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El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour
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El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour

By LIVE FOLKS
The ruins of El Castillo de San Lorenzo and those of Portobelo, once formed the strategic points of defenses of San Lorenzo at the Mouth of the Chagres River and the two fortifications of Portobelo. Narrate silently and vividly the prosperity of Panama in that era. The now World Heritage sites (UNESCO) built to assure a safe transfer of gold and silver from one city to another and ocean to ocean, were attacked countless time and witnessed the bloody wars of the Caribbean against the Spaniards by the buccaneers, mercenaries, corsairs, privateers and pirates. It is worth mentioning the courage and contribution of the enslaved persons, the Cimarrons and how they brought freedom to their fellowmen and how they shaped the future and culture for many generations.
from
₱13,803.19
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₱13,803.19
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 1-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French, Spanish


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • All Admission / Entrances fees and Taxes
  • Certified Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Fort San Lorenzo
  • Entry/Admission - Agua Clara Locks
  • Entry/Admission - Black Christ
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo
What's not included
  • Gratuities / Tips
  • All other other hotel located in the Outskirt of Panama city, a $50.00 fee


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Free Pick-up & Drop off services available options 1. All hotels located in Panama city center 2. All hotels located in Casco Viejo / Antiguo 3. Dreams and The Westing Playa Bonita Hotels 4. Airbnb customers will be provided with a meeting point via e-mail
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 157367P23

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour?
How much is El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour?
El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour price starts from ₱13,347.13. Discover and book El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour cancellation policy?
El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour?
El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour is hosted by LIVE FOLKS. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact LIVE FOLKS on Tripadvisor. Discover and book El Castillo de San Lorenzo and Portobelo Ruins the Panama Canal Expansion Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 157367P23

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Fort San Lorenzo
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Agua Clara Locks
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Portobelo National Park
  • 3
    Portobelo
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Black Christ
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

W8393FJcarmenr
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Great time!
My 14 year-old daughter and I are beginners. We loved this Zipline adventure. Very friendly staff. Gracias!
Sightseer635148
Sightseer635148
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A memory for a lifetime!
I am so glad I chose this tour to visit the Embera Tribe. Hector was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable & able
escheline
escheline
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Ripoff- never again with this agency
I booked over Selina Hostal in Panama City. I asked them, do we have a guide who will explain the Guns Yalla cultur
Angela W
Angela W
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Amazing experience
I loved being immersed in this beautiful tribe! Everything was fantastic 😊 The tribe was so welcoming and our tour
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Maps15271338689
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Canceled
Canceled because they can't take a solo traveler days after booking even though you can select 1 traveler and book.
kimberlywD5136DK
kimberlywD5136DK
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Anton Valley Canopy Tour
Where do I begin with this tour?? I have worked in travel and tourism for 25 years, and this ranks as one of the be
Stephen G
Stephen G
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Educational and Great Outdoor Exercise
Great opportunity to stretch your legs and walk among the ruins. Interesting story about Capt. Morgan the pirate a
hozzir
hozzir
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Upbeat JOURNEYS!
They are AWESOME! Seriously. We initially had a single adventure planned with Hector and we loved him and the expe
andyfJ4995RD
andyfJ4995RD
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Scenic tour to Anton valley
Luis was a great guide, picked us up at our hotel and we took a nice ride through the country side to Anton valley.
lilianas176
lilianas176
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Highlight of Panama Tour!!
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Panama. The guide, Hector, was awesome. He was really nice and very kn
lizakq
lizakq
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Great for a walk
Great for a walk around to see all the amazing architecture around. Too bad there was a protest the day of our visi
Auto9627
Auto9627
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Great tour
My wife and I had a fantastic day on the tour. Hector P was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Because it was j
JMCJ
JMCJ
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Love the rappel and hike, drive was long
My daughter lives in an apartment in Panama City. Unfortunately, the driver would not pick us up at the apartment.
Sara F
Sara F
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Fun and Educational
Awesome Tour!! Unfortunately, the train wasn't running, so if that is important to you, contact them to make sure.
romariom313
romariom313
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Never been on a tour like this!
This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide, Hector, was super personable and picked us up right at our hotel and the
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Traveling with Mom
Kentucky12 contributions
Jan 2023
Mom and I always schedule private tours to learn the history of every location to which we travel. This tour was one of the best tours we've taken. I reached out to Live Folks, via whatsapp, and received a response very quickly from a live person who answered all of my questions. I booked directly with Live Folks and they sent me a payment link and emails with all of the information I needed. Hector, our guide, was knowledgeable, personable, patient, and engaging. He answered all of our questions, and we had a lot. The tour is long, but there were no dull moments, we learned a lot and laughed a lot. The time passes quickly and there were plenty of breaks. The history of Portobelo and the ruins is amazing, the town is colorful with beautiful artwork located throughout. The people are beautiful and warm and our lunch in Portobelo was delicious. This tour also includes the Agua Clara Visitor's Center and Hector explained all facets of the the ships moving through the canal. He also showed up where the river meets the ocean, and gave us plenty of time to take it all in. We appreciated Hector's expertise so much we booked a second tour with him.
Written 14 January 2023
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livefolks
We are so inspired by your feedback. Thank you is not enough We are very happy that we met your expectations and beyond. We are the only UPBEAT JOURNEYS provider in Panama, our customer service and Support available 7/7 to assist you with your booking needs and as well after you go on tours with us and we hand pick our tour guides.
Written 18 January 2023
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Arthur G
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Best Journey and Best Experience Ever!
Never have I ever received been treated so good by a tour agency. This tour is top notch, our tour guide was on point, so knowledgeable. El Castillo of San Lorenzo by the Atlantic sea and the Mouth of the chagres river wear breath taking.Since we booked directly with this company the customer service agent was highly professional and helpful. My family and I, had one of the best moments of our lives while on vacations, the only thing we regret is that, we did not come accross this company sooner as our previous experience with other tour agency were not so good. We ended up booking our Airport transfer with Live folks, we support small businesses, we truly recommend this company and this tour is a must.
Written 12 August 2022
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livefolks
Thank you very much for your kind words and motivations.
Written 15 August 2022
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Alexander S
5 contributions
Mar 2022
Our party of 6, first of all we wanted to book the tour with the train included,however,we were advised to book this tour instead since the train was not running, we were hesitant but we were wrong, we thank LIVE FOLKS for their recommendation, this tour is more than expected. We learned so much, discovered so many things and understood everything from the right perspective.So much history, so educational, entertaining, the San Lorenzo, The Castle besides of its historical importance, has a breath taking view of the atlantic ocean, its position, all that mixed with Portobelo, that conclude the highlight the historical paths for gold transportation and line of defenses, the construction of the Inter-oceanic railway, the panama canal. We had so much fun at each place we visited, Alejandra our tour guide really knows her stuff, and LIVE FOLKS customer service representative really provided us with the best service,answered each one of questions,help us with our booking needs, were very patient, through chats and emails, we were taking care of, thank you, my family owes you big time.

This is a must do, i really recommend this tour, contact them and book, they will answer all your questions.
Written 20 April 2022
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livefolks
Thank you so much for your feedback, we make it our mission to do better each day and design great experiences for our customers. When booking directly with us, you also have our undivided attention.
Written 29 April 2022
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