Fuerte Amador, Panama
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Approximately 4¼ Hours
Meals not included
Air-conditioned transportation takes you 90 minutes across the Panamanian isthmus to the colonial area of Panama City.
Head up the coastline to the UNESCO World Heritage Site El Casco Antiguo -- Colonial Panama City. Learn about historically rampant piracy and take a leisurely 45-minute walk to appreciate the distinctive architecture influenced by French, Spanish and Italian styles. Thirty minutes of free time allows you to explore on your own in Casco Antiguo.
Continue to the Miraflores Locks Observation Center offering a close-up view of ships passing through the locks -- an engineering marvel. Watch a richly informative documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman for an incredible virtual trip through the canals' locks and mechanical operations. By the time you leave, you will have a good understanding of the function of the locks.
Cross the causeway to Fuerte Amador for fantastic views across the bay to Panama City's dazzling skyline.
Depending on canal scheduling, you may not see vessels in the lock chambers. Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum height is 4'9". Terrain includes cobblestones and uneven surfaces.