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Panama Canal Train, Colon Forts – Full Day from Panama City

USD $195.00

Per Person

Come with us in this Full Day Tour to the Panama Canal Train and Colon Forts

Spend an amazing day riding the Panama Canal Train and getting to learn more about it and its forts. The Panama Canal Railway is one of the great train rides of the world. In this ride, we will not only view the colorful history of the canal, but we will also ride through a picturesque path across the Isthmus of Panama. Prepare to see some lush rainforests, cruising alongside the Canal’s locks, through the historic Gaillard Cut and gliding over slender causeways in Gatun Lake, it’s an amazing experience.


  • Ride the historic Panama Canal Train
  • Be amazed by the Chagres National Park
  • Get to know the Fort Sherman and Fort San Lorenzo
  • Visit the Gatun Locks Visitor Center of the Canal expansion

Tour Information

Duration: 9 hours
Start and End Location: Panama City
Availability: Only Mondays and Fridays


The day begins early with pick up at your hotel in Panama City to board the Panama Canal Railway. This historic train was originally built in 1855 in response to the gold rush in San Francisco. It was later used heavily during the construction of the Panama Canal to move people and supplies along the construction route.

Your next stop is at the Gatun Locks expansion site visitor center to learn more about how the Panama Canal was expanded for the first time in history (completed in 2016). Next up is Chagres National Park to visit the UNESCO site of Fort San Lorenzo, which was built to guard the mouth of the Chagres River. The final stop of the day is at Fort Sherman, before heading back to Panama City.

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Train passage (discounted from the price if it is not available that day)
  • Entrance fees to the Gatun Expansion visitor center
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Taxes / tolls

What’s Not Included

  • Breakfast (this tour begins early, so we recommend having a breakfast plan)
  • Lunch (you will stop during the day and can either have a picnic lunch or go to a restaurant)

Important Notes

  • This tour requires a minimum of 3 people to run; if you have less than 3 people, please contact us at
  • This tour is available on Mondays and Fridays, if you would like to do it a different day, please contact us at
  • Note that the train is closed on the weekends and holidays.


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