Culture, History and Ecology are the focus of this tour. Your guides are considered experts in their fields and have been specifically chosen for this tour. Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal, the jungle area that is now the Gatun Lake had an abundance of wildlife. As the region was flooded to create the lake, animals took refuge in the mountain peaks, which are now the many islands that dot the renowned lake. You and your guide will slowly cruise the back channels and bays that make up this unique ecosystem. Glide past lush rainforests to a secluded region of the lake and witness first-hand the splendor and excitement of the jungle. Exotic birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you can view in their native surroundings. You will then have the opportunity to visit the Gatun Locks, the largest and most important of the 3 sets of locks at the Panama Canal.