Nature, Birding and Adventure Tours
Panama Canal Jungle Day Tour – Minimum 2 people
Jungle Boat Adventure..
Your day of adventure will take you to the waters of the world’s most famous man-made lake. Lake Gatun is situated in the heart of the Isthmus of Panama. It was constructed between 1910-1914 to make the Panama Canal possible.
From the lake’s shore you will board our fast 25’ panga style boats for a voyage of discovery. We will navigate above ancient routes that crossed the isthmus long before the lakes creation.
Huge Ocean going ships can be seen transiting across this water bridge that links the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
We will glide past lush rain forests to a scenic region of the lake and witness first hand the splendor and excitement of the jungle. Exotic birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you can view in their native surroundings. The sights, sounds and scents that make up this tropical paradise will engulf you.
Our ultimate destination will be the Gatun Explorer, the lake’s first custom exploration vessel. This spacious 61’ long double-decked boat has plenty of room for you to relax and enjoy the day.
A delicious native style lunch with refreshments will be served on board. Afterwards numerous activities are available at no additional costs. Explore on your own while kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Or if you prefer, just relax on board the Gatun Explorer and sip a cool drink while taking in the beauty of the area.
Learn about this remarkable land from our informative narrations, or study on your own in one of our two lounges equipped with TV’s, VCR’s, videos, and books.
There is a cash bar and gift shop where you can purchase unique souvenirs.
Come experience why our guests consider a day spent with us, as one of the highlights of their visit to Panama.
Tour price includes:
- Round trip ground transportation from your Panama City hotel
- Safari/Boat tour on Lake Gatun
- Optional activities: fishing, swimming, kayaking, waterfall visit, and wild life viewing.
- Monkey watch and nature watch
- Lunch and refreshments
- Cash bar and gift shop are additional costs.
- Depart: 08:00hrs
- Return: 16:15hrs
- Note: All tours begin and terminate in Panama City
Parque Natural Metropolitano
Did you know that Panama is the only country in the Americas with a protected tropical forest within an urban area? There is a park…Metropolitan Park…a 10 minute drive from downtown Panama City. The park offers great opportunities to observe a diversity of animals and plants. All trails are rated easy to moderate and can be walked within a few hours, making Metropolitan Park the perfect destination for a short day trip.
Pipeline Road Tour
This tour to Pipeline Road is really awesome! Pipeline road was built by the United States for the Second World War to transport petroleum from the Pacific to the Atlantic….in the middle of the rainforest….inside a park called Summit National Park. This drive is about 45 minutes from Panama City. The drive to Pipeline Road is just beautiful….and you willget to see the Chagres River and Gatun Lake because this road borders the Panama Canal. The Gamboa area is a birder’s paradise. In Panama we have more species of birds than the United States and Canada together! At Pipeline Road you can walk as long as you want. On this walk we usually see a lot of birds, monkeys, sloths; whatever nature wants to offer you that day. We can walk for about 35 minutes to a place where there are feeders for hummingbirds. You will be able to see a bunch of different species right in front and around you! There is also a beautiful hotel in this area called “Gamboa Rainforest Hotel”. We can stop there on the way back for lunch if you want to.
Panama City to Isla Contadora Dolphin and Snorkel Tour
We leave from Panama City at 8:00am in a small, fast yacht in search of the dolphins and maybe whales on our way to Contadora Island. We can stop and snorkel at a coral reef on a secluded island and beach. We will have lunch on Contadora Island at a local restaurant before we head back to Panama City. We will look for more dolphins and whales on the way back to the city. We will arrive in the city around 5:00pm.
Hours: 8:00pm – 4:00 or 5:00pm
Price: Price is $250.00 per person…..minimum 3 persons.
Includes: Boat, crew, expert naturalist guide, soft drinks, water snacks. It does not include lunch. We will stop on Contadora Island for lunch at a local restaurant.
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