Start your lifetime experience and cross the Panama Canal, one of mankind’s greatest engineering feats.
|PICK UP||At your hotel in Panama City|
|WHAT TO WEAR||
Comfortable athletic shoes and light leisure clothing, jacket and sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.
Early this morning, transfer across the Amador Causeway to begin your partial transit of the famous Panama Canal. Admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline during your partial transit of the Panama Canal Partial. You will pass by the impressive Americas Bridge and transit the Miraflores Locks, where your vessel will ascend 54 feet in two distinct steps. Afterwards, you will enter the Miraflores Lake, a small artificial body of fresh water that separates the locks of Pedro Miguel from the Miraflores Locks. As a next step, the vessel will enter the Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side. Here the vessel will be raised the last 27 feet to get into the Gatun Lake.
From here you will go under the Centennial Bridge, making your way to the Gatun Lake, which was formed by erecting the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. You will disembark at the Gamboa Dredging Division where you will board motor coaches for a 45-minute ride back to the Flamenco Marina.
Note: This transit can either go northbound or southbound, depending on the day. The above description describes the northbound transit. The times and schedule is subject to the Panama Canal operations.