Fort San Lorenzo & Panama Canal (Agua Clara) Tour

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Where history meats the modern canal

This full day tour takes place on the Atlantic coast (Caribbean Sea) of Panama where you will experience and learn about the history of Panama. In this beautiful region you will visit:

Panama Canal Agua Clara Locks Visitors Center $
The new visitors center offers spectacular views of the new locks following the expansion of the canal, and also Lake Gatun. You will be able to see the operation of the Panama Canal and maybe post-panamax vessels transiting the locks.
$ Tickets can be purchased during the booking process or onsite.

Atlantic Bridge
Inaugurated in 2019, the 3rd Panama Canal crossing, is the longest concrete cable-stayed bridge on the planet.

Shelter Bay Marina
A perfect stop for lunch where you can enjoy a meal on a terrace or indoor by the water while admiring the many boats anchored in the marina. (Meals not included, but there is a good variety on the menu that will fit your budget.). The Dock Restaurant is serving the fresh locally sourced ingredients with a menu inspired by a Caribbean heritage with an international influence. The marina is located on the decommissioned U.S. military base of Fort Sherman once used to protect the canal Atlantic entrance.

Fort San Lorenzo $
Now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fortress was built to overlook the mouth of the Chagres River. The ruins of the once mighty Fort San Lorenzo still stand strong surrounded by the beauty of the Caribbean Sea and over 30,000 acres of protected lush rainforest.
$ Tickets can be purchased during the booking process or onsite.

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  • Pick up time and Duration

    Pick up times:

    • Private tours: 8:30am
    • Semi-private tours: between 8am and 8:30am (exact time will be confirmed 24h in advance)



    Duration: 7.5h

  • Included

    • Hotel pick up (Panama City only)
    • Transportation
    • Guide
    • Bottled water
    • Taxes
  • Not included

    • Entrance fees to Fort San Lorenzo & Panama Canal Visitors Center
      (tickets available for purchase during checkout)
    • Lunch / Meals
    • Gratuities
  • What to bring

    • Passports of all passengers (mandatory)
    • Hat / Cap / Sunglasses
    • Shoes with good grip for outdoors & trails.
    • Light & comfortable clothes
    • Cash (USD) for meals and souvenirs
  • Difficulty

    • Level: Easy
    • Details: Little walking (1h to 2h), involves some rocky paths and narrow stairs to access certain areas.
    • Suggested age: 5+


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  • Our semi-private tour offers an exclusive small group (max. 12 guests) experience with personalized attention, while allowing for some interaction with other like-minded travelers.
  • Our private tour provides a fully personalized and exclusive travel experience tailored to the individual or group’s specific interests and preferences, with a dedicated guide and no other participants.
  • This tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance of the tour date.
  • Kids 0-5yo are always free
  • Car seats available (mandatory for children under 5 years old), you can also bring your own car seat.
  • Cancellation terms and conditions

    Great trip to Aqua Clara locks and Ft. San Lorenzo! We had a beautiful view of the Agua Clara locks while watching a huge container ship pass through. We then went over the new Atlantic Bridge, then through old Ft. Sherman, passing Shimmy Beach on our way to Ft. San Lorenzo. Absolutely beautiful view of the Chagres River as it flows into the Atlantic!

    Pam G.

    Date of experience: February 2023 | From Tripadvisor

    Panama Your Way offered a last-minute personalized tour to see a monument in Colon, including a full day tour for the same price. Our guide was knowledgeable and an excellent driver. He visited the monument twice for better photos, and we saw the new locks, container ships, and howler monkeys. A fantastic day, thanks to Panama Your Way

    Ken C.

    Date of experience: July 2022 | From Tripadvisor

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