Panama's Tourism Corridor
The Panama Canal Railway
is one of the great train rides of the world. Along with its colorful history,
the railroad follows a picturesque path across the Isthmus of Panama. The line
flanks the Panama Canal passing through lush rainforests, cruising alongside the
Canals locks, through the historic Gaillard Cut and gliding over slender
causeways in Gatun Lake.
It effectively links
one of the Worlds less traveled but most attractive tourism corridors between
Colon on the Atlantic Coast and Panama on the Pacific. Passengers disembarking
at the Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal,
the Gatun Yacht Club, or at Pier 6 in Cristobal can enjoy different shore excursions
offered in Panama and ride the historic railroad as did our forefathers in their
quest for wealth during the California Gold Rush.
service between the cities of Panama and Colon began in June 2001. The daily service
caters to business executives commuting to work between the two cities, as well
as to tourists in general.