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Panama Canal Partial Transit from Panama City Hotels

Panama Canal Partial Transit from Panama City Hotels

Panama Canal Partial Transit from Panama City Hotels
Panama Canal Partial Transit from Panama City Hotels by Giåm
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Travel through the Panama Canal, the most famous manmade engineering wonder in the world. This tour includes a traditional Panamanian lunch

6 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • The real and unique experience of transiting the Canal
  • Depart from the Amador Causeway in our own boat
  • Follow the Ocean way of the vessels to enter the Canal
  • Experience the lifting of the vessel through two sets of the locks
  • Navigate in the Gaillard's Cut and finally the Gatun lake

Added Safety Measures in Place


  • Traditional Panamanian Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • 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.

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Pick up from hotels Located in "Casco Antiguo" área. The size of our buses is not allowed within the area.Call us at the local numbers for alternatives.

Please Note

  • Please wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and camera.
  • A minimum of two adult passengers is needed per booking.
  • Due to transit delays that might occur during the operation of the locks it is not advisable to book flights leaving the country before the 21:00 of that day.

From US$150

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Panama Canal Partial Transit from Panama City Hotels

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We will pick you from any hotel located in Panama city but those located in the "Casco Antiguo" due to the size of the bus. The Partial Canal Transit departing from La Playita in Amador takes place minimum every Saturday all year round but between November and April the frequency could be even daily. This tour gives you the memorable opportunity of learning how this engineer marvel was built and also to transit two set of Locks. The ship departs the Flamenco Island in Amador, where the La Playita is located, and goes right under the Americas bridge, pass by the Balboa port on one side and the Rodman former American navy base on the other and head into the Miraflores Locks; the ship is raised up to 54 feet in a two steps 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 process is finished, get into Pedro Miguel’s Lake. Calling at Gamboa you are then transferred to a bus to return to Balboa approximately six hours after your pickup..
WE WILL ONLY KNOW THE PICKUP TIME THE PREVIOUS EVENING. We will be calling you at your hotel after getting the Panama Canal Authority information therefore is mandatory to know where you are. THE PICKUP TIME COULD BE SCHEDULE ANYTIME BETWEEN 5:30 AM TO NOON.
If you have not selected a pick up point at booking time call or email Gray Line Panama 24 hours prior to your tour. We need your booking number, your hotel name and location for pick-up. For those passengers that have picked a hotel at booking or contacted us with that information we will call your hotel the evening before leaving you a message with the approximate time of pick up Panama City Hotel.
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3.9 / 5   overall customer review rating
Carl W. Winters
Feb 29 2020
We were lucky to have a small group on the day of our tour, so the guide had a chance to answer a lot of questions from the travelers. He also kept us entertained with facts and stories about the Canal and Panama.
a Gray Line customer
Feb 19 2020
Pick up and drop off service from and to Hotel worked fine, boat was good, lunch was ok, and provided drinks were good and plenty. We were lucky that the boat was not full, so we could change our seats on the upper deck from time to time to stay in the shade because it was extremely hot. We went to the Miraflores locks and the museum a day prior to the tour, where we already got a lot of information and impressions which helped us to really enjoy the tour even more (highly recommended).We did the partial tour because there was no full transit available at our dates. We were happy about that at the end of the tour because one more set of locks could not have made the experience any better.
a Gray Line customer
Dec 24 2019
Really enjoyed seeing the canal and learning the históry! Gray Line made It all easy and enjoyable.
a Gray Line customer
Sep 03 2019
Excellent & informative tour with good food, plentiful drinks, space aplenty to move around & get best photo shots. As an engineer, I find the canal history & current operations fascinating so very glad I did this tour. It was the highlight of my Panama visit.
Friedrich Rohrer
Apr 22 2018
Abbuchung über Creditkarte o.k. Abholung vom Hotel erst über Anfrage der Hotelrezeption nach der Uhrzeit .Keine initiative ihres Büros trotz vorheriger Bekanntgabe des Hotels.
Theodore Harris
Mar 29 2018
The tour exceeded our expectations and we all learned a lot about the canal and Panama. The tour was just the right length as well.
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