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Excursion to Colon and the Panama Canal

Take in the Panama Canal and marvel at one of the engineering wonders of the world. Travel from the capital to Colon City at the other end of the canal and visit the chambers, locks and visitors centre of the biggest civil project in the world. First opened a century ago, the Panama Canal revolutionized the worlds of sailing and maritime trade, slashing the journey times and risks associated with sailing around the hazardous Cape Horn. On this tour you will take in the full scale of this inspiring project and learn how the Canal has evolved and improved its operating system over the last hundred years.

Begin your tour at the Gatun Locks that have been working in the same way ever since the canal’s opening a century ago. Your guide will explain how the locks work and their importance to the overall functioning of the canal before leading you to the new Canal Visitors Centre. Located in a strategic hillside location, it provides the perfect viewpoint to take in the current construction work on the new set of locks on the Atlantic side of the canal.

Learn exactly how the complicated system of locks work in harmony to raise and lower each boat to the required level as you appreciate the immense complexity of the Panama Canal. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel in Panama City. Take in the Panama Canal and marvel at one of the engineering wonders of the world. Travel from the capital to Colon City at the other end of the canal and visit the chambers, locks and visitors centre of the biggest civil project in the world. First opened a century ago, the Panama Canal revolutionized the worlds of sailing and maritime trade, slashing the journey times and risks associated with sailing around the hazardous Cape Horn. On this tour you will take in the full scale of this inspiring project and learn how the Canal has evolved and improved its operating system over the last hundred years. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Lobby. Depart from your Hotel in Panama City. Please contact our local team to reconfirm 1 day prior to the booked date. Duration: Four hours. Start/opening time: At 7am. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: This excursion is available only for clients staying in Panama City. Hotels Outside of Panama City must schedule a meeting point with the supplier.