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Panama Highlights
(9 Days / 8 Nights)

An 9-day trip to experience the fresh essence of Panama: historical sites, the captivating Panama Canal, the inspiring nature and coffee plantations of Boquete, plus the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Bocas del Toro; a journey full of adventure!

Day 1 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 at the Bristol Hotel, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

Day 2 Partial Canal Transit

(this tour runs on fridays and saturdays only) After a transfer from your hotel to Flamenco Marina, the partial transit starts with a motor coach ride for 45 minute to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. Once in Gamboa, you will aboard the cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour. You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. Your boat will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project. Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, your ship will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where you disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City's splendorous skyline. Upon arrival at Flamenco you will be transferred back to your city hotel. Important Note: Every first and third Saturday of the month you can upgrade to a Complete Canal Transit (Pacific to Atlantic) for an additional $55 per person.

Overnight at the Bristol Hotel, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

Day 3 Panama City - David – Boquete

In the morning you will be transferred to the domestic airport in Panama City to fly to David.(flight is included) Upon arrival to David our representative will pick you up and bring you to Boquete. Check in at the beautiful Finca Lerida, a lodge in midst of a Coffee Plantation. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight at the Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

Day 4 Best of Boquete excursion Full day

This private tour will take you to the hot spots of the Boquete area. In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the Waterfall Trail for hiking, birding and search for wildlife. Afterwards you will continue to the entrance of the Quetzal Trail and enjoy a lovely picnic lunch in midst the lush vegetation. After lunch, you will continue to a botanical garden with a wide variety of tropical plants. Now is the time for a short introduction in Boquete's strongest product: Coffee. Your guide will explain you everything about the brown beans and you will - of course - have the opportunity to taste different roasts. After the coffee experience you will continue downhill to the hot springs of Caldera, approximately 30 minutes from Boquete. Relax at the natural hot springs and take a swim in the cold Caldera River for a change. After the tour you will be taken back to your hotel.

Overnight at the Finca Lerida, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

Day 5 Boquete – Bocas del Toro

You will be transferred from Boquete to Isla Colon on pristine Bocas del Toro archipelago. At first you will enjoy a 3.5 hour drive across the Continental Divide to the Caribbean Coast and then a 20 minutes boat transfer to the archipelago.

Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard ocean Room, breakfast included.

Day 6 Dolphin Bay, Coral Keys, & Red Frog Beach

Todays adventure begins in Bocas del Toro center with a short boat ride to Dolphin Bay to observe dolphins playing in their natural habitat. The mainland coast and the mountain regions of Panama serve as an exquisite background for photo opportunities. Then you venture to Coral Key for snorkeling (2 locations) and time for lunch at an over-the-water restaurant providing beautiful views of the archipelago islands of Bocas del Toro (lunch not included). The afternoon will be spent at Red Frog Beach one of the premier beaches of the region. Spend a few hours at this oceanfront beach with waves, sand and sun. Late afternoon your adventure returns to Bocas Town. To take the services passengers have to arrive to Jam Pam Pier located in Bocas Down Town.

Overnight at Hotel Bocas del Toro, Standard ocean Room, breakfast included.

Day 7 Bocas del Toro – Panama City

Local flight from Bocas del Toro back to Panama City (flight is included) . Upon arrival you will be transferred to your city hotel.

Overnight at the Bristol Hotel, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

Day 8 Half day city Tour & Miraflores Locks

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.

Overnight at the Bristol Hotel, Deluxe Room, breakfast included.

Day 9 Departure

Transfer out to airport.

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