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 from 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 part of 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. Also, get the unique chance to observe ships alongside our boat, 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 other fauna. It is one of the most biodiverse areas of the Panama Canal watershed.
This is for those looking to witness spectacular scenery of the tropical jungles in the Panama Canal watershed. Just a short trip outside the city, the Gatun Lake & Monkey Islands Expedition has a mix of history, wildlife, nature, and the unique experience to travel by boat through the Panama Canal next to freight ships.
This tour is done from the comfort of a motorboat, with a small group. The tour will be guided by a certified guide, with an average of 4-5 people on the tour. Your guide can take you as close as possible to the monkeys and other animals, but always taking into account to not disturb them in their natural habitat or disrupt their natural feeding patterns.
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