2 Nights-Panama Canal Boat Tour-Metro Hotel Panama

2 Nights-Panama Canal Boat Tour-Metro Hotel Panama

Day 1. Panama City

Arrive at Tocumen International Airport. You will be picked up and driven to your hotel in the capital city of Panama.

Hotel: Metro Hotel

Stay: 2 nights.

Rooms: Standard Double. Breakfast included.

Day 2. Panama City – Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour or Full Transit Tour

Partial Transit. Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 
Partial Transit Includes: guide, buffet lunch, water and soft drinks (all you can drink).
 
Full Transit. Duration: 11 hrs approx.
 
Full Transit Tour Includes:  guide, light breakfast, buffet  lunch, water and soft drinks (all you can drink).
 
 
Details Partial Transit.
 

We enter the canal at the north end of the Gailard cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. The Vessel will travel the Cut’s 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project.

Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, the Pacific Queen will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 18 meters in two distinct steps.

Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where passengers disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline.

Note: The operation may vary from north to south or vice versa depending on traffic through the canal that day.

Details. Full Transit Tour. Ocean to Ocean.

Our trip departs from the Amador Causeway at 7:00 a.m., and you will travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on the same day. Once in the cruise, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline before passing under the Bridge of the Americas.

The vessel will then transit through the first set of locks, the Miraflores Locks, where it will ascend 18 meters in two distinct steps. Next, the cruise will enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel Locks from Miraflores Locks. The vessel will transit through Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel ascends 9 meters in one step.

After exiting Pedro Miguel locks, the cruise will travel through the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project.

You will enjoy a trip through Gatun Lake, which was formed by erecting the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. During your transit through Gatun Lake you will pass the Smithsonian Research Station at Barro Colorado. You will also experience the Gatun Locks, which are the only set of locks in the Atlantic sector. In Gatun Locks, the vessel will be lowered a total of 26 meters in three distinct chambers. Upon arriving at Colon, you will disembark at Pier 6, where transportation back to Panama City will be provided.

Day 3. International Airport

Breakfast

Destination: Tocumen International airport

Rate with Partial Transit Tour: $370 USD per person, based on 2 persons. Double occupancy.

Rate with Full Transit Tour: $430 USD per person, based on 2 persons. Double occupancy.

This Standard Packages Includes:

  • 2 nights / Panama City. Buffet Breakfast.
  • Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour or Full Transit Tour. Lunch.
  • Round Trip Transportation to the Pier.
  • Airport private transfers (25 kmts each way).
  • Tourism Taxes (10%).

Reservation Policies

In order to process your reservation we willl need the following information: 

  • Credit card number and expiration date. Visa or Master Card Only.
  • Name as it appears on the credit card.
  • Names of all passenngers who will take the tour. 
  • City and country of origin.
  • Telephone number (home country or local if known).
  • Hotel you will be staying at.
  • Nationality

 


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