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Panama Canal

Gatun Lakee, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“miraflores locks” (541 reviews)
“bucket list” (258 reviews)
“cruise ship” (280 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 541 reviews
"bucket list"
in 258 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 280 reviews
"engineering marvel"
in 158 reviews
"partial transit"
in 235 reviews
"huge ships"
in 125 reviews
"pacific side"
in 114 reviews
"observation deck"
in 128 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 86 reviews
"ships passing"
in 97 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 73 reviews
"miraflores visitor center"
in 71 reviews
"canal"
in 3,717 reviews
"museum"
in 1,342 reviews
"panama"
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"technology"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent trip and amazing view, recommend for kids and adults. Many restaurants around with good price and quality

Thank Rogelio M
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a good place to learn about Panamanian history and our nation's biggest accomplishment. Very educational.

Thank LakeRats507PTY
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Reviewed yesterday

The canal is well worth seeing but be prepared for the heat! Take lots of water with you and be prepared to wait to see a ship come in and leave through the canal. If you love history, this is well worth visiting.

Thank Shivana P
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Reviewed yesterday

You must go and watch how the canal locks work, the water lowers so the vessel (ships) can go thru and then it fills back up with water and waits for the next vessel. Its amazing

Thank Tina L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It would be a mistake to visit Panama City without a trip to the Panama Canal. The visit starts with a short video on the history of the canal. Then you are able to watch the canal at work as massive ships pass through. The...More

Thank CB N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It really is a must to see the canal, if in Panama. It's a feat of engineering unlike anything else in the world. Probably the best option is the visitor centre at the Miraflores locks, which has a dedicated page here on TripAdvisor. But one...More

Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were on a cruise ship through the canal. We listened to the history and the mechanics of the canal while watching first hand as the ship is raised up to the level of the lake in the middle and then lowered to leave for...More

Thank 1athomeinthewest
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We traversed by a small cruise ship, but it was truly amazing especially given the information provided by an informed guide. Fascinating information and a really remarkable piece of engineering. Loved watching huge cargo ships lifted and lowered and seeing ships higher than us gliding...More

Thank C_and_J_Lewis
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hopped on board the Panama Canal Railway, a vintage locomotive that choo-choo's through the panamanian jungle and right next to the canal. A great experience. Surely. Just mind your projected hands as they may hit on something and may get injured. Adive is to get...More

Thank georgevrio
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I experienced Panama Canal via a cruise ship to central america. It is the experience and journey of a life time! The cruise ship entered Panama canal by passing through Gatun Locks at the Caribbean sea. The total process took about 2 to 3 hours...More

Thank t n
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Mary J G
24 May 2018|
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Response from william s | Reviewed this property |
Gray line tour boat. It was affordable and very informative. They picked us up at hotel, took us to the lake, boarded tour boat, went thru two sets of locks, under Bridge of the Americas, had lunch on the boat and exited... More
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sparky2040
13 February 2018|
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Response from Diane F |
You go through the first series of locks into Gatun Lake and then return by the same series of locks later in the same day to the ocean you came in on.
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Lynda123_chris
12 February 2018|
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Response from Hans N | Reviewed this property |
This is safe ro do,
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