Best things to do on your cruise to Colon
Top 3 excursions on your cruise to Colon
Being the largest city in Panama, a cruise to Colon is full of adventure and fun! Colon is also a popular cruise destination port for those traveling through the Panama Canal which should make finding cruises to Colon a breeze. If you are ready to try some unique cuisine, explore some amazing culture, and sharpen up on some Panama history, Colon is the place to be!
Visit the Embera Indians: The Embera Indians are the indigenous people of Panama. In fact, many of the people in both Panama and Columbia trace their ancestral history back to the Embera Indians. In the heart of the Chagres National Park the Embera culture lives on and what better way to explore Colon than to meet the indigenous people of the area and get to know their amazing culture.
The Embera Indian Village is a bit of journey from the port stop in Colon. The excursions to the area usually pick you up from the port stop, drive you to Lake Alajuela, and take you by canoe through the rainforest before you finally arrive at the village. The entire trip usually last for approximately five to six hours.
Once at the village you are in for a real treat! The Embera Indians are very nice and love to welcome their guests. Enjoy a ceremonial dance, learn about their medicines and herbs local to the surroundings from their shaman and be immersed in the lifestyle and culture of their people.
Excursions to the Embera Indian Village are a pretty sought after experience, so it is best to talk to one of our advisors in advance to schedule this excursion. We will help to get you the best deal and have everything prearranged before you embark on the excursion.
Miraflores Locks & Gamboa Rainforest: Another popular excursion on a cruise to Colon is a guided tour through the Miraflores Locks and the Gamboa Rainforest.
At the Miraflores Locks learn about the history of this magnificent structure, which is considered to be part of the eighth wonder of the world. After learning all about the construction of the Miraflores locks enjoy a scenic drive through the Soberania National Park where you will be exposed to some of the most beautiful indigenous flora and fauna of the area. Your last leg of this excursion takes you to the Gamboa Rainforest where you will be transported by Ariel Tram 280 feet above this remarkable forest. Make sure to bring your camera the views are extraordinary.
Panama Canal Railway: The Panama Canal Railway was constructed in 1855 and is a fantastic way to get to see the local scenery and get some shopping. The railway runs from Colon to Panama City and takes approximately an hour each way. However, this hour ride is full of scenic beauty. The train runs along the coastline giving riders a fantastic view of the area’s natural beauty. If shopping is on the agenda this train is a great way to shop in Panama’s largest duty-free zone in the world.
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