Panama Canal Railway & New Locks of the Canal Expansion

PA6-175 | Fuerte Amador, Panama (for Panama City) | See Special Notes

from $189.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

  • Panama Canal Railway Panama Canal Railway

You will see:

  • Panama Canal Expansion Panama Canal Expansion
  • Panama Canal Expansion

Easy Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 5 hours

Tour Overview

Imagine traveling around the Panama Canal in a deluxe 1938 air-conditioned dome car. During this five-hour tour you'll not only take in the sights of the canal but transfer to the New Locks of the Canal Expansion for an up close look at this engineering marvel.

After boarding your air-conditioned transportation you'll make the short drive to the Pacific railroad station. Here, you'll board your unique train. Reminiscent of the golden age of railway travel, the passenger cars 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 passengers to step outside and "smell" the tropical rainforest.

Then, you'll leave the station on an approximately one hour train trip from the Pacific terminus of the Panama Canal, passing Gatun Lake and the isthmus' dense rainforest. During your railroad journey, you guide will provide commentary on the railroad, Panamanian history, and the canal.

The rainforests of the Panama Canal are some of the most accessible green zones in the world. With over 50,000 acres of pristine rainforest, this natural gem hosts an incredible 105 species of mammals, 525 species of birds and 124 species of reptiles and amphibians. Enjoy a light snack and beverage during this part of you tour.

The Panama Canal requires a vast rainforest watershed to feed water to its lock system, which uses millions of gallons each day. Since the rainforests are so important to the national economy, the Canal Zone has had to actively preserve its natural resources, providing pristine green areas and excellent photo opportunities.

When your train arrives at Colon's train station, you'll transfer to the New Locks Observation Center to view the locks. You will also have the opportunity for a close up view of the passing ships and functioning of the locks from the top floor of the center.

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

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


There are no preassigned seats and capacity is limited. The train operates in one direction. During the 1.5 hour return trip restroom facilities will not be available. Tour sequence may vary. Ship sightings are not guaranteed.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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