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San Lorenzo & Portobelo-Fortresses of gold and ashes.

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San Lorenzo & Portobelo-Fortresses of gold and ashes. 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.

Highlights


  • San Lorenzo national park
  • El Castillo of San Lorenzo , world heritage site (UNESCO) by the mouth of the Chagres river.
  • The begining of the Chagres river and the Atlantic ocean meeting point
  • Panama canal locks on the Atlantic, observe mega vessels.
  • Portobelo ruins now part of the world heritage site (UNESCO)
  • The Black Christ
  • Panama canal Locks - Aguara Clara
  • Portobelo National Park
San Lorenzo & Portobelo-Fortresses of gold and ashes.

Description


San Lorenzo & Portobelo-Fortresses of gold and ashes.

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 and its important geographical position to the benefits of the Spanish crown and the opportunities presented to the world maritime commerce.

This journey answers many historical questions, emphasizes in the people, culture, wealth and historical facts pertaining to Portobelo, San Lorenzo and Panama in general. The Panama canal and its expansion of both 20th and 21st century.

The now World Heritage sites (UNESCO) in Panama dated from the 16th century to protect the Spanish crown interests and 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. The claim of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean back in the early 16th century, had brought forth the Dry canal, where the Spaniards and travelers around the world were using the Camino Reales from Portobelo and Caminos de Cruces from San Lorenzo along with Panama Viejo formed the Historical Triangle Routes. This also led to the construction of the first interoceanic railway in the region in the 19th century and the construction of the Panama Canal in the early 20th century. Besides of the abundance of wealth that were accumulated in Panama Viejo, Portobelo and San Lorenzo, 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.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Certified Local Tour guide
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off services
  • Transportation to and from all sites and activities scheduled
  • Bottled water
  • Entry / Admissions fees for all sites / attractions
  • Cover all tax for all sites / attractions
  • Exclusions:
  • Gratuities /Tips

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center
  3. Fort San Lorenzo
  4. Portobelo

At 8:00 a.m. our tour guide will be waiting for you and greeting you at the lobby of your hotel to Pick you up. Detailed information will be provided to you about the schedule activities and the site to visit.

  • Drive to colon in direction of San Lorenzo
  • El Castillo de San Lorenzo
  • Visit Portobelo
  • See the Black Christ
  • The Forts
  • Museum
  • Custom
  • The Panama canal new Locks in Colon

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