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LocalAventura Tour: Historic Train Tour through Panama

Historic Train Tour through Panama

Full day off-the-beaten path journey
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9 hrs

Panama City

3 ~ 9

High content


Description

Ride the world’s longest and continuously running intercontinental railway on this historic tour. An hour-long scenic train ride will take you along the banks of the Panama Canal on the way to Colon. After an hour, you’ll arrive at your first destination to witness another marvel of engineering, the new Panama Canal locks, called the Agua Clara, which opened in June of 2016. Here, you can take in some of the best views of Lake Gatun while marveling at the enormity of the locks. Back on the train, you’ll head to Fort San Lorenzo within the Chagres National Park.

This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most underrated sites in Panama and will feel like your own little secret spot. The fort has been virtually untouched since its last pirate attack in the 1700s, allowing you to feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll be intrigued by its interesting history and be able to take it all in without any crowds around. Panama’s history is as diverse as its beautiful landscapes. Leave this tour full of new and exciting stories to share.

Itinerary

  • Pick up at accommodation
  • Ride the historic train to Colon.
  • Witness the impressive new canal locks.
  • Get back on the train and ride till Fort San Lorenzo.
  • Tour the hidden fort and discover its history.
  • Get back on the train to return to Panama City.
  • Once back in the city, a private car will take you back to your accommodation.

Available days

Monday and Friday

Eligibility criteria

This tour is suited for all ages and physical ability levels.


What's Included

  • Transportation
  • Expert local guide
  • All entrance fees

What's not included

  • Lunch

Recommendations

Dress for the possibility of rain.


Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly Day Trip Good for Couples

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Kevin

I’m originally from Boston, but its harsh winters sent me to search for more tropical lands. I traveled all around the United States and then eventually ventured into Latin America, where I fell in love with the passionate and diverse culture of each and every country throughout the area. In fact, I loved it so much that I decided to make traveling in the region my new career.

I made it my goal to share my new discoveries with everyone that came to visit me while I traveled around South and Central America for a few years. My family and friends really enjoyed me showing them around some of the place I had been and they convinced me to become a tour guide. I took up tourism as a career and it stuck. For 12 years, I’ve led a variety of unique tours in many different Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Panama, and many others. To this day, I am the only guide to ever lead a tour from Ushuaia, Argentina, one of the most southern cities in South America, all the way to Alaska. After years of traveling all around the region, I decided it was time to settle down. Upon reflection, I realized that Panama was the place that felt the most like home. Now, 14 years later, I’m still here leading tours. I know this country like the back of my hand. Panama may not be my birth country, but I give my tours like a local would.

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