You will be picked up at your hotel and transfer to the Amador Causeway in Panama City. You will make a northbound transit of the Panama Canal (to the Pacific Ocean until the Caribbean Sea). On the way to the first set of locks (Miraflores Locks), you will appreciate from the spectacular Bay of Panama the imposing buildings of the modern city and the Bridge of the Americas .
The boat will pass the first set of locks, the Miraflores Locks, where rises a total of 16 meters in two stages to reach the Miraflores Lake, which is a small freshwater lake that separates the two locks on the Pacific side of the Canal, to reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks. In the Pedro Miguel Locks, the boat rises about 10 meters to reach the level of Gatun Lake.
Exiting the Pedro Miguel Locks, you will cruise to the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into where the Lake Gatun starts. Gaillard Cut, known as Culebra Cut, is so named because its curves resemble a snake. This is one of the most interesting parts since the cut was built across the Continental Divide and has great historical and geological value. Spanning the southern part of the Gaillard Cut, you can see the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal and the continuous maintenance that this area requires as it is very susceptible to landslides. This area can now appreciate the work of the project to expand the Panama Canal.
You will have the opportunity to navigate through the Gatun Lake, which was long one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. Gatun Lake is a place of great ecological importance and there are facilities located such as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Barro Colorado Island.
The boat will sail to the City of Colon to the cruise terminal where you will disembark and board a bus back to Panama City.
Duration: Approximately 8 to 10 hours
Pick up time: Around 7:00 a.m. The time is confirmed the day before and you are notified in your hotel
Price per person: $ 195.00
Children under 12: $ 95.00