Panama Canal, Panama City

4.6
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
A marvel of modern engineering, Panama Canal stretches for 77 km (48 mi) and links the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. France initiated the construction in 1888, and the United States completed it in 1914; today, it still ranks as one of the largest and most challenging projects of its kind. Over 14,000 vessels pass through the canal's three gravity-powered locks each year, avoiding the much longer route around the tip of South America. Be sure to admire the canal from both land and water--many local tour operators offer partial-transit cruises with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. PutPanama Canal into our Panama City trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • About 5 hours on the tour boat Pacific Queen with an estimated coverage (based on the map) of about half of the total length of the Canal specifically the half which is the "Pacific side" of the...  more »
  • Panama Marine Adventures. Well organised. Transport came on time. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was brilliant, despite long waits for the canal traffic filter system, which...  more »

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