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Cruise through the Panama Canal with Adventure Life, one of the most important waterways of the world and one of mankind's most impressive feats of engineering, cutting across the isthmus of Panama and connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans - a vital pathway for international trade. Originally, it was built in the early 20th century and officially opened in 1914 for commercial trade, but more than a century later, this intricate canal of locks and levies is open to cruise vessels as well, allowing adventurous travelers to witness this man-made marvel and experience the best that Panama has to offer. We offer a number of half-day and day-long add-on itineraries and also feature several cruises aboard luxurious Caribbean small ships. Contact us when you're ready to start planning your trip to Panama!

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Day Tours & Short Panama Canal Trips

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Fort San Lorenzo and Canal Railway$3151RelaxedVisit this UNESCO World Heritage site with your local guide. Tour the fort, invaded by pirate Captain Morgan, and learn about this historic structure.
Panama Canal Full Transit$2871RelaxedJourney between oceans through a man-made wonder, the Panama Canal. Sail through two sets of locks from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.
Panama Canal Partial Transit$231½RelaxedClimb aboard and experience the "Eighth Wonder of the World" first hand as you transit through the Miraflores Locks to the Pacific Ocean.
Explore Panama City$235½RelaxedTour Panama City with a local guide, well versed in the history of the area. See a transit of the Panama canal and tour Casco Antiguo where the …

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The Panama Canal, one of humanity's greatest feats of engineering and tenacity, connects the Atlantic to the Pacific, creating one of the most important international maritime trade routes in the world. In addition to being an important commercial waterway, it provides an excellent way for vacationers to experience the best of all of the tropics.

Activities: 
  • Snorkeling & diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Hiking through jungles
  • Meeting indigenous communities
  • Learing about the human history that has impacted this small Central American country
  • Exploring national parks
  • Crossing through the intricate locks of the Panama Canal!
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In addition to the jungles and beaches of Panama, most cruises also feature several days in Costa Rica, the Caribbean, or both!

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