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Panama Canal Full Tour
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This tour should be considered a once in a lifetime experience as rarely people are able to see such engineering wonder from this perspective. Transportation will pick up at your Hotel, and then be transferred to the Balboa Port, or the Flamenco or La Playita piers to embark in our own vessel and start this famous journey. Upon departure, get in to the Panama Canal in Miraflores Locks, experience how your ship is raised up to 54 feet in a two-step process. This activity is achieved by sending water from Pedro Miguel’s lake by gravity to fill the chambers where the ship is locked. Once the first set of locks is transited, the vessel gets in to Pedro Miguel’s locks to be raised up to 85 feet. Again no water pumps are use; they take advantage on gravity to transfer water from Gatun Lake, which is higher, to fill the last Chamber of the Pacific site. Then, the ship transits the Gatun Lake, once, the biggest man-made in the world until reaching Gatun Locks in the Atlantic side. Here, the ship will be lowered to sea level using the same system, however, instead of filling the chambers they will be emptied in a three-step process. 

It is worth to know that fifty million gallons of fresh water are thrown to the ocean per full transit. This experience ends in our own Colon 2000 port where transportation will be waiting for the transfer back to Panama City. The tour includes breakfast, lunch or sandwich, soft drinks, transfers and specialized guide. 


Highlights:

 - Breakfast, Lunch and Beverages
 - Complete Transit through the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans admiring:
The complexity of the task for building the Gaillard cut or Corte Culebra, the most difficult section of the canal
The inmensity of the Gatun Lake
 - Experience the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic side and the Pedro Miguel and the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific side
 - Pass under the bridges over the canal the Centennial ( 2000) and the Americas (1962) to see the contrasting engineering designs
 - Glances of the Interoceanic railway (1850)
Inclusions


What is included:

 - Breakfast, Lunch & Soft Drinks
 - Fully Guided tour
 - Hotel Pickup from Hotels in the following areas:
Amador, Via Espana, Banking District, Av Balboa, Marbella, MultiCentro, MultiPlaza, Calidonia, Cinta Costera, Punta Paitilla, Punta Pacifica, El Cangrejo, Atlapa, El Dorado, calle Uruguay, calle 50, Obarrio, El Carmen, Av Brasil

Exclusions:

  • Meals and Beverages not Listed Above
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Pick up from hotels located in the "Casco Antiguo" area. Please, e-mail us at info@ticketbar.eu to arrange the alternative pick  - up point

Important information:

  • This experience ends in Cristobal where transportation will be waiting for the transfer back to Panama City.
  • The following are some items that we recommend you take with you: Light clothes, insect repellent, hat, sunscreen and very comfortable shoes, are suggested.
  • Don´t forget your camera and a lot of film.
  •  Sometimes there are delays for reasons that are out of our control. We highly recommend having an open schedule and avoiding serious commitments or flights out after this.
  • Do not book flights or evening activities this day since unexpected delays may ocurre during your transit through the locks or the departing time allowed by the Canal Authorities that day.