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Colon Shore Excursion Guide

Cruise lines offer a number of shore excursions for sale when visiting Colon. For your convenience, we have provided a sample listing below of the shore excursions typically sold by cruise lines that visit Colon. You may wish to check out 3rd party shore excursions in Colon to get a wider variety of options to choose from.

Grand Tours (The Canal, the Embera Indians, & Eco Tour)

For 5 hours, experience a tour of the Panama Canal, observe the rain forest, and see the Embera Indians living as they have for centuries!
 
Price: Adults expect to pay up to $160 through the cruise lines.
 
Booking Advice: These excursions receive a moderate activity level rating because there is a lot of walking involved. Also, it's important to note that the Embera Indians are scantily dressed. Third party vendors online advertise similar tours for significantly less money.

Gatun Locks

Of the three Panama Canal Locks, the Gatun Locks are considered the most impressive. -And because the three chambers connect, you can witness the entire process from this location.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $56 to $82.
 
Booking Advice: These excursions takes from 3.5 to 5.5 hours, and is rated as moderate in terms of physical exertion. Third party vendors, who include your transportation to and from your ship, offer Gatun Locks Tours combined with the fort and rain forest at very competitive prices.

Gamboa Aerial Tram

This unique eco-tour takes you through 1.2 kilometers of rain forest canopy with trees including wild cashews, Trumpets, and balsa. You'll also visit a frog exhibit in their natural habitat, and observe snakes (poisonous & non) in their serpetarium before heading back.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $110.
 
Booking Advice: These tours are rated as easy in terms of physical exertion and lasts about 5 hours.

Portobelo

These 5 to 5.5 hour tours are often linked with the Gatun Locks, and does feature the ruins of a fort used by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Portobelo is now a very scenic little fishing village.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $65 to $80.
 
Booking Advice: Due to the walking involved, these excursions are rated as moderate in terms of activity level. Third party vendors offer competitive prices and are worth considering.

Railroad Tours

For about 6 hours, this is your opportunity to observe Panama countryside and villages as your train takes you from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific on tracks that parallel the canal!
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $142 to $170.
 
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated as easy in terms of physical exertion.

Third Party Shore Excursions in Colon

Below are links to third-party shore excursion vendors in Colon, Panama. These links will launch in a new browser window and are external sites. We bear no responsibility for the content or services offered at these sites.
3rd party shore excursions often have advantages over shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Third party shore excursions can be less costly and feature smaller groups than shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Often, the vendors you buy from directly are the same vendors used by the cruise lines themselves.
 
The benefit of buying shore excursions from the cruise line is that the vendors and pre-screened for safety and reliablity. While cruise lines shore excursions can be more expensive than buying direct from a local vendor, there is certainly peace of mind that the cruise line will be using a reliable, safe and trusted vendor. If you experience a problem with the vendor on a cruise line-sold shore excursion, the shore excursion managers onboard the cruise ship will likely be an invaluable resource to help settle disputes.

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