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Explore Natural & Cultural Highlights & Get a Close-Up Look at the Panama Canal Expansion
From a deck just feet above the Panama Canal, watch vessels pass through the mighty Miraflores Locks. This exclusive vantage point is yours when you add our pre-cruise extension. Witness at close range how the locks move to lift and lower ships as you capture photos of this engineering marvel—the hinge between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans—in action. Take an expertly guided private tour of the Panama Canal Museum, a four-floor set of interactive exhibits showcasing the canal’s history, operations, expansion and ecology. And visit the recently completed Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center at the canal's new third lock, which facilitates the passage of larger ships. Round out your visit with a tour of a former U.S. Army Base; the Biomuseo (Museum of Biodiversity) designed by world-renowned American architect Frank Gehry; historic Casco Viejo Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the lush natural beauty and wildlife of the San Lorenzo Protected Area.

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  • Behind-the-Scenes Access to the Panama CanalTake a private tour of the Miraflores Locks and museum, visit the new Agua Clara expansion locks, and witness shipping transit from very close range
  • Discover Panama's Wondrous BiodiversityTour the Biomuseo, where exhibits celebrate the biodiversity of the isthmus and neighboring oceans, and walk trails among wildlife in the San Lorenzo Protected Area
  • Explore Colonial & Contemporary HistoryVisit former U.S. Army Fort Armador, early 17th-c. Spanish Fort San Lorenzo, and wander through Casco Viejo, the colonial Old Town at the core of modern Panama City

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