The tour starts early in the morning with the transfer service to the railroad station where you will take train of ancient railway cars to Colón. Panama’s railroad was built during the time of The California Gold Rush for the purpose of shortening the course from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The railroad borders the canal and passes along the historic Culebra Cut and the magnificent Gatún Lake -whose waters are used-, traverses the area’s lush vegetation.

From the Visitor Center, you will be able to see closely the mastodontic vessels that pass through the canal, while watching the ingenious system of locks that lifts ships as that they pass from one basin to another.

The tour continues in Portobelo, founded in 1597 as a Caribbean terminal for the trade route of the Isthmus of Panama. This quiet and little city, guarded by the Caribbean Sea and its gentle hills, still preserves features of that glorious past which are visible in its colonial wooden houses and buildings built expressly around the ruins of the Fort of San Fernando and the Fort of San Jerónimo. Lunch will be provided during the tour.

DURATION: approximately 7 to 8 hours.

GUIDE: a private bilingual speaker guide.

INCLUSIVE: private transfer from/to the hotel, train ticket from Panama City to Colón, entrances to the Visitor Center and lunch. The train leaves early in the morning.

NOTES: The train does not work on weekends. If you wish, the rail journey can be replaced with a private transfer. Visits order may be modified, even during the tour. You should bring your passport.