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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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Fun fun funam so happy my boyfriend and I booked with Sorhay. I feel like her and i became best of friends. If we did not have her out trip would not have been as good as it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun fun funam so happy my boyfriend and I booked with Sorhay. I feel like her and i became best of friends. If we did not have her out trip would not have been as good as it was.soon as she picked us up from the airport she started giving us a tour and getting to know us.it felt like... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can go watch the big boats move through, it is really interesting to see. If you get a chance take a small boat out on the canal waters it is so cool. We even got to see monkeys on a island.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Panama Canal is so big that it takes time to appreciate just how truly amazing it is. start with the visitors center either on the pacific or Caribbean sides. then hire a boat to take you through lake Gatun. while traveling through the lake, you will pass huge tankers

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour was supposed to take 6 hours per Viator and we were never picked up at our hotel as promised after waiting from 7:30-8:30 am in our hotel lobby we finally called the tour operator and were told to take a cab that they were at our hotel a total lie and took a $25 taxi ride to the... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to Rome, would you look at the Vatican from across the street ? We took a Partial Canal Transit tour with Decameron Explorer. About a 5 to 6 hour trip, starting at Gamboa and cruising down the canal through 2 sets of locks and under the Las Americas Bridge into the Pacific Ocean, getting off at Amador.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would highly recommend the Windstar cruise through the canal. A perfect way to experience the history & going through the locks in a small cruising yacht

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled on the Island Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles through the Panama Canal. The trip through the canal took all day. We began our approach of the Gatun locks around 6:00 AM & did not exit into the Pacific until nearly 7:00 PM. Our ship went through the original locks. The technology of the locks themselves &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic and informative about the canal, history and ongoing expansions. Boats entering and leaving while watching. The size is unreal.

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Cornelia, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the canal at the end of a Windstar cruise and were glad we did! The nine hour journey was both relaxing and intellectually stimulating, a one of a kind adventure for those who like ecology, history, commerce or engineering.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Panama ,mandatory is going to The Canal.You can arrive there by bus,taxi o by car.See the passage through the canal and the documentary about construction and story.

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