Panama Canal

Introduction

The Panama Canal should be on everyone’s list of must-see places. Named as one of the most fascinating places to experience in the world and boasting some of the best unspoilt scenery, it is no wonder that more and more people are choosing to cruise this amazing canal.

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the most important routes in the world. There are locks at each end, and you will first-hand experience what it is like to be on a ship that has to rise 85 feet within a lock.

The splendour of cruising the Panama Canal is unlike anything thing else you will ever experience. As you pass through this amazing channel you will get to see the combination of natural and man-made, boasting an array of exotic, tropical rainforests.

The Panama Canal cruise season typically runs from October to April. The best time to go is after November when the rainy season is over.

Things to do
  • Hike the Sendero Los Quetzales trail in Panama
  • Trek through the jungle in Limon
  • Zipline through forest canopy in Puntarenas
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua
  • Discover the Mayan ruins of Tikal