Pirate Trail Gatun Locks & Fort San Lorenzo

Tour by EcoCircuitos

$195

+ TAX

Day Tour

This post is also available in: Spanish

Early in the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel for a drive across the Isthmus of Panama to the Caribbean province of Colon. Along the way you will stop at a site where remnants of Las Cruces Trail, the 400-year-old colonial trail used by the Spaniards to transport gold across the isthmus, are still found.

Once in Colon Province you will drive over the Panama Canal at the Gatun Locks and then you will reach Fort of San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built at the mouth of the Chagres River. This Spanish bastion served to fortify and protect the river entrance to Las Cruces Trail that led to Panama City on the Pacific Ocean. This entrance was later used as the port of entry for gold diggers on their way to California during the second half of the 19th century.

You will be traveling through lush rainforest within San Lorenzo National Park, where you might have the opportunity to see monkeys, Two and Three-toed sloths, coatimundis, toucans and other wildlife. Picnic lunch included at Fort Lorenzo or lunch at the Marina on the Atlantic side.

Optional: The return to Panama City will be on the Trans-Isthmian train. The railway follows a similar route as the original train built to transport 49ers coming from the east coast of the United States across the Isthmus to continue their journey by boat to California. The route was diverted when Gatun Lake was formed to give away to the Panama Canal. $35.00 per person (only available on the weekdays)

The train will take you along the magnificent waterway, flanked by the exuberant rainforests of Soberania National Park. After an approximately one hour train ride you will arrive at the Corozal Station in Panama City and from there you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Entrance Fees
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

Tour Inquiry


EcoCircuitos Panama is a locally owned tour operator and DMC committed to the development of sustainable tourism throughout the Republic of Panama since 1999. They are a local team of enthusiasts about Panama and their vacation programs are designed based upon on sustainable adventures experienced amongst themselves and fellow Panama aficionados. Sustainability and conservation are at the forefront of EcoCircuito's mentality when crafting their unique and tailor-made adventures. Their philosophy is to approach each destination carefully, considering the impact that their tours will have on the environment and the local communities. Their naturalist guides are chosen, based not only on their knowledge, but also upon their ability to respect nature and the local cultures. Their committed staff offers custom-made travel experiences that include adventure activities, wildlife and cultural encounters, birding adventures, honeymoon getaways, family holidays, educational tours, community projects and incentive travel to experience the real Panama. They look forward to showing you the best of Panama!

$195

+ TAX

Day Tour

This post is also available in: Spanish

Early in the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel for a drive across the Isthmus of Panama to the Caribbean province of Colon. Along the way you will stop at a site where remnants of Las Cruces Trail, the 400-year-old colonial trail used by the Spaniards to transport gold across the isthmus, are still found.

Once in Colon Province you will drive over the Panama Canal at the Gatun Locks and then you will reach Fort of San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built at the mouth of the Chagres River. This Spanish bastion served to fortify and protect the river entrance to Las Cruces Trail that led to Panama City on the Pacific Ocean. This entrance was later used as the port of entry for gold diggers on their way to California during the second half of the 19th century.

You will be traveling through lush rainforest within San Lorenzo National Park, where you might have the opportunity to see monkeys, Two and Three-toed sloths, coatimundis, toucans and other wildlife. Picnic lunch included at Fort Lorenzo or lunch at the Marina on the Atlantic side.

Optional: The return to Panama City will be on the Trans-Isthmian train. The railway follows a similar route as the original train built to transport 49ers coming from the east coast of the United States across the Isthmus to continue their journey by boat to California. The route was diverted when Gatun Lake was formed to give away to the Panama Canal. $35.00 per person (only available on the weekdays)

The train will take you along the magnificent waterway, flanked by the exuberant rainforests of Soberania National Park. After an approximately one hour train ride you will arrive at the Corozal Station in Panama City and from there you will be transferred to your hotel.

Tour Code: EDT12

Tour Details

  • Entrance Fees
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

This post is also available in: Spanish

Pirate Trail Gatun Locks & Fort San Lorenzo. Early in the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel for a drive across the Isthmus of Panama to the Caribbean province of Colon. You will visit the Gatun Locks and Fort San Lorenzo, which was sacked by famous Pirate Captain Morgan during his legendary attack on Panama City. Also, you will hike the San Lorenzo National Park trails looking for wildlife with an expert naturalist guide.

Prices based upon a minimum of 4 participants.

EcoCircuitos Panama is a locally owned tour operator and DMC committed to the development of sustainable tourism throughout the Republic of Panama since 1999. They are a local team of enthusiasts about Panama and their vacation programs are designed based upon on sustainable adventures experienced amongst themselves and fellow Panama aficionados. Sustainability and conservation are at the forefront of EcoCircuito's mentality when crafting their unique and tailor-made adventures. Their philosophy is to approach each destination carefully, considering the impact that their tours will have on the environment and the local communities. Their naturalist guides are chosen, based not only on their knowledge, but also upon their ability to respect nature and the local cultures. Their committed staff offers custom-made travel experiences that include adventure activities, wildlife and cultural encounters, birding adventures, honeymoon getaways, family holidays, educational tours, community projects and incentive travel to experience the real Panama. They look forward to showing you the best of Panama!
 
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