Panamanian Paradise

PANAMA CITY / RIO CHAGRES / SAN BLAS / GAMBOA / BOCAS DEL TORO

10 days

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9 nights
Classic Programs
Panama
10

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9
Classic Programs
Panama
  • Day 1 Panama City IN
  • Day 2 Panama City: City Tour
  • Day 3 Panama City / Rio Chagres or Gatún / Embera Community / Panama City
  • Day 4 Panama City / San Blas
  • Day 5 Panama City / Gamboa (Wounaan Community + Isla Mono)
  • Day 6 Panama City VOL Bocas Del Toro
  • Day 7 Bocas Del Toro
  • Day 8 Bocas Del Toro
  • Day 9 Bocas del Toro / Panama City
  • Day 10 Panama City / Europe

Useful Information

Day 1: Arrival in Panama City.
Day 2: City Tour
Day 3: Panama City / Rio Chagres (1 hour drive) / Embera Community (45 minutes by boat)
Day 4: Panama City / San Blas (2h30 drive)
Day 5: Panama City / Gamboa (50 min drive)
Day 6: Panama City FLIGHT Bocas del Toro (1h flight)
Day 7: Bocas del Toro
Day 8: Bocas del Toro
Day 9: Bocas del Toro FLIGHT Panama City
Day 10: Panama City FLIGHT Europe (not included)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Panama City IN

Arrival at Panama City International Airport.

Meet and greet by your guide.

Transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 2 Panama City: City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for the ruins of Panama la Vieja, the remains of the first Spanish city in the Pacific, founded by the consquitador Pedro Arias de Avila in 1519 and destroyed in 1671 by the famous pirate Henry Morgan, when it was at its peak. Over time, it became a city of paramount importance due to the fact that much of America's gold and silver flowed through it.

Then departure for a visit to the colonial district of Casco Viejo (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Stroll through its charming alleys to see churches, Plaza Bolivar and Plaza de Francia, where the Embassy of France is located. Your guide will tell you about the importance of France in the history of Panama.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit the Miraflores Locks, from where you can observe the transit of ships on the Panama Canal.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3 Panama City / Rio Chagres or Gatún / Embera Community / Panama City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for an excursion into the world of the natives. 45-minute sailing aboard a dugout canoe to go up the Chagres River (or Gatun River) in the heart of the jungle. Observation of different kinds of birds (toucan, kingfisher, vulture, etc.) and other animals during the crossing.

Meet the Embera community to learn more about their way of life. Walk through the forest to learn all about the use of plants for food, healing, and clothing (accompanied by your English-speaking guide and a member of the
tribe). Presentation of their traditional dances, body paintings made with the tagua fruit and handicrafts.

Lunch in the community.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4 Panama City / San Blas

You will leave early in the morning (around 5am) to discover San Blas. You will go by 4x4 to the port and then take a boat that will take you to an island paradise where you can relax, play volleyball or swim in the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea.

Lunch on the island.

After lunch, you will go to the natural pools, landmarks of the starfish, and then to Isla Perro where you can explore the wreck of the boat "barco hundido", refuge of many species of fish and corals.

In the middle of the afternoon, return to Panama City.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 5 Panama City / Gamboa (Wounaan Community + Isla Mono)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departing early, this excursion will transport you to the world of the Wounaan natives. If you're lucky, during the crossing you'll have the opportunity to see different kinds of birds (toucan, kingfisher, vulture, etc.) and monkeys. You will be greeted by the community who will explain their way of life and then, accompanied by your English-speaking guide, a member of the tribe will take you into the forest to discover how the tribe uses plants for food, healing, clothing, etc. Afterwards, the community will make a presentation of their traditional dances, their body paintings made with the "tagua" fruit, handicrafts and medicinal plants by the shaman of the village.

Lunch at a local restaurant on the shores of Gatun Lake.

After lunch, you will take a boat trip to discover the small islands surrounding Gatun Lake, including the famous Isla Mono (Monkey Island) where you can observe many species of monkey.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6 Panama City VOL Bocas Del Toro

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Albrook Airport for your flight to Bocas del Toro. (Flight not included)

Once you arrive in Bocas del Toro, transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel

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Day 7 Bocas Del Toro

Breakfast at the hotel.

Next, you'll learn about the indigenous community of Salt Creek.

Lunch in the community.

The indigenous community of Salt Creek offers several very interesting walks such as the Cayman Walk where you can see wild animals in their natural environment or the tours that reveal medicinal plants, a cave, bats, or a natural waterfall. During these walks, you will be accompanied by a village guide who will pass on all her knowledge.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8 Bocas Del Toro

Breakfast at the hotel.

Walk through the indigenous community, from the cocoa farm in the rainforest and learn everything about cocoa to how artisanal chocolate is made.
This tour will not only allow you to discover the secrets of making organic chocolate, but also to discover how the indigenous Ngöbe Bugle Oreba community lives. Not many people know that Bocas del Toro is a region that produces some of the best chocolate in the world.

Lunch in the community.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 9 Bocas del Toro / Panama City

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Panama City.

Transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 10 Panama City / Europe

Breakfast at the hotel

Lunch on your own.

Transfer to the airport accompanied by your guide.

Assistance with boarding formalities for your flight (not included).

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