ADD EXTENSIONS TO THIS PACKAGE:
Add one or more of the extension packages such as Gamboa Rainforest, San Blas Islands, Pacific Beach Resorts, Bocos del Toro or Boquete. We can customize the trip to meet your interests.
Airfare to Panama is not included. All packages may be extended to add additional nights or other parts of Panama.
PANAMA SIGHTSEEING TOURS
FULL DAY TOURS
EMBERA INDIAN VILLAGE
A full day excursion to the Embera Indian community.
Transfer from hotel to the Chagres River. Board a dugout canoe and travel up the river to the Indian village.
Spend the day learning about their culture, music, dances and traditions.
A healer will explain the medicinal properties of plants found in the rainforest.
Enjoy a traditional lunch. Return to Panama City. Price: $160 per person based on 2 people. Single rate is $300
Travel from your hotel to this charming Caribbean town for a full day tour of the historic Portobelo ruins. This was at one time the most important Spanish shipping point for gold transported by mules to the port. Visit the gold “counting house” and the town’s 18th Century cathedral, home to the famous “Black Christ”. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Return to Panama City. Price: $165 per person based on 2 people. Single rate is $ 280
BARRO COLORADO ISLAND
Travel by boat from Gamboa to visit the nature preserve of Barro Colorado Island administered by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
There are 560 species of birds, 125 species of reptiles and amphibians, 159 species of mammals and over 1,400 species of plants and trees on the island.
Return to Gamboa and then to hotel in Panama City. Price: $150 per person based on 2 people. Single rate is $184
FULL TRANSIT OF PANAMA CANAL(on specific Saturdays each month)
The full transit starts in the Pacific Ocean and travels to the Atlantic Ocean. Pass under the Bridge of Americas and admire Panama City’s beautiful skyline. Transit the Miraflores Locks and Pedro Miguel Locks to Gatun Lake. Travel across Gatun Lake to the last set of locks at Gatun Locks. An informational narration will be given by the guide of the construction and operation of the Panama Canal. Lunch is served on board. Round trip transfers from/to Panama City hotel is included. Price: $230 per person based on 2 people. Single Rate is $254.
HALF DAY TOURS
OLD TOWN PANAMA CITY & PANAMA CANAL TOUR
Visit the Old Town of Panama where the magnificent colonial buildings are being restored to their original glory. The area is now filled with art galleries, new bars, restaurants and other businesses popular with Panamanians. See the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral of San José, many museums, the French Park, and take in views of the modern part of the city. Then visit the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks to see how boats move through the Canal, and learn more about its history. Price: $65 per person based on 2 people. Single rate is $100.
PARTIAL TRANSIT OF PANAMA CANAL (on Saturdays only)
Experience transiting the Panama Canal. Board the boat in Gamboa. Enter the Canal at the Gaillard Cut, one of the main points of interest. The boat transits the Pedro Miguel Locks and the Miraflores Locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. During the voyage an informative explanation of the construction and operation of the Panama Canal is given by the guide. Lunch is served on board. Round trip transfers from/to Panama City hotel is included. Price: $180 per person based on 2 people. Single rate is $200.
Enjoy the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Visit the many exhibits about the rainforest, the fish aquarium, the botanical and orchid gardens and butterfly exhibit. Take the Aerial Tram and travel through the rain forest to the treetops for a view of Soberanina National Park and the Panama Canal. Lunch included at the resort. Price: $169 per person based on 2 people. Single rate is $210.
AQUABUS (does not operate on Monday)
This is an exciting way to explore Panama City and the Canal. This amphibious
vehicle will drive through the city streets and then plunge into the Bay of Panama to the entrance of the Panama Canal. Price: $55 per person