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Panama Canal

Gatun Lakee, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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US$145.00*
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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise
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US$130.00*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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US$180.00*
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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“miraflores locks” (532 reviews)
“bucket list” (246 reviews)
“cruise ship” (275 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gatun Lakee, Panama City, Panama
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+507 272-3165
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"miraflores locks"
in 532 reviews
"bucket list"
in 246 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 275 reviews
"engineering marvel"
in 154 reviews
"partial transit"
in 231 reviews
"huge ships"
in 124 reviews
"pacific side"
in 113 reviews
"observation deck"
in 126 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 85 reviews
"ships passing"
in 97 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 72 reviews
"short film"
in 66 reviews
"miraflores visitor center"
in 71 reviews
"canal"
in 3,641 reviews
"museum"
in 1,313 reviews
"panama"
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"movie"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very clean (bathrooms too) and great job depicting the hardships of the difficulty and magnitude of this feat. Very crowded making it difficult to see all the exhibits. There was a ship coming thru while we were there which was amazing but the observation deck...More

Thank Cindi H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well...what to say...big business around almost nothing. Of course if you pass by you should go visit the canal...but 15 dollars its kinda ripoff

Thank markdenver1975
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Panama Canal is THE Eiffel Tower (so to speak), of Panama City. You simply cannot leave the country without visiting this engineering marvel. You can easily spend an hour here just roaming around the museum and watching for a possible ship to pass by.

1  Thank mariessima
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great engineering. A must see in panama. Entrance fee of $15 which includes a short documentary and use of the museum. It also includes whole day access to view the canal. A MUST SEE.

Thank Kishore M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always read about the canal when I was a child, so visiting was super cool. But, I would make sure to go when the ships come in, so you can see what its all about and how it functions. If you go when the big...More

1  Thank TravelGal103
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was able to see the Panama canal via a day tour that I booked. It is an amazing place. You get to see ships coming in and out of port and get to watch a video giving you background on the Canal and Panama...More

Thank visualdna
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Reviewed 5 days ago

2度も3度も見るものではないが、ここでしか見られないアトラクション。US$15という入場料は安くないが、パナマシティに行ってここを外す人はいないだろう。朝も開館時間にはどっと人が押し寄せ、あっという間に展望デッキの場所取りが終わる。もたもたしていては他人の頭しか見えない。アルブルークからのバス乗り場は分かりにくいが、何人かに聞けば乗るべきバスに辿り着く。バスは建物の正面まで行くので手前で降りないこと。運転手や他の乗客に「ミラーレス、ミラーレス」と話しかけておけば、誰かがサポートしてくれるだろう。Very interesting attraction. Once you observe the Show, you can understand well how they operate the canal. Better you go there early in the morning. Because there are already lots of people on the deck as soon as it opens.

Thank fugakuan
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been coming to Panama for over 16 years. "Back in the day" (in 2002) There was no museum, you could literally walk up to the canal and watch the boats and ships transit the canal. With advent of the museum (a couple of years...More

1  Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

nice and the short video very informative ,advice watching and learn,and take a tour to the other side where they tell you from all the people who came to work on the panama canal like,french the have a cruz of all the people who die...More

Thank vanjudella
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fabulous trip by boat (can be arranged through most hotels) from the Pacific entrance under the Bridge of The Americas. There was breakfast and lunch included for about 80 people on board - beer was $1!. The guide on board spoke both...More

Thank aileenaap
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