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Group Tours Panama City

Group Tours Panama City
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$240
Duration: 2 hours
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Explore the history and engineering of the Panama Canal on a 2-hour tour from Panama City to the Miraflores Locks. Watch the towering locks in action, with plenty of time to watch ships move through the gates and visit the onsite museum. Learn the staggering challenges that faced the Panama Canal’s builders, and how they eventually completed one of the world’s greatest engineering feats.

Meet your guide at your Panama City hotel, and make your way to the Miraflores Locks on a route that takes in Ancon Hill, parts of Panama’s Old Town and Albrook Mall, the largest shopping center in the city. Watch a video that explain the construction and operation of the canal, and explore a series of exhibits and scale models. The Miraflores Locks are the tallest on the entire canal, and it’s thrilling to watch ships make the slow step-up or step-down as they travel between sea level on the Pacific Ocean and Gatun Lake, whose surface is 85 feet (26 meters) above sea level. This is also the perfect place to see parts of the canal expansion that was completed in June, 2016. The recent project adding a new lane of boat traffic that doubles the Panama Canal’s capacity to accommodate ‘New Panamax’ ships that carry staggering cargoes between the two oceans. Finish the tour with return transfer to your hotel.

Explore the history and engineering of the Panama Canal on a 2-hour tour from Panama City to the Miraflores Locks. Watch the towering locks in action, with plenty of time to watch ships move through the gates and visit the onsite museum. Learn the staggering challenges that faced the Panama Canal’s builders, and how they eventually completed one of the world’s greatest engineering feats.