Duration
6 Days

Explore the country Based on Panama City

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What's included

Departure Location
Tocumen International (PTY), Panama City, Panama
Return Location
Tocumen International (PTY), Panama City, Panama
Price includes
  • Admissions
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily
  • English speaking guide
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Hotel taxes
  • Local guides
  • Lunch on full day tours at Panama
  • Sightseeing tours listed
Price does not include
  • Airport taxes
  • Any meals not mentioned as included
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters or waiters
  • International flights

Panama City

Explore most of the country’s main attractions in day trips to Portobelo, Gatun, Chagres and others, from the most modern city in Central America. Besides, you will get to see the greatest engineering project as is the Panama Canal.

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
Day 1

Arrival Day

Arrive at Panama City, airport pick up, transfer to the hotel for overnight. 

Day 2

Gatun Lake

Drive to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the Panama Canal. From here we take a boat across Gatun Lake in the canal, passing gigantic cargo ships in route – an astonishing contrast with the natural surroundings. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to spot Green iguana and Three-toed sloth resting on tree branches, Crocodile, Osprey in the hunt for Peacock bass, Snail kite and Keel-billed toucan among other wildlife. We will return to the Hotel midafternoon, evening at leisure, overnight at Panama City.

Day 3

Panama City & Canal

Today, we will enjoy a city tour, including, Panama Canal Miraflores locks, The Casco Antiguo district as well as those sites, streets and places of interest, travel back in time as you visit France Plaza, Las Bovedas, and the Flat Arch; next, we will head to Amador Causeway, a man made connection of three islands, a bustling tourist attraction, where you will have a breathtaking view of the city and have time to purchase from handicrafts to electronics in Duty Free stores; we will head to your hotel mid-afternoon; rest of the day at leisure, overnight at Panama City. 

Day 4

Chagres River & Embera Village

Travel to Madden Lake and board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) to travel up the Chagres River to the Embera indigenous village of Embera Drua. The boat journey takes us through the rainforest of the 320,000-acre Chagres National Park and along the Chagres River, we may be able to spot Little Blue and Green Heron, Great Egret, Anhingas and kingfishers among otherspecies. At the Embera village we learn about Embera customs and their relationship with nature, and have the chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a natural dye the Embera use to adorn their bodies. After a picnic lunch we visit the nearby waterfall where we can take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Chagres River before heading back to Panama City for overnight. 

Day 5

Portobelo

At 8:30am, we depart to Portobelo, founded in 1597 and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1980. It is located on a bay and is considered the most important and rich fortification of the colonial times. The canons, showing the importance of this defensive structure, can still be seen at the fort. The church ‘San Felipe de Portobelo’ is home to the Black Christ, patron saint of the region. The museum holds the general information of the colonial time. Today Portobelo has more than 3.000 inhabitants descendent from Afro-Caribbean slaves, which allows the visitor to experience the colorful lifestyle and, in the summer, the conga music in the central square at the old customs house. After lunch we take a 45 min. ride into the city of Colón, founded in 1853, with its many preserved historic features of Afro-Antillean culture, and take a brief tour of the Washington Walkway and the Central Ave., which in the Guinness Book of Records is considered the longest park in Latin America. At 4:30pm we head to the train station of Colón, from where we travel for about 1 hour alongside the canal through the heart of ‘Soberania National Park’, arriving in Panama City late afternoon. Pick and transfer to the hotel. 

Day 6

Departure Day

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport. 

More about this tour

  • Single room accommodations and upgraded hotels are available for a supplement
  • Discounts and special deals are usually available on certain dates and for advance purchase
  • This tour is operated on a private basis, for rates and details please contact us.
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