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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center

Highlights
  • 7-hour tour with Panama Canal cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center, from Panama City
  • Boat along the Panama Canal to Gatun Lake and Monkey Islands
  • Travel along Pipeline Road in Soberania National Park, one of the world's premiere birding destinations
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
From US$110.00
Overview
Cruise through the Panama Canal by boat for an up-close experience this important waterway. Look for wildlife on the shores of Gatun Lake, and see ships transiting through the canal. Then head to Gamboa and the Pipeline Road in Soberania National Park, and visit the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center.
What to Expect
Start your tour with hotel pickup in Panama City followed by a 2-hour cruise on the Panama Canal.
Travel north to the town of Gamboa where the Chagres River joins the canal. From there, board your boat for your cruise. Expect to see ships that are crossing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and lots of wildlife when you reach Gatun Lake, where your boat circles small islands that were created during the construction of the canal. Take a spin around the Monkey Islands to get a good look at the resident capuchins, howlers, and tamarins.
After your cruise, drive along Pipeline Road in Soberania National Park, which shelters a mature rain forest and the Rainforest Discovery Center. There, you can walk up a ramp that circles the 100 foot high (32 m) observation tower. From different levels along the way up, look for a variety of birds and animals such as iguana, sloth, and monkeys. You can also follow a trail along the rainforest floor that offers a panoramic view of the lake.
At the center, sit down for a picnic lunch while hundreds of hummingbirds whir through the air to feed at nearby hummingbird feeders. After your visit to the  Rainforest Discovery Center, return to Panama City where your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Reviews (42)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2018
Awesome Trip

Jerin is a great host, friendly, detailed, full of knowledge and understand what customers' need. We have a great time during the trip. Highly Recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hayleyz2015
Reviewed 14 August 2018
full day of easy hiking, birding, boating, monkeys!

My husband and I were picked up at our hotel early at 6 am so we could catch the birds and monkeys in the morning before it got too warm and their siesta. Jerin (owner, "sloth whisperer") and his assistant were wonderful, enthusiastic, and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Katherine Chu S
Reviewed 2 August 2018
Done this tour twice this year in rainy and dry season. Why? Jerin is amazing

This the second time we have done this tour this year. So why pick this group? Why did we do it again? Their determination to make it a great day out for everyone, their knowledge, and their enthusiasm about their country. Tour guides Jerin, Cynthia...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank heatherquick
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile
Awesome trip along the canal and to the eco centre

We did a morning excursion with Jerin and William today and it was the highlight of our trip to Panama. The team were on time for pickup from our hotel at 7am and we got dropped back around 1pm. Jerin knowledge of Panama and the...More

2  Thank Darshana F
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
So many monkeys!!!

Jerin was an awesome, incredibly informative tour guide. And we were all so in awe with how many monkeys we got to see up close!!

1  Thank Karri T
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