Boat ride through Lake Gatun
Explanation of local flora and fauna
Visit to Monkey Islands
Ecosystems of the Panama Canal
Panama Canal History
Explore the enchanting jungle landscapes and ecosystems of the Panama Canal as you make your way to Monkey Islands. This tour offers you the chance to observe local wildlife, travel through sections of the Panama Canal, and truly appreciate the diversity of ecosystems that this unique area has to offer.
After departing your hotel, our guide will bring you to Gamboa, where your boat will be waiting. The ride will take you underneath the bridge still used today by the historic Panama Canal Railway and through the Culebra Cut of the Panama Canal, where you can learn about the history of this section of the canal and the modern-day expansion project. Get the unique chance to observe ships passing as they transit from ocean to ocean.
Arriving to the islands, you will get the chance to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits the area. This region is home to howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, Tamarin monkeys as well as a variety of birds, crocodiles, iguanas, and much more! It is one of the most biodiverse areas of the Panama Canal watershed.
For those looking to witness spectacular scenery of the tropical jungles of Panama just a short trip outside the city, the Gatun Lake & Monkey Islands Expedition is a must to complete your experience in Panama.
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