Fuerte Amador, Panama
Panama Railroad Standard Rail Car & Motorcoach Experience
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Approximately 5½ Hours
Experience the Panama Canal and its living history as you travel the isthmus railroad through beautiful flora and past lovely Gatún Lake. You are seated in a standard railcar. Depending on the canal scheduling, you may see the enormous vessels that transit the canal, and you'll pass through towns and villages named for the people who built this 'path between the seas'.
Enjoy the beautiful rain forest scenery as you cross the Continental Divide from ocean to ocean in just an hour.
You'll pass the working locks and some of the old Canal Zone area that has now been returned to the people of Panama.
You will also visit the Agua Clara Locks -- part of the Panama Canal Expansion project. This is the largest project undertaken on the Canal since its original construction. The objective was to create a new lane of traffic through the Panama Canal, doubling the waterway's capacity. Be a witness to this major undertaking by visiting the New Locks, whose Observation Center is a park-style concept based on open platforms and roofed terraces, set in of area of about 10 acres. The platforms provide a view of the neo-Panamax class of vessels crossing the isthmus. You can also see the majestic Gatún Lake from here, where ships exit and continue their transit through the waterway.
The train portion of this tour is exactly the same as the 'Dome Car & Motorcoach Experience' except participants are seated in a standard rail car.