Panama – City, Canal & Jungle

7 days / 6 nights, from $1,650 per person

Highlights: Panama City, old Panama, Panama Canal, Kayaking in the Panama Canal, Partial Canal crossing, Gamboa Rainforest

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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: Panama City

After breakfast we will head out and explore the Casco Viejo (old town) of Panama . Climb to the top of the Cathedral tower, visit the old Panama Musuem and the Casco Antiguo which dates back as far as the 1600’s. After some time to wander the streets of old town we will visit The Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal. Here you will have the opportunity to see massive cargo ships enter the locks at sea level and begin the first part of raising the ships to move through the canal. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing along the canal zone to the to the town of Balboa. After some time to explore we will return to Panama City. (BL)

Day 3: Panama City / Gamboa Rainforest

Today you will have an amazing opportunity to kayak in the Panama Canal watershed. After a quick safety lesson your guide will lead you in navigation into the Canal Zone. Paddle through Soberania National Park and witness lush primary rain forest, keep your eyes open as this area is home to an abundance of wildlife. After great day on the water transfer to your hotel in the Rainforest. (BL)

Day 4: Gamboa Rainforest

Today you will get to come full circle on your tour of the Panama Canal. Transfer to the pier and board the Pacific Queen and experience this engineering marvel at work. Enter the Canal at the north end of the Gailard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. The Pacific Queen will travel the Cut’s 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks which is 1 of the 2 sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. After exiting Pedro Miguel you will enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered an additional 18 meters in 2 distinct steps. Before entering the Pacific Ocean you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas and Panama City’s splendorous skyline. Transfer back to hotel. (BL)

Day 5: Gamboa Rainforest

Today is at leisure to relax and enjoy the resorts facilities or participate in an optional tour. (B)

Tour options

Trekking in Cope National Park, 
Jungle Boat and hiking tour , Hiking the Soberania National Park , The Chagres National Park and visit to the Embera community, Canopy Adventure and Zip Line, Hiking the Pirate trail and visit San Lorenzo UNESCO world heritage site

Day 6: Panama City

In the early afternoon transfer back to Panama City. Remainder of day at leisure to explore on your own. Optional tours available. (B)

Day 7: Panama City

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

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

B = Breakfast L = Lunch

Price

Price from $1650.00 per person based on two passengers traveling together sharing a double room

Included in Price

  • 3 nights accommodation in Panama City
  • 3 nights accommodation in the Gamboa Rainforest
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches
  • Private and shared transportation and guide
  • 3 guided tours
  • Entrance fees for tours and activities included unless specified NOT included

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.)

Please note the following:

The Panama Canal Authority has the final say at to what time the tour starts and the direction that you travel, it will not be determined until 24 hrs prior to departure. Your local guide will coordinate the time with you once they are informed.

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