- Tour the world-famous manmade Lake Gatun
- Watch history in the making with the Panama Canal expansion
- Dine at the only floating house on the lake
This is a must-do Panama gift experience, taking in Lake Gatun, the famed manmade lake that was constructed in the early 20th century to allow the formation of the Panama Canal, and the beautiful tropical forests around it. During the tour you’ll encounter the cheeky inhabitants of Monkey Island, as well as exotic birds and other wildlife such as sloth, iguana and even the occasional crocodile. You’ll learn the fascinating history of the Panama Canal, which is perhaps the most important engineering feat of all time and certainly the most significant trading route, and you’ll take a cruise on the lake, pausing for lunch at a unique floating house.
Board a fast motorboat on the shore of Lake Gatun with views of the gigantic ocean vessels waiting their turn to pass through the canal. The scenery is magnificent here, a world away from the bustle of Panama City. After a tasty native-style lunch at the two-storey floating house, the only one of its kind on the lake, you’ll be free to spend a few hours swimming, kayaking or fishing - all equipment and instruction is provided. A fantastic day out and one you won’t want to miss while staying in Panama.