Train Express Portobelo

Republic of Panama

General information


Visit one of the fortresses built as protection from pirate attacks during colonial times, and the church where the famous statue of the Black Christ is kept. Pass by the city of Colon where the second largest free zone is located and visit the Canal expansion locks called Agua Clara, before enjoying a spectacular train ride along the Panama Canal.

Start this tour at Portobelo, on the Caribbean coast. A town that partly owes its fame to colonial fortifications built to protect the city from pirates' attacks. Situated on a hill that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Portobelo was a strategical harbor where vast shipments left from the Americas to Spain.

Visit the most important fortress and admire a group of cannons from colonial times. Enjoy the atmosphere of this place as it takes you back to those times when pirates used to attack ports and cities. Another highlight of the tour will be the iconic Black Christ statue in Portobelo church which draws thousands of pilgrims every year.

During this Train Express Portobelo tour, you will also enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour through Colon city, the place where the Panama Canal connects to the Atlantic Ocean and home of the second largest duty free zone around the country. 

The Agua Clara locks will be a must stop before boarding the train to start a fantastic ride along the Panama Canal bound for Panama city. Enjoy stunning views of the original 1850's path bordering the famous Gatun Lake and discover why so many travelers regard this tour as one of the most interesting city expeditions.

About the tour

Minimum Age to Participate: From 4 to 70 years

Child age: 6 to 12 years

Free Child age: 0 to 5 years

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic drinks/Open bar


*Train ride bound to Panama City
*Expedition to Portobelo's fort
*Visit Black Christ’s church 
*Agua Clara locks
*Spectacular views of the Panama Canal and the Atlantic Ocean   

Important notes


  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Use biodegradable sunblock
  • Wear hat or cap
  • Wear sunglases
  • Bring extra cash

Additional information

Wheelchair Accesible: No

Activity Level: Moderate

Languages: English, Spanish.

Tour Type: Cultural.