Today you embark on a partial transit of the jungle-fringed Panama Canal.
The trip starts with a short drive to the Panama Canal Dredging Division in Gamboa, which is located at the north end of the Gaillard Cut where the Chagres river flows into the canal. The crossing provides a unique insight into one of the world's greatest engineering feats which included the creation of the largest man-made lake in the world.
You will board the comfortable passenger ferry to embark on your journey south along the Panama Canal. Depart from Gatún Lake, part of the Gaillard Cut and the narrowest section of the canal.
You will sail through carved rock and shale cliffs forming the backbone of the Continental Divide and fringed by lush jungle foliage. Gliding through what was one of the greatest engineering feats of its time, passing huge container ships that remind today's visitors of the history of the canal and its importance in the era of shipping at the turn of the twentieth century.
Navigating through a number of lock systems, you will reach Miraflores Locks where the boat lowers gently before entering the next section of the canal. Finally, having passed under the Bridge of the Americas, the link between the South and North American land masses, you will disembark at the port of Balboa where you will be met by your driver for the return to your hotel.