Today, you’ll paddle across part of the Panama Canal, a 77-kilometre channel that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The tour starts with a scenic drive to the misty banks of Lake Gatun, a manmade lake that plays a major role in the working of the canal’s locks. After a briefing session, you’ll get into your kayak and waft along the water ways passing pocket-sized islands that were once hilltops before the land was flooded to create the lake. Keep an eye out for the animal and plant life in the area. The dense and impassable rainforest around the lake is now one of the only places on earth where native species thrive undisturbed in their natural habitat. Later, you’ll take a short bus ride to the locks where, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see a ship transitioning through.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.