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Panama: Panama Canal and Soberania National Park

Panama is a fascinating country but the main draw for visitors is undoubtedly the 77 km Panama Canal linking the Pacific with the Caribbean. This colossal project was completed in 1914 and since then has transformed shipping routes world-wide. In addition to being crucial to international trade it is now a worthwhile tourist attraction. Soberanía National Park fringes the eastern banks of the immense artificial Lake Gatún alongside the canal and is blanketed with a dripping rainforest which explodes with vivacious wildlife, especially tropical birds. The Canal Zone also hosts hiking trails and a railway – the trails were built to transport looted gold - between Panama City and Colón on the Caribbean on mules; the railway was built to aid construction of the canal.

Our holidays to Panama Canal and Soberania National Park

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Panama Canal

Journey between the seas

9 days from £3392pp

Palm tree in San Blas Islands

Panama Canal and tropical rainforest expedition cruise - 21 Oct 2016, 15 Oct 2017

12 days from £4091pp

Panama City

Signature Panama: Canal, wildlife and beach

10 days from £1679pp

Trinidad de Cuba

Cuba and the treasured Caribbean expedition cruise - 5 Oct 2017

15 days from £6193pp

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