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

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    What to Expect
    Begin with pickup at your centrally-located Panama City hotel, then make the 1.5-hour trip to to Colón in an air-conditioned minivan or minibus. See the rainforest from the water on a 20-minute ferry ride, 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.
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    Important Information
    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.
    Departure Time
    10:30am
    Duration
    7h
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Minibus
    • Professional driver
    • Beverages (soda, water or local beer)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to National Park San Lorenzo
    • Entrance fee Canal expansion
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
    • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
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    Additional Info
    • 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 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were picked up from our hostel and from this moment, Mario entertained us the whole bus tour! He talked about the history of panama, the natives, slavery and the national hero balboa. All the stops on this tour were interesting and in the end, we had a exciting walk through
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    Response from Almiza, Public Relations Manager at Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for your kind words about our tour. You are welcome anytime. Sincerely
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    I have no complaints about this tour! Mario was AWESOME! So very knowledgeable and informative. He literally stopped me very time he spotted and animal and allowed us to get out of the van each time to capture photos and videos. He knows his stuff!! The rainforest was my
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    We requested Alex as our guide because he is very knowledgeable and adapts to our needs and to the situation. Since it was low season, the 3 of us ended up with a private tour. We decided to check out the expansion lock at Agua Clara first and saw a container ship coming in.
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    Easy pickup and my main issues (locks and San Lorenzo) were fully covered and you can explore it by yourself. If you are aiming for the jungle experience this might be not the right one besides you only looking for a very basic experience which also can be reasonable of course.
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    We really enjoyed this tour. Mario is a knowledgeable and funny tour guide who kept the long drive to the Atlantic interesting. The Agua Clara locks with the large boats were interesting for us, even after seeing Miraflores locks the previous day on the Pacific. Agua Clara
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    By: Almiza Tours by My friend Mario - Tours
    235 reviews
    David P
    10
    Excellent three types of monkeys and sloths too
    This was a great trip! We saw three kinds of monkeys, Capuchin, Tamarin and Howler. The Capuchin and Tamarin
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    pcdougher
    Media, Pennsylvania
    93
    Incredible Experience!
    Highly recommend this excursion. Our guide was excellent and he was very informative. We saw Capution, tamarind
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    Alyssa5
    Port Murray, New Jersey
    120
    Monkeys, Monkeys everywhere!
    This was just incredible! We took some advice from others on Trip Adviser and headed down to the Gamboa Hotel.
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    ziebemar
    Ingolstadt, Germany
    52
    Informative and exciting
    We were picked up from our hostel and from this moment, Mario entertained us the whole bus tour! He talked about
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    Nathan W
    11
    Great experience!
    Mario was great and provided a great (and fun) explanation of the monkeys and the geography in both Spanish and
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    AM0996
    20
    LOVED IT!
    I have no complaints about this tour! Mario was AWESOME! So very knowledgeable and informative. He literally
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    RAV457
    Great Falls, Virginia
    3611
    Good Short-term Excursion with Limitations
    We really enjoyed the up-close interactions along with great pictures of the three types of monkeys found on the
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    Dawn C
    11
    Wonderful adventure
    This was the perfect excursion to take for the short window of time that I had. We saw all of the monkeys that we
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    Frederika1234
    126
    Beautiful tropical forest and enjoyable boat ride on Gatun Lake
    Loved the boat ride on the Gatun Lake which is surrounded by a the tropical forest. There are a lot of monkeys on
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    travisarp
    Houston, Texas
    11
    Great
    Our guide was great had a wonderful time. Everything was well manage from the pick up at the hotel to the boat
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    450slavenc
    Naples
    10
    Great Experience
    The trip was short but very nice. Mario actually made the tour only for two people. We have seen three species of
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    Raj4751
    20
    Great Tour
    Thank you Mario for a great tour! The Panama Canal, Museums etc was a great introduction to all the major sights
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    Erik B
    Coto De Caza
    74
    Great Adventure
    We had a fantastic morning out with Mario to Monkey Island. We saw plenty of monkeys up close and personal. Lots
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    Barbara M
    Denver, Colorado
    2213
    Fun way to get close to monkeys!
    We had a great time and everything went smooth. They picked us up at our hotel right on time, and the drive to the
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    FarAway746712
    264
    Alex is a wonderful guide
    We requested Alex as our guide because he is very knowledgeable and adapts to our needs and to the situation.
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