If you're looking for an unforgettable experience, why not explore the Panama Canal? From comfortable passenger ships to small boats, there are plenty of transit tours available that will take you through the locks and across the canal. You'll get to visit Lake Gatún, explore the Chagres River, and even kayak around Monkey Islands. Plus, it's surprisingly affordable to visit the Panama Canal! Read on to learn more about taking a tour of the Panama Canal. The easiest way to see the Panama Canal is to head to the Miraflores Locks from Panama City. These famous locks are considered to be the entrance of the Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean and are made up of two steps that raise the water to 54 feet (16 m).
Alternatively, you can take a full transit tour of the Panama Canal, which will take you from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 12 hours. If you're short on time, you can opt for a partial transit tour of the Panama Canal. These 6-hour tours cover the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal in a north and south direction, depending on the time of day you want to go. Plus, they are only 8 miles away from Colón, so they are easily accessible.
When booking a partial transit tour, make sure it includes transportation to and from Panama City, meals and a guide. No matter which tour you choose, you'll get to learn about the history of Panama and the history of the Panama Canal from experienced pilots. You'll also want to take some time to explore the museum and exhibition hall at Miraflores Locks and perhaps see the Panama Canal in 3D in the IMAX theater. So if you're looking for an unforgettable experience, why not explore the Panama Canal? With so many tours available, there's something for everyone. Plus, it's surprisingly affordable to visit! So what are you waiting for? Book your tour today and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.