Pre-Programme Panama City & Colón
Autumn (Sep - Oct)
Visit Miraflores Locks to learn how the Panama Canal operates
Enjoy a thrilling speed boat ride through the canal to Lake Gatun
Spot incredible wildlife like monkeys, crocodiles, toucans and sloths
Enjoy an outdoor lunch with views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal
Day 1: Panama City
Spend the night in a hotel in Panama City, with a hearty breakfast the next morning before your adventure begins.
Day 2: Miraflores Locks and a speedboat cruise
In the morning, you'll visit Miraflores Locks – one of the best places to take in the immense scale of the Panama Canal. You’ll see the gargantuan locks in action and learn about the construction, history and workings of this marvel of engineering.
Then it's time for a speed boat cruise to Lake Gatun, looking out for wildlife like monkeys, crocodiles, turtles, toucans and sloths along the way. After an outdoor lunch overlooking the beautiful Chagres River, we’ll take you to the cruise terminal in Colón for the start of your expedition cruise.
Please note that we may visit sites in a different order.
1 hotel night in Panama City.
Entrance to the locks at Miraflores.
Motorboat ride on the Panama Canal with buffet lunch.
Transfer to the pier in Colón.
Dinner and gratuities.
Remarks and requirements
This tour starts in Panama City one day before embarkation in Colón and involves some walking.
Available to guests with limited mobility on request.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel up to 6 weeks before departure.
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