Best of Panama

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Panama has been a destination on the cusp of the mainstream for ages, but somehow still remains a secret. More greatness for us to enjoy, we say. This eight-day trip opens the lid on the natural splendour of this overlooked gem of a country, giving travellers the chance to hike cloud forests, snorkel the Caribbean and even discover where that delicious morning cup of coffee comes from at a coffee plantation.

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Highlights
  • Explore the Panama Canal
  • Take in the crisp air of the lush green highlands in Boquete
  • Gaze out into the crystal-clue Caribbean waters in Bocas del Toro
  • Hike into the cloud forests
  • Discover the underwater world of the Caribbean waters
Details

Group size:
Max 16, average of 12

2018 Departures:
July: 28
August: 25
September: 22
October: 27
November: 17
December: 22, 29

2018 Pricing:
July
CA$1,130 – twin
CA$1,829 – single 
August
CA$1,100 – twin
CA$1,799 – single
September, October
CA$1,049 – twin
CA$1,748 – single
November
CA$1,139 – twin
CA$1,838 – single
December
CA$1,199 – twin
CA$1,898 – single

2019 Departures:
January: 5
February: 9
March: 9
April: 13
May: 18
June: 15
July: 13, 27
August: 10
September: 14
October: 19
November: 9, 30
December: 14, 28

2019 Pricing:
January, April, September
CA$1,199 – twin
CA$1,898 – single
February, March, July 27, December
CA$1,139 – twin
CA$1,838 – single
May, June, July 13, October, November
CA$1,049 – twin
CA$1,748 – single

2020 Departures:
January: 11, 25
February: 15, 29
March: 7, 21
April: 11, 25
May: 9, 23
June: 27
July: 11, 25
August: 8, 22
September: 19
October: 10, 24
November: 21
December: 19, 26

2020 Pricing:
January 11,
CA$1,199 – twin
CA$1,898 – single
January 25, February-December
CA$1,049 – twin
CA$1,748 – single

2021 Departures:
January: 9

2021 Pricing:
January
CA$1,049 – twin
CA$1,748 – single

Prices are shown in CA$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. Single rates may vary slightly from the price shown, depending on the availability of single rooms on each tour. We will quote an exact price once you have chosen a tour date.

Tour Code:
002506R-17

Itinerary
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Day 1: Panama City

Arrive at any time and explore Panama City. There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Bocas del Toro

After an early flight to David, you will travel by bus and boat to the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. The islands are mostly covered in rainforest, have spectacular beaches and offer wildlife found only in this region, making it a unique place to explore. There are plenty of opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach.

Day 3: Bocas del Toro

Today you will have free time to explore these beautiful little islands. Take a boat tour of the area, go snorkelling, take a swim in the crystal-blue waters, or just relax and lounge in this new found paradise.

Day 4: Bocas del Toro

If you didn’t feel like you were able to fit in all the activities you wanted to yesterday, you’re in luck. You have another free day to explore the archipelago.

Day 5: Boquete

Today you will travel by boat to Boquete where many outdoor adventures await you. There are numerous hikes to take, white water to raft and coffee plantations to visit.

Boquete is a mountain retreat, nestled in a green mountain valley. This is for sure an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Day 6: Boquete

There is plenty to see and do in Boquete, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Today your are free to do whatever you wish. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like hiking, whitewater rafting and visiting a coffee plantation. If you just can’t decide, your group guide will have plenty of ideas for you.

Day 7: Panama City

Today you will board a bus and travel to David to catch your morning flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival, you can visit the Panama Canal including the Miraflores Locks and on-site museum. Enjoy a final evening with the group.

The Panama Canal is considered to be one of the greatest engineering wonders of the world. It extends 77km (48 mi) over a series of lakes and locks and connects the Atlantic (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. Discover the dramatic history of its construction, beginning with the French in the late 1800;s, the official completion by the US in 1914, and what’s happened since. Witness a freighter, sailboat, or maybe even a submarine, transit through a lock. It’s an experience not to be missed!

Day 8: Departure

Depart at any time today.

Included
  • Admission to Panama Canal, Miraflores Locks and museum
  • Any internal flights
  • All transportation between destinations to/from included activities
Not Included
  • Flights to Panama City
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any activities not included in itinerary
Tour Notes

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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