Colon Shore Excursions


Once you arrive on a Panama Cruise you might expect to find a variety of activities and tours to experience in the Republic of Panama. Weather you are docked at the Colon 2000 (Atlantic Coast) port or the Amador Causeway (Pacific coast) of Panama we are here to assist you on VIP tour around the country. In comparison to massive tourism "60 passenger buses" offered by cruise lines, our travel group is composed by certified bilingual guides that will provide a 1st class service on our 12 and 29 passenger buses.

Why go tight on a vehicle while you can go on a spacious bus for less?

The Panama Canal (Atlantic Coast) and Historical Tour: 

Once you are in our private air conditioned vehicles, we will head down the coast of Colon city into the Panama Canal area (Gatun Locks) after a 20 min bus ride. Upon arrival, the group will head into the observation deck where you will visualize ships and functioning of the Panama Canal with detailed explanations and history. It takes approximately 2 hours for a vessel to complete the transit at Gatun Locks, regardless of whether it's heading northbound or southbound.

A visitor's tower exists and sits high up above the locks themselves. While there is a rather large roof that overhangs the front portion, nice photos can be taken from here.

Furthermore, an authentic ecological tour will follow once the departure of the Gatun Locks. We will take fort San Lorezo! The fort at San Lorenzo was first built during the late 16th century.

King Philip II of Spain ordered a fortress to be built to protect the mouth of the Rio Chagres which was heavily used by commerce and slaves ships. This entry was also the easiest route for pirates and buccaneers looking for gold, and the location of the fort provided an extraordinary view of any approaching ships.

It is one of the most complete forts built in Panama and is full of history of pirates and buccaneers that sealed that water for centuries.

The view to the Chagres River, the Caribbean Ocean and all three sets of locks, those at Gatun might be the most impressive. Due to the fact that all three chambers are connecting, you'll have the opportunity to see the entire process completed at one, rather than in two different stages in Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks.


        Private Air-conditioned bus

           Spanish / English speaking guide

           Beverages and snacks on the bus

           Historical Site Entree Fee

           Panama Canal Entrance fee

What to bring : Light hiking boots or trekking sandals, light hiking shorts, sunglasses, sunscreen, T-shirt or tank top, hat, bathing suit or shorts, towel and camera.

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