The Panama Canal Tour begins at 6:10am when we would pick you up and drop you off at the train station in Panama. we will then pick you up from the train station in Colon to start your tour
US$ 190.00 (min. 2 passengers) included train tickets, transfers and guide.
What to Pack
Professional guide, pickup at your hotel in Panama City, Panama Canal Train ride to Colon City in the morning, visit to historic Fort Portobelo., visit to beautiful Isla Grande Beach (Caribbean side of Panama).
Both the English and the French made overtures and expressed interest in building the world’s first trans-continental railroad during various periods of the 18th and 19th centuries, but were daunted by the projected costs and abandoned the idea. When gold was discovered in California in January of 1848 the influx of “49ers” from around the world again focused on a quick transcontinental route to gold mountain. The Westward land route from New York across the US took six months to cover 2000 miles and had a 90% mortality rate. The sea route to Chagres, then overland to Panama City, for yet another sea voyage to San Francisco, took almost three months to cover five thousand miles. The third route sailed around the Cape Horn, and through the straits of Magellan that took four months to cover almost fourteen thousand miles.
Just 1.5 hours from Panama City lie the turquoise waters of the Caribbean coast with a variety of world class attractions. The historic town of Portobelo is one of the most scenic spots in Panama. Set on a turquoise Caribbean bay, it was Spanish Empires' s trade epicenter in the 16th and 17th century. Attractions include a restored Custom house, the ruins of five Spanish forts, an acclaimed boutique resort, rainforests, diving and snorkeling.