Fort San Lorenzo UNESCO World Heritage Site & Agua Clara Locks

  • Port

    Gatun Lake, Panama

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

This tour combines a visit to a Spanish fort with the lush ambience of natural tropical forest and the mighty Panama Canal.

Set off in air-conditioned comfort to explore Panama, passing the former US Army Base of Fort Sherman. The jungle training areas here remained active until 1999. You are headed to the remote, 400-year-old ruins of Fort San Lorenzo -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will offer details of the immense and profound history related to this spot. The Spaniards built the fort in the 16th century to defend the gold trail of the Spanish Main, and were very successful until the fort was finally sacked by the infamous Welsh Captain Henry Morgan.

Next you will see the Path Between the Seas -- the Panama Canal -- and view the gargantuan ships that make their way through the Agua Clara Locks' chambers, where the ships seem to be a mere arm's length apart. The Agua Clara Locks (expansion) are the newest of the three sets of locks on the Panama Canal.

Notes:

There may be a wait of up to 45 minutes for the ferry (each way). Wear comfortable walking shoes.