History, Wildlife & Indigenous Villages:

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is considered one of mankind`s greatest engineering feats and has significantly influenced the development of Panama and the history of world trade. Experience this world-wonder by visiting the Miraflores Locks or Agua Clara Visitor Centers or transiting the Canal by boat.

Exploring the Gatun Lake by kayaking or a Jungle Boat Adventure can give you an insight on Canal operations from a different perspective in an interesting combination with wildlife observation.

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Canal Watershed Rainforest

The Canal Watershed area is surrounded by several National Parks and protected areas full of wildlife species like monkeys, sloths, tapirs, anteaters and crocodiles. The Soberania National Park is located just under one hour from Panama City, features a visitor center, a viewing platform and several accessible trails. It is a birdwatcher paradise, holding the world record bird counts, with 385 species identified within 24 hours.

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Indigenous Communities

The 130,000-hectare Chagres National Park is home to a variety of wildlife species as well as traditional settlements of the Embera indigenous communities, who continue living with their traditional way of life and allow visitors to come and learn about their traditions and customs.

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Excursions in the Panama Canal Area

Camino de Cruces Trail

Watch out for wildlife on historic jungle trails.
1 Day

Full Day Canal & Biodiversity Museum

Visit all the Panama Canal related areas and the Biodiversity Museum.
Full day

Full Day City and Canal Tour

Discover Panama City with your historic guide.
1 Day

Gatun Lake Jungle Boat Tour

Explore the wildlife of the Gatun Lake by boat.

Gatun Lake Fishing Tour

Enjoy  fishing Peacock Bass, Snook or a Tarpon in Panama Canal waters.
4 hours

Hiking Soberania National Park

Visit the Soberania National Park just 45 minutes from Panama City.
1 Day

Hiking Soberania National Park & Jungle Boat Tour

Enjoy the wildlife of the Gatun Lake & Soberania National Park.
5 – 6 hours

Kayaking the Panama Canal Watershed

Combine watersports and wildlife watching.
4 – 5 hours

Panama Canal Full Transit

Check it off your "bucket list" and transit the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in one
6 hours

Panama Canal Partial Transit

Start a lifetime experience and cross the Panama Canal by boat.
6 hours

Half Day Panama Canal Tour

Learn about and visit different attractions of the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal Watershed Birding: Pipeline Road

Considered as one of the best birding spots in America.
4 – 6 hours

Smithsonian's Barro Colorado Island Private Tour

Visit the Smithsonian Neotropical Research Institute.
1 Day

Rainforest Discovery Center & Soberania National Park

From the treetops of the rainforest, keep your eyes out for wildlife.
4 – 5 hours
Find your hotel in the Canal Area

Canopy Tower

Spectacular views and fist-class birdwatching the middle of the rainforest.

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Rainforest resort next to the Panama Canal.

Holiday Inn Panama Canal

Close to the city overlooking the Panama Canal.

Summit Rainforest & Golf Resort

Surrounded by lush rainforest.