Panama Canal, Panama City

4.6
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. PutPanama 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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  • This was my second time at the Canal. First time I cruised the whole Canal which was an amazing experience. This review is for the Panama Canal and the museum. Well worth going. The museum was...  more »
  • No trip to panama is complete without a visit to the Panama Canal. The amazing sight of huge tankers passing through a narrow canal created during the Teddy Roosevelt years is something to see and...  more »
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