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Panama: 6-Hour Panama Canal Southbound Cruise & Lunch

1. Panama: 6-Hour Panama Canal Southbound Cruise & Lunch

Travel southbound through the Panama Canal during this 6-hour tour from Panama City. With your local guide, board a bus for a 45-minute journey to Gamboa, home of the Panama Canal Dredging Division. Meet your vessel, the Pacific Queen, for a trip through the Gailard cut, the Pedro Miguel Locks, and the Miraflores Locks. Admire scenic views of the Centennial Bridge, the Chagres River, and the Bridge of the Americas. Eat a complimentary lunch on board during your journey. Disembark at the Flamenco Marina in Panama City. - Journey southbound through the Panama Canal - Travel on a small vessel to see the workings of the locks up close - Navigate through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks - Box Lunch is provided onboard the boat.

From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

2. From Panama City: Rainforest Zipline Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling zipline adventure through the Panamanian rainforest. After getting picked up from your hotel in Panama City, head to Gatun Lake for your ziplining adventure. Discover different ziplines across a 2-kilometer route that offers spectacular views of the rainforest and maximum safety and security.

Panama: Panama Canal Tour through Two Locks with Lunch

3. Panama: Panama Canal Tour through Two Locks with Lunch

Experience the wonder of the magnificent man-made maritime passageway of the Panama Canal with this attraction ticket. Enjoy watching the ship as it is lowered at two separate locks. Have a delicious lunch and some refreshing soft drinks.  Disembark from Isla Flamenco in Panama city and take in sweeping views of the city as make your way to the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres river flows into the canal. Admire the serpentine curvature of the Gaillard Cut which was carved through the continental divide. Uncover the history and geological value of this region as your boat travels along a 13.7 kilometer route to the Pedro Miguel locks. Pass through verdant landscapes of rolling hills and forests as you drift along. Appreciate the continuous work that is required to maintain this passage. Observe the Panama Canal expansion project, an engineering feat that is set to double the capacity of the canal. View the Bridge of the Americas which crosses over the canal. Enter the Pedro Miguel locks where the ship is lowered 9 meters and released into Miraflores lake. Venture across Miraflores lake to the Miraflores locks where the ship is lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. Continue sailing to the small town of Gamboa. Disembark in Gamboa and board a bus back to Isla Flamenco.

Gamboa: Cable Car & Boat Jungle Tour with Lunch

4. Gamboa: Cable Car & Boat Jungle Tour with Lunch

Join a group tour and experience the green tropical jungle of Gamboa by ascending 85 meters in a cable car through verdant forest. Reach the top sun-drenched pavilion surrounded by vibrant flowers, and observe colorful birds, butterflies, and hear white-faced capuchin monkeys howl in the distance. Climb up the observation tower and marvel at the Soberanía National Park's dense rainforest all while observing large cargo ships maneuvering the narrowest part of the Panama Canal: the Snake Cut. Next, head to the replica village called Embera Village to see how indigenous communities once lived, and learn about the country's flora, fauna, and culture from your expert guide. Then, go on a 20-minute sail through the heart of the Panama Canal, before entering the artificial Gatun Lake, a protected area where wildlife abounds. Here, you'll likely see capuchin monkeys, sloths, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans, as well as alligators, crocodiles, turtles and butterflies. This is an exceptional place to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle. At the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at Los Lagartos Restaurant with the panoramic view of the mouth of the Chagres River on the canal.

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What people are saying about Gamboa

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During the week, lunch is not at the water's edge but in a hotel. Otherwise everything was very well organized.