Colon, Panama Overview

Colon is one of Latin America's busiest commercial centers. Since 1953, it has had a free trade zone, where merchants can import and export goods without paying duties. The main streets of Colon are often crowded with sailors, traders, and tourists. The city has many bars, nightclubs, and gambling establishments. Colon also has duty-free shops, which sell many products at low prices.

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Embera Indians and Miraflores Locks

Embera Indians and Miraflores LocksTake a trip back in time and visit an authentic Embera Indian vil...

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Embera Indians Village Tour

Your guide will pick you up and take you to the Gatun River. There you will step into small boats, w...

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Panama Canal, Charges River and Indian Village Tour

The first stop of the tour is the Panama Canal which is recognized as one of the most significant en...

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Aerial Tram and Miraflores Locks

Aerial Tram and Miraflores LocksExperience the magic of the Gamboa rainforest, ascending some 280 fe...

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by john25820

After transiting the Canal the previous day, while docked in Colon, we took a tour back to the Miraflores Locks And Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center. We got to see, up front and personal, a ship go through both through the original Miraflores Lock on the Pacific side and then a Panamax ship go through the new Canal on the Gulf of Mexico side. A tour well worth taking.

Visited: Dec 13, 2018

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by andycha

Only went to shops around port, compulsary magnet & T shirt purchase.


by Seasand

This port was a little rough I drove through Colon on my way to and from from my excursion. From what I observed from my bus ride I wouldn’t want to do a walk about in Colon. Did not look safe for tourist.

Visited: Feb 06, 2018

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by bmetcalf

Our excursion included a viewing of the new locks, a transcontinental train ride, and a bus tour (including a worthless shopping stop). Good narration on bus and train, and a nice alternative to staying on board.

Visited: Nov 04, 2018

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