An itinerary accessible to all ages and where children are more than welcome!
Day 1: Arrival in Panama
Our driver will take you from Tocumen International Airport to the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel.
Day 2: Partial Transit of the Panama Canal
You will be picked up from your hotel to reach the ¨Calzada de Amador ¨. The partial transit can be done in “south direction” or “north direction”, you will pass through the two sets of locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, the “Miraflores” locks and the “Pedro Miguel” locks, the ¨Corte Gaillard ¨ (Corte Culebra) and Gatun Lake. You will navigate by the ¨Corte Gaillard¨ (Corte Culebra), one of the main points of interest, as it was built crossing the ¨Continental Division¨, you will see the new Centennial Bridge and the old Bridge of the Americas, as well as the historic village of Gamboa, seat of the dredging division of the Canal. Sometimes the trip can be done in reverse.
You will spend another night at the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel in a standard room.
Day 3: Visit of the Emberá Community
The Emberá community lives along the San Juan de Pequenin River. To get to the community, you must cross a dam called Madden, an hour from Panama City. At the edge of Lake Alajuela there is a dock called “Puerto Vigía”, from where you will be transported upstream to the Emberá community by canoe. It is a one-hour canoe ride that feels like a wonderful National Geographic experience that you will not forget!
You will listen directly to the natives tell you about their life: hunting, fishing, farming and collecting materials for their crafts, how they treat their diseases and more. Experience the native Emberá dances up close and watch them make their tattoos, woven baskets, dishes and masks. Take a walk in the exuberant jungle to learn about their medicinal plants. Enjoy a traditional Emberá meal of plantain and fried fish / chicken. The Emberá are very kind people, they love to share their culture and learn from others. This excursion offers you a unique opportunity to learn about their life as a community!
Another night at the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel.
Day 4: Departure to the San Blas
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the hangars for your shared or private flight to the San Blas Archipelago, specifically the Corazón de Jesús airstrip. Welcome from your captain and aboard one of the sailboats of the San Blas Sailing fleet. You will sail on a sailboat on the San Blas archipelago and know the beauty of the 365 islands, of which only 10% are inhabited!
All meals and drinks on board are included.
Days 5 and 6: San Blas by sailboat
A unique experience: two days of sailing on the San Blas archipelago, which is located on the Caribbean Sea a few miles from the north coast of Panama, selected as the third most beautiful destination in the world! Visit the traditional indigenous Guna villages and learn more about the famous ¨Molas¨. Explore the deserted islands, go snorkeling, fishing and kayaking… and take advantage of moments to read and rest, far from mass tourism!
All meals and drinks on board are included.
Day 7: Return to Panama City
Return flight to Panama City. Upon arrival in Panama City, you will settle in at the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel. You will have the afternoon free to rest or get to know the surroundings.
Day 8: Excursion to the Antón Valley
Our driver will meet you at your hotel for your excursion to the “Anton Valley”: the Anton Valley is one of the most picturesque areas of the villages in the interior of Panama. Located two hours away from Panama City, in the province of Cocle and 600 meters above sea level, we find this unique village. Geologists have concluded that El Valle is the crater of an inactive volcano, the largest inhabited volcano crater in the world. The pleasant climate of the area allows the visitor to experience the attractions: Hear the beautiful story of “La India Dormida”. We will take you to the “Chorro del Macho”, to the “El Níspero” zoo, as well as to the butterfly house “Butterfly Haven” and to the APROVACA orchid conservation center.
Return to Panama at the end of the day. Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel.
Day 9: Departure to Bocas del Toro
In the morning you will be transferred to the Marcos A. Gelabert domestic airport for your flight to the province of Bocas del Toro. On arrival at Isla Colón, the Gran Hotel Bahía shuttle will take you to your hotel. Isla Colón is the northernmost and largest island of the Bocas del Toro archipelago: a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea, north-west of Panama City. With indescribable natural beauty, in addition to the great combination of races and ethnic groups that live in harmony with indigenous peoples, West Indians, Westerners, Latins and foreigners, Bocas del Toro is not just a beautiful archipelago lost in time , blessed by nature … Bocas del Toro is an example of respect for coexistence and multicultural respect for all. You will stay at the Hotel Gran Bahía in a standard room, which offers comfortable rooms decorated with wooden furniture! Enjoy the rest of the day waiting for the next day!
Day 10: Boat trip, Dolphin Bay, Cayo coral, Red Frog Beach and Punta Hospital
Bocas del Toro offers many great places for scuba diving and snorkeling. Large coral reefs, transparent and tranquil waters, diving areas with deep and immense submarine descents are everywhere. Explore the great diversity that exists underwater with this boat trip we have booked for you that will take you to: Dolphin Bay, Cayo Coral, Red Frog Beach and Punta Hospital.
Accommodation at the Hotel Gran Bahia in a standard room.
Day 11: Return to Panama City
Free morning to get to know the surroundings or enjoy the sun. Return flight to Panama City. Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Panamá Zen Hotel. Enjoy the atmosphere while you remember the best moments of your stay in Panama!
Day 12: Departure from Panama
At the appropriate time, transfer to Tocumen International Airport.
Activities and tickets described in the program
Lunches (except days 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
Dinners (except days 4,5 and 6)
Entrance to Red Frog Beach ($ 3.00 per person)
Entrance tax to San Blas
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Wayne Sims April 24, 2020
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