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Panama Canal

Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked a private tour of Panamá city including a visit of the Miraflores locks which are part of the Panamá canal via PBA sightseeing tours. The tourguide Javier G. From PBA took me there in the early morning to see the canal and the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

As a marine engineer in the 60s, I had transitted the canal about 10 times but either at night or in the engine room, So this was a new experience for me to see the whole operation. The guide was very experienced and told a...More

Thank Biffo47
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So impressive and recommendable. Really a lot of history and details, museum, panoramic views and videos. A great souvenir store and accesible.

Thank Ruben_solache
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like the Taj Mahal, the Panama Canal is one of those evocative places one has known about for ever. It's wonderful to see the locks in operation and to wonder at the astonishing engineering from a century ago. The canal museum exhibiion is a really...More

Thank BPJH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've always wanted to see the Panama Canal since I was a child. I finally got to visit and found it far more impressive than I ever imagined. The juxtaposition of man made marvel and primeval rain forest had me in awe. If you get...More

Thank Njohngr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a private guide who we instructed on where to go, new locks, old locks etc etc. lunch at Miroflores visitor centre a must stop point. Guide provided the history. We also did the Museo in the Old Town the day prior. A must...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed watching the ships going through the locks, could have stayed and watched them all day. Very interesting and lots of information provided.

Thank Gillian O
Reviewed 4 days ago

WOW, incredible man made feat. Those guys thread those 300+ ton ship through the canal multiple times a day. Hats off to them.

Thank vpadilla2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Try a guide tour, as they have always the best tips and recommendations. Also they know a little bit of history as well! It is impressive all the ships passing thru! Amazing! Definitely a must!

Thank fedmadcl
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Panama Canal is a great engineering and construction achievement considering it was built over 100 years ago. The locks has a very nice tourist area that is well worth the time and money.

Thank MrK_globetrotter
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3 August 2017|
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Response from sedman787 | Reviewed this property |
You only do the canal transit. It starts at 7am and finishes at 3pm. You can do a late afternoon tour apart from the canal transit.
25 July 2017|
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Response from Tcook8 | Reviewed this property |
I have a Pension Visa for Panama so I go there a lot. I grew up about an hour from Houston. You are right about the cost so I usually travel through Chicago. I have a brother there so I get to visit him. I suggest that you... More