Before booking, please read the "MORE TIPS" section for information on transportation costs. Pick up at 7:30 am. We will drive to the Soberania National Park's Plantation Road and hike through the jungle for about two hours. After that, we will drive to El Charco pond and explore its amazing Panama Trees. At the pond, we will take some time for a snack break before heading to the Rainforest Hotel to enjoy a drink with the incredible view. To finish off the tour, we will drive south along the the Canal while sharing historical facts and anecdotes. We will end with a traditional Panamanian lunch by the ocean before dropping you at your hotel.
My name is Ciro Jaén. I was born and raised in the Isthmus of Panama and grew up in the former Canal Zone. I have always been passionate about showing others the best my country has to offer and about ten years ago, I decided to become a tour guide. The area I grew up and still live in has played a significant role in the country's history and culture since the canal was completed and started operations in 1914. It is a fascinating, green neighborhood with a North American character, unlike any other area in the city. I always truly enjoy showing tourists around my neighbourhood, taking them to the historic places while sharing interesting facts and personal anecdotes.
2014 Mazda CX5 SUV.
Plantation Road: This road was once the access to a cocoa plantation. The road is still there, providing easy access to the dense panama canal jungle. El Charco Pond: A shorter hike, also in the panama canal jungle. I'll bring you to see the huge Panama trees where you will be able to see its magnificent roots. Drive south along the Panama Canal and the Causeway. Panamanian lunch at the Amador Causeway. From the beginning I'll be telling stories.
Panama Canal Jungle Walk