On Nature’s Tracks (11 days)

11 Days - Mix of nature, culture and history, is what this tour offers us: Panama with its nature and history, Azuero with its culture, the wonderful Bayano caves, and the nature and adrenaline that the province of Chiriquí offers us.


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Day 1: Arrival in Panama

A Nativa Tours representative will take you from Tocumen International Airport to the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel.

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Day 2: Bird watching and Discovery Rainforest Interpretation Center

Located in the “Soberanía National Park”, in the province of Colón, just 40 minutes by car from the city of Panama, the Path of the Pipeline – located after the city of Gamboa – offers excellent opportunities to observe birds. The Pipeline Trail is considered by many to be one of the best birding spots in the whole tropic. In a single day it is possible to see up to 300 species. Observe a variety of exotic birds, while you enjoy the trees around you and the plants in the area. It is possible to detect many other animals, including Howler Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, frogs, toads and rodents like ¨Agutí¨ and capibara. You will have to get up early to see the birds: after 10:00 am, most are no longer visible due to the heat.

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Your next stop will be at the Environmental Education Center Panamá Rainforest Discovery Center: it is an environmental education and ecotourism project administered by the ¨Avifauna Eugene Eisenmann Foundation”, which aims to conserve birds. through environmental sustainability projects. Enjoy nature, take a walk on the trails, discover the wide variety of birds from the 32-meter-high observation tower and relax watching the hummingbirds at the Visitor Center. Night at the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen hotel.

Day 3: Departure to Chitré, Province of Herrera

We will take you to the Marcos A. Gelabert Domestic Airport for your flight to Chitré in the Province of Herrera, located in the Azuero Peninsula, which also includes the Province of Los Santos, in addition to the South East of Veraguas. The Azuero Peninsula, Panamanian region known as the cradle of folklore due to these ingrained traditions, which include many of the most famous religious festivities in the country. Handicrafts are one of Azuero’s other great attractions. Parita, the oldest colonial village in Panama City, offers excellent craftsmanship. Overnight at Hotel Cubita.

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Day 4: “Best of Azuero” Excursion

Considered by many the “cultural heart of Panama”, the inhabitants of the Azuero Peninsula live their traditions and their folklore with great pride, and they express it in their day to day throughout the year. During this excursion, you will observe in detail the making of the ¨pollera¨, one of the most beautiful typical costumes in the world, visiting artisans who have dedicated their entire lives to making the costume. You will also visit the workshops of two local artisans who are dedicated to Panamanian folklore: one makes the masks of the “little devils” which are used for the dances of the “Diablicos Sucios” and the “Gran Diablo” and the other who makes the wooden drums that cannot be missing from the typical Panamanian music. Overnight at Hotel Cubita.

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Day 5: Craft Tour

In an interactive workshop, you will learn directly from an artisan about the history of the Diablicos in the Azuero Peninsula, their use in the region’s folk dances, and how the terrifying masks are made. Then you will paint a devil mask which remains as a special souvenir to take home with.

At the end of the excursion, we will transfer you to Alonso Valderrama Domestic Airport for your flight to Panama City, where a driver will meet you for your transfer to your hotel in Panama City.

Day 6: Caves of Bayano

At the edge of the Darien region, in the far corner of majestic Lake Bayano, lies a “hole” in the earth, and the bravest to explore will be rewarded with a wonderful experience. The adventure begins when we walk through the depths of these spacious and humid caves, en route to the caves and pools. Cascades of water flow from the ground into the “Jurassic” underworld. Before arriving at the end of the cave, the light comes out through the crevices above and we will continue through narrow gorges. After the walk, we will enjoy a locally prepared lunch before returning to Panama City.

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Day 7: Departure to Boquete, Province of Chiriqui

Our driver will take you to Marcos A. Gelabert domestic airport where you will take a flight to the city of David, capital of the province of Chiriqui. After an hour’s flight you will be driven from David to Boquete: a pretty and small village of about 20,000 inhabitants in the western highlands of Panama, located between the Caldera River and the Barú Volcano and famous for its sweet oranges and the best coffee from all over Panama! You will stay at Finca Lerida, in a standard room. This is an eco-friendly hotel that has a coffee plantation, at an elevation that varies from 5,000 to 10,000 feet above sea level.

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Day 8: Visit the 3 Waterfalls Trail

After your breakfast, you will depart towards the magical trail in search of the lost waterfalls of Bajo Mono. Accommodation at Hotel Ladera, in standard room.

Day 9: Café and Suspension Bridges Excursion

After breakfast, you will leave for Los Establos Square, where your café excursion will start. You will be part of the process of taking the coffee from its bean to the cup! You will learn everything related to the coffee process, from the tree planting and starting to grow, to its elaboration so that you can drink it. You will be able to appreciate the importance of the indigenous Ngöbe Buglé who harvest by hand the red coffee beans when they are perfectly ripe.

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You will learn why nutty, fruit or flower flavors develop in the bean and how the process and roasting affect the flavor and most importantly, how to recognize good coffee.

It is a unique chance to see the biodiversity of the Panama rainforest from a different perspective. It is a circuit of 6 suspension bridges, 4.5 kms above the trees. The Bridges circuit is part of the private forest reserve called ¨Río Cristal¨, located on the Talamanca mountain range which borders the International Park ¨La Amistad¨ (P.I.L.A.). A local guide will accompany you, to let you know more about the exuberant flora and fauna of our forests in their natural habitat.

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Day 10: Zipline and return to Panama City

After breakfast, you will set off on another excursion, the largest zip line in Central America. Live great sensations! You will have a panoramic view of the huge trees: guaranteed entertainment and an exciting and educational experience.

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After breakfast, you will set off on another excursion, the largest zip line in Central America. Live great sensations! You will have a panoramic view of the huge trees: guaranteed entertainment and an exciting and educational experience.

Day 11: Visit of the city and the Canal (Full day) and Departure from Panama

After breakfast you will be taken to the most interesting places in the capital city, including the vestiges of Old Panama (Panama La Vieja), which were destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. You will visit the Colonial City or “Casco Antiguo”, built in 1673, with a Spanish architecture, and where the French workers, led by Ferdinand de Lesseps, who started the Panama Canal project, had their houses. The tour will continue in the traditional and commercial areas, the banking area, and the modern city of Panama. In addition, you will be able to appreciate the largest engineering structure of this century, considered the “Eighth Wonder of the Modern World”. Learn about its role and its history. You will then see the ships as they pass through the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal and you will be taken to the Amador Causeway, with three islands connected by human hands.

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At the end of the tour, you will be taken to the Tocumen International Airport for your international flight.

It includes

Transfers

Hotels

Daily breakfasts

Activities and tickets presented in the program

Domestic flights

Not include

Lunches (except days 5 and 11)

Dinners

Guide

Tips

International flights

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