The cost for a container ship to pass through the 48-mile Panama Canal in 8 to 10 hours can reach over $350,000, but I got to cruise around on it for only $37.50. I even played with some monkeys.
How I did the Panama Canal:
- Hire a private driver in the city from your hotel or Airbnb (Uber probably won't get you to the rainforest) and ask them to return for you in a couple of hours
- Go to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, but book your ticket in advance online
- Their front desk will set you up with the Gatun Lake and Canal Expedition
- Bring peanuts for the monkeys
You have now traveled on the Panama Canal. Not many people can say that.