Gatun Lake, Panama City

#1 of 120 in Parks in Panama
Water Body · Nature / Park
Charter a boat and observe huge cargo ships heading for the Panama Canal at Gatun Lake, a massive man-made lake, and the largest of its kind when it was constructed in the early 20th century. You’ll get to meet lots of confident capuchins and tamarins, who are accustomed to humans and can be fed by hand. Keep an eye out for elusive crocodiles, who lurk in the lake's waters. Consider bringing a picnic along, as sometimes the food served on the boat isn’t enough to get you though the day. A visit to Gatun Lake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Panama City trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • If you get a tour of the canal by boat you will be in the lake for most of the time. Lots of jungle on both sides of the canal.  more »
  • A great tour. Amazing views. Wildlife up close and personal. Embera village trip was a real treat. A must do.  more »
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