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Eco Cruise & Gatun New Locks
Experience nature at its finest on this eco-cruise of Gatun Lake, surrounded by lush rainforest and teaming with wildlife. You’ll also visit Agua Clara Locks Observation Center (Expansion Locks) to learn about the engineering feat of the Panama Canal. Board your transportation for a drive to the banks of the canal where you’ll board your tour boat for your eco-cruise adventure out on Gatun Lake. The lake was formed as a result of the damming of the Chagres River during the construction of the Panama Canal.
Glide past lush rainforest to a secluded region of the lake and witness first-hand the natural beauty of the jungle. Exotic birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas and crocodiles are just a few of the animals that you may see in their native surroundings. This sampling of wildlife, is part of a much larger population that live and breed in the rainforest. Your naturalist guide will point out any wildlife and also share details about the animals and their habitat with you.
Next, continue to Agua Clara Locks Observation Center (Expansion Locks) – the newest set of locks situated on the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal. Here you’ll spend approximately one hour observing the locks and listening to your guide explain the engineering feat required to move ships over a continental divide that separates two oceans. After, board your transportation for the drive back to your ship.
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Note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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