Monkey Island Eco Tour

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Embark on a journey to explore the fauna and flora of Panama

Explore the fascinating biodiversity on this unforgettable adventure through the fauna and flora of Panama's luscious rainforest.

Navigate Lake Gatun / Panama Canal on a private boat to various islands where you will get the chance to see wild animals*. You will experience close encounters with residents of the Panama Canal & Gatun Lake, such as the capuchin and the Geoffroy’s tamarin monkeys along with a variety of bird species, reptiles and much more.

Additional activities can be added to this tour during the booking process (extra fees apply):

A visit to Summit Park & Rescue Center: Enhance your tour by adding a stop at the Summit Park & Rescue Center located within the lush greenery of the Soberania National Park. You’ll get the chance to see rescued animals such as sloths, jaguars, toucans, macaws among others and the harpy eagles, national bird of Panama. This option will add an extra 2 hours to your total tour time.

A visit to the Sloth Sanctuary & Nature Exhibits: Add this amazing stop at the Gamboa Sloth Sanctuary & Nature Exhibits where you’ll get the chance to see a sloth rescue center along with 3 nature exhibits (frogs, orchids & butterflies). This option will add an extra 2 hours to your total tour time.

Add both visits with a lunch stop: Visit both the Summit Part and the Sloth Sactuary. This option also includes a stop for lunch: our guide will make a few suggestions and will take you to the restaurant of your choice. LUNCH COST NOT INCLUDED ($). This option will add an extra 5 hours to your total tour time.

*The observation of wild animals is not guaranteed

  • Tour highlights

    • See three different species of monkeys up close
    • Interact with monkeys in their natural habitat
    • Observe other wildlife such as crocodiles, iguanas, and various birds
    • Live a unique experience of having monkeys come aboard the boat
    • Get fantastic pictures of the wildlife
    • See wildlife without taking up too much of your travel day,
    • Memorable moments and enjoyable excursion for all
  • Days available


  • Pick up time and Duration

    Pick up times:

    • Private tours: 7am or 1 pm
    • Semi-private tours: between 6:30am and 7am (exact time will be confirmed 24h in advance)




    • Private tours: 4h (or up to 8h with optional activities)
    • Semi-private tours: 4h
  • Included

    • Hotel pick up (Panama City only)
    • Transportation
    • Guide
    • Bottled water
    • Gatun Lake boat & captain
    • Taxes
  • Not Included

    • Optional activities (available for purchase during checkout)
    • Breakfast / Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Port tax (if applicable, added during checkout)
  • What to bring

    • Passports of all passengers (mandatory)
    • Hat / Cap / Sunglasses
    • Light & comfortable clothes
    • Cash (USD) for meals and souvenirs
  • Difficulty

    • Level: Easy
    • Details: Need to be able to get on and off a small boat
    • Minimum age: 3+


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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.
  • Minimum age for this tour: 6yo
  • Cancellation terms and conditions

    We loved seeing the sloths at the sloth sanctuary and going on the boat in Gamboa to look for monkeys, crocodiles, etc. Our guide was friendly and did a good job especially since he had to take over when our original guide was in a car accident on his way to pick us up.


    Date of experience: January 2024 | From Tripadvisor

    We had a phenomenal adventure, if you are planning a trip to beautiful Panama, please utilize the services of "Panama Your Way." The name says it all.


    Date of experience: February 2024 | From Tripadvisor

    On short notice - sent an email inquiry Friday at 4:45 pm to see if we could see the Panama Canal and Gatun Lake / Gamboa Monkeys on Saturday, short n sweet and just the way we wanted.

    Karry M.

    Date of experience: July 2023 | From Tripadvisor

    Absolutely, 100% spot on. Exactly what we were looking for. Suffice it to say, I'm looking for another excuse to return to Panama, and I know exactly who I'll be contacting when I do.

    Michael H.

    Date of experience: March 2023 | From Tripadvisor

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