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Private Tour Panama Canal, Railway and Monkey Island provided by Safe Transportation Panama

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Private Tour Panama Canal, Railway and Monkey Island

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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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Private Tour Panama Canal, Railway and Monkey Island
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. Maximum 4 guests, however we can include more than 4 people if they belong to the same family or group.
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Updated 21/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover the world-famous Panama Canal by boat, bus, and train on this full-day tour from Panama City. Set sail on a cruise around Gatun Lake, visit Monkey Island, and look out for wildlife such as monkeys and sloths in the lush rainforest. Afterwards, learn more about the canal and watch ships navigating the Miraflores Locks, then admire views along the canal as you ride the historic Panama Canal Railway.
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  • 1
    Monkey Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Panama Canal Railway
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • Spot monkeys and sloths on a cruise around Gatun Lake
  • Magnificent views as you ride the Panama Canal Railway
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off at your Panama City hotel
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people
Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Tickets for the Panama Canal Visitors Center in Aguaclara
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
  • Transportation by Panama Canal Railway ($25.00 adults, $15.00 children)
  • Lunch is not included in the price however we will take time for lunch at noon in a local restaurant at your own expense, you could bring food or we could stop by a supermarket and buy it.
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal Railway
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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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Lisa K wrote a review Feb 2020
Munich, Germany5 contributions
We booked this tour with high anticipations and all of them have been fulfilled. Thanks to our guide Cesar, who was on time to pick us up and drove safely. You can tell Cesar really knows what he‘s talking about and speaks perfect english. First we went to Gamboa, from there we
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MrCavd wrote a review Dec 2019
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Don was our guide and he gave us a good history lesson of Panama. Monkey island boat was nice, see all three types of monkeys as we were lucky. Many other animals like crocodiles and iguanas. Arrived at the Atlantic locks just in time for a ship to enter the lock. The train is
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ianwhpope wrote a review Nov 2019
Woking, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just the two of us on the trip so very personalised. Speedboat trip up the Panama Canal to get up close to monkeys. They came onto our boat and ate fruit from our hands. Cool. Tried some typical Panamanian food for lunch. Shrimp cerviche was particularly good. Canal visitor
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Date of experience: November 2019
Robert S wrote a review Oct 2019
Georgetown, Guyana1 contribution
Cesar was excellent as a guide. Preparation, communication and local knowledge were evident throughout the tour
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Scott H wrote a review Oct 2019
Brookline, Massachusetts74 contributions20 helpful votes
Since we already had plans to tour the canal by ship, we asked Cesar to take our family on a combined Monkey Island and Panama City Cultural tour. Cesar put together a wonderful tour which included a fabulous Monkey Island trip (bonus that you are actually on the Canal for part
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

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By: Safe Transportation Panama
I highly recommend Safe Transportation - Luis and Cesar is very friendly, great knowledge and accomodating to your needs
I am a Travel Agent and I booked Safe Transportation for my Clients Pirvate Airport Transfers and Private Panama Ca
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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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A Sloth! Hooray!
Muchas gracias Cesar for a really great day. Cesar picked us up at our hotel for the afternoon tour (1:30ish). He i
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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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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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Cesar was great!
Cesar took great care of our family and created a life experience we’ll never forget! Good for kids.
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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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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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Cruise ship - best excursion
Rafael was our guide. We tendered from the cruise ship to port. Our guide promptly met us. The suv was comfortable
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Wonderful place. The only thing is that they charge you 5 dollars extras every time you need to use the restroom
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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