Panama Tropical Adventure

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Tour Operator
Caravan Tours
Offer valid through 12/31/2023
8 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Panama CityPanama City, Panama : Welcome to fun, vibrant Panama, home to the Panama Canal. The isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. This narrow land bridge serves as a migratory corridor for wildlife between the continents and allows a rich biodiversity to flourish in Panama. During your vacation you ll boat on the Panama Canal, meet a native Embera tribe living deep in the jungle, enjoy a bird watching excursion on the Chagres River, and visit a Spanish Colonial fort. You ll see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, stroll sandy beaches, and explore rainforests. Fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City, Panama. Transfer on your own using the airport s taxi service. Enjoy a two-night stay at your Panama City hotel. Rooms are available for check-in after 4:00 p.m. Dinner is on your own. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.
Day 2Panama CityOld Panama, Miraflores Locks : Morning visit to the ruins of Panama Viejo (Old Panama), the first European settlement on the Pacific. Founded by the Spanish in 1519, the city served as a gateway for gold coming from the Inca Empire to Europe. Lunch is on your own. Next, drive along Panama City s Bayfront. Enjoy views of the historic district of Casco Viejo and the city s modern skyline. Panama City is a blend of Miami and Las Vegas with Latin American style. See the spectacular IMAX movie on the Panama Canal. Visit the Canal s Miraflores Locks. See how transiting vessels are pulled by small trains. View the opening and closing of the six-foot thick steel gates. From pre-Columbian times to the present day, Panama has played a prominent role as the major transit route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Then, drive through the City of Knowledge, located on the former site of Fort Clayton, headquarters of United States Army Southern Command. Enjoy dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3GamboaEmbera Village, Fort San Lorenzo : This morning, board a motorized dugout canoe and journey into the heart of Panama's rainforest. Visit an Embera tribal village. Learn about their habitat preservation efforts and how they live in harmony with nature. Shop for Embera handicrafts such as baskets made from palm fiber and carvings of vegetable ivory. Lunch. Then, cross the Bridge of the Atlantic over the Panama Canal. Continue to Fort San Lorenzo National Park. Visit the 16th century fortress built by the Spanish Crown on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic to protect their transatlantic gold trade from pirates. Look for howler monkeys and coatimundis in the park s dense jungle. Then, to your rainforest hotel for a two-night stay. Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4GamboaBird Watching Cruise, Sloth Rescue Center : Enjoy an early morning bird watching cruise on the Chagres River, the only river in the world that empties into two oceans. The Chagres is the source of water used in the Panama Canal and is home to a variety of birds including parrots, whistling ducks, cormorants, and tiger herons. Look for green iguanas, slider turtles, and lizards that walk on the water. Watch for monkeys swinging from tree branches. Next, after a late breakfast, visit a sloth rescue center. Learn about these gentle mammals. Look for colorful butterflies on your visit to a butterfly garden. See rare tropical orchids at an orchid nursery. Lunch is on your own. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy your resort in the heart of the rainforest. Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5Playa BonitaPanama Canal Boat Ride : This morning, enjoy a boat ride through the most scenic portion of the Panama Canal, the lush watershed region. Look for monkeys living on the protected islands. See massive cargo ships navigate through the Panama Canal s artificially created Gatun Lake. Marvel at the huge dredging equipment that keeps the Canal s waterways open and operational. Lunch. Enjoy a short rainforest hike. Next, drive by the outdoor laboratories of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Then cross the Centenario Bridge and over the Panama Canal s Gaillard Cut. Continue to your beach resort for a relaxing two-night stay on the Pacific Coast. Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Playa BonitaPlaya Bonita : Full day at leisure to take advantage of the comforts and amenities of your beach resort, including an onsite spa. Lunch. Enjoy a carefree afternoon. Swim in the large pool or stroll the beach while being caressed by warm ocean breezes. Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Panama CityHandicrafts, Folklore Dancers : Morning at leisure. Lunch. Return to Panama City via the Bridge of the Americas. Drive along the Amador Causeway with spectacular views of the Panama City skyline. Visit a Kuna tribal marketplace. Shop for colorful mola art, inspired by wildlife and geometrical patterns. This evening, enjoy a private Caravan show with traditional Panamanian Folklore Dancers in Polleras. Farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Panama CityPanama City : Your tour ends this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:00 a.m. Caravan provides transfers to Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City, Panama arriving at 5:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. Muchas Gracias!

Meals: Breakfast


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Panama City : Westin Panama
Gamboa : Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Playa Bonita : Westin Playa Bonita Resort
Panama City : InterContinental Miramar Panama

Plus Tax & Fees: Double $259; Triple $252; Single $299

Hold Space Free up to 3 Days

Then, $300 deposit per person. Full payment due 60 days prior to start of tour.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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