Panama Canal Train, Agua Clara Canal Lock Center & Colon Fort 8 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Family friendly

The Panama Canal Train tour takes passengers from Panama City to the Colon train station through a scenic route with the Panama Canal, the Chagres River and tropical mountain range on both sides. For tourists wanting to visit the Forts and touristic areas of Colon, it is also combined with a city, Fort tours and Agua Clara Lock Center.

This is a day tour that includes pick up from your hotel in Panama city at 6:15AM and a train ride of one hour to Colon Station from there our driver/guide will pick you up and start with a visit at the Agua Clara center which has replaced the Gatun lock visit, the center opened in 2016, it has a projection room, restaurant, gift shop and a a fantastic panoramic view of the canal then you will head to the historic sight of Fort San Lorenzo Chagres National Park which is part of the UNESCO world heritage after this visit we will stop for a lunch at the Fort Sherman or the Melia school of the Americas. After lunch you will return to the city in a private vehicle and we will drop you off to your hotel.

  • PanCanal Railway train ride from Panama City to Colon early morning.
  • Visit to the Agua Clara Lock at the Panama Canal in Colon area.
  • National Parks visit: Fort Sherman and San Lorenzo.
  • Lunch stop in the Colon Area (Not included in the price)
  • Return to Panama City in a private vehicle.

This tour has an early start time and does not include breakfast but you will be served a snack box on board of the train. We recommend that you plan ahead by having something to eat at your hotel before the early morning pickup. Our guide will buy the ticket trains upon arrival to the station.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions

Inclusions and exclusions

  • Round trip transfer to/from the city of Panama
  • Taxes
  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Train ticket
  • Pickup from Colon train station
  • Visit to San Lorenzo Fort
  • Private transportation
  • Snack box on board of the train
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Agua Clara Lock entrance
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Available in

English, Spanish

Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Panama City , Panama

Pick up times available: 6:15

Pick up location: Your hotel in Panama city

Ends at: Your hotel in Panama city

Nearest airport: Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

Covid-19 measures

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

Question and answer

"Is the Panama Canal Train actually running some trips in December? I see they ran a couple of special ones in October and November, but your website makes it appear that you'll do the Panama Canal Train/Agua Clara Canal Lock/Colon Fort regularly. We're interested in the trip if it's going to run."

Response from organiser:

We were told that in December this tour will start running again after the train has been idle for two years. It has been frustrating for us but there is no set date in December. It could go until next year in January. We will contact you when the train is running to Colon.

Asked on 23 Nov 2022 by Louise

from $200 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour


* Free cancellation until 7 days before departure