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Detailed Itinerary

Meet & Greet upon arrival and transfer to your hotel in the capital.
This country that links American continent and owns the 8th wonder of the modern world "The Panama Canal" will surprise you! Prepare for meeting beautiful landscapes, cosmopolitan and colonial cities, pristine islands, tradition, culture, rain forest and Indian communities.

Portobelo is in the Province of Colon, which lies on the North of Panama and bordered by the Caribbean Sea. This province is full of historical anecdotes from the colonial era. Its name evokes the first Spanish expeditions to the West Indies searching for the galleon routes. Walking through the ruins of Forts Portobelo, you will be transported in time to the attacks of corsairs and pirates of the Old Continent. Today the region is full of natural sites of outstanding beauty, deserted beaches and forgotten people. Drive 2hrs approx. Panama City - Portobelo

Learn more about the history and magic of this ancient city in the company of one of our guides ; It will show you the ruins of its famous colonial forts, the historic Customs House, the Church of the Black Christ and other points of interest declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO while you stroll through the village to soak up the Afro-Caribbean Congo Culture.Duration: about 3hrs. Discovering Portobelo with a local English-speaking guide

Day at leisure.

Situated at the north of the provinces of Panama and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Colon region is full of history from the colonial times. Discover the fortress of San Lorenzo and Portobelo and learn about the attacks of corsairs and pirates of the Old Continent.

Activities and tours suggested to be organized locally:
• Visit historic sites (World Heritage of UNESCO sites)
• Tours to Isla Grande and Isla Mamei.
• Riding or hiking in the National Park Portobelo;
• Snorkeling
• Kayak, Diving

The Central provinces are considered as the nerve center of traditions and folklore. The Azuero Peninsula offers pastures, small villages and many other treasures. Known for its carnival (in February) and his famous dresses "polleras" this part of the country deserves your attention.Drive 5hrs 45mins approx. Portobelo - Pedasí

Transfer to Playa El Arenal in Pedasí, where your boat takes you to Iguana Island. Enjoy some relaxing time at the beach in this beautiful Island.
The island is famous for its white sand beach, crystal waters, extensive mangrove forests and coral riffs including 12 different types of corals that shelter more than 300 species of fish. Dolphins are frequently seen, as well as (harmless) sharks, turtles.Duration: 7-8 hrs aprox grouped service, including picnic with an English-speaking local guide and entrance fee.

Day at leisure

The Pacific side of the Azuero Province offers pristine islands and beaches perfect for surfing. These coasts invite you to magical events of nature: the birth of Humpback whales and the nesting of 5 different species of turtles.

Activities and tours suggested to be organized locally in Pedasi:
• Visit of the Pollera Museum in Los Santos
• Pottery and Crafts.
• Whale watching tour (between June and October)
• Turtle watching tour (peak for Pacific Season: turtle nesting from July to November)
• Snorkeling
• Surf
• Fishing
• Visit Cañas Island
• Visit Venao Beach
• Visit Los Destiladeros Beach
• Visit El Arenal Beach
• Visit Sarigua National Park
• Visit National Park Iguana Island

This Region and its charming villages are famous because of its biodiversity and fresh climate. Chiriqui hosts the Amistad and Volcan Barú national parks that represent the perfect meeting point for hikers and lovers of mountains and nature. Be delighted by beautiful landscapes, adventure and flavours of one of the best coffees of the world!
Drive 5hrs15 approx. Pedasí - Boquete

Take a walk with a local guide to observe wildlife and flora in one of the beautiful trails of the region searching for the Quetzal! Your guide will adapt the tour according to your physical condition.
Duration: about 4 hours with private round-trip transfers in a grouped service with Spanish speaking driver.

Day at leisure

Activities and tours suggested to be organized locally:
• Horseback riding
• Tasting of honey and "guarapo" (sugar cane juice)
• Hanging Bridges tour
• Trekking and hiking
• Birdwatching
• Coffee tour
• Tea tour
• Rafting
• Zip line or canopy
• Hiking Baru Volcano
• Visit Islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui
• Visit Los Cangilones to Gualaca
• ATV tours
• Visit the Ngobe indigenous community

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago that Christopher Columbus landed during his 4th journey searching for the West Indies in 1502; therefore, many islands are named before him. Join us to discover one of the first touristic destinations of Panama: BOCAS DEL TORO! This province consists of perfect places to practice water sports or simply relax.

Drive 3hrs30 approx. Boquete - Almirante
Grouped boat transfer 30m approx. Almirante - Isla Colón
Local transfer 5 approx. port - hotel

Early departure to visit three beautiful beaches of the Caribbean.
Admire an incredible marine life (dolphins, turtles, tropical frogs, goldfish, amazing colors tropical fish and corals) Ride the Caribbean waves and walk on white deserted beaches.
Round-trip local transfer 10 approx. hotel-port
About 5hrs grouped boat tour including snorkeling equipment, round-trip transfer, and entrance fee.

Day at leisure

Suggested activities and excursions to organize on site at BOCAS DEL TORO:
• Diving
• Snorkeling
• Surfing
• Hiking in Isla Bastimentos National Park.
• Mangrove Tower and Salt Creek Village Tour
• Visit Cayo Zapatillas National Park, Coral Cay and Dolphin Bay
• Tree climbing at Red frog
• Visit of a Ngobe indigenous community
• Chocolate tower
• Tour lament and turtles in San San Pond Sak

This day return by domestic a flight to Panama City.
Continue wih a Half-Day City Tour:
Explore the colonial area with a private guide: The Casco Viejo, neighborhood declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. Walk through the streets of Casco Viejo and visit different historic monuments, France Square (beautiful view of the modern city) and Bolivar Square.
Continue to Miraflores, where you can follow the technical operations of the canal locks from a platform. The Miraflores locks, is one of the 3 set of locks of the Panama Canal and lies in the Pacific side.
Visit Casco Viejo & the Panama Canal
Duration: about 4 hours with private transfer in private service with Spanish-speaking driver. Non-included entrance fees.

Private transfer to the international airport.
30 min Private transfer to the international airport of Tocumen

Inclusions

• Meet and greet at the airport by one of our English-speaking representatives on day 1
• Travel documents in English
• Phone support by our team all along the trip
• 14 nights in the mentioned hotels - depending on availability at the time of booking – including taxes
• 10 days of car rental, unlimited kilometers, basic obligatory insurance, WI-FI included
• Activities mentioned as included
• Mentioned Meals
• Administration fees
• Transfers (land, boat, air) as mentioned.
• The tours as mentioned
• Domestic flights

Exclusions

• International flights, cancellation, repatriation, luggage insurance
• Additional car insurance, deposit for the car ( with additional insurance) and for the GPS, and gas expenses.
• Any meal that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all
• Any activity or entrance fee that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all
• Personal expenses and tips
• Anything not mentioned above in the Inclusions section

Notes

HOTELS
Magnolia Inn
Casa del Rayo Verde
Rosa de los Vientos B&B
Boquete Tree Trek
Divers Paradise Hotel

The check in time for most accommodations in Panama is at 3pm and check out around noon

THE RATES QUOTED ARE NOT VALID FOR: Christmas and New Year’s period nor Easter Week (from April 5th to 12th, 2020)

Supplement cost for Optional activities is available on request

Trip Highlights

PANAMA CITY - PORTOBELO - PEDASÍ - BOQUETE Drive - ALMIRANTE

Departure Period

01 Sep, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 4,458 P P twin share

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