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“Great Point of view of the Canal”
Review of Gatun Locks

Gatun Locks
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$165.00*
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Chagres River Kayak Expedition From Panama City
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Colon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had already done the Canal Crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Seeing the locks working from land just brought it all together. They have an observation deck with a guide that will answer any questions. Our only issue with the visit was that in both the maps on the wall and the maps in the literature the Atlantic Ocean is on the left and the Pacific on the right, so that what is normally north was actually south. It was difficult to orient yourself, especially for the kids. I would recommend a visit to any of the locks and stay long enough to get to see a Panamax class boat go through, that is a treat!

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

these locks are really the nicest > nicer than Miraflores
one need a ground transportation and can also visit the san lorenzo fort . we did deal with Nativa Tours and even got an english speaking driver / guide / we recommand this attraction

1  Thank veronique9999
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

the famous man-made Panama canal and the Gatun locks, a must visit place to see how large vessels pass through the narrow strip of water with adjustments to level of water to accommodate the passing of vessels and crossing form one ocean to the another.

3  Thank Suresh M
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Best view of ships going through the canal, you don't get the crowd as in Miraflores and the staff is much more friendlier.

3  Thank K0ki
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

exciting to see the shipping from around the world

Thank Bob H
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