Reminiscent of the golden age of railway travel, the train carriages feature luxurious wood paneling, tables, carpeted floors, soft lamp lighting, wooden blinds, air conditioning, bathrooms, large windows to appreciate the picturesque journey and open-air viewing decks that allow guests to step outside and “smell” the tropical rainforest.

Your train ride begins as you set off from Colon City on the Caribbean Coast. You will soon cross the Continental Divide and find yourself on the Pacific side. From civilisation to the beauty of nature, your route takes you through the lush Panama rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of the local Howler Monkeys or colourful toucans. The importance of the rainforest is easy to see as it plays an integral role in maintaining the water levels of the canals. During your train ride, you will be offered some light refreshments.

Upon disembarking the train at Panama City’s train station, you’ll transfer to the Agua Clara Visitor Center of the Panama Canal (New Locks observation area), where you’ll have the opportunity for a close up view of the passing ships and functioning of the locks from this new centre. This new Lock gives you a new perspective of the Panama Canal, showing you the past, present and future of the Canal. You will also be given a detailed explanation of the design to the construction and operation of the biggest engineer project worldwide.

At the end of this fascinating adventure, you’ll return to the pier.

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