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Panama Canal

Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“miraflores locks” (493 reviews)
“bucket list” (215 reviews)
“cruise ship” (263 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
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+507 272-3165
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s just one of those things you have to see at least once in a lifetime and you can’t miss it if you’re in Panama City. The jungle around the Canal is stunning, perfect for spotting wildlife or birdwatching. There are many companies that organize...More

Thank Camikat1708
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must-see highlight of Panama and a real marvel of engineering. The locks and museum are incredibly interesting and watching a ship go through the canal is pretty awe inspiring. This can easily be done on a day trip stop-over to Panama City...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was exiting to go through the Panama Canal, and hear all the story behind , and then to get to see the doors closing and the canal started to feel with water so fast and then the next one and just being there was...More

Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is well organized and documents the history of the canal and its construction not only with old photos, but also with videos and scale models. Watching the water levels inside each lock rise and fall and see massive ships pass through them very...More

Thank Kladower
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a guided boat cruise tour through Gamboa tours. We passed under the Bridge of the Americas , Mira Flores locks and the Pedro lock into the Gatun Lake. What an amazing piece of history to see. If you love to see history...More

Thank marsa3118
Reviewed 4 days ago

Panama's infrastructure is updating/ improving at rapid speed. Seeing 2-3 ships move through the canal at rapid speed is awesome, go later in the day @ 4, there are less people there.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the great wonders of the world and an engineering masterpiece. It is amazing to see the huge ships go through the locks. Might be a little long going through all the locks but really worth doing it.

Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

You hear about the Canal your whole life but you don't really "get" it until you're there watching a ship go through. It's like watching a new life come into being. Plan to spend a lot of time at the Miraflores location. There you'll find...More

Thank sheboygannancy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We just returned from a Panama Canal partial transit cruise. What an amazing day and feat. It was blazing hot at the first of November. The entire way through, someone was narrating over the loud speaker as we went through. Very informative. We learned a...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience to see this engineering accomplishment. Went through 3 locks. Each lock is 30 feet. Amazing to watch.

Thank PABuckeyeFans
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Karen D
9 October 2017|
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Response from WlwalterJ | Reviewed this property |
I think parking should be simple, as there appeared to be several lots near the museum/restaurant. The Canal is easy to drive to, in terms of it being easy to locate once you get past the city center. In my opinion, the... More
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janelN7951KC
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.
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geepasstime
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
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