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.
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.
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.
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.