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Agua Clara Locks & Old Canal Zone

Colón, Panamá

Agua Clara Locks & Old Canal Zone

DETALLES

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  • 3
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Hailed as a major feat of early 20th-century civil engineering and one of the most testing building projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal served to revolutionize global shipping when it was inaugurated after 10 solid years of construction work in 1914. Removing the need to navigate either around the notoriously hazardous Cape Horn in the south of Chile or the equally tricky Strait of Magellan, the 48-mile ship canal provided an easily navigable link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans via the Caribbean Sea.


Your trip to this iconic structure begins with a short drive to the waterway’s Expansion Observatory Platform to learn a little about the current construction project that aims to add capacities for a larger shipping lane by building a new and bigger set of locks. This experience at the canal will give you the opportunity to see the former Canal Zone, residential and military facilities that were built by USA at the beginning of the last century. Your fascinating tour of the Panama Canal then comes to a close with your return to the ship.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with walking at the guest’s discretion during stops. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Minimum age to participate is 4 years of age.

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CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA ACTIVIDAD

Tipo de excursión:

Tours por la ciudad y panorámicos
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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