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Programs : Panama

  • Contact:
    Rosana Chermisqui
    Travel Advisor
    Phone: 310/435-1160

Panama Canal Rainforests & Beach

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Rates

Single Room:
with Airfare from LA

$1959 p/p

Double Room:
with Airfare from LA

$1649 p/p

Without Airfare Deduct

$569 p/p

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Available Dates:

  • Thu Nov 14 2013 - Tue Nov 19 2013

Bienvenidos a Panama! Explore the city’s main highlights including the Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; wander the quaint streets of the Casco Antiguo; visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Visit the most impressive fort ruins in Panama, Fuerte San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Fort) , a reminder of the turbulent history of Panama during Spanish rule. And end your trip relaxing at one of Panama’s most popular beach resorts.

Program Includes

Includes

  • 3 nights at Country Inn and Suites Amador, Standard Room, breakfast included or similar
  • 2 nights at Hotel Playa Blanca Resort All inclusive
  • All ground transportation in private basis
  • Panama City & Miraflores Locks Tour:Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fees incl.
  • Tour to the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal (Expansion Project) & San Lorenzo:Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fees incl.
  • All taxes

Not Includes

  • • Airport Departure Tax (US$ 40.00 per person - usually included in airfare)
  • • Tourist Card (US$ 5.00 for certain nationalities)
  • • Optional tours
  • • Meals not mentioned
  • • Beverages
  • • All extras in the hotels
  • • Voluntary tips & gratuities

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Day 1 : Arrival , meet guide and transfer to hotel

Upon arrival to Panama a representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your city hotel for your first 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 at the Country Inn and Suites Amador, Standard Room, breakfast included

Day 2 : Half day City Tour and Miraflores Locks (Morning of Afternoon)(B)

In the morning, 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 between 09:00 and 11:00, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 18 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 will 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. While visiting the highlights of this colonial district the Cathedral, the golden Altar, French Plaza and the Huertas Passway you will sure get an idea on Panama's long and interesting history.
This tour includes transportation, English speaking guide and all entrance fees.
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and don't forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, your camera and a bottle of water.
Overnight at the Country Inn and Suites Amador, Standard Room, breakfast included

Day 3 : Gatun Locks and Fuerte San Lorenzo (B)

The San Lorenzo Fort is located at the entrance of the Chagres River close to Colon. It was through this river where the notorious pirate Henry Morgan arrived to the Old Panama, to burn and loot the city. To get to San Lorenzo, it is necessary to cross the Gatun Locks and get into Sherman Fort, a former military base, surrounded by a rich jungle with a wide diversity of species. It is a special place for bird watching. The Gatun Locks are a series of three lock chambers where the huge container vessels are lifted or lowered a total of 26 meters. Each lock is 33.5 meters wide and 306 meters long and takes eight to 15 minutes to fill with water.

Duration: 6 hours
Includes: Transportation from and to Panama City Hotel, English speaking guide, entrance fees
Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water

Day 4 : Afternoon Transfer to Playa Blanca/Playa Blanca Resort All incl

Today you will be transferred to Playa Blanca Beach Resort, approximately 2hrs west from Panama City. Playa Blanca Resort is an all inclusive hotel in heart the world, where all the beauty of the Pacific beaches open the doors of paradise. Overnight at Playa Blanca Beach Resort, Standard Room, all-inclusive.
Playa Blanca Resort includes 3 meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Day 5 : Day at leisure Playa Blanca (All Inc)

Free day to enjoy the numerous facilities of Playa Blanca Resort. Participate in one of the many activities offered by the hotel or just spend a relaxing day at the beautiful pacific beach. Overnight at Playa Blanca Beach Resort, Standard Room, all-inclusive.

Day 6 : Transfer Out to airport

Transfer out to airport.