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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 272-3165
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this...

Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.

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What a amazing experience. We were lucky enough to go through the old locks and on a nice day. It is such a great sight to see, the process is seamless and fascinating to watch... read more

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Goldcoast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a amazing experience. We were lucky enough to go through the old locks and on a nice day. It is such a great sight to see, the process is seamless and fascinating to watch. In one set of locks the traffic went in both directions and the other set both locks went in the same direction. We are happy... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting tour. I enjoyed learning how and who started the work on the initial Canal and how it has progressed throughout the year.

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kingston jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very Informative the guide at the canal explain it all. Being that i worked on ships that passed through the canal i knew and experienced it but being a engineer being on the other side is so much fun. only down side was that the gift shops were over priced.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff very professional and visiting facilities organized professionally as well. Obviously a very interesting and historically intriguing place to visit.

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Gold Bridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very informative. The video explains lots and is well worth the ten minutes. We took the tour with Panama Roadrunner Transport. Having the personal guide was beneficial.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I go to the Panama Canal I wonder about the craft and ingenuity of the engineers that made possible the canal over a Century ago. Watching the ships crossing over is impressve as weel as enjoying the rest of the Miraflores Visitor Center, a definitely must-visit when in Panama.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our main purpose of visiting Panama City was to tour Panama Canal and we were lucky to get half day tour. I think it is one of the engineering wonders of the world!! We were excited from the moment we got on our boat and followed a ship and experienced it from going inside the canal, to locks and getting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW this was absolutey fascinating, were on cruise ship & spent the entire time watching the transit both ways, crews are fun as well as they wave to you, as do people on both ships as they are both transiting, beautiful serent lake.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised how good it all was. We visited the visitor center at Miraflores and found all the exhibitions to be excellent. Very informative and well done by any standards. Also he viewing platform for the canal was really good, just be sure to get there early or late when the boats are running. Really good trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can not go to Panama without a visit to the canal. The sheer size and imencity of the ships passing through and the way these huge ships move in the small alloted space is really something to see.

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