from hotels or accommodations in downtown Panama City and Casco Viejo. Additional fee of USD $30 cash per group (no per person) for round-trip transportation from Playa Bonita.
  • Watch the huge ships navigate the Panama Canal
  • Learn more about a miracle of engineering at the Panama Canal Visitors Center
  • Encounter monkeys in their natural environment
  • Pickup and drop-off from accommodations in downtown Panama City
  • Boat tour around Gatun Lake
  • Entrance tickets for the Panama Canal Visitors Center at Miraflores Locks
  • Pickup/drop-off from Playa Bonita or the airport area (Additional USD $30 per group to be paid cash upon pickup)
5 hours

Pickup included

Pick up included for all bookings from hotels or accommodations in downtown Panama City and Casco Viejo. For a Private tour, pick up time will be at the same time as booked.

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