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Grit and Glory: Exposing the Panama Canal

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Program #9901RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The Spanish thought about it. The French drew plans for it. In the end though, it took a revolution, technology, money, determination and grit to complete the Panama Canal. On this unique journey, traverse the canal by boat and learn about the epic struggle to carve a nautical shortcut from one ocean to another. Learn about the canal’s construction and its impact on world history, commerce, and medicine.


Highlights

• Learn about the history of the Panama Canal during an all-day transit with lectures aboard the boat.
• Witness the workings of the busy Miraflores and Gatun Locks and the Alajuela Dam.
• Board the transcontinental train at Colon for a historic ride alongside the Panama Canal.

Program Notes

Due to the popularity of this program the group size has been limited to 54.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing for up to 90 minutes at a time in hot, humid weather.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Panama City, 3 nights; Panama Canal transit to Colon, 1 night; train to Panama City, 1 night; departure.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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4.8
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