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. Put Panama Canal into our Panama City trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • So amazing to see the history & the life on the Panamá Canal. Take a boat ride yourself so you can be up closer with the ships & visit monkey island where the Tití live.  more »
  • Enjoyed a trip to the Panama Canal today. The information during the presentation was excellent. The museum was ok, but watching the boats come and go were great  more »
  • The Panama Canal more than a twentieth-century engineering wonder, is a place that brings you closer to the history of those anonymous persons who worked in its construction; makes you understand the interaction of many - regardless of race, religion, ethnic group or nationality - enables anything, and that it makes you appreciate its just dimension that beyond unite two oceans, joined the world. Why Panama is "Bridge of the world and heart of the universe". Don't forget to visit it
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