THE PIRATS TRAILS BY TRAIN & PANAMA CANAL

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Departure early morning from your hotel, you’ll head to the train station in Panama City to travel along the famous Trans-Isthmian (Panama Canal) Railway. Learn about the history of this railway system, which was built in the 1850s and played a vital role in the construction of the Panama Canal. Upon arrival, you will be visit the Fort San Lorenzo. Constructed by the Spaniards in the 16th century, San Lorenzo was occupied by British pirates over the years due to its strategic location on the Chagres River. Sir Henry Morgan conquered San Lorenzo and used it as the entrance point to sack Panama City in 1671. The Observation Center of the Canal Expansion in Colón covers four hectares and is like a park, with terraces and open, partial and covered platforms, surrounded by the lush beauty of tropical nature. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the construction of the  locks for the Panama Canal on the Atlantic coast. At the same time, from this privileged location, visitors can observe the majestic Gatun Lake, where ships continue their course along the interoceanic waterway

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, lunch and bottle of water.

Days of Operation: Everyday

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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FORT SAN LORENZO: HISTORICAL ROUTE

This nature reserve contains 9,653 hectares of rainforest, swamps, reefs, in addition to 20 kms of coastline. It is an important piece of the Meso-American Biological Corridor, besides comprising the northern most part of the Biological Corridor between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Although it rains twice as much than on the Pacific coast, there are more hours of sunshine daily in this area, except for the months of January and February. The area harbors San Lorenzo’s Castle, a colonial period fort built in 1597 on the outlet of the Chagres River, in addition, it is the largest of the Republic of Panama. San Lorenzo’s Castle, together with the fortifications at Portobelo, was declared in 1980 World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Tour includes: Transportation, bottled water, Spanish/English speaking guides, admissions and a light lunch.

Duration: 8 hours

Days of Operation: Everyday

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FREE ZONE SHOPPING

You will visit the commercial hub of the Americas “the Colon Free Zone”, with more than 2,000 commercial businesses operating there, Colon is the second world’s biggest duty free zone after Hong Kong Free Zone, Shopping in the Colon Free Zone your goods are exempted of all taxes.

Tour includes: Transportation.

Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

Days of Operation: Monday to Friday.

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PORTOBELO HISTORICAL TOUR

From the 17th till 19th centuries, the port of Portobelo was used as a Spanish Fortress and as a Caribbean terminal. Products such as spices, gold, and silver that came from Peru and other Spanish Colonies passed through the country, along a trail called the Royal Path, and were then boarded on ships to be transported to Spain. Portobelo was attacked by pirates several times; the best known was the attack organized by Henry Morgan. The small island of Drake, where he is buried, is another thing worthy to see. We will visit all the ruins of the colonial port, the customhouse where the treasures and gold were stored and the Portobelo church, where the famous Black Christ statue is located.

Tour includes: Transportation, admission fees, Spanish/English speaking guide, lunch and bottle of water.

Days of Operation: Everyday

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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CARIBBEAN DIVING

Once you arrived at the Atlantic Side of Panama. You will perform a morning boat dive near the bay of Portobelo, once home for pirates and corsairs, and also renowned as the place where the wealthy people from South America left, heading to the Old World, and you’ll also have the chance to dive nearby, where Sir Francis Drake is buried.

Tour includes: Transportation, equipment, Spanish/English speaking guide, box lunch and bottle of water.

Days of Operation: Everyday

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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