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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center provided by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours

Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center

Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13010P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • This is not a TRANSIT tour
  • Tour is guided in English only
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
  • Entry/Admission - Soberania National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located Outside Panama city.
  • This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 8:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • Minors are not allowed on the Canopy Tower
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • This is not a TRANSIT tour
  • Tour is guided in English only
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
  • Entry/Admission - Soberania National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located Outside Panama city.
  • This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.
Departure details
  • Traveller 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 8:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • Minors are not allowed on the Canopy Tower
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Arlene P
Appleton, WI6 contributions
Jerin contacted us the day before and said we have the option to leave an hour early (5:30am) on the tour to see more animals and avoid the heat of the day. We took him up on it and didn't regret it. Early sunrise boat ride on the canal to monkey island was well worth it. Walk through the rainforest was nice. Didn't see much more climbing to the top of the tower. Hummingbird area was fantastic. You could spend all day there. Had a nice lunch along the canal. Jerin takes great pride in giving you a quality tour.
Written 2 February 2020
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katlin z
Swansea, UK7 contributions
We had such an amazing time on this tour. The guide picked us up early in order to make sure we were the first ones out to see the animals. We saw all kinds of animals, had a fantastic hike and a great lunch with hummingbirds. I would recommend this to anyone!
Written 11 March 2020
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Charles Tysinger
Mebane, NC20 contributions
This was our first trip to Panama and our first tour on our trip. It definitely exceeded my expectations. The boat ride was the highlight, with the monkeys coming on our boat (Awesome!). At the Rainforest Discovery Center, we got amazing pictures of hummingbirds and sloths. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and took great care of us (still remember that fresh pineapple!). I would highly recommend this tour.
Charles and Libby Tysinger
Written 10 February 2020
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S McW
2 contributions
Couples
The boat part was only 1 hour but advertised as 1 and a half hours. Also we left so late because we waited almost an hour for a big bus of people. By the time we got there we only saw 3 white faced capuchin monkeys because it was after 11 and the heat of the day there are no animals or birds.
Then there was the issue at lunch. You did not forward the allergy info I had given to you to the tour guide Erik nor the restaurant. I couldn’t eat half of the meal.
After lunch the tour guides insisted we stay with the very large and loud group for the nature walk. Because of that we didn’t see any birds or animals. The children were yelling and the tour guides didn’t even try to get them to be quiet. We repeatedly asked Erik if we could be separate to increase our chances of seeing wildlife but he refused. The tour was not good value for our money. The tour I did the day before with “Emberá village tours” was the same price as the sun wing one however the value was MUCH better.
The tour sunwing did was too late in the day and it was not what was advertised. Myself and the other members of the group were very disappointed.
The company offered a $50 voucher that expires in a year so, not only do they expect to make more money off of this terrible tour but within a year. Save your money and go with another tour company
Written 3 March 2020
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Please put this review under the correct business or delete this review. It's been posted in the wrong business page. Our company is called Panama Day Trips, and they are referring to a company called SunWing. We do not work with SunWing and never have. We have never even heard of SunWing tours . All of our tours start at 6am from Panama City so we arrive in the rainforest around 6:45. We have never arrived at 11am because you can't see any wildlife at that hour. We limit our groups to 10 people to avoid large groups. We never have anything to do with large bus tours. Also, we don't visit any restaurants for lunch, we only do picnic lunches in remote areas. We do not have any tour guides named Erik. We do not offer vouchers to redeem in 1 year. It is obvious that the tour was taken with a different company, not Panama Day Trips. Please delete this review as it's very clear their complaint is about a tour company called SunWing and not us. We cannot accept any more misplaced reviews as its affecting our ranking and therefore our business because of other companies not doing their job and us getting a bad review for that.
Written 7 March 2020
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heatherquick
Chicago, IL100 contributions
Couples
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 and Willy made sure that everyone had the chance to experience nature, learn, engage with nature, experience some of the history while keeping the experience within our capabilities.
We have a hard time traveling as my husband is disabled with a terminal condition. It is hard for him on uneven ground, he has lost most of his vision, and he walks with a cane. Jerin and Cynthia have taken us on Ocean to Ocean, custom tour (to fulfill a bucket list - twice) and Wildside tour - twice. They have taken care of his needs from sitting him on correct side of boat for his vision to having Willy walk beside him on uneven ground. They gave us the opportunity to be a happy couple- not caregiver and husband. All this while making sure that the other families on the trip also had a great experience. We chatted with Jerin and are hoping to go back again in November to do Embera with them - if hubby is able. Oh rainy season is a great time to go, short bursts of rain that bring out the birds. I have seen over 50 different species to date.
Camera - in the dry season we took a DSLR. In the wet season we took our Tough Olympus waterproof but wish we had taken a point and shoot. Rain was not a big issue for the camera,
Hotel pick up is early so we arranged a box breakfast at 6 am. Pick up was 6:20 but worth it as it tends to rain later in the day. Hotels are easier for pick up on Panama City side of canal as bridge crossings can take an hour or more. Consider Gamboa or Radisson Summit as they are closer to the natural areas.
Thank you for reading this lengthy review. Jerin and his team have given us so many memories and taken such care that I cannot praise them highly enough.
Written 2 August 2018
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blueskiestoyou
Hollywood Park, TX60 contributions
Family
What a wonderful tour company. We did two tours, including the Discovery Center tour and the Ocean to Ocean tour. The owner and all of the employees are most accommodating and knowledgeable, but especially John and Jerin. Jerin's father was even along with our second tour. We saw a sloth, three types of monkeys, four types of hummingbirds, a coati, and many more animals on this tour. Fort Sherman and crossing the locks were highlights on the Ocean to Ocean. Highly recommend this tour company!!
Written 31 January 2018
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joodeegurl
Toronto, Canada46 contributions
Couples
This tour is the perfect choice for people who enjoy nature and all its beauty. Jerin and his dad arrived promptly at our hotel with a big smile and made us feel very welcome from the get go. After picking up all his clients, we were divided into 2 groups and off we went. The first half was a ride alongside the ships heading to or from the canal. It was truly amazing riding alongside these gigantic vessels. Then it was off to see the monkeys. Jerin provided us with a grape each, which brought the monkeys down from the tree and into our boat to get the grapes. While cruising the islands, we also saw a variety of beautiful water birds. What a fantastic feeling and a great learning experience as to why we did this and the effect on the forests as a result of the Canal.
The second half was a trek through the rainforest to the discovery centre where we we lucky enough to see an anteater making his way in the forest. Although we didn't see many birds from atop the watchtower we had a delightful lunch surrounded by hummingbirds and howler monkeys. Lunch was a simple yet delicious fare of freshly prepared sandwiches, pineapple and chips, There was plenty of water all through, to keep us well hydrated.
Jerin is very knowledgeable and environmentally conscious. He gave us great tips for other activities in the city and was a wealth of information. Our travelling companions on this tour were very friendly, curious and engaging which made this trip even more fun and enjoyable.
I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to enjoy all the natural beauty Panama has to offer.
Written 23 March 2018
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Dar P
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States22 contributions
Friends
This tour was great. Jerin, our tour guide was so knowledgeable, personable and eager to please. We were picked up right on time at our hotel, had a boat ride through the Panama Canal, hiked through the rain forest then had a wonderful lunch at the rain forest discovery center surrounded by hummingbirds. Magical! We did not have a tour planned for the next day but wanted to do something so Jerin had one of his people drive us wherever we wanted to go for a great price! I highly recommend!
Written 22 March 2018
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Abell2travel
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
Couples
Jarin did a great job of not only getting us near many animals, but also helped identify and learn about what we saw. This was without a doubt the best one day tour we’ve taken in a long time.
Written 14 March 2018
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Curi A
Marietta, GA1 contribution
Couples
This tour was amazing! From the time we were picked up to the time we were returned to our hotel we were learning about Panama, the culture, the ecosystems and the wildlife. The tour crosses the canal waterways and takes you all the way to the top of the rainforest. We had monkeys eating from our hands and the highlight was lunch under a canopy of hummingbirds. Wear long pants and stay hydrated as there is a lot of walking but definitely worth the work out!
Written 23 January 2018
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By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
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Awsome Day Trip!!
Absolutely fantastic. The tour guide and driver were top-notch!! Learned a great deal about the country and the
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Panama Ocean to Ocean Tour
Enrique was a great guide. He was punctual, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. The excursion was exactly as describe
cedricp256
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Professional and Friendly Team
Our guide and our driver picked us up from the hotel right on time in the morning. The minibus was very clean with
514bproctor
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Perfect day in Panama!
Enrique was an amazing tour guide and we learned so much. He did a great job making sure we had a great experience
Kitemviv829
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Panama Canal Experience
This tour was amazing!!! I would have regretted leaving Panama without doing this tour. Our guide was like a mini e
ThaGr8Diva
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Rainforest tour
Paola provided a lot of information during the tour. We enjoyed her as our guide. The river tour was nice and we sa
Cseelke
Cseelke
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Great tour
We had a great tour with Enrique, especially Monkey Island. He was interesting, punctual, and kind. The canal locks
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Fantastic
Absolutely fantastic. Very professional and the guide, Paula was amazing. I’ve done many tours recently and she was
Indiantraveller83
Indiantraveller83
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Lovely Day
Our guide , Enrique Ruiz , was well informed. Had eyes like a hawk. He helped us see sloths, capuchin monkeys , tit
458JohnA
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Awesome
Outstanding. The tour delivered for me. We went the length of the Panama Canal, visiting the locks and seeing con
JennaBH91
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Hands down best tour!
This was the best tour I’ve ever been on! It was well organized and they delivered exactly what they said they woul
X1896VIlisat
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Fabulous guide to Monkey Isles.
We had a spectacular guide who was able to explain so much about the animals and the beauty of the rainforest. She
Sutwil
Sutwil
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Excellent tour! A must-do in Panama
Enrique was a fabulous tour guide on this excellent tour. There are several wonderful stops to experience and see v
WestintheEast1964
WestintheEast1964
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Great experience
Great experience! Our guide, Paola, was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the canal, the rainforest and
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Monkeytastic
Paola was a wonderful tour guide. She was super knowledgeable. We were picked up right on time, driven to the boat,