THE PANAMA GRANDE ROUNDTRIP ! 14 NIGHTS /15 DAYS
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN PANAMA (Friday)
Arrival at Tocumen International airport in Panama Citywith a transfer to Country Inn & Suites hotel that is situated in Amador, at the entrance to the canal, enjoy a light dinner.
Day 2 PANAMA CANAL THE EIGHT WONDER OF THE WORLD (Saturday)
Partial transit by boat of the Panama Canal going through the Miraflores locks, rising30 meters up to the Gatun lake. Visit to Miraflores Canalmuseum with a buffet lunch at the look out restaurant watching the Canal traffic passing by. A bus ride back to the city passing by the old Canal Zone residential area.
Day 3 PANAMA CITY, THE FIRST CITY OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN (Sunday)
Visit the ruins and museum of Old Panama founded in 1519, and Indian craft market. Drive through business city and Bella Vista restaurantdistrict. Visit Casco Viejo, the old town with a walk on the French pier and the historical squares. Finally drive out tothe Amador causeway to admire the view from Flamenco Island. Lunch en route.
Day 4 JUNGLE CALLING (Monday)
Drive up to Gamboa Rainforest Resort,located only 30 minutes away fromPanama City. Enjoy a true Gamboa adventure day, ride with the aerial tram through the treetops of the jungle, visit the hilltop tower with an incredible viewover the Panama canal, the Gatun lake and the Chagres river. Admire botanicaland zoological exhibitions and make a boat tour of Gatun lake to the Monkey Island and finally relax having lunch by the lakeside restaurant , spotting birds, crocodiles and turtles.
Day 5 HISTORICAL FORTS AND CONGA (Tuesday)
Drive up to Colon at the Atlantic entrance of thecanal, visiting sights of the city and Canal Free Zone, continue to historical Portobello founded by Columbus in 1502. Visitcustoms house, old forts and church with Black Jesus, lunch in a restaurant with a beautiful sea view.
Day 6 DAY AT GAMBOA (Wednesday)
Day at ease in Gamboa relax enjoying the nature and the spa facilities!
Day 7 EXPEDITION INTO KUNA INDIAN TERRITORY (Thursday)
Early morning flight with small plane to Kuna Yala Indian territory, San BlasIslands. Boat transfer to the islands where you have a splendid opportunity to see thedaily life of the Indian community, with their own traditions and unique handicraft, world famous for their hand knitted Molas and gold decorations. Visit to Palm Beach island to swim and enjoy the beach. Over night stay at Indian Lodge hotel, for lunch and dinner expect fresh sea food.
Day 8 FLYING ACROSS PANAMA (Friday)
Fly back from islands to Panama City,continue by air across the country up toDavid, the capital of the Chiriquí highland province at the border to Costa Rica.Lunch at the Gran Hotel Nacional and a sightseeing tour of the local attractionsand markets.
Day 9 TREKKING THE MOUNTAINS (Saturday)
Drive up the mountains to Cerro Punta the beautiful vegetable and fruit valleysand trek up to Parque Amistad national park at the feet of the mighty VolcánBaru. During the day you will visit an archaeological Indian site and the city of Volcán, lunch at acountry side restaurant.
Day 10 BOQUETE CITY OF FLOWERS (Sunday)
Drive up to the picturesque mountain town of Boquete and enjoy surrounding valleywith astonishing views, visit a coffee farm and botanical gardens. Country lunch in local restaurant, plenty of time for shopping in town.
Day 11 DRIVING THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE (Monday)
Enjoy an interesting scenic bus ride from Chiriquí through the beautiful hilly landscape of Veraguas and Cocle provinces, finishing at the great Costa Blanca Beach Resort in the province of Coclé. Take an introduction tour through this All Inclusive resort withlovely gardens, nice pools,great beach, comfortable rooms, several cosy restaurants and bars.
Day 12-13 DAYS AT EASE (Tuesday/ Wednesday)
Enjoying the All Included service and activities of the beachresort.
Day 14 LAST DAY SHOPPING (Thursday)
After lunch departure for Panama City,with visit to the enormous Albrook Shopping Mall, with time enough to spend your last dollars on the outstanding bargains. Overnight at the Country Inn & Suites hotel.
Day 15 HOMEWHEREBOUND (Friday)
Breakfast and transfer to the airport and departure by plane from Tocumen International Airport, according to flight schedule!
The prgram includes : All transfers, national flights and excursions mentioned. Lodging is in double rooms. Half board is provided except for Costa Blanca days 11-13, where all inclusive service is provided. Single rooms by request. Expert guiding provided in Englishand Spanish all through the trip.
PANAMA REAL, THE SMALL ROUNDTRIP 12NIGHTS/13 DAYS
DISCOVER THE REAL PANAMA IN A SMALL GROUP!
This tour features the main attractions of Panama: the modern and old Panama City, combined with the Chiriqui mountains and the valleys and the tropical islands of Bocas del Toro.
Enjoy discovering the city, hiking the mountains and relaxingon the beach. Experience Panama, a unique mix of old culture and modern way of life.
Days 1, 2, 3 and 4
Welcome to Panama. Transfer to the Country Inn & Suites Hotel(BB), directly located at the Panama Canal with a great view on the bridge of the Americas. Optional excursions available: Panama City, The Panama Canal and Gatun jungle lake.
Day 5 and 6
Transfer from your hotel in Panama City to the national airportin Albrook. Domestic flight to David,the capital of the Chiriquí Province,transfer to Hotel Dos Rios in Volcán (BB). Tour of Cerro Punta Valleys, with visit to Dracula orchid farm and a Quetzal hike.
Day 7 and 8
Transfer from Volcán to the picturesque town of Boquete.Visit to flower parks,gardens and coffee farms. Accommodationat historical Hotel Fundadores (BB) inBoquete.
Day 9 and 10
Transfer from Boquete to David airport. Domestic flight to Bocas del Toro. Walking tour of the town and boat ride to the virgin beaches of Bastimento Island.Over night in a town hotel.
Day 11 and 12
Transfer from the hotel to airport. Domestic flight from Bocas del Toro to Panama City. Transfer from domestic airport to a city hotel
Paitilla INN (BB).
Day 13Transfer from hotel to airport.
INCLUDED IN THIS ROUNDTOUR All Transfers, Domestic flights, and all excursions mentioned, lodging in double rooms, single rooms by request. Expert guiding.