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Panama Canal Railway Company

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 317-6070
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western...

This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.

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the price is so good. no swet. lots of people though you have to rush but it is worth it you sit and relax and get a good view of the place

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Curacao
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the price is so good. no swet. lots of people though you have to rush but it is worth it you sit and relax and get a good view of the place

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Haltwhistle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled with husband and 9 year old son. We all really enjoyed the journey. Make sure you arrive early to get a good seat as the train was busy. Great views throughout journey. Arranged to be met at Colon to visit San Lorenzo fort and canal. Great day trip.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Great and love the big ship through Panama Canal. Nice view and great experience. Learn how the locks raise ships more 90 feet above the Caribbean sea.

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South San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We enjoyed our smooth rail trip across Panama. We were in the beautiful observation car, where you're served snacks and drinks by an excellent staff. From the train you get to see the Panama Canal, as well as the forest, river, and lakes. At the train station you can buy coffee, T-shirts, and other little gifts to take home with... More 

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San Diego
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

On my way to Portobelo, I decided to take the train to Colon. I was aware of the pitfalls: It leaves you at an isolated station, you're not even in Colon, it's a rough province. Sure, all those are true, but the train and trip were each great! It's not often you can the chance to take a train from... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The train takes you back and forth between the the two locks. We took a private tour from the Pacific side to the Atlantic side, looked around for most of the day and spent several hours watching ships pass through the new locks. We took the train back to Panama. It runs along side the canal and you can see... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We could only see this from the road but it appeared to be a massive system around the entrance to the canal

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Oskaloosa
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We took the bus to Colon since not much to do there per others.DONT do this--- ends in a bad part of town though the bus was very good.The train staff was great and the ride worth the money

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

In just over an hour you ride from the Pacific to the Caribbean Coast. The journey is amazing with beautiful scenery. We did this journey through Barefoot Panama and after the train journey went on to the visitor centre at the Gatun Locks and Fort San Lorenzo. Great day out and our guide Ross was brilliant.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Takes you back to the days when train travel had some charm and romance associated with it. Wonderful trip following the canal. Worth the money. We did one way and hopped on the bus to return to Albrook Mall.

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