Gatun Locks and Panama Canal Expansion Tour
The hidden gems of the Panama Canal are the Gatun locks and the Panama Canal expansion visitor center. Both of these locations are located in the province of Colon on the Caribbean side of Panama.
VIP Panama Tours wants you to experience the Panama Canal like few have the opportunity to experience. See the ships just a few feet away from you as they pass through the Gatun lake locks. We will drive you across the locks an experience only had at the Gatun locks.
We then head to Fort San Lorenzo the Spanish fort which is situated at the entrance to the Chagres River. From Fort San Lorenzo you have beautiful views of the Caribbean and the entrance to the Panama Canal.We then head to Shelter Bay Marina in the old US Army base Fort Sherman for lunch and drinks.
Once again passing over the Gatun locks we head to the Panama Canal expansion visitor center. At the Panama Canal expansion visitor center you will have the opportunity to view the massive Panama Canal expansion project. You will also have beautiful views of Gatun lake and the ships anchored awaiting there opportunity to pass through the lake on the way to the Pacific side of Panama.
At the Panama Canal expansion visitor center you will see a video presentation explaining the immense project. The visitor center has a full bar and lounge area.
We then head back to Panama City and your hotel for some rest.