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Embera Village and Jungle Tour
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Embera Village and Jungle Tour

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Getting to Emberá Drua—situated in Chagres National Park—isn’t easy to arrange yourself. Leave transportation and itinerary details to your guide during this day trip from Panama City. Ride in a motorized dugout canoe and visit the indigenous Emberá village on the banks of the Chagres River. Lunch and minibus transport is included.
$105.00 per adult
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Lori S wrote a review Aug 2020
Edwardsville, Illinois138 contributions23 helpful votes
We took an inaugural cruise through the new locks in February 2020. Very interesting though I was told the old locks were more interesting. As short as they are it seemed to take quite awhile but things have to move pretty slow.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CherylandBrett wrote a review Mar 2020
Simpsonville, South Carolina551 contributions194 helpful votes
Old Gatun locks are still worth seeing, such an engineering marvel. It’s a shame it was fenced off, didn’t use to be when we lived there, but still lovely.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sightsee730901 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bozeman, Montana137 contributions11 helpful votes
An experience of a lifetime to cruise through the locks. Be prepared for it to take some time and hope the cruise line does a good job of explaining the process as you go through.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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mikeej99 wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Barbara, California135 contributions58 helpful votes
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We transited the canal on the Windstar Starbreeze. The operation of the locks is amazing and is much the same as it was when the call was completed in 1914. The transit is fascinating and the amount of earth that was removed and the amount of concrete poured is mindboggling. We would highly recommend the smaller Windstar ships for this as they anchor at the smaller ports and give you a lot more exploring versatility.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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James W wrote a review Feb 2020
Henderson, Nevada771 contributions128 helpful votes
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I’ve read about and heard about the Panama Canal since I was a youngster, so it was very exciting to finally see them in person. One can only imagine the hardships and sacrifices that the construction workers endured during construction. Unfortunately, we were on a smaller ship and didn’t get to see the newest lock system, since that is used only for the largest freighters. If you have an opportunity to get to the Visitors Center, do it. Great views of the canal and surrounding areas.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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