Tour length: 1 full day (8 hours)

Visit the Miraflores Locks and Visitor Center

The Miraflores Locks provide an opportunity for all visitors to learn the history and operation of the Panama Canal and witness as ships transit through the locks. Enjoy the views of the natural landscape lining the banks of the Canal from the on-site restaurant area. A tour of the Panama Canal Museum's four exhibition halls covers these topics:

History behind the Canal

-Water: Source of Life

-The Canal in Action

-The Canal in the World

The Visitor Center has a large fully equipped theater, three observation decks, two refreshment stands, a restaurant with panoramic views, a gift shop, and a banquet hall.


Take photographs of the Canal

Dine at the restaurant overlooking the Canal

Go on a guided tour of the museum

Purchase souvenirs

Watch the film "History of the Canal"

Open hours:

Monday to Sunday, including public holidays, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Office 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Exhibition halls, refreshment stands, and gift shop 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Restaurant: 12:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Last tour stop:
Go shopping at the Mega Centro Albrook Mall, where you will find brand-name stores with competitive prices and a variety of restaurants offering both fast food and a la carte dining options.

Related links:

Visit the Panama Canal

Virtual Tour of Panama Canal

Virtual Tour of Albrook Mall


For the third consecutive year, Avianca and the Central American tourism industry have united to boost tourism in the region with the "Discover Central America" campaign. 

In just the seven days left in April, Panama is set to hold 22 international events that will add an additional 39,309 nights in hotels in the country.

In the first two months of the year, an average of 65,000 tourists have disembarked cruise ships at Panamanian ports.

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