Panama Canal & Central America

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  • 15 Days
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  • 6 Guided Tours
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  • 7 Countries

Scenic Sailing: Panama Canal Partial Transit

Forty-eight miles long, the Panama Canal crosses the narrowest stretch of the Isthmus of Panama. Witnessing this engineering marvel at work is truly memorable. A partial crossing to the Gatun Lake transits through a series of three locks that lift and lower ships 85 feet from sea level, guided by electric locomotives known as mulas. Far from the mechanics of the locks’ chambers, the canal is embraced by the lush beauty of the surrounding countryside.