Hidden Gems

One of the World’s Greatest Train Rides: Hidden Gems of Panama

Most people know that you can sail through the Panama Canal, but not everyone knows you can take the same trip by train. The train tracks were once used to carry gold, but now they’ve opened up to passenger trains. With The Panama Canal Railway Company, you’ll find some of the best views in Central America.

This is mostly a commuter train, but don’t let that stop you. Crossing from Panama City to Colón has become one of the world’s greatest train rides. You pass through the countryside and the rainforest. The secret is to choose one of the passenger cabins with glass ceilings. It’s just a 48-mile journey that takes just an hour, but it’s an hour you won’t forget.

Watch as Peter rides the rails in his latest Hidden Gems of Panama.

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