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Chagres River Kayaking Expedition

Explore the beautiful Chagres and Gatun Locks of Panama on this all-inclusive kayak expedition tour and end your tour with a visit to the historic Fort San Lorenzo which was once a Spanish fortress!

USD $171.00

Per Person

Chagres River Kayaking Expedition

Experience the beautiful Gatun Lake and Chagres River in a unique way by embarking on a expedition kayaking adventure with a local community guide.

On this tour you will have the opportunity to view the wide variety of flora and fauna that exist in the area and in addition stop by the historic fortress of Fort San Lorenzo located in Chagres.

You will be inspired by the surrounding dense rainforest and then get the chance to walk back in history with a visit to the fort.


  • Enjoy a full day of expedition kayaking among the Chagres River and discover the beautiful Panama from a different point of view!
  • All-inclusive package
  • Visit the Historic Spanish Fortress of Fort San Lorenzo and walk back into history

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day
Start and End Location: Panama City
Availability: Year Round


This tour will start around 7am with a pick up in Panama City. You will be transported to Gatun Dam which is about one hour and 30 minutes away to then begin kayaking in your expedition kayaks which will be provided at 8:30am.

To get around Gatun Dam you will have to cross the Panama Canal through the Gatun Locks in a vehicle and is truly a unique experience. Your guide will explain the history of the Gatun Locks in relation to the Panama Canal during your journey.

Your kayak expedition will then start and for 3-4 hours you will paddle through dense tropical rainforests to reach the open Caribbean Ocean and make a stop at Fort San Lorenzo to tour around this beautiful area.

After the Fort Lorenzo tour you will then head back towards the Capital and meet at the original pick up place at 4pm.

What’s Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • Expedition kayaks and gear
  • Guides
  • Meals

What to Bring

  • A pair of bathing shorts
  • Strapped sandals or sneakers
  • Cap and sun-block
  • Light jacket in case of chilly weather
  • Towel and a extra set of dry clothes

Important Notes

  • All our guides are trained in CPR and Kayak safety
  • All people from 12 to 75 are allowed who are in good health, minors must be accompanied with a responsible adult.
  • Please do not bring any objects that can be deteriorated by weather conditions
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people – please email us if you are traveling solo and we will try to get you in with a group


Fort San Lorenzo, Colon, Panama

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Fort San Lorenzo, Colon, Panama 9.322780, -80.001712

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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