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Historic Train, Fort & Canal Tour  //  Panama Forts & Canal

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Duration: 9 hours     |    Price = $160

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*Minimum 3 people – Available Mondays and Fridays. For other dates please inquire.


  • Historic Panama Canal Railway  (available Monday-Friday, except holidays)
  • New Visitor Center at Gatun Locks Expansion site
  • Chagres National Park
  • Fort San Lorenzo
  • US Fort Sherman


  • Train passage (the tour is discounted if not available)
  • Entrance fees to new visitor center Gatun expansion
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Tax/Tolls
  • Transportation
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Historic Train, Fort & Canal Tour Description:

We leave Panama City behind heading for the province of Colon on the historic Panama Canal Railway (not available on weekends or holidays).  Our first stop is at the Gatun locks expansion site to witness history in the making from the brand new visitor center.  See the new, bigger, set of locks recently completed in 2016! We then head into the Chagres National Park to visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Fort San Lorenzo which stands guard at the mouth of the Chagres river.  On or way back we stop for lunch on the water at the historic US Fort Sherman (lunch not included) before making our way back to Panama City.

Please keep in mind that this tour has an early start time and does not include breakfast. We recommend that you take measures to plan ahead by having something to eat at your hotel or bring with you, before we pick you up in the morning.

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Worry free tour reservation. Payment is not required until we confirm the tour with you and review any special considerations. For some tours we accept a 50% deposit online and you can pay the rest in cash when you meet your tour guide.

Please note that this tour requires a minimum of  3 people to be offered. The tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance. Please call us if you want to take the tour sooner.

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Please note that your tour reservation is not guaranteed until at least a 50% deposit is given. Once payment is received your tour confirmation will be emailed to you. Immediate payment is not be required at the time of completing the tour booking form. After receiving your reservation request a representative will contact you to confirm you tour selection, availability, schedule a pickup time and review any special considerations, as well as provide payment details. If you have any questions please give us a call, from Panama dial 6780-3010 or from the U.S. dial (646) 396-1469