Panama Canal Tour: Discover the history, beauty and sheer magnitude of one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by man. A defining moment in the history of engineering, the Panama Canal revolutionised the sailing world and is still a vital feature in global trade to this day. Led by an expert guide, you will tour the canal’s most important locks, its fascinating museums and exhibitions and finish the tour by taking in some of Panama City’s most inspiring tourist sights.
The tour begins on Panama’s Pacific coast at the Miraflores Locks. Housing a brand new visitors’ center, this key component of the canal is the ideal point to observe the steady stream of immense vessels that pass through its locks. Take your pick from three separate observation decks to take in all the action.
You will then head into the Miraflores museum, housing four exhibition halls which comprehensively cover all the fascinating history of the canal. From its background and planning, to its ever evolving technology, no stone is left unturned. This is a truly interactive experience including an authentic simulator and a high-tech audiovisual documentary shown in the in-house cinema.
Proceed from the museum to the former military bases of Albrook, now converted into one of Panama’s most fashionable shopping and residential districts, stopping along the way at a traditional local craft market which is perfect for souvenirs. Finally, round off the tour with the most spectacular sight in the whole city at the Cerro Ancon point. Boasting panoramic views of the sprawling metropolis and the canal that dissects it, this is undoubtedly the ideal spot to reflect and appreciate all you have discovered.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Lobby, departing from your Hotel in Panama City. Please contact our local team to reconfirm 1-day prior booked date.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: 7:30am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: This excursion is available only for clients staying within Panama City. For hotels outside of Panama City, please schedule a meeting point. A local tax to access the Panama Canal is payable at the Canal Zone.