Be surprised by a country famed for its canal, but with so much more to enchant and delight its guests

Panama is a country so heavily defined by its canal, in itself a magnificent feat of engineering and ingenuity, that is easy to think there's little more to it than preposterously big shipping containers (and perhaps a global financial scandal). But Panama could just as easily be defined by the verdant virgin jungle that fringes the canal, its many unspoilt beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters or the colourful wildlife of the Soberania national park. The glistening skyscrapers of the capital city hide a historic and charming core, whilst the Interoceanic train takes you on a scenic jaunt through the heart of the country and boat trips whip you off to coral reefs and national parks, protected as biosphere reserves & World Heritage sites. No trip here would be complete without a ride along the world's most famous canal, but there's a lot more to be explored in a country full of surprises.

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Language: Spanish - Capital: Panama City - Time Difference: GMT -5 Hours - Flying time from UK: 13H 55M one stop - Currency: Balboa

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Panama City

At first glance, Panama City is a modern metropolis of shiny skyscrapers and pristine perfectly ordered streets.

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Panama Canal

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Panama Canal Railway

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Soberania National Park

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