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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 272-3165
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Great trip to Panama Canal!!

Our main purpose of visiting Panama City was to tour Panama Canal and we were lucky to get half day tour. I think it is one of the engineering wonders of the world!! We were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our main purpose of visiting Panama City was to tour Panama Canal and we were lucky to get half day tour. I think it is one of the engineering wonders of the world!! We were excited from the moment we got on our boat and followed a ship and experienced it from going inside the canal, to locks and getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WOW this was absolutey fascinating, were on cruise ship & spent the entire time watching the transit both ways, crews are fun as well as they wave to you, as do people on both ships as they are both transiting, beautiful serent lake.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised how good it all was. We visited the visitor center at Miraflores and found all the exhibitions to be excellent. Very informative and well done by any standards. Also he viewing platform for the canal was really good, just be sure to get there early or late when the boats are running. Really good trip.

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GLENWOOD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can not go to Panama without a visit to the canal. The sheer size and imencity of the ships passing through and the way these huge ships move in the small alloted space is really something to see.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit - the visitors center is world class. The audio and video stunning. And the canal itself... well it doesn't need explanation. Super glad we crossed this off our bucket list.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's exactly as you would imagine. Water, ships, a lot of unnecessary tourist distractions and a siphon, I mean, restaurant that offers a $56 per person buffet... $30 if you just want salad. The architecture is impressive, but the reality of how many lives were lost and the obvious exploitation made it hard to be impressed.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Agua Clara (first opened in June of 2016) is the new addition to the Panama Canal. This new Canal is 22 meters wider and 6 meters deeper than the old canal allowing access to the larger ships of today. Just like the original canal, there is a visitor center with a cost of $5. Not a lot of walking is... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To see one of the wonders of the world and be exposed to a different culture will only serve to expand one's knowledge

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been through the Canal several times and it's an incredible experience. A fantastic travelling adventure, the whole experience feels like one big adventure and the history of the whole project is fascinating, I'm so glad I've been able to experience this intriguing and fun travel experience. I hope to return. Ps it's very hot!

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New Orleans, LA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The title says it all. Really great engineering feat, but so many people packed in. Don't go on a Saturday morning.

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