19673
United States (FL, CA)/Colombia/Panama/Costa Rica/Nicaragua/Mexico
Sailing Central America: A Voyage Through the Panama Canal
Voyage through one of the largest and most intricate engineering masterpieces, the Panama Canal, and explore countries whose rich resources travel through its colossal locks.
Rating (5)
Program No. 19673RJ
Length
20 days
Starts at
7,995
Getting There
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At a Glance

As one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal is a technological marvel. Massive locks raise and lower like a toy, hiking 900-foot ships up and over an 85-foot hill – a feat few believed was possible. Sail along the tropical shores of Central America, stopping at vibrant port cities to learn about commerce, culture and natural wonders on excursions led by experts. Then experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Panama Canal itself.
Activity Level
Active
Enjoy the freedom to choose field trips and activities based on individual physical abilities. Minimum physical requirements include the ability to handle one’s own luggage, get on and off a motor coach, walk a few blocks at a time and climb a small flight of stairs. Those who have difficulty standing for an hour at a time should consider bringing a folding cane with seat. Program cost excludes one lunch to enjoy on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Glide through the Panama Canal in an unforgettable journey, passing enormous lakes and manmade valleys along the way.
  • Explore the colonial town of Granada (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and discover the Casa de los Tres Mundos – a cultural center celebrating various forms of visual arts, music and theater.
  • Take an easy-paced walk along the winding streets of Cartagena, Colombia with an architect to study the different types of construction utilized by the Spaniards. Discover the largest military fortresses to be built in Latin America and the former dungeons-turned-markets of Las Bóvedas.
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