Colon Panama...We again did not use Carnival but instead booked through My Friend Mario. They too guarantee to get you back to ship on time. We were met at port terminal at 7:30 am by Alex, taken to the bus and off we went. We did the Fort San Lorenzo and Gatun Locks Tour. Our savings were substantial but the hospitality we received was priceless. The guide and driver were great. Pulled over every time a sloth, howler monkey or white faced monkey came into view on our way to the fort. They even allowed us off the bus to take pictures. Fort San Lorenzo was built in the 1500's sits high on a cliff and has some of the most beautiful scenery. The Locks were interesting and we were fortunate enough to be there during the crossing of a cargo ship. During the entire tour they supplied us with snacks, soda, beer, home made empanadas and the sweetest pineapple we have ever had! We were back in port with plenty of time to shop.