From Colombia to Panama

BOGOTA / PAMAMA CITY / GAMBOA / COLON / PORTOBELO

8 days

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7 nights
Classic Programs
Colombia, Panama
8

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7
Classic Programs
Colombia, Panama
  • Day 1 Arrival to Bogota
  • Day 2 Bogota FLIGHT to Panama : city tour
  • Day 3 Gamboa Rainforest / Panama Canal
  • Day 4 Colon by train / Portobelo / Gatun Locks
  • Day 5 Partial transit of the Canal
  • Day 6 Shopping Tour in Panama City
  • Day 7 Panama FLIGHT to Bogota
  • Day 8 Bogota – OUT

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Day 1 : Bogotá IN

Day 2 : Bogotá / Panamá

Day 3 : Panama City / Gamboa (50 minute ride)

Day 4 : Panama City / Colon (1 hour by train) / Gatun Locks (30 minute ride) / Portobelo (1h15 ride).

Day 5 : Panama City / Gamboa – or viceversa – (4 hour boat ride)

Day 6 : Panama City

Day 7 : Panama City / Bogota

Day 8 : Bogota OUT

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival to Bogota

Arrival at El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá, reception by one of our representatives and formalities of arrival. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel BH BICENTENARIO*** or SIMILAR  

First, visit of The Monserrate, from where you can have a wonderful view of the city, a magnificient panoramic point of the town. This place can be reached by cable car or funicularWalking tour in the historic center, La Candelaria and discovery all the houses and churches of the XVIIIe and XIX centuries.

Lunch in local restaurant 

The course begins with the church of “El Carmen”, a small church built in the mid 17th century and rebuilt in 1926 in larger, to accommodate the growing number of faithful to the “Virgen del Carmen”. On the way to the “Plaza Bolívar”, enjoy the “Casa del Nariño”, home of the President of Colombia, and gardens in the heart of which is an astronomical observatory. The austere facade of the church “Santa Clara” today contains a museum of Colonial Art. Around the “Plaza Bolívar” is located the “Capitolio Nacional”, the “Palacio de Justicia”, the “Alcaldía Mayor” of Bogotá, but also the “Catedral Primada”, the “Capilla del Sagrario” and the “Palacio del Arzobispado”.

Visit Gold museum – is part of the Bank of the Republic; it was created at the initiative of Julio Caro and Luis Angel Arango to avoid the disappearance of many pre-Columbian treasures.

Visit Botero Museum – Art collection donated in 2000 by Fernando Botero, the Colombian artist recognized internationally and is exposed permanently.

Dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight at the hotel

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Day 2 Bogota FLIGHT to Panama : city tour

Breakfast at the hotel 

Depart towards “El Dorado” airport of Bogotá and transfer to take the flight towards Panamá City

Arrival to the Tocumen International Airport.

Lunch in a local restaurant  

Discover the colonial district called Casco Viejo (classified World Heritage Site by Unesco).

Walk through the streets of this charming neighborhood: churches, Plaza de Francia (view on the modern city), Bolivar Square, etc.

Then continue the day with the discovery of Amador Causeway, originally designed as the canal’s Pacific breakwater, linking the mainland with the tiny islands of Naos, Perico and Flamenco.

You will also be able to stop in front of the Biomuseum to take a picture of this amazing building designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry.

Transfer to the hotel LAS AMERICAS GOLDEN TOWER***** or SIMILAR.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3 Gamboa Rainforest / Panama Canal

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure early in the morning to go to Soberania Park. You will discover the Rainforest Discovery Center. It was built mainly with recycled materials of the old buildings in the Canal Zone (wood, metal). You can climb a tower of 30 meters where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the jungle and observe many species of birds and other animals. You will continue the observation of the fascinating nature of Soberania Park along the famous ‘‘Pipeline Road”, a legendary route for birdwatchers, but where you can also spot many mammals (howler monkeys, capuchins, tamarins, sloths, anteaters, agoutis), reptiles (lizards, snakes), amphibians, insects, etc.

Lunch in a local restaurant by the Gatun Lake

 After lunch, you will visit the Miraflores Locks, where you can observe the transit of ships through the locks. Admission also includes the exhibition room and the projection of a 3D video of the history of the canal.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4 Colon by train / Portobelo / Gatun Locks

Breakfast at the hotel.

You will depart early in the morning to reach the Caribbean coast following the old route the “Camino Real” used by merchants. You will hop on the transisthmic train, decorated as in the days of the gold rush to follow the Panama Canal.

Then you will visit the Gatun Locks, on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, where you can observe the operation of the first locks on the Atlantic side.

Finally, you will discover Portobelo walled town classified by Unesco.

Delicious Afro-Caribbean lunch in a local restaurant

After lunch, you will visit the Church of the Black Christ and Portobello museum which contains important historical documents also recognized by UNESCO in 1980.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

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Day 5 Partial transit of the Canal

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to the port of embarkation at Amador Causeway. The partial transit may be southbound or northbound, you will pass the two systems of locks of the Pacific side of the Canal: the Miraflores Locks and Pedro Miguel Locks. You will also pass through the Gaillard Trench (Corte Culebra), Lake Gatun, under the Puente Centenario (Centennial Bridge) and the Puente de las Americas (Bridge of the Americas).

Lunch on the boat

Dinner in a local restaurant with folkloric show. 

Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6 Shopping Tour in Panama City

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Multiplaza Mall, a modern and trendy Shopping Mall centrally located.

Lunch in a local restaurant

Free afternoon in Panama City.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 7 Panama FLIGHT to Bogota

Breakfast the hotel.

Free time

Lunch at the hotel

At the given time, the guide will pick you up at the hotel for the transfer to Tocumen Airport.

Arrival at El Dorado International Airport of Bogotá, reception by one of our representatives and formalities of arrival.

Transfer and accommodation at the hotel BH BICENTENARIO*** or SIMILAR 

Dinner included in the hotel 

Overnight at the hotel

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Day 8 Bogota – OUT

Breakfast at the hotel

Depart towards “El Dorado” airport of Bogotá and transfer to take the flight.

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