Panama Canal, Panama City

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A marvel of modern engineering, Panama Canal stretches for 77 km (48 mi) and links the Pacific with the Atlantic Ocean via the Caribbean Sea. France initiated the construction in 1888, and the United States completed it in 1914; today, it still ranks as one of the largest and most challenging projects of its kind. Over 14,000 vessels pass through the canal's three gravity-powered locks each year, avoiding the much longer route around the tip of South America. Be sure to admire the canal from both land and water--many local tour operators offer partial-transit cruises with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off. PutPanama Canal into our Panama City trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a must visit when in Panama. You will gain an insight of the engineering involved through this visit. There is also a stretch of viewing platform where you can witness the container ship...  more »
  • We wanted to see this place on foot before crossing it by boat, good explanations in English, we were lucky to see 2 very big boats passed, however many people  more »

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