3 Hour Panama Airport Tour

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About The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 77.1-kilometre (48 mi) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal, 26 metres (85 ft) above sea level. The current locks are 33.5 metres (110 ft) wide. A third, wider lane of locks is currently under construction and is due to open in 2016.

Annual traffic has risen from about 1,000 ships in 1914, when the canal opened, to 14,702 vessels in 2008, the latter measuring a total of 309.6 million Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System (PC/UMS) tons. By 2008, more than 815,000 vessels had passed through the canal; the largest ships that can transit the canal today are called Panamax.[1] It takes 6 to 8 hours to pass through the Panama Canal. The American Society of Civil Engineers has named the Panama Canal one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Not Included

Lunch and beverages Entrance Fee to the Canal Visitor's Centre (US$15.00 foreign adults and US$10.00 children) Crafts or tips.


One passenger: US$155.00 Two passengers: US$80.00 each one Group discounts can be applied


Transfer in & out of the airport and a tour to the Miraflores Visitor´s Centre of the Panama Canal where you will have the opportunity to watch the operation of the Canal closely and the ships passing by.

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What’s Special about this Tour? You can take a short 3-hour City Tour while you are on transit in Panama or your flight is delayed. A fascinating close look at the Panama Canal, a marvelous engineering work and a visit to the colonial spanish-style city established on the 16th century.

Schedule: As soon as your flight arrives a driver-guide will be waiting for you as previously arranged with you. We are available any time of the day, any day of the week.

Restriction: People with improper conduct, under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Weather: It is possible to tour the City all year round. The summer begins from January to mid April, the rainy season begins on May and spreads until December. October is the rainiest month of the season. Do not forget to bring: Camera, hat, cash for crafts purchase.

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