National Geographic Quest woke up to the sound of howler monkeys in the middle of the Panama Canal for our best rainforest hike of the trip! We divided into groups to hike on Barro Colorado Island, take Zodiac tours around the island, and visit the Rainforest Discovery Center near the town of Gatun.

The activities were a total success. Guests enjoyed sightings of many monkeys, several toucans, some crocodiles, agoutis, and tamarin monkeys. They also spotted many hummingbirds in the Rainforest Discovery Center, and the birds even fed from the hands of our guests.

In the evening, we continued our transit through the Panama Canal, this time going down to the Pacific Ocean. The Panama Canal is always the main event of our trips in this part of the world. Guests enjoy the canal’s grandeur and uniqueness. Ending our trip with the Panama Canal is the cherry on top, the perfect way to end an incredible week spent discovering the Caribbean Coast of Colombia and Panama.