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. Put Panama Canal into our Panama City trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Panama Canal
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $135
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $70
Duration: 3 hours
Panama Canal Reviews
This was a once in a lifetime experience. I opted out of paying to visit the museum and instead paid to watch a film that covered the history of the canal at the Panama Canal IMAX Theater. The film wa... more »
Yo visite las exclusas de miraflores, contamos con suerte porque justo pasaba un barco y pudimos ver el proceso, pero debes chequear las horas porque no estan pasando todo el tiempo. more »I visited the miraflores, we are lucky because just passed a boat and we could see the process, but you have to check the hours because they are not spending all the time.
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