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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.

Enjoy the best combination of flavors of the Panamanian gastronomy in Casco Viejo!
The Casco Viejo is known for its bars, restaurants, and picturesque roads. Your itinerary starts with one of the oldest restaurants in town. Then, taste different Panamanian products around the Casco Viejo: chocolate and coffee, traditional ice cream ""the raspao"", and finally the famous “Ceviche” as an aperitif!
Duration: about 4 hours with transfers in private service with Spanish speaking driver & English-speaking private guide

Prepare for a cultural encounter with the indigenous community “Emberá” Embark on a 20 min canoe ride along the Chagres River and explore its surroundings where natural life runs at its edges.
Nature-walk through the jungle until a waterfall to refresh yourself before continuing to the community (if the level of water is adequate- moderate hike).
One of the village chiefs will present their lifestyle and traditions: developing of baskets, colorful clothes, body paintings, dances. A typical lunch based on fish and plantains is included. This day tour is based on the cultural exchanges, simplicity and humility.
Duration: about 6h hours with private round-trip transfers in grouped service, Spanish-speaking driver, English-speaking private guide, and lunch

Depart approximately 5:00 a.m. in a grouped service from hotel to San Blas (2H route)
On arrival to Cartí take a boat on a grouped transfer from Cartí to the Archipelago of San Blas.
Discover a destination with over 360 pristine islands scattered along 400 kilometers in the Caribbean ocean. In addition to its exceptional landscapes, this archipelago will share with you its most important treasure: the cultural ancient heritage of the indigenous community Guna. These 50,000 inhabitants have managed to keep their traditional lifestyle over the years and still live in community under a regime of territorial autonomy.
Activities and tours suggested to be organized locally:
• Swimming
• Discovery of Guna village
• Purchase of craft (molas),
• Snorkeling (no water sports engines allowed).

Morning nature walk through this marvelous natural park. Enjoy a hike surrounded by tropical woods and animals, feel the embrace of the nature that welcomes you to Panama.
The Soberanía National Park is just 20 minutes from Panama City and hosts over 1,300 plant species and 525 bird species. The national park has natural trails that allow visitors to submerge in the luxuriant nature of Panama. Walk through one of the natural trails and enjoy the marvelous scenery of tropical woods of this protected area.
Then take a boat ride to explore the Gatun Lake and some of its islands. Monkeys, iguanas and even crocodiles are some of the animals you can observe in their natural environment. Experience the cry of the howler monkey that mixes along with the chant of exotic birds. You will be delighted!
Hiking in Soberanía National Park & Boat Tour in Gatun Lake
Duration: about 30min drive hotel - Gamboa
Tour about 5H with private round-trip transfers on a grouped hiking and boat tour with Spanish-speaking driver & English-speaking guide

The Pearl Islands are named after the wonderful pearls lining the seabed. Early morning transfer by ferry to the archipelago (2h) Towels and deck chairs are available at the beach club. Lunch included.
Discover some of its 200 islands and islets of dreams: King’s Islands, San Andres. The Peral Achipelago owes its name to the marvelous pearls that line the seabed including “La Peregrina”, the largest ever discovered, now owned by actress Elizabeth Taylor, which comes from this archipelago.

Activities and tours to be organized locally:
• Diving & snorkeling.
• Kayaking
• Paddle boards

Duration: 30 min private round-trip transfer hotel – port.
About 6H with round-trip transfers and lunch.

Departure to the Miraflores Locks, where you can follow the technical operations of the canal locks from a platform and enter the Visitor Center. The Miraflores locks is one of the 3 set of locks of the Panama Canal and lies on the Pacific side.
Continue a Panoramic Tour of the City and its Causeway. Visit the BioMuseo and its exhibitions.
The BioMuseo stands out for its originality with its colourful rooftops. Its slogan: “the Bridge of Life”; evokes the importance of the Panamanian isthmus as it connects the American Continent allowing also the moderation of the temperature of oceanic currents.
Finally, explore the ruins and museum of "Panama la Vieja (first city founded by the Spanish colonialists on August 15th, 1519).
Duration: about 8H with private round-trip transfer on a private service with Spanish-speaking driver. Includes entrance fees, guide and lunch.
English-speaking private guide

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

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.
• 7 nights in the mentioned hotels - depending on availability at the time of booking – including taxes.
• Activities mentioned as included.
• Mentioned Meals.
• Administration fees .
• Transfers (land, boat, air) as mentioned.
• The tours as mentioned.
• Domestic flights.

Exclusions

• International flights, cancelation, repatriation, luggage insurance
• Any meal that is not mentioned as included or not mentioned at all.
• Any activity o 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
Victoria Hotel and Suites

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.

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

Trip Highlights

CASCO VIEJO - EMBERÁ COMMUNITY - SAN BLAS ISLANDS - PARK SOBERANIA & GATUN EXPEDITION - PEARL ISLANDS -

Departure Period

01 Sep, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 3,326 P P twin share

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