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: Full-Day Tour with Panama Canal
  • Day 3 Panama City: Embera Rio Chagres Indigenous Community
  • Day 4 Panama City: San Blas (2h30 drive)
  • Day 5 Panama City: Rainforest Discovery Center & Monkey Island
  • Day 6 Panama / Bocas del Toro (1 hour flight)
  • Day 7 Bocas: Salt Creek Community
  • Day 8 Bocas del Drago, Isla Pajaro & Playa las Estrellas
  • Day 9 Bocas del Toro / Panama City
  • Day 10 Panama City OUT

Useful Information

Day 1: Panama City In

Day 2: Panama 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 by car)

Day 6: Panama City / Bocas del Toro (1 hour flight)

Day 7: Bocas del Toro

Day 8: Bocas del Toro

Day 9: Bocas / Panama (1 hour flight)

Day 10: Panama City Out

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.

Dîner non inclus et nuit à votre hôtel.

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Day 2 Panama City: Full-Day Tour with Panama Canal

Petit déjeuner à l’hôtel.

Start the day with a panoramic tour of the Amador Calzada Causeway with a photo stop at the Biomuseo, designed by renowned architect Franck Gehry. This is his only job in the Americas.

Discover the colonial district of Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through its charming alleys to see the 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 Panama's history.

Lunch at a local restaurant in the heart of Casco Antiguo.

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

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner not included and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3 Panama City: Embera Rio Chagres Indigenous Community

Breakfast at your hotel.

Departure for an excursion into the world of the natives. Sail aboard a canoe to sail up the Chagres River into the heart of the jungle. Observation of different species of birds (toucans, kingfishers, vultures, etc.) and other animals during the trip. Meet the Embera community to learn about their way of life. During your walk through the forest, you will learn to recognize, with the help of your local guide, the plants for food, care and clothing. Presentation of their traditional dances, their body painting made with the Tagua fruit and their crafts.

Lunch in the community.

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner not included and overnight at your hotel.

Dinner alone and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 4 Panama City: San Blas (2h30 drive)

Spend a day in San Blas! The tour starts in the morning (at 5 am) where your driver will pick you up in Panama City to transport you by 4x4 to the port. From there, you will be picked up by our Kuna team and transported to the island. On the island, you can relax, play volleyball, and enjoy the crystal clear, warm water!

Lunch on the island!

You will visit the natural pools "piscinas naturales" and 2 islands.

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner not included and overnight at your hotel.

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Day 5 Panama City: Rainforest Discovery Center & Monkey Island

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early morning departure for Soberania Park. You will discover the Rainforest Discovery Center. It was built (70% of it) with recycled materials from the old buildings of the canal zone (wood, metal). You can climb a 30-meter tower where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the jungle and observe many species of birds and other animals. We will continue our observation of the fascinating nature of the Soberania Park along the famous "pipeline route", 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 at a local restaurant at the Gamboa Hotel.

Sail for an approach to the small islands of Gatun Lake, including the famous Isla Mono to observe many species of monkeys. Part of this trip will be on the Panama Canal, where with a bit of luck, you'll encounter huge container ships.

Dinner not included and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 6 Panama / Bocas del Toro (1 hour flight)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning off.

Lunch not included. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bocas del Toro

Transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner not included and overnight at the hotel

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Day 7 Bocas: Salt Creek Community

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

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 make you discover medicinal plants, a cave, batsmouse, or a natural waterfall. During these walks, you will be accompanied by a village guide who will pass on all his knowledge to you.

Dinner not included, and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8 Bocas del Drago, Isla Pajaro & Playa las Estrellas

Breakfast at the hotel.

You will start the day by visiting Bocas del Drago surrounded by nature with beautiful beaches and coral reefs. It is home to a small indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé community.

Next, we'll go to Isla Pájaros (Bird Island): heading out to sea stands on the waters of Isla Pájaros, a sanctuary of birds that nest or fly over the island. Among the species that can be appreciated are the gannet, seagulls, pelicans, frigate birds and a tropical bird with orange beaks, white plumage and long tail, which is called Rabijunco Piquirrojo (Phaeton Aethereus), which nests in only three other places in the world, it is the only one in the Caribbean.

Lunch included

Finally, we'll discover the beach of Las Estrellas (stars). This beach with calm waters is home to starfish (Oreaste reticulatus), orange, red, chocolate or yellow with five short branches and which can reach a diameter of 50 centimeters in adulthood.

Dinner not included, and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 9 Bocas del Toro / Panama City

Breakfast at the hotel.

Lunch not included. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Panama City.

Transfer and check-in at the hotel.

Dinner not included, and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 10 Panama City OUT

Breakfast at your hotel.

Free time in the morning.

Lunch not included.

At the agreed time, transfer to the airport.

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