A train ride along one of the world’s greatest railways is on the cards today. You’ll get into a vintage passenger car and take the hour-long journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the end of the line by the Pacific Ocean. The train ride takes you along the Panama Canal and through the jungles that surround it. After crossing the continental divide towards the Pacific Ocean, you’ll transfer from train to coach and drive to the Amador Causeway. This strip of road connects Panama with the miniature islands off its coast, and is renowned for opening up stunning panoramas of the country’s skyscaping downtown area. There’ll be a chance to stretch your legs and pick up some bargains in a local shopping district, before you head back to Lake Gatun. This part of the canal is manmade and, here, you’ll tour a visitor centre above massive locks that raise and lower ships passing through the canal – you might even get to see one for yourself.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.