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Activity
10 Days / 9 Nights
Duration
Round trip
Location

This educational tour provides in-depth insight on Panama’s rich culture and history. Dive into Panama’s folklore and colorful customs in the most traditional parts of the country.

Prices per person based upon a minimum of 4 participants.
HIGHLIGHTS
  Historic City Tour
  Fortress San Lorenzo & Pirate Town Portobelo
  Transcontinental Train Ride
  Partial Canal Transit
  Indigenous Encounter Chagres National Park
  Traditional Azuero Peninsula
  Iguana Island Wildlife Refuge
PICK UP

At the Tocumen International Airport of Panama at the appropriate time for your international flight arrival. You will be returned for your departure flight.

WHAT TO WEAR

Comfortable athletic shoes and light leisure clothing, rain jacket/poncho, mosquito repellent and sunscreen. A hat, sunglasses and bathing suits are recommended.

INCLUDED
Meet and greet at the airport
9 nights of lodging + breakfast
Private transportation with A/C
Information kit
Breakfast on all days. L=lunch or D=dinner as stated in the itinerary.
Government and lodging taxes
NOT INCLUDED
 International airfares and taxes
 Domestic airfares and taxes
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
 Optional activities
 Gratuities and departure tax at the airport
1

Welcome to Panama!

2

Historic City Tour

Visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower and walk the colorful old town of Casco Antiguo. Learn about the impressive history and watch large container ships transiting the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks. (B, L)
3

Partial Canal Transit

Experience the operations of the Panama Canal first-hand by transiting through the  Locks and navigating the Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal. (B, L)

4

Canal Railway & Pirate Trails

Go on a road from Panama City to the Caribbean Coast and visit colorful little towns full of pirate history. Cross the country along the Panama Canal with a scenic train ride through lush rainforests and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of San Lorenzo in the middle of the rainforest. (B, L)
5

Indigenous Encounter Chagres National Park

Board a motorized piragua and travel up the Chagres River deep in the rainforest to the indigenous village. Have an unforgettable encounter with the Embera people and learn about their customs and their close relationship with nature. (B, L)
6

Traditional Azuero Peninsula

On the road trip to Azuero we will follow the footsteps of Gonzalo de Badajoz, who was sent by the Spanish Crown to conquer the central area of Panama.  Discover Indian heritage and Spanish influences visiting the archaeological site El Caño, and two of the oldest churches in the Americas. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel in Chitre. (B, L)
7

Made in Herrera

Discover the manufacturing processes and taste the traditional products of the Herrera Province: sugar-cane, salt, clay and bread. Experience the traditional cooking of sugarcane honey to the production of artisanal sugarcane liquor, see the extraction of salt from the Pacific Ocean, visit the production of handmade clay pottery and learn how the famous La Arena bread is baked. (B, L)
8

Iguana Island Wildlife Refuge

Visit the Iguana Island – a wildlife refuge famous for its white sand beach, crystal waters, extensive mangrove forests and coral reefs. Explore the underwater wildlife by snorkeling, have a picnic lunch at the stunning white sand beach and explore a short hiking trail together with your guide to observe the numerous iguanas and birds. (B, L)
9

Return to Panama City

Go on a short domestic flight back to Panama City. (B)
10

Departure

Note: For further information, contact us! This program can be tailor-made for your needs and interests.

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