Adventures in the jungle

Panama Canal boat jungle

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Adventures in the jungle

 

The tropical forest around the Panama Canal basin, especially around the Gatun Lake has a biodiversity so varied that it is impossible not to be amazed at the sheer beauty of the flora and fauna, from capuchin monkeys to caimans, toucans, parrots and beautiful flowers and much more. A great way to explore this virgin jungle is with Captain Carl and work team from Jungle Land Panama.

The company offers different kinds of tours, depending on what you want to experience. You can also stay at a floating lodge and experience the jungle at night. A stay at their floating lodge is all inclusive. All food, beverages and activities are included at no additional charge. Guests can kayak, swim, fish, hike and tour at night.

The Jungle Canal Expedition is a one day tour on the Panama Canal, which gives you the chance to observe diverse flora, fauna and ships transiting the Canal. You will also visit Monkey Island and get to know the capuchin monkeys and maybe spot a sloth. After all that excitement, it is back to the Floating Lodge for a delicious lunch and take part in numerous activities at no additional charge.

 

The jungle lodge.

The jungle lodge.

 

Another way to see the Panama Canal in action is from a kayak. First you will be transferred via motor launch to a floating lodge. From here you will board two person kayaks and head up a nearby river. The river is narrow and winds deeper into the surrounding forest. Depending on the time of year, there may be an early morning fog. Many types of birds and animals can be viewed in their native habitat. On the return trip back down river, you will visit a special place where you can swim and cool off. After the return to the floating Panama Lodge, lunch will be served. There will also be a visit to Monkey Island.

If you like fishing, the Gatun Lake has some of the best spots to catch tarpons and other river fish. From there you will transfer to the fishing launches, and start fishing. The most common fish caught are Peacock bass and Oscars. With the right tackle, bait, and technique Snook and Tarpon can be landed. Come noon you will return to the floating lodge to enjoy a lunch of your freshly caught fish. You will also visit Monkey Island.

To find out more about staying at the lodge and the reservations visit www.junglelandpanama.com, write to info@jungleland.com or call 6113-3143.

“10% discount on your reservation when you use the promo code VISITJLP ”.

 

Panama Canal boat jungle

The best way to see the Panama Canal is by boat.

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