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Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion provided by Almiza Tours by My friend Mario

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

Combination Tour from Panama City: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion
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92% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Incredible wildlife sightings such as monkeys and sloths
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    10
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Discover the historic landmarks, natural wonders, and engineering marvels of the Panama Canal on this full-day tour from Panama City. Explore the rainforest of the San Lorenzo National Park and look out for wildlife including sloths, monkeys, and anteaters. Visit the colonial-era San Lorenzo Fort, admire views over Gatun Lake, and see the Agua Clara section of the Panama Canal extension.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake
  • Learn about Panama’s colonial history at San Lorenzo Fort
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from Panama City
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake
  • Learn about Panama’s colonial history at San Lorenzo Fort
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off from Panama City
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 41127P4
Important information
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 Admission fee: US$15 adults and US$10 Children
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
  • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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 Admission fee: US$15 adults and US$10 Children
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
  • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Colon
    See details
  • 2
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Fort San Lorenzo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Manuel
10 contributions
Mar 2022
What an adventure! Mario was a great guide with a friendly and humorous approach to his storytelling. So much was packed into this full day tour and I think it's a great price. It was a great way to get a taste of the Caribbean side of Panama. I would recommend this tour as it is a great way to do various activities in one shot.
Written 18 April 2022
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Marcel K
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
First impression before tour started: Why nobody confirm the tour and the exact pickup time. So I send a message night before the trip and receiver a reply late evening.
First impression when tour started: "Oh my good, typical tourist tour with a guide who ist talking nonstop,...." But this impression changed after 20 min. Yes it is a tour for tourist and Mario was talking a lot, but he did it somehow interesting and easy to listen way. The communikation was interactive. The tour was organized professionally, no hurry at all.
For somebody who want to see and learn a bit of Panama, without having any stress, I recommend to book this tour.
Written 28 February 2020
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triphelp68
Toronto, Canada25 contributions
Feb 2020
We did this tour today and it was very well done!
Mario is a fountain of knowledge and presented information with a sense of humor that was most effective! He is both very personable and professional!
We saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys and sloths.
The visit to the new section of the canal is very interesting. Take the time to watch a ship travel through one of the locks!!
Written 8 February 2020
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Daryl
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
I called 45 minutes after supposed pickup time at W Hotel. We were told to walk to the corner and wait for them. 10 minutes later, in sunny 94 degrees, the van shows up and proceeds to pick up other people from hotels in the same area. They passed our hotel twice during that time. Why did we have to walk to the corner? Why were we not told an accurate pickup time if we were the first passengers. Then the van, almost loaded, traveled to the old city to pick up more passengers, 20 minutes. We circled around the block five times in traffic, waiting for the customers. They could not be found. We drove another 20minutes back, though our hotel’s neighborhood to pick up a last person. Why weren’t these no shows contacted earlier by phone. By the time the last passenger was picked up, it was 2 hours after the 10:15 pickup time. The touring was ok. No animals in rain forest. A stop for gas on my time was unacceptable. A van and driver should fill up before the tour. A half hour stop at a large grocery store for us to buy our own lunch was complicated and a waste of time. This trip was not worth the money. Mario, the guide was informative, but full of excuses about he and the driver not communicating well. Like it was a joke. I would not recommend this tour or this tour company.
Written 2 January 2020
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Dominique C
2 contributions
Mario was the best tour guide!! He really knows his stuff! very informative about every place we visited. We we visited the canal center was saw a ship cross ! visiting the rainforest was cool! Mario let me use his tool to cut the grass in our way. I loved that!! He took a bunch of pictures for me. The fort was so beautiful. it was all so wonderful. Mario is the best!
Written 21 July 2021
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Almiza
Always a pleasure show you the best of Colon. the best for you.
Written 25 July 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
The tour was well organised including the pick up and drop off. The guide was great. Enjoyed it so much especially the rainforest. Saw lots of howler monkeys and also two toed and three toe monkeys. First time seeing these lovely creatures in their natural habitat.

Enjoyed the tour so much that I joined them for a tour to Monkey Island as well.

Highly recommended.
Written 5 June 2020
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Almiza
Thank you very much for your kind review, the best for you.
Written 12 August 2020
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wendydavies
Nottingham, UK79 contributions
We docked in colon for one day and had provoked the tour. When we disembarked the guide was waiting holding a sign with our name on. We were straight into the car and off!
The guide advised that we do the rainforest first as there would be more wildlife in the morning. He soon picked up that we liked birds and made a special effort to point them out. We saw howler monkeys and white faced cappuchins and another animal that I can't remember the name of!
The fort was interesting but we didn't spend too long there as the kids were bored.
We got to see boats going through both old and new locks and spent time at the visitor centre. Great value and knowledgeable guide.
Written 16 April 2018
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Enrique V
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Mario is a good and entertaining tour guide. He’s English is fair to understand. The tour details are, however, not entirely accurate.

We did not stop at a national park (rain forrest) per se. On our way to San Lorenzo Fort you drive through the forrest and here is where you spot some animals. There is no fee to enter the National Park San Lorenzo so this is not technically an exclusion.

The fee to enter the Agua Clara visitor’s center is listed twice as an exclusion.

Beverages. He briefly mentioned that if someone wants a drink he would buy them when we stopped to buy lunch in Colón. However, the drinks/water were not offered later on. He should buy them without asking and offer them in the car during the trip.

Excluded fees to enter the Agua Clara visitor’s center ($15 for foreigners) and the San Lorenzo Fort ($5) should be listed on the tour details as a reference.

The van is clean and comfortable. However, the tire treads on the van are gone and this is a safety issue in the event of rain (and in Panama it rains a lot). Van tires should be replaced as soon as possible.
Written 27 November 2019
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Sandra H
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Family
We were picked up on time by Alex. I had not expected such an in depth tour of the canal, sightings of monkeys, exotic birds and sloths as well as a the visit to the SAN Lorenzo fort. Alex, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile and point out areas and animals of special interest.

I highly recommend this tour and Alex our tour guide! Thank you Almiza tours and especially our guide Alex!
Written 6 August 2018
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SWahltinez
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
Dec 2019
We did this tour on New Year's Eve and had a great time. After hotel pick-ups, you drive across Panama to the Caribbean and stop at a supermarket to pick up lunch. The San Lorenzo Fort is neat, the views are impressive. The canal expansion at Aquas Claras was much less crowded than the Miraflores locks near Panama City. It was a must-see to see the huge ships go through the Panama Canal. I highly recommend this tour. I just wish we had spent more time in the rainforest. We saw a sloth, coati, and Howler monkeys from the car. The driver stopped so we could take pictures. If we had spent more time in the rainforest, I would definitely give this 5 stars.
Written 12 January 2020
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Best trip ever
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Best experience ever. The tour guide was phenomenal, friendly, knowledge and fun. Driver Mario and boat captain can
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A great afternoon on the water and in the rainforest
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Would recommend! Request Mario!
Mario was amazing!! Made the excursion a great experience. A beautiful hike, with an amazing view and story
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Fun afternoon
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Monkey islands
Saw all 3 kinds of monkeys they came on the boat and we fed them was so cool and fun. Mario was such a good host
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Great trip for Adults and Kids!
Had a great time!! My wife and I are 30 and we booked this last minute to fill a morning while in Panama. Got picke
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Fun with the monkeys
Very good service and great experience, up close and personal, with the monkeys! Would highly recommend to anyone w
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Highlight of my birthday trip
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Mario was very easy to work with. He responded promptly to my email inquiry and arranged for pickup. He sent a What
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