The Best of Panama

Destinations Panama City, Panama Canal, David, Boquete, Colon Island
Category Adventure
Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Location Panama

Day 1: Arrival in Panama City
Day 1: Arrival in Panama City
Upon arrival at Tocumen International airport you will be met by our Spanish speaking driver and transferred to your hotel in Panama City. Welcome to Panama!
Day 2: Full Day City and Canal Tour
Day 2: Full Day City and Canal Tour
The visit starts with Panama Viejo, first Spanish settlement, founded in 1519 and destroyed in 1671 during the attack of the infamous pirate Henry Morgan. It was in fact the Spanish governor who set fire to the city to avoid it falling in the hands of the privateers.
The city was rebuilt some years later on the foothills of Cerro Ancon. This beautiful little area has several attractions that you shouldn’t miss and can easily cover in a short walk. A monument to the French entrepreneurs who began the Panama Canal stands at the bayside end of the Casco Viejo.
After lunch (not included) a short transfer through the modern part of the city will take us to Miraflores locks. Ships must pass those imposing water elevators to navigate in and out the Panama Canal and it is a fascinating and unforgettable show to watch the steel giants going through the locks, where the biggest of them, called "Panamax", only have 2 feet between their hull and the side of the chambers!
Return to the hotel.
**Panama la Vieja is closed on Mondays**
Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: David - Boquete
Day 3: David - Boquete
Breakfast. Our Spanish speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel to bring you to Albrook domestic airport, for your domestic flight with Air Panama to the Town of David.
The filght takes approx 45 min. Luggage is limited to 14 Kilo per person. Upon arrival in David our driver will be waiting for you to bring you to your hotel in Boquete.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Boquete
Day 4: Boquete
Breakfast. Day at leisure.
The town of Boquete is nestled in the Highlands. It is surrounded by coffee plantations and lush forest.
Use your time to discover the town and take part in some of the many activities available like the daily group tours to discover the amazing world of coffee. From its gathering in the fields by the Ngobe Indians to its roasting, you will learn all there is about the best coffee in the world!!
Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Boquete – Colon Island
Day 5: Boquete – Colon Island
Breakfast. Shared transportation to Almirante and then boat transfer to Colon Island in Bocas del Toro archipelago.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Bastimentos National Marine Park
Day 6: Bastimentos National Marine Park
Bastimentos Island National Marine Park protects a vast area of coastal mangroves, inland rainforest and marine ecosystem in the Bocas del Toro archipelago.
The group departs by boat from Colón Island early in the morning to reach Salt Creek by navigating through clusters of red Mangrove, which provide sea creatures with a protective area during their reproductive and development stages.
Salt Creek is a charming little Ngäbe indigenous village located deep inside the Caribbean mangrove. The Ngäbes will take us to one of their forest trails where we will try to spot the local wildlife. The tiny little red poison dart is generally abundant on the forest litter. After the hike you will come back to the village for lunch and have the opportunity to buy local handicrafts. In the afternoon we will go snorkelling to admire the coral reef and its inhabitants.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Colon Island
Day 7: Colon Island
Breakfast. Day at leisure in Bocas.
Meals : Breakfast
Day 8: Departure Day
Day 8: Departure Day

Breakfast. Today you leave Bocas del Toro. A private transportation will pick you up at your hotel to bring you to the local airport, for your flight to Panama City Albrook Airport. A transfer with Spanish-speaking driver will take you to Tocumen International Airport.

Meals : Breakfast

Included

  • Accommodation in double occupancy
  • Hotel taxes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Additional meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours as mentioned, with English speaking guides during tours
  • Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary

 


 

Not Included

  • Extras at hotels (telephone calls, room service, porterage, laundry, alcoholic drinks, etc.)
  • Meals or drinks not specified in the itinerary
  • Any additional/extra tours or park fees
  • Personal and/or medical expenses
  • Any incidentals out of pocket or medical expenses. Please ensure you carry appropriate insurance, which covers all the activities in this itinerary, inherited risks, luggage protection and holiday cancellation.
  • Late check-out or early check-in
  • International or domestic flights
  • Departure taxes or immigration fees (to be paid at some airports or land borders)
  • Costs associated with changes to your itinerary for reasons beyond our control
  • Any other service not mentioned in the “included” list or the itinerary

 

Note: This is just a quote and suggested program. If at time of booking quoted hotels are not available, similar hotels will be booked and price is subject to change.

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