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Private Tour in the Panama Canal and Monkey Islands provided by Safe Transportation Panama

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Private Tour in the Panama Canal and Monkey Islands

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Private Tour in the Panama Canal and Monkey Islands
We might keep windows open when possible to allow air circulation, vehicles are air conditioned. Guides are also drivers in order to reduce the number of people and they use mask at all times. This tour is private for a maximum of 5 guests in order to keep social distancing in the vehicles.
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Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Miraflores Visitor Center
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Gatun Lake
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Important Information
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour by boat around Monkey Island in the Gatun Lake of the Panama Canal
  • Bottled water
  • Tickets for the Panama Canal Visitors Center (discount applied because Visitors Center is closed)
  • Entry/Admission - Gatun Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Miraflores Visitor Center
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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wrenbarlow wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston91 contributions17 helpful votes
Muchas gracias Cesar for a really great day. Cesar picked us up at our hotel for the afternoon tour (1:30ish). He is a very nice gentleman, who was very easy to be with. He brought us to the Miraflores locks first, and really made the museum a learning experience before we
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Date of experience: January 2020
Heather T wrote a review Dec 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions
Cesar took great care of our family and created a life experience we’ll never forget! Good for kids.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Blakey wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions
Rafael was our guide. We tendered from the cruise ship to port. Our guide promptly met us. The suv was comfortable as he drove us around. He even had ice cold bottled waters. Rafael is native to Panama and he had a wealth of knowledge to share with us. When we arrived to Panama
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Date of experience: October 2019
U & W wrote a review Jan 2019
3 contributions
The tour to the Panamá Canal, Monkey Island and Summit Park by Safe Transporta-tion Panama is highly to recommend. Just behind the locks of Miraflores the tour shows the canal in two different point of views. On one hand it is exciting to overtake by boat one of the huge
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Date of experience: January 2019
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849bobm wrote a review Aug 2018
Lake Zurich, Illinois5 contributions
We were met promptly at the hotel and started to discuss the itinerary. We went over the history of the canal which covered the time to get to the Panama Canal visitor center. Our driver took us through the visitor center and was making sure he timed everything perfect. We
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About the operator

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By: Safe Transportation Panama
Part of the Tour was Boring
Did the private city tour. Guide was ok with good command of English. 1st part of the tour of the historical Spanis
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Great Layover
I was in Colombia for business and booked a layover tour in Panama City. Luis, the guide, picked me up from the air
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Excellent Tour
Don gave us an amazing tour and explained a lot. He spoke English well and was very pleasant. Best Tour!!
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Awesome Tour
We booked this tour with high anticipations and all of them have been fulfilled. Thanks to our guide Cesar, who was
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Monkey tour and Indian village
Cesar was the greatest tour guide! He brought us to see monkeys but we also saw sloths and crocodiles from out boat
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4 wheeling
Great time 4 wheeling in the jungle. Excellent guide he made it really fun Highly recommend. Anton valley is beaut
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Monkey island is the best part.
Don was our guide and he gave us a good history lesson of Panama. Monkey island boat was nice, see all three types
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Our tour started on time, they were at our hotel to pick us up, on time. The guide was very informative.
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Our first trip booked through Trip Advisor was great. Raphael Rodriguez really looked after us.
Just the two of us on the trip so very personalised. Speedboat trip up the Panama Canal to get up close to monkeys
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Monkey island and Indian village
Cesar was fantastic! We had a great day on his tour, he is very knowledgeable and speaks English very well. Highly
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Wonderful excursion to Monkey island and the Village. We were picked up at our fabulous Resort, Dreams La Playa Bon
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how to turn a layover lemon into a good time lemonade!
Luis picked up and took us on a very nice tour arond the city, stopping in points of interest for short walks. when
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Excellent Guide
Cesar was excellent as a guide. Preparation, communication and local knowledge were evident throughout the tour
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A very memorable experience
We hired a private guide who was just outstanding. The experience is a highly memorable one that I would encourage
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Wonderful Monkey Island and cultural tour...
Since we already had plans to tour the canal by ship, we asked Cesar to take our family on a combined Monkey Island
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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