THE VERY BEST OF PANAMA
Panama City – Chiriqui – Bocas del Toro
- 14 Days
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Panama City – Chiriqui – Bocas del Toro
Meet and Great upon arrival at Tocumen international airport by your local guide, then private transfer to your hotel in Panama City. Diner not included.
Start early in the morning, 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 included). We will continue to the colonial area: Casco Viejo, neighbourhood declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. Lunch included in a charming restaurant (Excluding drinks) Cotinuation towards the canal zone to Visit the Miraflores Locks, where you can follow the technical operations of the canal from a platform. THE PANAMA CANAL Begun in 1881 and the first boat crossed in August 15 of 1914. This Canal is considered as the Eighth wonder of the modern world! Read more
In the morning, pick up in your hotel and road to the Lake Gatún where natural life (endemic flora and fauna) run at its edges. Prepare yourself 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 natural fibre baskets, colourful clothes, paintings and timeless dances. The Embera people will welcome you with traditional music. Read more
IMPORTANT: The weight of baggage is limited to domestic flights up to 14kg. Its possible to pay an extra charge for the exceeding kg in the airport (except for flights to the archipelago of San Blas). In the morning private transfer to the national airport for you flight to Chitre. Once in Chitre you will have the chance to visit the region Start to La Arena's village where you will discover the art of crafts and pottery; you will also participate in the production of the traditional bread "Pan de la Arena" (sand's brad). Lunch included in a local restaurant (drinks not included) Later on, you will have the opportunity to see the making of the “Pollera”, the traditional dress; then visit the workshops of local handicrafts manufacturers of Diablicos masks (devils' masks), drums and gold jewellery that form part of national culture. Half-day tour (lunch not included) Read more
Departure for the village of Pesé, the heart of the province of Herrera where the Hacienda San Isidro is proudly stablished. This is where the famous Rum Abuelo and Seco are produced. You will make your entry into the factory by carriages that are usually used to transport the sugar cane. Lunch and open bar included. You will learn in the distillery the steps to produce Rum and Seco. Then visit the caves where rum is aged in oak barrels to over 5, 7, 12, or 30 years. Finally tasting of these two alcohols that are the pride of Panama. Read more
Leave in the early morning to the pier where you will embark in a rapid boat to Isla Iguana. Isla Iguana National Park is a marine refuge located 8 km from the coast. The island is famous for its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, mangrove swamps and coral reefs. You might spot dolphins and small harmless sharks. You can even spot turtles (between June and October). Take this opportunity to explore the island and the coral reefs with your guide and the lay on a heavenly. Picnic lunch included. Return to your hotel in the afternoon Read more
CHIRIQUI is one of the favourite holiday destinations in Panama. It is the perfect stop to refresh you from the tropical climate. The villages of Boquete and Volcan are famous for the production of coffee: one of the best! They are also recognized for the production of flowers of all kinds (the famous orchids among others). The two national parks: the Amistad and Volcan Barú are the meeting point for hikers and will captivate you with its rich fauna (bird watching) and flora (flowers and coffee fairs in January and orchids in April). At 1970 meters above the sea level on the slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca, the villages of Volcan, Bambito, Cerro Punta or Guadalupe will offer you their natural richness. Read more
Nature walk with a local guide so you can observe wildlife and flora. Your guide will adapt the tour according to your physical condition and your desires. Enjoy this massive mountain sin the search of the famous quetzal and other hummingbirds of the region. Half-day tour. Lunch not included In the Afternoon you will visit a coffee plantation with a local guide explaining the different coffees harvested in Panama. Special Attention to the Geisha variation, a coffee one of a kind! Explore the selection process, drying and roasting of beans. To finish taste the coffee produced in the plantation and be delighted by the different flavours. Half-day tour. Lunch not included Read more
Early in the morning transfer to boca chica and speedboat transfer with your local guide to Bolaños and Gamez Island. Gamez Island is an uninhabited island with many sandy beaches. Bolaños is covered with forests and has no less than 5 white sand beaches. Both islands are a treasure in the Pacific Ocean where you will find turquoise waters and hosting wildlife such as iguanas, monkeys, etc. Read more
In the morning private transfer to your Ecolodge. Is in this archipelago that Christopher Columbus landed during his 4th journey searching for the West Indies in 1502; therefore, many islands are named before him. Join us to discover one of the first touristic destinations of Panama: BOCAS DEL TORO! This province consists of perfect places to practice water sports or simply relax. Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, Zapatilla's Ceek, and its 13.226 hectares make of this archipelago one of the most beautiful and important places in Panama. Its remote location provides an ideal refuge for endangered species. The reefs, mangroves and beaches are essential to the survival of marine underwater life. Dive into the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. Admire an incredible marine life (dolphins, turtles, tropical frogs, goldfish, amazing colours tropical fish and corals) Ride the Caribbean waves and walk on the white deserted beaches. Fall in love while contemplating a splendid sunset. You will succumb to the charm of Bocas! Read more
Early morning transfer with your guide to the Ngäbe community of San Cristobal located about a half an hour from the Bocas by boat The Ngäbe is the largest ethnic group in Panama but unfortunately also the most economically disadvantaged. They maintain their language and traditions. Women are especially recognizable by their colourful dresses, called the Nangún With a little more than 800 of inhabitants, the village of San Cristobal consists of traditional wooden made ranchos with palmed roofs (sometimes made of zinc) that border the luxuriant jungle. It is in this ubiquitous nature of the Ngäbe culture that you may take a walk in the forest while the community share their knowledge in traditional herbology with you. They will explain the purpose of the different medicinal plants used by shamans. By the time you return to the village, women will have prepared a delicious meal of traditional and natural products harvested by the community and the catch of the day. Certainly, you will discover new flavours! After lunch you will observe the different techniques used to make crafts with products such as vegetable fibres, dyes from plants, roots and other seeds. Crafts and other traditional products are available in two shops in the village. Read more
Early departure from Isla Colón in grouped service by speedboat to visit three of the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean. Dive into the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. Ride the Caribbean waves and walk on the white deserted beaches. Fall in love while contemplating a splendid sunset. You will succumb to the charm of Bocas! You will visit famous beaches among Zapatillas Creek, , Coral Creek, Bocas del Drago, The Starfish beach, Red frog Beach,.. Tours include: transportation (land and maritime), cooler with ice, local coordinator Read more
Transfer in private service to the airport of Bocas. Back to Panama City, transportation in private service to your hotel. Rest of the day off to enjoy the facilities of your hotel or organize tours. IMPORTANT: The weight of baggage is limited to domestic flights up to 14kg. Its possible to pay an extra charge for the exceeding kg in the airport (except for flights to the archipelago of San Blas). Read more
According to your flight schedule, private transfer to Tocumen international Airport.
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