Panama Canal & Central America

  • From £4,890
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  • 15 Days
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  • 6 Guided Tours
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  • 7 Countries

Colón, Panama

Colón lies near the Panama Canal’s Atlantic entrance. During the California gold rush, prospectors from the eastern United States sailed here, trekked across the narrow isthmus of Panama, then sailed up the Pacific coast, believing the journey easier than traversing the entire United States. Indigenous tribes maintain a strong presence in this northern corner of Panama. In the city’s rural reaches, the Emberá people—descended from ancient tribes—live in thatched-roof huts, travel by dugout canoe and weave traditional baskets.

Shore Excursions

Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

Panoramic Colón & Panama City by Foot

Discover Panama’s most exciting city on this excursion to the capital, Panama City.


Emberá Indian Village Visit

Meet the keepers of the Panamanian rain forest, the Emberá tribe, who share their vivid culture warmly and openly.

The Panama Canal Railway: Connecting Two Oceans

Relive the golden age of rail travel on a historic coast-to-coast journey flanking the Panama Canal.

Miraflores Locks & Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center

Witness the engineering ingenuity of the Panama Canal and the precision of the Miraflores locks in action.

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Rainforest & Aerial Tram

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the lush Gamboa rainforest on board an open-air aerial tram.

Panama Canal by Ferry

Experience one of history’s greatest feats of engineering during a ferry ride through the Panama Canal.

Flora & Fauna of the Panama Canal

Discover expansive rain forest jungle during an invigorating boat ride through the Panama Canal.

Historic Railway by Domed Train

Discover the history of Panama and its famous canal on an exclusive vintage-style domed rail coach.

Gatun Lake & Locks

Explore the waters of Gatun Lake on an eco-cruise, then revel in human ingenuity at the Panama Canal locks.

Fort San Lorenzo & Panama Canal Locks

Journey through Panama’s past and present while touring a once-mighty fortress and a feat of modern engineering.

Gatun Lake Kayak & Canal Locks

Admire a protected expanse of rainforest jungle during an invigorating kayak excursion through the Panama Canal.

Shore excursions vary by itinerary and are subject to change.