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This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Panama City, Panama
+507 317-6070
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was really looking forward to this as it runs alongside the canal. While this is true you don't get to see the canal all the time. In fact, you get to see jungle most of the time. And at $25 for a one way trip...More

Thank BlueHeeler777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rode this train as a young adult, and after many yrs, we went on a day trip. They upgraded with a small glass dome, so you are able to see everything. I took tons of pix'

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice train with great views. A good way to see Panama away from all of the traffic and nonsense. A good way to cross the country with ease.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Comfortable way to cross Panama between Colon and Panama City. The observation car gives great views of the scenery, the canal, and the lakes.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We enjoyed going on this train trip as part of our in-depth Panama Canal trip. It has a new area to sit and see the views as the train travels through the jungle.

Thank fooded
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We took the 7:15 am train from Panama city to Colon and it was great! Make sure you sit on the left side as that is where the canal is. Views are great, though it can be chilly due to the air conditioning. They served...More

Thank Esther-in-Malaysia
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Taking the Panama Canal Rail train from Panama City to Colon and back is a great way to experience the Panama Canal. The price is worth it. For $25 per person each way, we rode in the observer deck car (the best place to be...More

Thank brianhX1193UU
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Travelled on famous Panama rail company from Atlantic to Pacific approx 40 mls. travelled in classic rail coaches, along Gatun lake and down the side of canal. Views were obscured by dense undergrowth but good intermittent views of canal

Thank ddtnorthumberland
Reviewed 4 May 2018

If you don't have much time in the Panama Canal, this is a great way to go Ocean to Ocean. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the ride was enjoyable. The car was air conditioned, we got a nice snack box and drink. It was...More

Thank SLiebbe
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The train trip was included in our 9 day group tour of Panama. If we had been traveling alone, we most likely would have booked it as it sounded neat to traverse a 150 year old railroad. The dome car was fun to sit it...More

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Response from Capo_in_B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Fillmyboots, if I was on a balcony of cruise ship through the canal, I would skip the Panama City Railway. You will be right in the heart of the best parts. The railway goes in and out and really does not go by the... More
19 July 2016|
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Response from MaruyEnrique | Reviewed this property |
The train departs early morning (7 something) and returns in the afternoon. I do not recall the guide. We visited the port and the stores. We had lunch in a restaurant there.
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