Tour Package of Panama

Panama Overland Tour (Taste of the Tropics)


Duration:
8 days 8 nights

Departure from:
Panama
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USD 1242.00


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The Panama Overland Tour promises a wonderful week that includes visits to the highlights of Panama City. This amazing tour also includes adventurous activities like hiking, snorkelling, zip-lining and much more. You will get a chance to get close to the breath taking landscapes, culture and history of Panama. The best thing about this tour is that it also provides enough time to experience sunbathing Panama’s Pacific and Atlantic coast beaches. 


Cities Covered: Portobelo, Boquete

Departure City: Panama

Departure Information

This tour only departs on the following dates:
  • 15th January 2015
  • 1st February 2015
  • 14th March 2015
  • 11th April 2015
  • 9th May 2015
  • 13th June 2015
  • 11th July 2015
  • 8th August 2015
  • 12th September 2015
  • 10th October 2015
  • 14th November 2015
  • 12 December 2015

Highlights

Snorkelling experience at Portobelo 

Boat ride through Panama canal 

Exploring the enormous diversity of the wildlife at the Soberania National Park 

Hike through the rainforest 

Visit to Jungle and an Indian Village 

Optional adventure activities at Boquete

from USD 1242.00

8 days 8 nights

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

On your arrival at Tocuman International Airport (PTY) you will be provided a taxi to your hotel in Panama City to prepare for the upcoming adventure.

 

Overnight stay in hotel in Panama City

 

Day 2: Panama City Tour

Your tour will start with exploring of the beautiful city of Panama. We will begin with the highest point in Panama City which is Cerro Ancon that offers marvellous views of the Panama City and canal.

 

Next we head to the Miraflores Visitor Center where you will witness huge ships transiting through the locks. We will be going to follow the canal to the Amador Causeway to relish at a typical Panamanian style lunch (not included) accompanied with some another spectacular views of the city skyline.

 

After this we will make a quick visit to the Smithsonian owned Punta Culebra, where you will spot some sloths, iguanas and may be few of Panama’s marine creatures, and further we will be hitting the streets of the historic district as well as the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Casco Viejo for a tour that will surely take you back in time.

 

Overnight stay in hotel in Panama City

 

Day 3: Portobello Adventure

The second day of our tour is for the Portobelo Adventure. Portobelo is a place with a very rich historic significance as it was the discovery of famous Columbus and was also the victim of pirate attacks as the place served as the gateway to the one third of the world’s gold. The place is also counted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The day will begin with an exciting snorkelling experience at the same bay where legend has it Sr. Francis Drake was buried at sea.

 

After this amazing adventure we will have lunch (not included) and further depart from the sea towards the treetops to get onto the zip line for the canopy tour that we will offer some spectacular views over the Lake Gatun. With this we will put an end to the day and return to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay in hotel in Panama City

 

Day 4: Monkey Island, Indian Village & Lake Gatun Eco Tour

On the third day we will be leaving Panama City behind and further heading to the town of Gamboa.

 

At Gamboa we will board a small boat to enter into the shipping lane of the majestic Panama Canal. We will be passing through ocean-going vessels mid-transit and on your way you will also be able to explore the enormous diversity of the wildlife at the Soberania National Park.

 

Later we will visit an authentic indigenous Wounaan Village to get acquainted with their history, local traditions, and customs. We can take a short hike through the rainforest as well to learn about the many uses of the local indigenous plants.

 

Overnight stay at hotel in El Valle

 

Day 5: El Valle – Santa Catalina

After a nice welcome night in El Valle, we will have all morning to explore El Valle. First we will take a hike, horse or bike ride and then visit the market as well as the waterfalls or may be just relax! After lunch we will head to Santa Catalina.

 

Overnight stay at a hotel in Santa Catalina                

 

Day 6: Santa Catalina / Coiba

While staying in Santa Catalina you will have the option to visit Coiba (optional activity). This place is known as the poor man’s Galapagos, Coiba is one of those hard to reach a place that is worth the effort of getting there! You have the options of snorkelling or diving if you choose to visit the UNESCO world heritage site. You might even see a whale shark! Other options for (optional activities) are kayaking, fishing, surfing and relaxing on one of the world’s best surf beaches.

 

If you choose to stay in Santa Catalina you will have various optional activities to chose from, all of which are at additional cost from the tour package (unless they choose a relaxing day on the beach). One can chose to take the 2 hr boat ride to visit Isla Coiba or they may chose to stay on the mainland in the town of Santa Catalina.

 

Overnight stay in Santa Catalina

 

Day 7: Boquete

We will head out in the morning and drive to Boquete. Boquete is nestled into the mountains and is the adventure capital of Panama. On the way we can stop in Caldera to visit the hot springs and soak in the therapeutic waters. 

 

Overnight stay in hotel in Boquete

 

Day 8: Boquete Leisure Day

Here we have a free day with a variety of options to choose from. Optional activities include taking a tour of a coffee plantation, zip lining canopy tours, hiking to the continental divide or maybe a trip to the volcano. There’s also rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and rock climbing.

 

After all this we will depart for Panama City for the night stay and next morning you can catch your flight for the final departure. If you wish to stay in Boquete for the night and you will be provided hotel room for your comfortable stay.

 

Overnight stay in Panama City or Boquete as per client’s convenience

Inclusion

 

Exclusion

  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation in double occupancy room at selected hotels
  • English speaking Guided service
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing and activities mentioned in the itinerary
 
  • "Optional Activities" as indicated on days 6 and 8
  • Drinks and Meals
  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal expenses and services not clearly mentioned
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Hotel Details

Accommodations will be in 3 Star hotels:

Panama City: Magnolia Inn / Country Inn & Suites (Amador - Canal view) / Plaza Paitilla Inn 

El Valle: Hotel El Residential 

Santa Catalina: Sol Y Mar 

Boquete: La Casa de la Abuela / Stone Cabins / El Oasis

 

If the above mentioned hotels are not available at the time of booking then hotel of similar category will be provided.

Additional Information

  • All accommodations are a minimum of 3 star hotels and guesthouses. Higher end accommodations can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Round trip transportation will start and finish in Panama City and will be in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Passengers who wish to extend their stay in Boquete can choose a domestic flight back to Panama City for an additional charge

Voucher Information

On successful completion of the booking you will receive a booking voucher which will contain the booking details as well as the contact details of the local service provider. The service provider will provide you the final confirmation within 48 hours of the booking. 

You are requested to bring a copy of the booking voucher along with you at the time of travel.

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