Half-Day Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary Tour with Pickup

Half-Day Monkey Island and Sloth Sanctuary Tour with Pickup

Get up close and personal with four different species of monkeys -the Mantled Howler Monkey, the White-Faced Capuchin Monkey, Geoffroy’s Tamarin Monkey, and the Lemurine Owl Monkey - as they climb on you and snatch food. Discover many other wild animals including crocodiles, toucans, sloths, iguanas, turtles, and numerous exotic birds.

We will also visit a sloth sanctuary, where you can observe these intriguing creatures in their natural habitat.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monkey Island, Gatun Lake, Panama City Panama

Get close to four different species of monkeys in this beautiful island.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Primate Refuge and Sanctuary of Panama, Panama

Observe the three-toed and two-toed sloths that have been rescued. We will learn about their life and unique habits and about the efforts that are taken to preserve these amazing animals.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Panama Canal, Panama City Panama

We will embark with our boat into the Chagres River, which will lead us into the artificially created Gatun lake, which is a hotspot for biodiversity, giving you the chance to spot wildlife such as the coati, howler monkeys, squirrels and sloths, as well as beautiful birds like the toucan and parrots. Our path takes us mostly parallel to the Canal and into Soberanía National Park on our way to the Gamboa Public Docks, where the Chagres River meets the Panama Canal. A couple of minutes into the boat ride, we enter the Canal and take a quick ride past the Dredging Division's facilities and along the shipping lane (and past a large ship or three) toward the Monkey Island area. Watch as huge container ships pass by as they traverse the Panama Canal.

Stop At: Gamboa, Gamboa, Colon Province

On our last stop we visit the Butterfly House where we will observe the endemic butterflies that live in the Panamanian rainforest such as the colorful Blue Morpho Butterfly. We will also visit the orchid and frog exhibitions.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"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 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 06:30 AM
Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all guests at their lodging in Panama City between 6:30am and 7:00am. We strive to make this the best experience possible. In order to encounter as many monkeys as possible we elected to start our tour earlier than most others. Please ensure to wait in the lobby of your lodging until the driver arrives.

There is a surcharge for pick up and drop off at hotels close/around Tocumen Airport. Please kindly send us a message.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Pick-up and drop off at your Panama City lodging
  • Well-maintained, air-conditioned car
  • Bi-lingual guides (English/Spanish)
  • Tour to Monkey Island, Sloth Sanctuary, Butterfly house and Orchid & Frog exhibition
  • Boat Tour
  • Monkey Island entrance fees
  • Entrance to the Sloth Sanctuary, Butterfly House and, Orchids and Frog exhibitions.
  • Water Bottles
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Entry/Admission - Primate Refuge and Sanctuary of Panama

Not Included

  • Lunch


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