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HISTORY & TREASURES OF PANAMA

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Antoine

Tucaya Panama

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HISTORY & TREASURES OF PANAMA

An eight days programs in Panama, to admire the famous Panama Canal, and what Panama has to offer. We will go from ocean to ocean between the Pacific and Caribbean. Meet new culture and enjoy one of the most exciting beaches in Pearl Archipielago. And of course The "Dubai of Latin America": Panama City.

DAY 1

Welcome to Panama City

Meet and Greet upon arrival at Tocumen international airport by your local guide, then private transfer to your hotel in Panama City.

Panama City - 3 nights
DAY 2

Visit of the old town

Free morning to enjoy the hotel facilities Start early in the afternoon, accompanied by your local guide for a tour to explore the ruins and museum of "Panama la Vieja (first city founded by the Spanish colonialists in 1519. (Entrance to the watchtower tower included). We will continue to the colonial area: Casco Viejo, neighborhood declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. Lose yourself in the streets of Casco Viejo visit different churches, France Square (beautiful view of the modern city) and Bolivar Square, followed by the visit of the Panama Canal Museum that tells the story of its creation. Read more

Panama City
DAY 3

Gatun Explorer

Head to the Gatun Lake for a boat tour in the canal where you'll be surrounded by a ravishing nature. Discover the natural wealth of the lake aboard the "Gatun Explorer ", Board a small boat that will take you to the “Gatun Explorer” where You will be the witnesses of the animal life that surrounds you. Monkeys, iguanas and even crocodiles are some of the animals you can observe in their natural environment. Experience the cry of the howler monkey that mixes along with the chant of exotic birds. You will be delighted! Try your luck catching one of the thirty fish species inhabiting the lake or get in touch directly with nature from your own kayak. Brunch served aboard to taste the local cuisine. Read more

Panama City
DAY 4

Meeting with the Emberas

Pick up to explore the surroundings of the Gatun Lake where natural life (endemic flora and fauna) run at its edges. Prepare for a cultural encounter with the indigenous community “Embera”. Upon arrival, you will embark on a 20 min canoe ride towards the community. These communities still live completely in a traditional way, developing baskets, colourful clothes, paintings and timeless dances. One of the village chiefs will present their lifestyle and traditions. A typical lunch based on fish and plantains is included. This day tour is based on the cultural exchanges, simplicity and humility. Read more

Portobelo - 2 nights
DAY 5

Caribbean Coast

Free day in Portobelo. The province of Colón is located in the north of Panama and bordered by the Caribbean Sea. This province is full of historical anecdotes from the colonial era. Its name evokes the first Spanish expeditions to the West Indies searching for the galleon routes. Walking through the ruins of Forts Portobelo and San Lorenzo, you will be transported in time to the attacks of corsairs and pirates of the Old Continent. Today the region is full of natural sites of outstanding beauty, tradition and deserted beaches . Read more

Portobelo
DAY 6

Portobelo & San Lorenzo's Fort

In the Morning, visit of the caribbean fortifications: Fort San Lorenzo was built in the XVII, Its ruins are located at the mouth of the Chagres River on a promontory to the west of the Panama Canal. It was built in 1598 and consisting of blocks of coral which happen to be currently in a good state of preservation (pillars and canons). Then, we’ll continue to the north to visit the picturesque town of Portobelo and its fortifications. To defend its galleons, the king Felipe II ordered the construction of a fort at Portobelo (1601). Portobelo is the end point of the Camino Real. The Spaniards (Spanish colonialist) borrowed this path in order to move goods between Panama la Vieja and Portobelo. From here, the old Spanish caravels loaded the treasures from Peru and other Latin American countries before passing them to the Old World. The Spaniards built their fortresses In order to protect themselves against pirates- Lunch in a local restaurant (not included) and then discovery of the old customs and buildings of Portobelo such as the Church of the Black Christ (subject of devotion among Panamanians. Processions on 21th October). You will come back to Panama City by the transisthic railroad: THE PANAMA CANAL RAILWAY was built long before the famous Panama Canal at the time of the gold rush. The track was officially opened and operative in 1855, after almost 30 years of the first’s studies of the perimeter by the American Charles Biddle. The works, the diking of torrents and the breakthrough of marshy forests in a hot and humid temperature, would cost many lives and millions of francs 500,000 per kilometre. This historical process was described by the French Edouard Charton, a member of the Universal Interoceanic Canal Company in 1860 in the famous Parisian journal "Le Tour du Monde" Read more

Panama City - 2 nights
DAY 7

Pearl Islands Day Tour

The Pearl Islands are named after the wonderful pearls lining the seabed. The famous pearl "La Peregrina" (or the traveller), discovered in this archipelago by the XVI century, was the largest ever discovered. It belonged to the actress Elizabeth Taylor, and before her, the pearl was in fact part of the Spanish Crown. Early morning transfer by ferry to the archipelago. (2h) Towels and deck chairs are available t the beach club. Lunch included. Activities and tours to be organized locally: Diving & snorkelling. Whale watching tour (between Juin and October) kayaking Fishing Read more

Panama City
DAY 8

Back to your Country

According to your flight schedule, private transfer to Tocumen international Airport.

Panama City

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Panama City, El Cangrejo
Day 5
Location Colon, Portobelo
Day 6
Location Panama City, El Cangrejo
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Panama City
Hotel RIANDE GRANDA URBAN HOTEL
Day 4
Location Portobelo
Hotel B&B CASA CULTURA CONGO
Day 6
Location Panama City
Hotel RIANDE GRANDA URBAN HOTEL

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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