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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 travel regularly on ships through the canal and any visitors should see the variety of ships that pass through here. Most of the people on the ships will wave back at you, although you must remember they are working not sightseeing.

Thank Wyn134
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great to actually see the famous canal Interesting museum Check Times that ships go through Only downside food & drinks extortionate, $45 (USA) for buffet lunch !!!!

Thank nicola r
Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't know much about the canal before I went on a partial transit, but was amazed at what I heard about its history and daily workings. We set out well before the crack of dawn to be sure to arrive for our scheduled departure...More

Thank hortiq
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was great to see the history of the Panama Canal and various formats. The short film and the museum are amazing. Very difficult to understand the Panama canal without seeing this bit of history.

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Connecting two of the world greatest oceans, the Atlantic and the pacific, one of the greatest engineering marvels of the world it's a must.

Thank Juan A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Panama Canal is so widely known that you would wonder what you don't know about it. For us it was plenty. We did a trip from Ocean to Ocean via bus and boat with Panama Day Trips. We had a great day. We saw...More

Thank keithjp
Reviewed 5 days ago

I hear this is considered a wonder of the world. It should be..It is so awesome to see these gigantic tanker ships make their way though the canal. It seems like it took forever waiting for ships to come through and when it did finally...More

Thank Caligirl1989
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are visiting panama on a tourism trip, this is a must, a great experience for learning on cultural things and part of the history of Panama. I recommend you to read about the canal before you visit it.

Thank jcmartinez777
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was very interesting seeing the actual Panama Canal after hearing much about it from others. This wonder of the world is truly a remarkable construction built and maintained by man but inspired by God. God certainly has given man the wisdom and knowledge to...More

Thank masada2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there when many ships were backed up and saw a lot of action with the locks filling and draining with ships in and out

Thank anishchugani
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Allen C
Having trouble figuring out how to book a tour with Decameron Explorer in Panama, can anyone help?
9 April 2017|
Response from Allen C |
One thing I should add is we are NOT staying at the Decameron resort.
I am going on the celebrity infinity to Panama Canal. We fly to Santiago and then transported to chile for on night in a hotel. I wondered if we collect our luggage from the plane to take with us to hotel or does it go,directly to the ship
12 March 2017|
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Response from theycallmesven | Reviewed this property |
I believe you will have to claim your luggage in order to clear customs and take your bags with you for the night in chile.