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“We like trains” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Panama Canal Railway

Panama Canal Railway
Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #22 of 131 things to do in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/train
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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“We like trains”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Took the train from Panama to Colon. Did have complimentary coffee. The dome car was full but we sat in one of the oversized windows & watched the scenery. There was no intercom or someone reporting on what you were seeing. We had to guess. Maybe if there was a brochure or something to read. We knew we were not going to be right on the water so it didn't bother us. Expensive for the 1 hour one way ($25). We were picked up in Colon so we didn't have to find something to do, the station is in the middle of construction zone & I didn't see anywhere to walk to.

Visited January 2014
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“You can´t miss it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Even is a short trip, you will enjoy it. The views from the lake Gatun alongside are beautiful. The tourist compartment has a transparent dome. Very good service from the staff.

Visited February 2013
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“Great way to travel the length of the Canal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A must-do if you are only doing a partial transit. Dome Car seating with refreshments make for a sightseeing treat.

Visited December 2013
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Couva, Trinidad
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“Interesting View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

i was pleased to use the railway here because the had different compartments for tourist and locals. The staff was very friendly and even told me where i can sit to get a good view while on our way to the new city. iI was told that i was not there at peak time and that is why the train was a bit empty. There was beverage and snacks for sale on board which made the trip relaxing.I also had an interesting view of the Gatun lake with lots of flora.

Visited August 2013
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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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“not worth its money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

it is a quick and cosy way to travel between panama city and colon, but it is not really worth the cost of 25 USD pp. we did not see any animals from the train, and the coffee on the train was terrible.

Visited December 2013
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