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Gatun Lake

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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 50760909885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the...

After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.

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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Eco Canal Cruise On Gatún Lake And Miraflores Locks

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Serene

I love Gatun Lake. It's a haven. It's an escape to beauty and peace. It's a sacred place. I can forget the rest of the world when I'm there. And there's one special group of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Constance L
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Gatun Lake. It's a haven. It's an escape to beauty and peace. It's a sacred place. I can forget the rest of the world when I'm there. And there's one special group of tamarins who are beyond adorable.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit along this area, connected with Panama Canal. Much wildwife around but areas of pollution nearer the the city are pretty rife. Worth taking a boat down here to say and see, and have been there, but to also go off the main areas to see wildlife and find something special and quiet. Good place to view the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

t was an ethereal experience being out on the lake. Nature is right there all around you. Try one of the activities available on the lake such as canoeing or taking a boat at sundown or at night.... can be romantic or thrilling but a sight for the eyes and senses

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You always hear about Miraflores, but if you travel to the Caribbean, visit Gatun Locks, amazing perspective, and you have the new ones, and the old on the same place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much bigger than what you'd expect, with a fascinating history as to its being built for the Canal. Often, wildlife can be seen & the temperatures are remarkably pleasant.

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chartered a peacock bass fishing tour for the day for a reasonable price. I wish I could list the name here but will try to find them to leave a review. Just the coolest experience being in the jungle fishing and watching wildlife... so many species of birds and monkeys... and then having the huge ships passing by in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took tourist boat through this lake and experience its beauty with wildlife and shipping traffic. Also drove by this lake on another day and again very spectacular.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We caught a ton of peacock bass. Which are super fun to catch. Then we saw monkeys and all sorts of wildlife from a great vantage point. Also you get to see the canal from a small boat, in the canal right along side the huge ships. Quite an experience.

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Bryans Road, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Tranquil views of the lake and mountains. You can see the eclectic terrain of Panama. Gatun Lake is best seen from the new canal area.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We took a 1/2 day boat ride- they picked us up from our hotel, and returned us there, so no hassles. Nice van to Gatun lake, with a sighseeing ride. Saw 3 kinds of monkeys, iguana, and a load of birds.

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