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 Embera Community
The Embera 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: Train and Excursion on the Caribbean Coast
The Caribbean Coast Tour begins when a Nativa Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Panama City at 6h00 (if the hotel is located outside of Panama City, consult us) to take you to the Corozal station (train departs at 7h15). The train journey takes 1 hour to the town of Colon on the Caribbean side. A breathtaking walk along the Panama Canal!
Fort San Lorenzo is a magnificent site at the entrance to the Chagres River where Morgan began his invasion of Panama. There is a spectacular view of the ocean. The path crosses a very humid tropical forest.
On your return, you will visit the Agua Clara Locks, the new locks for larger vessels, inaugurated on June 26, 2016.
On the site were found fossils during excavations. Guides on site can provide information on these finds.
This tour lasts approximately 10 hours, with private transport and driver.
Day 5: 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 6 and 7: 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 8: 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 9: Visit of the City and the Canal (Full day)
After breakfast you will be taken to the most interesting places in the capital city, including the vestiges of Old Panama, which were destroyed by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. You will visit the Colonial City or “Old Town”, 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.
At the end of the excursion, transfer to Tocumen International Airport for your international flight.
Activities and tickets described in the program
Lunches (except days 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9)
Dinners (except days 5, 6 and 7)
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