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Panama

Choose the Panama vacation package and explore the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. Enjoy 8 days touring the most amazing cultural and natural destinations. These are the ideal vacations for friends and family. Panama City is located in the Gulf of Panama along the Pacific Coast. It is the heart of the country. Here you will certainly find a huge hub of commerce and culture. Visit the world-famous Panama Canal and behold this marvel of engineering. 

Soberania National Park

Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal

Bocas del Toro

Bastimentos National Park

Highlights

Take a jungle hike in one of the parks with the richest diversity of species, Soberania National Park, and take a nice boat ride in Gatún Lake. Visit the most incredible coffee plantations in Boquete and hike to The Quetzal Trail, where you will have the privilege to spot this beautiful bird. Discover Bocas del Toro Archipelago, where you will be able to enjoy the lush tropical vegetation and fauna of its islands found only in this part of the world.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

At your arrival at Panama International Airport, private transport will wait to welcome you to your Panama vacation package. Then, you will be driven to your hotel to rest for the night.

Day 2. Soberania National Park

Your day begins early today to enjoy the tropical forest environment and the bountiful wildlife of Soberania National Park. You will hike through the Plantation Trail, used as an access road to an old cacao plantation. Nowadays, it provides a great trail that allows you to be in touch with this magnificent tropical forest and its rich biodiversity. That is to say, you will gaze along the way at one of the richest diversity of species you can imagine in one place: 525 bird species, such as the crested eagle, the red-lored parrot, and the Guiana trogon, 105 species of mammals, 79 reptiles, 55 amphibians, and 36 freshwater fishes. 

Afterward, you will slowly travel on a small boat along the tree-lined shores, tiny islets, and blue-green waters of Gatún Lake where you can enjoy its abundant wildlife. Capuchin and tamarin monkeys, iguanas and sloths, howler monkeys, and various kinds of toucans, along with a huge variety of exotic birds, will certainly make this a pleasant and unforgettable ride. Gatún Lake forms an integral part of the famous Panama Canal today. Therefore, you might come close to some of the big ships that transit the canal daily. After your wild nature adventure, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3. The Miraflores Locks

Today you will visit the Panama Canal, dubbed the “Crossroads of the World.” Here you will be able to see how the never-ending line of ships transit through the Panama Canal’s locks. The terraces and observation decks have three levels. Consequently, these are the ideal places from where you can observe the canal’s operation and take pictures.

There are four exhibition halls portraying the canal’s history dynamically, a gift shop, and a visitor center to see. There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy a great meal, while you watch the vessels as they transit through the Canal. In short, this is a must-see during this Panama vacation package.   

After lunch, your driver will take you to the airport in Panama City for a local one-hour flight towards David Airport. At your arrival, you will be picked up and driven to your hotel in Boquete. This is a small town in western Panama, and it is also one of the country’s top destinations for outdoor lovers due to its pristine natural surroundings.

Day 4. The Quetzal Trail 

Today will start with a fantastic cup of coffee. The tour will take you to visit one of the worldwide-known coffee plantations in Panama. This tour includes the processing plants and tasting facilities. As a result, you will enjoy the hands-on coffee experience. One of the most sought-after and expensive coffee beans is known as Esmeralda Boquete Geisha. The private reserve where it has grown since 1960 lies on the slopes of the Baru Volcano near Boquete in Panama. Therefore, it is not surprising that Boquete is known as the Bordeaux of Coffee. 

After your coffee experience, your Panama vacation package will take you to one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Central America. In addition, it is one of the best places in the world to encounter the rare resplendent Quetzal. The Quetzal Trail is the best combination of good jungle hiking and observation of tropical wildlife. Above all, your mission, once you’re here, is to spot a Quetzal.

According to birders, this is one of the top 10 birds to watch in your lifetime and the most mythic and colorful bird in the region. This is a relatively easy hike so you don’t need special abilities to do it. Consequently, you will be able to look around and enjoy the lush forest and the blushing wildlife around. After your hike, your transportation will take you back to your hotel to rest and relax.

Day 5. Bocas del Toro

You will leave Boquete today. First, your transportation will drive you to Admiral Port where you will take a Ferry to Bocas del Toro. Here you will experience the essence of the Panamanian Caribbean happy lifestyle. The natural and outstanding surroundings, the music, and their Afro-Caribbean flavors will capture your senses and give you the best experience to tell about during this Panama vacation Package.

Day 6. Bastimentos National Park

The adventure today will lead you to explore the underwater realm of Bocas del Toro. This archipelago is known as the “Galapagos of the Caribbean,” because it is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Your guide will take you to enjoy snorkeling vibrant coral reefs where over 200 species of tropical fishes live and thrive.

You can roam among freshwater caves, tunnels, spur and grooves, sandy ledges, and protected reefs. Bastimentos National Marine Park is one of the most spectacular in all of Central America with 28,600 marine acres where the oceanic diversity is truly overwhelming. You will be driven back to your hotel after your marine adventure tour.

Day 7. Self-discovery

A free day to rest and relax or to explore the natural beauty all around. Go ahead and venture to birding, surfing, or hiking, Bocas del Toro Archipelago offers you both terrestrial and marine wildlife. Let yourself immerse into its seductive atmosphere of quiet happiness where you can see western Caribbean people, Latin people, indigenous and foreigners living in harmony with each other. 

Visit the overwhelming natural beauty of Bocas del Toro with its lush tropical vegetation and fauna that’s only found in this part of the world, and snorkel in the unbeatable Caribbean Ocean. In summation, you can look today for the possibilities of an amazing experience in the middle of paradise.

Day 8. Return home

Your Panama adventure comes to an end today. The last transfer will take you to the International Airport of Bocas del Toro where you will take your flight back home.

Expenses included

8 days & 7 nights

$1,700 per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

7 nights hotel accommodation; hotels carefully selected

Local certified onsite guides

 All park entrance fees

Daily breakfast

Taxes

The price depends on group size

Not included: flights, travel insurance, and other expenses than indicated

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