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Monkey Island Tour from Panama City
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Monkey Island Tour from Panama City

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Monkey Island lies on Gatun Lake, along the Panama Canal, and is renowned for its large population of monkeys, along with other wildlife. On this tour, set sail on a scenic riverboat cruise around the lake and the Chagres River; look out for wildlife such as slothes, iguanas, and crocodiles; and spot four different types of monkey on the island—mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, Geoffroy’s tamarin, and lemurine owl monkeys.
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Mike J wrote a review Jan 2021
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This is a must see when visiting Panama. You can see the entire city when you get up top. It is about a 15 minute hike up. Good exercise and beautiful scenery. You can take amazing photos of all of Panama.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Myo M wrote a review Sep 2020
Coquitlam, Canada19,982 contributions688 helpful votes
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From each of the "3 viewpoints" is a unique view (not overlapping among them): one to the north with the city's "quite impressive" skyline (which as I overheard the tour guide with some group describe as "Singapore of Central America" which I would say pretty accurate!); one to the east with the "old town" Casco Viejo (just a group of low-rise buildings but somewhat of an interesting view with a big "semicircular-shaped" road which is not on land but in the sea right around that part of the city); and one like a "diagonal view" both to the south & to the west with the stretch of the Panama Canal between the Bridge of the Americas & the Miraflores Locks (a fairly close view of the bridge but just a distant view of the locks). So yes, worthwhile coming up for these great views, kind of the "only drawback" here I would say is just that the all 3 viewpoints are openings through the woods with the views being "non-panoramic" for the most part (although that of the Canal a relatively wide view where there's actually also a small "viewing shelter"). And also apart from the views, to see on the hilltop itself are 2 big satellite towers or such, a big "national flag" & a statue of a lady poet who may be of some historical significance (with fences around the towers & the flag though to only see from a short distance away). If coming from the "old town" Casco Viejo (like I did), it's only a short ride on Uber for a few dollars to the bottom of this hill from which it's really an "easy walk" for about half an hour (along a "paved way" with a gentle slope all the way except at its two ends each with a stairway with some number of steps), and yes actually there's also a pretty good viewpoint right at about halfway (for both the city's skyline & the "old town").
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Date of experience: January 2020
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CharlieinTexas wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas3,564 contributions334 helpful votes
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Steady uphill climb, with a few steeper sections About 45 minutes to the top at a moderate pace, stopping to take in the views. Pretty flowers toward the bottom. Butterflies. Flag at top. Nice views from top of the Canal area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rita A wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Albert, Canada48 contributions24 helpful votes
If you like to hike, this is for you. It's not that difficult and there are a few benches along the way to rest if you need. The views are spectacular.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Cabo D wrote a review Dec 2019
Ormond Beach, Florida50 contributions15 helpful votes
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The hike gets really hard the closer you get to the top, not for anyone but worth the hike, 360 views
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Date of experience: December 2019
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