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  • Address: Panama Canal, Eastern Shore, Panama
  • Hours: Open daily 9am to 5pm
  • Admission: Museum: US$8/3 Foreigner/Panamanian

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Miraflores Locks Tours

It is a mesmerizing scene, the massive machinery - some 700 tons of it, reinforced against the mighty Pacific - of iconic Miraflores Locks in operation. It is particularly impressive when Panamax barges, specifically designed to thread the world's most important shipping bottleneck with only centimeters to spare, slides through.

You can watch it all from the four-story Miraflores Visitor Center, a fascinating museum complex adjacent to the locks. Peruse the exhibits and enjoy the short film to fully appreciate the scale of the awesome undertaking that was the Panama Canal. Three observation decks and an onsite restaurant offer outstanding views.

Practical Info

The Miraflores Locks are located about 15 minutes outside Panama City, and convenient by taxi or public bus.

The restaurant is, unsurprisingly, a tad overpriced, but you won't enjoy another view like this anywhere in the world. At least stop in for a drink.

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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour, Panama City, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Get to know the Miraflores's Panamá Canal Locks, the Panamá Old Town and the Causeway of Amador on this 5-hour tour. Your tour guide will ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Panama City's Top Tour, Panama City, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Panama City's Top Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Panama City Tour will show you Panama is more than just a canal. Enjoy all the city has to offer on this 1 day tour though the old town, Casco Antiguo, the ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Panama City Tour And The Canal, Panama City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Panama City Tour And The Canal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Imagine the tales of Gallantry and Piracy that played out in the narrow streets of Colonial Panama known as the Casco Antiguo. This scenic, get acquainted, ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour, Colon, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Colon Shore Excursion: Panama City and Canal Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This shore excursion is a full day from the Colon (Cristobal) Cruise Port to explore Panama City and the canal. Enjoy exciting views from the viewing ...  Read more

Location: Colon, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.15
Fuerte Amador Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day Tour of Panama City and Canal, Panama City, Ports ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Fuerte Amador Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day Tour of Panama City and Canal

Visit one of the best cities of Central America, Panama City. With this 8-hour private tour, you'll enjoy the views from the platforms along the Panama Canal, ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.38
Eco Canal Cruise On Gatún Lake And Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Eco Canal Cruise On Gatún Lake And Miraflores Locks

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

This tour combines the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal with an ecological boat ride on the Gatún Lake. Upon departing from the pier, your ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.99
Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Panama City Sightseeing Tour Including Miraflores Locks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 144 Reviews

See the best of Panama City — from sea level to hilltop, canal to islands — on this full-day sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable local guide, who will regale ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour, Panama City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Enjoy the highlights of Panama City and the Canal in approximately 6 hours by visiting: Ancon Hill: the highest point of the city with an amazing 360 ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Panama City Tour in a Traditional Local Trolley, Panama City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Panama City Tour in a Traditional Local Trolley

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Travel around Panama City in Tranvíatour, a local traditional trolley. Together with a  bilingual tour guide, you will visit the Panama Canal Miraflores ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Panama Canal Layover Tour, Panama City, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Panama Canal Layover Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

You can take a short 3-hour city tour from Tocumen or Albrook domestic airport while you are on transit in Panama or if your flight is delayed. A fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Panama City, Panama
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00

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