05/10
Activity
1 Day
Duration
Colon
Location

Learn about the fascinating history of pirates and treasure in the middle of the forest at Fort San Lorenzo.

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, jacket, insect repellant and sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.

HIGHLIGHTS
  Agua Clara Visitor’s Center
  Historic Fort San Lorenzo
  Wildlife Watching in the Rainforest
INCLUDED
Private transportation
Lunch & bottled water
Expert guide
Entrance fees
NOT INCLUDED
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
 Optional activities

Early in the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel for a drive across the Isthmus of Panama to the Caribbean province of Colon. Once you arrive to Colon province you will have the opportunity to visit the Agua Clara Visitors Center and be amazed by the panoramic view of the Agua Clara Locks. It has the same concept of the Gatun Locks, but was reinvented to handle bigger cargo, re-using water and locking the chambers with rolling gates. After enjoying the panoramic view, continue onto the screening room where you will learn more about the construction and effort of several Panamanians of this modern engineering masterpiece.

After passing through old military grounds, you will arrive 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 wildlife. Lunch included in a local restaurant.

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