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- All meals included
- Professionally guided tour
You will start the tour between 7:30AM and 9:30AM from the Flamenco Resort & Marine at the Amador Causeway in Panama City. You will take the tour bus which will transport passengers to the Gamboa area, where the trip starts. This transfer will take 45 minutes (Southbound transit).You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. Your boat will travel the Cut’s 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project. Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, your ship will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where passengers disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline then you will head back to isla Flamenco.
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The Canal Partial Transit includes:
- English/Spanish guide-narrator
- Complete Lunch (chicken, pasta, rice, salads, desserts and unlimited soft drinks and bottle water)
- Transportation by bus from Flamenco Resort & Marina, Panama City to Gamboa where tour starts
Duration: (4-5 hours)
Departure Time: 7:30AM
Arrival Time: 1:00AM
Availability of the Panama Canal Partial Transit:
This Canal Partial Transit is available every FRIDAY AND SATURDAY all year round.
Every year from December to March this tour is available on THURSDAYS, too.
Cost of the partial Transit:
US$150.00 per adult
US$100.00 children 3 to 12 years old
For reservations contact us:
In Panama: 836-5333
Toll Free (USA): 1-866-390-3451