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Panama Canal, Panama City

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A marvel of modern engineering, Panama Canal stretches for 77 km (48 mi) and links the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. France initiated the construction in 1888, and the United States completed it in 1914; today, it still ranks as one of the largest and most challenging projects of its kind. Over 14,000 vessels pass through the canal's three gravity-powered locks each year, avoiding the much longer route around the tip of South America. Be sure to admire the canal from both land and water--many local tour operators offer partial-transit cruises with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. Make Panama Canal a centerpiece of your Panama City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Panama City trip builder.
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  • It was so cool seeing these huge ships traveling through the locks. It takes so long for them to go through that you just want to go push them It's wonderful though. The tour guide told us to go up to...  more »
  • Mi experiencia fue algo sencilla. No hice ningún tour privado ni nada parecido pero pagué la entrada (15 dólares) en Miraflores y no fue espectacular, hay un buen museo con buenas maquetas de barcos p...  more »
  • Hice este viaje con mi mamá porque le encantan los barcos y era su sueño conocer el Canal de Panamá .... pudimos ver dos barcos cruzar y también entramos al museo, súper bonito !! Estamos encantadas ! 
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