Panama, Central America
Location
8 Days
Duration

The Essence Of Panama

Welcome to Panama, Central America!

ROUTE: Panama City, Boquete, Bocas Del Toro, Panama City

DURATION: 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Shared Partial Canal Transit, cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour through canal to Pedro Miguel Locks
  • Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina
  • Hike in Baru Volcano National Park
  • Overnight at Coffee Plantation & Boutique Hotel
  • Boat ride to Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon a convenient hub for exploring the archipelago
  • Day at leisure in Bocas del Toro, optional tours such as snorkeling, dolphin watching, hiking or just relax at the beach
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Please inquire
DELUXE:
  • Panama City: Tryp Panama Centro
  • Boquete: Finca Lerida Coffee Plantation & Boutique Hotel
  • Bocas Del Toro: Hotel Bocas del Toro
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive Panama City

Upon arrival at airport in Panama, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country.

Overnight: Panama City – (B)

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Day 2 Shared Partial Canal Transit

Activities:

  • After a transfer from your hotel to Flamenco Marina, the partial transit starts with a motor coach ride for 45 minutes to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located.
  • Once in Gamboa, you will aboard the cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour. You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. Your boat will travel the Cut’s 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in pro-cess for the Panama Canal expansion project.
  • Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal.
  • Next, your ship will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step.
  • You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps.
  • Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where you disembark.
  • On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline.
  • Upon arrival at Flamenco you will be transferred back to your city hotel.

Overnight: Panama City – (B)

3

Day 3 Panama City - David - Boquete

Activities:

  • In the morning you will be transferred to the domestic airport in Panama City to fly to David.
  • Upon arrival to David our representative will pick you up and bring you to Boquete. Enjoy spring-like weather all year round!! Tucked away on the eastern slopes of Barú Volcano at 1200 meters is the small and charming mountain village of Boquete. Known to produce some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffees in all of Panama, Boquete is quickly becoming a destination for those visitors seeking the sunniest though cool mountain weather.
  • Check in at the beautiful lodge in midst of a Coffee Plantation.
  • The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight: Boquete – (B)

4

Day 4 Shared Coffee Tour

Activities:

  • This amazing hike begins in a Nature Reserve that belongs to Baru Volcano National Park, it retraces the steps of pre-Columbian Indians into a remote virgin cloud forest, surrounding the perimeter of Baru Volcano, habitat of 5 of the most ancient trees in Panama. During the hike you will have the experience of visiting the enormous Quercus Trees that survived a volcano eruption 800 years ago. These magnificent millenary trees grow naturally throughout primary forests of Panama and Costa Rica. The trail parallels Quebrada La Mina, a gorgeous creek that meanders through the ridges and valleys above Boquete.
  • With more than 220 bird species native to the area, including the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, birding opportunities abound.
  • During the hike, you will also have great possibilities to spot mammals such as howler monkeys, white faced capuchins and two-toed sloths. This adventure offers the chance to see the cloud forest like no other hike will do and it is suitable for all passengers given the easy and accessible trails.

Overnight: Boquete – (B)

5

Day 5 Boquete - Bocas Del Toro

Activities:

  • You will be taken from Boquete to Isla Colon on the paradisiacal Bocas del Toro archipelago. This transfer starts with a lovely 3.5 hours drive through the highlands and down to the Caribbean coast where you board a boat to Bocas del Toro. Isla Colon is the largest and most developed island of the archipelago. It is home to the provincial capital of Bocas del Toro, a colorful town made of wooden houses built in the early 20th century. Isla Colon serves as a convenient hub for exploring the archipelago as water taxis can bring you away to remote beaches and magnificent snorkeling sites. The appeal of Bocas is basically slowing down and soaking up the Caribbean vibes.

Overnight: Bocas Del Toro – (B)

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Day 6 Free Day In Bocas Del Toro

Activities:

  • Free day at leisure to spend in Bocas del Toro.
  • Take advantage of this free day and participate in one of the optional tours such as snorkeling, dolphin watching, hiking or just relax at the beach.

Overnight: Bocas del Toro – (B)

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Day 7 Bocas Del Toro - Panama City

Activities:

  • Local flight from Bocas del Toro back to Panama City.
  • Upon arrival you will be transferred to your city hotel for your last night in Panama City.
  • Enjoy an evening out in the vibrant and lively capital often compared to Miami.

Overnight: Panama City – (B)

8

Day 8 Departure

Departure: After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Panama, Central America
Area (SQ KM): 75,420
Population: 3,657,024
Capital: Panama City
Language(s): Spanish (official), English , many bilingual
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant
Currency: United States dollar - USD
Time Zone: UTC -5
Electricity: 110 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Panama, Central America): 507


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