03/10
Activity
Full day
Duration
Colon
Location

Visit and learn about the  history of these two UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Prices based upon a minimum of 2 participants.
PICK UP At your hotel in Panama City
WHAT TO WEAR

Comfortable athletic shoes, light leisure clothing and sunscreen. Hat and sunglasses are recommended.

HIGHLIGHTS
 Historic Portobelo Forts
 Fort San Lorenzo
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  Wildlife observation
INCLUDED
Private transportation
Lunch, snacks & bottled water
Entrance fees
Historical Guide
NOT INCLUDED
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Portobelo served as a Spanish fortress and Caribbean port. Products such as spices, gold and silver coming from Peru and other Spanish colonies crossed the isthmus on the “Royal Path” to Portobelo, where the treasure awaited ships going to Spain. Because of the riches stored in the Portobelo Customs House, pirates attacked the town on various occasions; the best-known attack was by Henry Morgan. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and colonial fortifications of San Geronimo and Santiago de la Gloria.

Afterwards, you will head to Fort of San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built at the mouth of the Chagres River. This Spanish bastion served to fortify and protect the river entrance to Las Cruces Trail that led to Panama City on the Pacific Ocean. This entrance was later used as the port of entry for gold diggers on their way to California during the second half of the 19th century. You will be traveling through lush rainforest within San Lorenzo National Park, where you might have the opportunity to see monkeys, Two and Three-toed sloths, coatimundis, toucans and other wildlife. Lunch included in a local restaurant.

Note: This tour can be tailor-made to your interests and needs.