Miraflores Locks visit and Gatun lake expedition
Would you like to see how the Panama Canal works, learn about its history and on top of it sail on the canal on the man made lake Gatun and observe the lush vegetation, wild life and ships navigating close to you? this is a great experience and you can enjoy it in one day.
8 or 8:30 am departing from your hotel we go to the panama canal the visitors center to observe the operations of the panama canal, the museum and the 10 minutes video of the history of the canal, after that we drive about 35 minutes to the dock on the Gatun lake to go on board of the speed boat and navigate at the Gatun lake and see the wild life on the rainforest of the canal, normally we can see also the big ships navigating the canal as well, (the tour on the boat last 1:30 hours normally) once we finish the boat ride we go back to your hotel or any other point inside of the city you want me to drop you off like a comercial mall for example.
note: we might do the boat activity first depending on the activities of the canal.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 6 hours
this tour has a duration of 6 hours approximately, this may change due to the traffic conditions some times in the city of Panama.
transportation by a minivans model, air conditioned
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 US Dollars - you will need about $ 100 us dollars for the Visitors Center (Miraflores) at the Panama Canal ($ 15 US dollars each), lunch and some souvenirs
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It was a pleasure to spend the day with Miguel. He is highly knowledgeable, interesting, courteous, helpful and flexible. For example, when one restaurant we stopped at for lunch was full with a busload of tourists, he quickly found another, more suitable restaurant nearby. Also, his English is perfect. The tour itself was excellent, with the visit to the canal and Gatun Lake complementing each other and both were within an easy drive. I was more than satisfied and highly recommend Miguel.