Panama Caribbean Escape
10 Days / 9 Nights
$1870P/P Double Occupancy
A true Caribbean vacation, this package perfectly combines Panama’s two major Caribbean destinations: San Blas and Bocas del Toro. Three days on the marvelous San Blas archipelago enjoying the local Kuna culture and the picture perfect tropical islands and three days with adventurous tours in the Bocas del Toro archipelago – the perfect package for the active couple seeking adventure, seclusion and relaxation.
Day 01 Arrival in Panama City
Upon arrival to Panama a representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your city hotel for your firs night in Panama. Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country. Overnight Hotel Casa Antigua , breakfast included.
Day 02 Panama City/ San Blas (B, L, D)
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to local airport for your flight to San Blas. Yandup is a family owned lodge with seafront and overwater cabins in a small private island near the Playon Chico community in Kuna Yala. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and a small beach with white sand and crystal clear water. The lodge offers tours to the rainforest, river, mangroves, waterfall, Ukupseni (Playon Chico) community, and to other uninhabited islands with palm trees and white sand beach. Tours and meals are included in the package. Upon arrival take off your shoes, relax and take a meal listening to the sea sounds and learn more about the indigenous culture that reign in the Comarca and Caribbean islands of the Kuna Indians in Panama. Overnight at Yandup Lodge All our packages include: Lodging Breakfast, lunch and dinner* (based on seafood) Bottled water with meals Two daily tours Guide Transportation between Playon Chico airport and Yandup .
Day 03-04 San Blas (B, L, L, D)
Enjoy 2 daily tours included on the package- for example We will take you to uninhabited islands nearby where you can spend the morning snorkeling, swimming, exploring or simply relaxing . These beaches, like the one at Yandup, are from coral origin, white sand and crystal clear water.
Day 05 San Blas - Panama City/ Half day city tour and Miraflores locks (B)
After breakfast, take a flight back to Panama. Upon arrival you will be transferred back to Panama City for a night in Panama's Old Quarter at the lovely Casa Antigua In the afternoon Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a private tour to Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a 30 minutes drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. The busiest hours are from 9am to 10am and from 2pm to 5pm, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. You will enjoy the view on the Locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete the visit of the Canal you will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which gives you a good idea on the construction of the Canal a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. After the visit to the Canal you continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views on the Canal on one side and on the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour continues to the Casco Viejo, Panama City's colonial quarter. At the Casco Viejo you feel set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama's history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter.
Day 06 Panama City /Bocas del Toro (B)
In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to the local airport in Panama City for your flight to Bocas del Toro. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airstrip in Bocas Town and transferred to your hotel Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro std ocean view room B
Day 07 Trip to Zapatilla Cay (B)
Todays adventure begins with a 40minutes boat ride to Isla Zapatilla to experience an amazing day of swimming, snorkeling, and pure relaxation. Go where the Survivor TV show was filmed and walk around the entire island. You will then venture to Crawl Cay for snorkeling at two locations and time for lunch at an over-the-water restaurant which provides beautiful views of the archipelago islands of Bocas del Toro (lunch not included). Try snorkeling the mangroves along the Bahia Honda waterway at the cut where Isla Solarte is the closest point to the Bastimentos National Marine Park - a sanctuary for marine wild life. Late afternoon your adventure returns to Bocas Town. Transfer to pier is not included. Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro std ocean view room
Day 08 Day at leisure (B)
Spend the day exploring on your own. Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro std ocean view room
Day 09 Flight back to Panama City (B)
you will be transferred to the Bocas Del Toro airport for your domestic flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your city hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to relax or do some shopping,visit the Amador Causeway or other nearby attractions. Overnight Casa Antigua breakfast included.
Day 10 Panama City - Departure (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.