You’ll get to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World on this trip – the Panama Canal. This manmade strait cuts a path through Central America, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. You’ll start off by taking a look at the new locks, which were completed in 2016 to provide an extra channel for bigger cargo ships. Gaze across the Gatun Lake from the park-like Observation Centre – there are platforms here where you can snap widescreen photos of your surroundings. The lake’s filled with little islands, which make way at either side for narrow manmade estuaries. If you time it right, you might even see a ship navigating the locks and waterways.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.