The best of Panama

Mayan Gateway

Our excellent journey starts in stunning Panama City: a great mixture of modern metropolis with an impressive old city and an abundance of culture. There will be 7 days to explore Panama’s rich culture and natural beauty. Enjoy a visit to the charming Old Quarter and the impressive Bio-museum. Also, take a train to Portobello where you will dive into Embera Quera lifestyle and community culture. In addition to these, you will take a ride down the famous Panama Canal and take in the nature around you at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center.

Captivating aerial view of the jungle in a National Park in Panama.

Soberania National Park

Dazzling view of a fort in Portobello with the sea and sailing boats as background in Panama.

Portobello

Delightful view of the Coral Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Ocean from one of the small islands of San Blas in Panama

San Blas Islands, Caribbean Sea

View of the engineering masterpiece Panama Canal, Central America.

Panama Canal

Highlights

City tour of Panama Old Town

Bio Museum

Partial Panama Canal transit

Miraflores Lock

Portobello by Train to Colon

Embera Quera Indigenous Community

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Panama City so you can rest and be ready to start your adventure through this Panama tour package. 

Day 2. Old town.
Experience a perfect full-day tour to discover Panama City. Visit the charming Old Quarter, where you will be launched back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads, and the impressive churches. These are certainly a combination of Italian, French and Spanish colonial styles.

To end the day, you will visit the Bio Museum, which is located in the Amador Causeway. See a themed museum telling the tale of how the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever. The permanent exhibition is a combination of art and science joined to create a marvelous phenomenon.

Day 3. Panama canal.
See one of the greatest engineering marvels of all time, the Panama Canal. The tour starts at the north end of the Gaillard Cut where the Chagres River flows into the canal. It is one of the most noteworthy for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide. This section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. Once in the Pacific Ocean, the vessel will set sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina. Upon arrival, passengers disembark and a driver will take them back to their hotels. Please note that this tour is subject to availability based on the Canal’s authorities schedule.

Day 4. The Golden Route.
Another exciting day in the Panama tour package. Travel through the Trans-Isthmian railway system with a panoramic view of the Soberania National Park jungle. You will go alongside the Panama Canal and visit the city of Portobelo. See the most interesting and historic ruins: the remains of the church of La Merced, the church of San Felipe, the forts of Santiago and San Geronimo, the Customs House and the beautifully carved statue of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the “Black Christ.”

Day 5. Embera Community.
We will go through Gatun River in a canoe to meet one of the most authentic ethnic groups of the country: the Embera Community. These Native Panamanians have inhabited and sheltered the most pristine tropical forest. Enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna of the region, and interact with the members of the community. They will share their music, dances, culture and traditions with visitors.

Day 6. Rainforest Discovery Center.
Tour begins at the Visitor Center, where you may observe up to 13 different species of hummingbirds feeding nearby. Its famous observation tower is over 100 feet high with observation platforms every 25 feet until the terrace. You will be peeking over the breathtaking forest canopy. On the lake-side, the view showcases aquatic birds such as wattled jacanas, least grebes, herons and snail kites. In addition, there are monkeys, crocodiles, coatis, butterflies and two- and three-toed sloths. This is also an excellent opportunity for birdwatchers and nature-lovers. 

Day 7. Return home.
Your Panama tour package comes to an end today. A driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the International Airport for your departure flight.

Expenses included

7 days & 6 nights

$1,250 per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

6 nights hotel accommodation: hoteles carefully selected

Local certified onsite guides

All park entrance fees

Daily breakfast

Taxes

Not included: international flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.

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