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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.
Even though you may only see one ship/barge pass through the canal, the fact that it allows the Pacific and Atlantic to be connected by a mechanical marvel of metal is reason enough to take the trip to one of the 7 technical wonders of...More
Got to watch the ships pass through the locks, excited to see. Went on part of our day tour. Has snack bar we were able to eat bottled water. Great walk through display that goes up 4 floors. Friendly help in all areas. Small store...More
As one of the engineering marvels of the world, this is a must stop when you are in Panama. From other visitors, they mentioned that only small ships cross the canal in the morning. They came back a second time to see the large ships...More
My wife and I took the Panama Canal Partial Package Tour and amazed how this one of the 8th wonders of the world operates. The ship fits perfectly in the locks and it's like we were not moving. Look carefully how the water fill up...More
This is a must for first timers in Panama.
Such a marvelous piece of engineering that will leave visitors in awe. Went with my family of 4 and two young children who enjoyed watching the ships pass through the canal. We did not visit the...More
I’ll add because I have different info. We got in midday and going through immigration took some time. Going through security entering also took some time. I think it would be cutting it very close. Ubering in the country is... More
I’ll add because I have different info. We got in midday and going through immigration took some time. Going through security entering also took some time. I think it would be cutting it very close. Ubering in the country is much less and safe, cost us $6 from Casco Viejo to the canal. We were also told the most ships pass through between 12-2 by a local so we changed our plans and arrived right at 1:30p and saw multiple ships go through. We talked to people who went earlier and later and saw none. But it takes time to see it go through and walk through the museum. If your connection was 8 hours I’d say go for it.
A better idea would be to Uber to Casco Viejo, walk around, grab a bite to eat and head back. That way you won’t be pressed for time.