Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal, the vast jungle area that is now the Gatun Lake was teeming with an overwhelming abundance of wildlife. You and your interpretive guide will slowly cruise the back channels, island and bays that make up this unique ecosystem.
An amazing journey of the "present and the future" of one of the most incredible engineering marvels of the world, the Panama Canal. Learn more about its current operation and how the new set of locks (the expansion) will operate and generate new possibilities for the shipping industry.
The Gamboa Rain Forest Aerial tram is an adventurous and unique eco-tour experience, taking you high above the ground on a 60-minute aerial excursion through the canopy of the rain forest allowing you to discover the beauty of the hanging gardens of air plants, animals and birds which live in the tree tops.
After a safety and instruction briefing, you will set out on your ecological tour through the islands that surround Gatun Lake. The kayak portion of your tour will conclude at the Sol Melia Resort for a brief bus transfer to the Gatun Locks where you will be given time to view the locks from the observation deck.
After a 30-minute ride at high speed through the heart of the Panama Canal, the boat will slow down and enter the labyrinth of jungle-covered islands of Lake Gatun. The trained naturalist guides will track the wildlife as well as educate you about it and its habitat. There is a 1 1/2-hour drive to and from the wildlife sanctuary.
Discover Panama by rail from the comfort of a fully restored vintage 1938 deluxe domed railcar. The train hugs the canal for most of the journey and even crosses sections of the Gatun Lake, by way of small islands and trestle bridges and you will enjoy fantastic views of the busy Panama Canal. The rail cars are richly adorned, bringing back the elegance of railway travel that once was.
The train hugs the canal for most of the journey and even crosses sections of the Gatun Lake, by way of small islands and trestle bridges and you will enjoy fantastic views of the busy Panama Canal. The rail cars are richly adorned, bringing back the elegance of railway travel that once was.
After a 1-hour narrated drive to Balboa, the ferry will travel through the Miraflores Locks, along Miraflores Lake, through the Pedro Miguel Locks and through the Gaylard Cut. Your canal experience concludes at the pier in Gamboa for a 1 hour bus ride back to the ship. Lunch buffet included. Special note: Tour duration may vary as unexpected delays in crossing the canal may occur, based on advise by local canal authorities that is beyond our control.
There is only one place in the world that you can arrive by the Atlantic Ocean and in 1-hour be on the Pacific side, Panama. Your tour begins when you board your bus for a 1-hour narrated drive to Panama City. A mix of modern and colonial architecture, Panama City is filled with history. There is approximately .5 to 1 mile of walking on this tour. Women 6 months pregnant or over may not participate.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.