Gatun Lake | Panama.   - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Gatun Lake | Panama. - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

Captain Mercer snapped this photo of Gatun Lake during his transit of the Panama Canal. Did you know that Gatun Lake is an artificial lake? It was created between 1907 and 1913, and at that time it was the largest man-made lake in the world.

Captain Mercer snapped this photo of Gatun Lake during his transit of the Panama Canal. Did you know that Gatun Lake is an artificial lake? It was created between 1907 and 1913, and at that time it was the largest man-made lake in the world.

$35 per person.  Gamboa Rainforest Resort: Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look. Other animals you might spot on this tour includes Two and Three-toed Sloths, Crocodiles, and turtles that are native to Gatun Lake.

$35 per person. Gamboa Rainforest Resort: Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look. Other animals you might spot on this tour includes Two and Three-toed Sloths, Crocodiles, and turtles that are native to Gatun Lake.

Check out this list: Panama Canal Cruising and Gatun Lake

Check out this list: Panama Canal Cruising and Gatun Lake

The Gatun Lake was used to reduce the amount of work required for a sea-level connection. The current locks are 110 feet (33.5 m) wide. A third, wider lane of locks is being built.

The Gatun Lake was used to reduce the amount of work required for a sea-level connection. The current locks are 110 feet (33.5 m) wide. A third, wider lane of locks is being built.

In this tour you will travel the Panama Canal by boat and see the diverse wildlife on the shores of Gatun Lake.  Then you can immerse yourself in...

In this tour you will travel the Panama Canal by boat and see the diverse wildlife on the shores of Gatun Lake. Then you can immerse yourself in...

The Panama Canal with Kids: A Boat Tour of Lake Gatun. There are myriad ways to experience Panama’s most famous attraction! One of the most popular options is to visit the Miraflores Locks but my favourite way to experience the Panama Canal with kids is by taking a boat tour of the canal’s backwaters and Gatun Lake. This is what the tour entails...

The Panama Canal with Kids: A Boat Tour of Lake Gatun

The Panama Canal with Kids: A Boat Tour of Lake Gatun. There are myriad ways to experience Panama’s most famous attraction! One of the most popular options is to visit the Miraflores Locks but my favourite way to experience the Panama Canal with kids is by taking a boat tour of the canal’s backwaters and Gatun Lake. This is what the tour entails...

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