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Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion

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Colón, Panama

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Bottled water
Port pickup and drop-off
Agua Clara Canal expansión US$15 adult
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

1: Colón 2000 Mall, Paseo Gorgas Entre, Calle 11 y 13, Colón, Panama
2: Manzana 030102 1-1, Colón, Panama

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports

  • Colón 2000 Mall, Paseo Gorgas Entre, Calle 11 y 13, Colón, Panama


Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cruiseline Excursion Colon: Rainforest, San Lorenzo Fort and Canal Expansion.

Traveler Tips


  • "There were also clean restrooms and refreshments at the Fort and the Canal locations, with ample security." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Cool Fort, Canal and wild animals!
Walt_H
, Feb 2020
Over all the tour was great. Our driver was great at stopping and showing us animals in the wild, like monkies and sloths, as we toured the jungle. San Lorenzo Fort was very cool with vast, beautiful vistas all around. The Canal Expansion was cool and we stayed long enough to see a ship exiting and another entering, and others waiting in a que, in a side bay. There were also clean restrooms and refreshments at the Fort and the Canal locations, with ample security.
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Good Overview
RKMX2
, Feb 2020
We first drove thru the rain forest stopping along the way to see wildlife including monkeys and sloths on our way the San Lorenzo Fort. Along the way, our guide (Julio) provided an informative narrative on the history of Panama. The road was very bumpy, but it was a nice van with good working A/C. At the fort, the vista was beautiful and it was easy to see it's strategic importance as the inland waterway (river) it protected was the transit route for European commerce to the Pacific Ocean from the 1500's until the Canal was opened 500 years later. (The waterway the fort protected took ships within 16 miles of Panama City where the remainder of trip had to be over land.) The highlight of the trip was the Canal visitor center at the Agua Clara locks. There was a short film on the history of the canal. We were able to see 2 vessels transverse the locks. The only reason for not giving this tour 5 stars is because of the long and bumpy ride to the fort. Not part of the tour, but the town of Colon looks like it's been fire bombed. Our cruise ship advised passengers not to walk into town.
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Do not spend your limited time in Panama on this tour from the ship
judlich220
, Feb 2020
The vehicle was uncomfortable, too much time spent driving, too much time without our guide (on our own for two out of three stops). No time allowed for lunch (even on our own). I do not recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback, we are surprised to indicate that the 30 passenger bus was uncomfortable, when you traveled with just 19 passengers and in the front row with your husband right beside the guide. In fact, this tour was not long, just 5 hours, compared to the Panama City tour, length 10 hours, or the Panama Canal partial transit , length 12 hours. In fact, after driving for 20 minutes we were already crossing the longest bridge in Central America and with a fabulous view of the Panama Canal and the lemon bay, after crossing the bridge we enjoyed the tropical forest and the driver stopped at many occasions to see animals in their habitat like monkeys, sloths, cuati-mundi, others. During the tour to the fort of San Lorenzo, the guide explain valuable information about Panama and its history, including the fort of San Lorenzo. They were told to look on their own that the guide would be in the area so they could ask questions, many of the clients spoke with the guide and clarified all doubts about the fort during the stay there. On the way to the Panama Canal, the guide explained to them how the Panama Canal works and the clients were able to ask questions and clarify doubts, as soon as they arrived at the canal, the guide explained the time inside the Canal it is 1 hour approx. that they went to see the movie in English and then they went to the balcony to see the ship travel, that he was going to be on the balcony waiting for those who had additional questions or doubts, again almost all clients interacted with the guide. Unfortunately the client did not observe that inside the jungle and the fort San Lorenzo there is no restaurant for lunch, so we bring tropical fruits so they can eat a healthy snack before arriving at the cruise port and its restaurants. Again thank you for your time to write your feedback. We really wish the best for you and your husband, enjoy the rest our your cruise vacation.
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Best way to know Colon and Panama Canal
stfntortora
, Feb 2020
Best possible excursion for cruise ship passengers who want to spend half a day in Colon. Highly enjoyable, informative, full of experiences. A particular thank you to Alex, our guide, clever and always available for questions, however silly! Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback, Alex will be happy with your comments. You are welcome anytime. the best for you
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monkeys, Fort, & ships in canal
LoveTravel640301
, Nov 2019
Alex was fantastic! He can spot monkeys 1/2 mile away. Very knowledgeable & pleasant. Got to see a large ship go through the canal expansion! Van was good, clean with good air conditioning.Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank ypu for your kinds words. Alex will feel happy with your feedback.
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Panama
DDNear
, Nov 2019
We had a great time!! Tour guide was so informative. The small group was great! Would do it again. View of the new canal was a highlight.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your great feedback. Simcerely
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Einmalig
Roswitha_
, Apr 2020
Alles Super geklappt, netter Reiseleiter, gerne wieder, sehr zu empfehlen. Viel gesehen und interessant!
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Sehr interessante Tour
Evelyn_Z
, Feb 2020
Habe eine Schiffsreise gemacht und vorab bei Viator diesen Ausflug gebucht. War wieder einsame Spitze. Die Abholung hat super geklappt und wir hatten einen tollen Reiseleiter. Ich glaube Christoph. Der Ausflug ging ca. 6 Stunden, die aber wie im Flug vorbei waren. Mir hat besonders der Regenwald gefallen. Wurde auch viel erklärt was Pflanzen und Tiere betrifft. Ich werde immer wieder mit Viator buchen. danke an das Team.
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Regenwald ohne Tiere macht wenig Spass.
berndfreitag
, Feb 2020
Die Tour zum Kanal war interessant, auch wenn wir lediglich in Sichtweite des Kanals blieben und dem Treiben in den Schleusen zuschauen konnten. Von der anschließenden Fahrt zu Fort San Lorenzo durch den Regenwald hatten wir uns mehr versprochen, weil sich trotz permanenter Suche durch den Fahrer kaum Tiere zeigen wollten. Laut unserem Fahrer Elvis, der sehr bemüht war, ist das nicht immer so. Vermutlich muss man den Regenwald zu Fuß erleben, um auch die Tierwelt geniessen zu können. Die Besichtigung des Forts sowie die passenden Erklärungen durch unseren Fahren waren trotz der großen Hitze vor Ort interessant. Wir haben die Tour anschließend mit einem Besuch von Panama Stadt fortgesetzt, standen allerdings etwas unter Zeitdruck.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Vielen Dank für Ihren Kommentar, in der Regel werden mehrere Tiere gesehen, aber in der Natur ist dies nicht garantiert. Freunde, ihr seid immer willkommen.
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Streifzug von der Vergangenheit zur Moderne
Volker_Go
, Dec 2019
Nach anfänglichen Startschwierigkeiten, zeigten uns Judy und Elvis das Relikt der spanischen Vergangenheit die Festung San Lorenzo. Die Fahrt zur Festung und zurück war gleichzeitig die Fahrt durch den Regenwald und litt etwas darunter. Danach ging die Fahrt weiter zum Panama-Kanal, dessen Besichtigung 15$ Cash den Besucher abnötigt und in meinen Augen nicht gerechtfertigt ist.

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