Panama – Beach and Highlands

11 days / 10 nights, from $3,050 per person

Highlights: Panama City, Embera Indian community visit, San Blas Islands, Hiking in the Highlands, snorkeling with dolphins

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Trip Itinerary:

Day 1: Panama City

Meeting upon arrival in Panama City, transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the remainder of day will be at leisure or an optional tour can be arranged.

Day 2: Chagres National Park

After breakfast transfer to the shores of Madden Lake where you will board a motorized pirague (dugout canoe) and travel up the Chagres River to the Embera indigenous village of Embera Drua. The journey will led you through Chagres National Park and the watershed that protects The Panama Canal. Once we arrive at the Embera Village you will be met by locals who will teach you about their customs, their way of life and the important relationship they share with the environment and nature. The locals love music and dancing, embrace the opportunity to dance the native dance among them or allow yourself to be painted with natural dyes in a tradition called Jagua. Enjoy a traditional lunch with the villagers before returning to Panama City. (BL)

Day 3: Panama City / San Blas Islands

Transfer to the local airport for a short flight to the San Blas Islands. Transfer to your lodge located on the beach and your home for the next two nights. Enjoy the beautiful beach and the hotel facilities as you explore and participate in the activities offered by the lodge. (Hiking, river tours, local communities, isolated islands are just a few options.) (BLD)

Day 4: San Blas Islands

Relax or explore the area on your own or with a tour offered by the lodge. (BLD)

Day 5: San Blas / Panama City

Transfer to airport for your short return flight to Panama City, meeting upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure to explore on your own. (B)

Day 6: Panama City / Boquete

Transfer to local airport for a short flight to the highlands of Panama. Transfer to your hotel located in the highlands and enjoy the cloud forests pleasant weather and the hotels facilities. (B)

Day 7: Boquete

After breakfast we set out to explore and hike around the Baru Volcano. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the natural environment as we visit waterfalls and learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the forest. (B BL)

Day 8: Bocas del Toro

After breakfast depart by car from Boquete to the Islands of Bocas del Toro. Along the way we stop at Los Cangilones de Gualaca, a beautiful natural swimming pool that you can enjoy a refreshing plunge. Continuing on we will pass the continental divide before we head down from the highlands and arrive at the pier. Board a water taxi that will take you to Isla Colon where you will have the opportunity to discover and explore the islands over the next two nights. Transfer to hotel and enjoy the facilities and the beach. (B)

Day 9: Bocas del Toro

Today you will visit the Bastimientos National Marine Park and have a chance to snorkel with bottlenose dolphins and observe a variety of other tropical fish. Relax on the beach or explore the mangroves in search of wildlife. (B)

Day 10: Bocas del Toro / Panama City

Transfer to the local airport for a flight back to Panama City, meeting upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. (B)

Day 11: Panama City

At the appropriate time transfer to the airport. (B)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | BL = Box lunch | D = Dinner

B = Breakfast L = Lunch BL = Box Lunch


Price from $3050.00 per person based on two passengers traveling together sharing a double room

Included in Price

  • 4 nights accommodation in Panama City
  • 2 nights accommodation in the San Blas Islands
  • 2 nights accommodations in the highlands of Boquete
  • 2 nights accommodations in the islands of Bocas del Toro
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Private and shared transportation and guide
  • 5 guided tours
  • Entrance fees for tours and activities included unless specified NOT included
  • Round trip domestic flights within Panama

Not included in Price

  • International airfare
  • Rate does not include Foreign Government departure fees or taxes, which will be collected locally (US $40)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Alcoholic drinks with meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals that are not specified
  • Travel insurance from third party (recommended)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in quote
  • Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.)


The domestic flights within Panama have a weight limit of 25 pounds per person. It is recommend having a small bag or suitcase that will allow you to bring a few days worth of close to the islands. The rest of the luggage can be stored at your hotel in Panama City.

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