The Panama Canal, known as the 8th wonder of the world, is an 80-kilometre (48 miles) ship channel that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is a key conduit for international maritime trade. During our visit to this engineering marvel, you will see the Miraflores Locks. They work as water lifts, raising ships 26 meters from sea level (the Pacific or Atlantic) to Gatun Lake water level. The ships then sail the channel through the Continental Divide.
Miraflores Locks are one of three locks available to the Panama Canal and has a Visitor Center. We will see a 10-minute video summarizing the past and the present Canal, visit the four floor exhibits which include historic pieces, interactive modules, video presentations, models of the Panama Canal, and objects used in Canal operations. At the end, you will see the day to day operation of the waterway from the Canal terraces.