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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 272 3165
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this...
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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Don't miss a canal trip!

If you go to Panama, make sure you go to the Miraflores locks, but also make sure you book a trip ON the canal. You can either do a partial transit, or if you are there on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you go to Panama, make sure you go to the Miraflores locks, but also make sure you book a trip ON the canal. You can either do a partial transit, or if you are there on the first Saturday of the month, you can book a full transit of the canal. Fantastic trip and a MUST DO!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I went through the canal on the Coral Princess cruise ship. The canal was the reason I chose this cruise and it did not disappoint. It would have been great to have been able to visit the museum etc but just getting the chance to pass through the locks was bucket list stuff. If you are ever in Panama, do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see the ships go through. If you are patient and don't expect great thrills, it's nice to see.

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South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We did a half-transit down the canal! Super educational and soooo very interesting! Anyone visiting Panama, this is a must-do! Soooo worth every minute!

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough good things about the canal. It is a long day to go from one coast to the other.....at least 8 hrs. But it is so interesting and to see all the big ships was amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Took a taxi to Miraflores Locks and paid $15 each to go in. The museum and movie were well done and interesting. We went to restaurant but the lunch was $42 each, so opted for drinks on the balcony and a front row seat to watch the boats come through. Call before you go to find out the times they'll... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Someone could pay for cleaning of the outside seats. The seating area is disgusting. Nice visit for history, but nothing special.

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sao paulo, brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was interesting visiting the canal. They have a well kept museum. The access to the place is not good and although the concept and structure of the canal were interesting, waiting for a ship to cross was really boring. They are building a new canal there; it would be fun to compare both of them. It is not an... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My only tip is to make sure before going you ask when the boats are going to pass by. When we went, which was around 10am we go there and we missed seeing a boat past the canal and the next one didn't go by until 2pm. So we missed seeing how the canal works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The ghosts of pirates seem to walk beside you as we stroll the venerable plazas of Casco Viejo, the colonial heart of this sultry port city at the mouth of the canal. Panama City causes one to do a double-take..... we didn't arrive on the behemoth cruise ships but got a bigger buzz in engaging a thrilling ride in a... More 

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