Day 1: Meet and transfer from Tocumen International Airport to the ‘Hotel Tryp Centro’.
Day 2: Partial Canal Transit Tour: In the morning, you will be collected for your transfer to Flamenco. There you will take the tour bus, which will take you to the Gamboa area, where the trip starts. You will transit Pedro Miguel Locks. When entering Pedro Miguel Locks you will experience a drop of 9 meters in one step and find the Miraflores Lake, an artificial lake that connects Pedro Miguel Locks and Miraflores Locks. Afterwards you will enter the last set of locks called Miraflores Locks in the Pacific Ocean. You will be sailing the Pacific Ocean on the way to the disembarkation point at Amador Causeway, passing under the Bridge of the Americas (‘Puente de Las Americas’). Panama Bay will be the end of this unique trip. You will spend another night at the ‘Hotel Tryp Centro’.
Day 3: Embera Tour: The Embera tribe lives on a dam called Lake Alajuela on the upper side of the San Juan de Pequenin River, an hour from Panama City. On the shores of Lake Alajuela there’s a dock called ‘Puerto Vigía’ where you will be transported upriver to the Embera Native Community by ‘piragua’ (native canoe). This is an hour canoe ride and a wonderful
experience out of ‘National Geographic’ you will never forget!
You will hear directly from the Indigenous what their life is like: Their hunting, fishing, the agriculture, harvesting of material for their handcraft, how they treat their illnesses and much more. Experience up close the Embera Indigenous traditional dances and see how they produce their body paintings, woven baskets, plates and masks. Walk through the lush and exotic jungle to learn about medical plants. Enjoy a traditional Embera meal comprised of patacones and fried fish/chicken. The Embera are very friendly and open people, they like to share their culture and learn from others. This Panama tour gives you a unique opportunity to learn about this tribe’s way of life! Another night at the Hotel Tryp Centro.
Day 4: Your tour to the Caribbean Coast will begin when the driver picks you up at your hotel in Panama City at 06:00 am (if the hotel is located outside the city of Panama, please contact us) to take you to the railroad station in Corozal (train departs at 07:15 am). The train ride will take 1 hour to the city of Colon in the Caribbean. An impressive ride along the Panama Canal!
Upon arrival, you will be taken to the Fort of San Lorenzo, in the National Park of the same name. San Lorenzo is a beautiful place located at the entrance of the Chagres River where Morgan began his invasion of Panama. There is a spectacular ocean view. The way there goes through a tropical forest. Recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO, next to the Monumental Historic Old Panama and Portobelo.
We will visit the Visitor Center Agua Clara where we will see the operation of the locks which take in the Neopanamax ships. During the construction fossils were found and site guides can give you more information. It consists of an ecological trail where you will have the opportunity to see some samples of our fauna.
Note that the train does not operate on weekends and holidays, so during these days the transport to Colon will be by private vehicle.
This tour lasts about 10 hours. Night at the Hotel Tryp Centro.
Day 5: This day includes a transfer in ground transportation 4×4 to San Blas. Upon arrival, you will take an aquatic taxi to the sailboat. Meet your captain and be welcomed aboard one of the San Blas Sailing’s yacht. Enjoy a sailing cruise around the San Blas archipelago and experience the beauty of the 365 islands, among which only 10% are inhabited!
Day 6 & Day 7: Experience two beautiful days sailing around the San Blas archipelago, which is situated in the Caribbean Sea a few miles off the north coast of Panama, selected as the third most beautiful destination in the world! Visit the traditional Kuna Indian villages and see their famous Molas. Explore deserted islands, go snorkeling, fishing, kayaking… and enjoy real moments of peace reading, and relaxing away from the massive tourism!
Day 8: Transfer back to Panama City where you will have the day off to relax or to get to know your surroundings. Overnight at the Hotel Tryp Centro.
Day 9: Our driver will pick up at your hotel and ride you to the most attractive and interesting sites of the Capital City, including the remains of Old Panama City (‘Panama la Vieja’), which were sacked by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Continue to the Colonial City or “Casco Viejo”, built in 1673, with special Spanish architecture, and where French workers, led by Ferdinand de Lesseps that initiated the project of the Panama Canal, had their homes. The tour continues to the traditional and commercial zones, the banking area and the modern city of Panama. Furthermore you can appreciate the biggest engineering structure of this century, considering as the “Eighth Miracle of the Modern World”. Learn about its function and its history. After this you can see the ships transferring the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal and you will be taken to the Amador Causeway, a man-made connection of three islands.
At the end of the tour we will bring you to the International Airport Tocumen for your international flight.
- Daily breakfast
- Activities and entry fees presented in the package
- Partial Transit
- Embera Community
- Fort San Lorenzo
- Visitor Center Agua Clara
- Visitor Center Miraflores
- Historical Monuments of Panama “La Vieja”
- Sailing ship
- Lunch (except in the Partial Transit, the Embera Community, Canal and City tour and on the sailboat)
- Dinner (except on the sailboat)
- Entrance fee to San Blas = 22$ per person
- Water taxi San Blas = $10 to $20 per person each way
- International flights
Price per person
2 pax double occupancy – standard monohull > USD 1,918.00
4 pax double occupancy – standard monohull > USD 1,495.00
6 pax double occupancy – standard monohull > USD 1,316.00
There is also a Superior Version available, including upgraded Hotels and Services!
2 pax double occupancy – superior catamaran > USD 2,606.00
4 pax double occupancy – superior catamaran > USD 2,135.00
6 pax double occupancy – superior catamaran> USD 2,174.00
Our prices online are only available from 1 to maximum 6 people. Send us your request and we will send you the quote shortly.