Panama Canal Tours for An Unforgettable Experience of Locks and Canal
The Panama Canal, a 77.1 km ship canal in Panama, is one of the most charming attractions of the city, connecting the Atlantic Ocean through the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful and stretched canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and counted as the key to conduit for international maritime trade. What makes your Panama Canal tours memorable is the way of viewing locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake – that is an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal – 26 meters above sea level. Not to mention the current locks that is 33.5 meters wide.
You will also see the third wider lane of locks. This wonderful canal witnesses a heavy influx of ships – approx 815000 vessel that had passed through it. The largest ships that can transit the canal today are called as Panama that takes 6 to 8 hours to pass through the Panama Canal. It has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of Modern World (by the American Society of Civil Engineers).
Panama Canal Full Transit is one of the most preferred and popular Panama Canal Tours that will surely keep you surprised and will surely persuade you to plan a trip once again. The wonderful tour starts in morning at the Flamenco Island in Amador Causeway that is in front of Fuerte Amado Resort & Marina – behind the Alberto’s Restaurant in Panama City. Here, you will check-in at the shop to start this adventure. The ship crosses under the Bridge of the Americas and starts your transit through the MiraFlores Locks – the first set of locks. Here, you will ascend 18 meters in two steps and will find yourself transiting the artificial Miraflores Lake that is located just between the Miraflores Locks and ascend again to Miguel Locks.
There is a lot more in this full day transit of Panama Canal Tours. You will be in the Pacific Ocean. Exiting Pedro Miguel Locks is another wonderful lock to transit the Gaillard Cut. This wonderful area is full of history that is one of the most important points of attractions of this trip. You have to choose the right type of Panama Canal tours and enjoy a wonderful time that will surely enhance your experience and will make you feel confident.
You have to go through the day to day tour itinerary of tour to enjoy it at fullest. So, what you are looking for, book the right package like Panama City Full Day Transit of Panama Canal tours.