Our most recommended things to do in Colón

Panama City: Small-Group Miraflores Locks and City Tour

Panama City: Small-Group Miraflores Locks and City Tour

Starting the day early will give you the chance to learn even more about the Panama Canal. Skip the traffic and arrive at the Miraflores Locks visitor center when it opens, so you can watch the action in peace. After the canal, head to Casco Viejo, the second city of Panama built in 1673. Walk around and enjoy the architecture and hear about its historical relevance.  Drive over the Bridge of the Americas for amazing views. Stop at the viewpoint to hear more about Panama City and its future. The Amador Causeway, Panama City's bustling boardwalk, is one of the most refreshing places in the city. End the tour with some recommendations for lunch and further exploration from your guide, leaving you with the tools to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful and modern city.

Panama: Panama Canal, Colón Rainforest and San Lorenzo Fort

Panama: Panama Canal, Colón Rainforest and San Lorenzo Fort

Explore the Panamanian rainforest and walk in the footsteps of the Spanish settlers of the early 19th century. Learn the history of the pirates, visit the new lock system for tankers and cargo ships, and see various forest wildlife. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Panama City, and then journey by air-conditioned vehicle for approximately 1 hour as you make your way to Colón. First visit the Agua Clara Canal expansion to spend about 1 hour learning about the new canal system, built to support the passage of supertankers and large cargo ships as they pass along the Panama Canal. After the Canal visit, cross the new Atlantic bridge heading to the rainforest, and then get back to nature as you explore the ecological paradise by minibus. Discover the home of different species of mammals, reptiles and amphibious species. Observe the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, and enjoy plenty of stops to take souvenir photos.  Next, go to the historic monument of San Lorenzo Fort, renowned for preventing attacks by the real pirates of the Caribbean for almost 75 years. Learn the history of the fort, now in ruins after the Spanish largely abandoned it in the mid 19th century. Later, continue the ride into the rainforest to find more animals, and as an option, you can take a 20-minute walk with a machete along a jungle trail to experience the rainforest like the Spaniards 500 years ago.

Panama Canal Tour: Ocean to Ocean in One Day

Panama Canal Tour: Ocean to Ocean in One Day

Cruise the entirety of the Panamá Canal, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, during this full-day tour in Panamá City. Board a small vessel to travel through all three sets of locks that make up the canal. Voyage on Gatun Lake and the Chagres River. Learn about the history and construction of the canal from your guide while you travel. Disembark in Colón and board a shuttle for the return trip to Panamá City. Savor delicious breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages that are provided on board. Admire the engineering of the canal as you pass through all three sets of locks and view scenic Gatun Lake and the Chagres River.

Panama Helicopter Adventures

Panama Helicopter Adventures

Soar above the skyline and embrace the breathtaking beauty of Panama City with our exhilarating Helicopter Tour. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Panama Canal, the shimmering Pacific Ocean, and the modern cityscape from a unique vantage point. Led by experienced pilots, this aerial adventure provides an unforgettable perspective on Panama's natural and architectural wonders, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Elevate your journey and capture the essence of Panama City's stunning panorama with this thrilling helicopter tour. Choose from a variety of different flight options (select during check-out) and visit Panama sights, such as the Panama Canal, Rio Chagres, San Lorenzo fort, the Caribbean ocean, Isla Taboga, and of course Panama downtown with its impressive sky scrapers. It doesn’t get much better than a bird’s-eye-view of Panama. Your friendly and knowledgeable pilot will effortlessly fly you from the beautiful scenery of Panama City to many different sights. Bring a camera and relive the moment again and again. Helicopter capacity: Up to 3 passengers FLIGHT OPTIONS: Panama City (20 minutes) Included Sights: Las Americas Bridge Panama Canal Amador Causeway Panama Viejo - Old town Panama Casco Viejo Costa del Este Avenida Balboa Viaduct Panama City (30 minutes) Included Sights: Las Americas Bridge Panama Canal Amador Causeway Panama Viejo - Old town Panama Casco Viejo Costa del Este Avenida Balboa Viaduct Ocean to Ocean (60 minutes) Included Sights: Flight from Pacific to the Atlantic Miraflores Locks Lake Gate Agua Clara Locks City of Colon Lago Alajuela (Emberá)

Historico Portobelo y Venas Azules

Historico Portobelo y Venas Azules

Enjoy a day on the country's Caribbean beaches enjoying lunch and reliving the important colonial history of the town. We will be picking you up at the hotel lobby at 5:30 am to begin our adventure to Costa Arriba, Colon Province. 2 hours approximately. Arriving we will be our first tour to the paradisiacal beaches of Isla del Padre, Venas Azules and Playa Blanca, returning at noon to taste our delicious local Caribbean lunch at the end we will be doing our historical tour of the ruins and the picturesque town of Portobelo, visiting the Church declared a national historic monument. At approximately 2:00 p.m. we will be returning to Panama City to drop you off at the hotel.

Panama: Chagres National Park & Embera Village Private Tour

Panama: Chagres National Park & Embera Village Private Tour

In Panama there are still several ethnic groups that still preserve their cultures and traditions, including their language, the Embera ethnic group is one of them, participate in this tour where you will admire the exuberance of the tropical forest, navigate the Chagres River in a canoe, enjoy a traditional lunch with seasonal fruit salad and you will learn a little about the tradition and culture of the Embera ethnic group, in short, it is an adventure tour, tradition and culture. Itinerary 08:00 am - pick up at the hotel 09:30 am - arriving at the local dock 09:45 am - boarding the canoe to navigate the Chagres river 10:15 am - dropping of the canoe to hike in the rainforest to go to the waterfall (depends on your physical condition) 11:15 am - back to the canoe 12:00 noon - lunch at the Embera village and speech given by one of the leaders of the community 12:45 - traditional Embera dance 13:15 - back to the canoe 14:00 - drop of at the hotel (times may vary due to the wheather and traffic)

Panama City: Fort San Lorenzo & Panama Canal Agua Clara Lock

Panama City: Fort San Lorenzo & Panama Canal Agua Clara Lock

Fort San Lorenzo Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1980, Fuerte San Lorenzo is situated at the mouth of the Río Chagres on a promontory west of the Panama canal. Despite its violent history, much of the original San Lorenzo fort is well preserved, including its moat, cannons and vaulted chambers. The fort also commands stunning views of the river and bay far below, which was one of the strategic reasons why the Spanish chose establish here. San Lorenzo was constructed of blocks of cut coral and armed with row upon row of cannons. If you inspect the cannons closely, you’ll notice that some of them are actually British-made, dating from the time in the 17th century when Sir Francis Drake and his privateer crew occupied the fort. Agua Clara Locks This observation center offers stunning panoramic views of the Panama Canal expansion, including the three-chambered Agua Clara Locks. From the covered decks visitors can view Lago Gatún as well as the original Gatún Locks; the visitor center also offers a theater with two videos in English, a cafe and gift shop. With no on-site museum, the main focus here is mainly about getting a good look at the Panama Canal expansion. Visitors can hike on a short rainforest trail which is home to sloths, howler monkeys and toucans. Itinerary: Your tour starts at 7:00am. Your friendly, English speaking driver and tour guide will meet you at your Panama City lodging from where you will continue on towards the Agua Clara Locks, located about 1.5 hours aways, on the Caribbean side of the country. Visitors can take their time here and watch the gigantic ships passing through the locks below. Stroll through the visitor center, watch an informational video, or hike on the nearby rainforest trail. Learn about how engineers were able to raise Gatun Lake, built new locks, and widened existing channels to accommodate the massive New Panamax ships. At around 10:00am, we continue to the Fort San Lorenzo, arriving by 11:00am. Marvel in the rich history of the well preserved ruins as your guide explains the colorful history of this historic landmark. At 12:00pm we return to Panama City and will arrive back at your hotel by 1:00pm. This is a unique tour of the impressive Panama history and should be on every visitor's to-do list. We are sure you will enjoy this experience and bring home memories of a lifetime :)

Colon City Panama Private Experience

Colon City Panama Private Experience

This it is a tour that provides you the hole experience on the atlantic side of Panama including the history and also the modernity of the Agua Clara locks. Also you will travel on a prívate transportation with all the comfort and the best driver in Panama. The places that we will visit during this 7 hours tour are listed below. Agua Clara Locks, Avenida Bolivar Lago Gatun, Colon 0301 Panamá, 2 horas Fort Sherman, Fort Sherman, Colon Province, pasar por delante sin detenerse Fuerte de San Lorenzo, Colon Panamá, 2 horas Port Colon 2000, Paseo Gorgas calle #9 Ciudad de Colón, Colon 0301 Panamá, 1 hora Colon, Colon, Colon Province, 1 hora

Portobelo And The New Locks Of The Panama Canal

Portobelo And The New Locks Of The Panama Canal

The town of Portobelo was founded by Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage in 1597. This picturesque town is rich in history as it was the site of many sea and land battles between the Spanish Colonials. Sir Francis Drake was among the infamous Captains that raided this site and his body is said to be buried off the waters of Portobelo bay, near an Island named after him. Visit Fort San Geronimo, Fort San Felipe, Customs House, two story colonial structure built in 1630, it was the headquarters of the Spanish customs offices and the Black Christ Church (the patron Saint of Portobelo). The new Observation Center of the Canal Expansion, Agua Clara Locks, located in Colon Panama, is a park style concept based on open platforms and roofed terraces, built in an area of four hectares, 400 visitors, simultaneously, will be able to enjoy in this new center, the construction of the new locks of the Panama Canal in the Atlantic, at the same time, from its privileged location, visitors see the majestic Gatun Lake, where ships continue their transit through the waterway.

Agua Clara Excluses and Fort San Lorenzo

Agua Clara Excluses and Fort San Lorenzo

Fort San Lorenzo Step back in time and embark on a captivating journey to Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled on the scenic Caribbean coast of Panama. This tour promises an immersive experience into the rich history, stunning architecture, and breathtaking natural beauty of this historic fortress, which once guarded the country's precious treasures and played a pivotal role in the age of piracy and Spanish conquest. Keep In mind that one hour of our tour time is dedicated to the scenic journey to the destination, and the other hour brings us back to the vibrant heart of Panama City. But here's the twist: the travel time isn't just transportation; it's a part of the fun! Agua Clara Locks Embark on a mesmerizing journey through one of the world's engineering wonders – the Agua Clara Locks in Panama. This extraordinary tour promises an unforgettable experience as you witness colossal ships navigating the intricate waterways of the Panama Canal, all while surrounded by the lush beauty of Panama's tropical rainforest. Keep In mind that one hour of our tour time is dedicated to the scenic journey to the destination, and the other hour brings us back to the vibrant heart of Panama City. But here's the twist: the travel time isn't just transportation; it's a part of the fun!

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Tony was an excellent guide. I learned a lot about the canal, how the locks work and the history of Panama ! Tony takes the time to explain, answer questions and makes every effort to show us all these beautiful places. I recommend it at 100%! Chloe

Our day trip was jam-packed with historical education and lots of sightseeing of the Canal, rainforest and Fort San Lorenzo. Our guide was informative and personable while our driver had an eagle eye for all things wildlife!

Really good 12 hour trip taking in the historic town then a boat trip to a beautiful beach with fish lunch. Brilliant driver who couldn't do enough to help

Perfect! Much better than I was waiting for!! The driver is very nice!!

The tour guide is very professional. He introduced a lot of things