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The Complete Panama Canal

Alexander + Roberts
4.8 . Excellent
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  • Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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    From: $ 3,499 $ 389 / day
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    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
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    Itinerary

    : Day 1 - Welcome to Panama City

    On arrival in Panama City, you’ll be greeted and escorted to the 5-star Central Hotel.

    : Day 2 - History of the Canal

    Marvel at the ships entering the Canal at the Miraflores Locks and delve into its history during a talk with the Panama Canal Authority. Visit the only American Cemetery in Latin America, learn about US military history at historic island bunkers in the Causeway, and visit the Canal Administration Building which opened in 1914. At the BioDiversity Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, you’ll learn how Panama’s vital role as a land bridge between North and South America has impacted biodiversity and human life on both Continents. Tonight we’ll gather for a Welcome Dinner with wine. Meals B+L+D

    : Day 3 - Through the Canal

    Journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic on a full Canal transit, joining the huge ships that rely on this vital passage. You’ll enter the Miraflores Locks and traverse the Gaillard Cut. Arriving in the Caribbean port of Colon, transfer to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and check in to your riverview balcony guestroom. Meals B+L+D

    : Day 4 - Guided Gatun Lake Nature Expedition

    Naturalist guided exploration of the islands in Gatun Lake offers a chance to learn about the tropical flora and to observe native species like sloths, caimans, and monkeys. At Gamboa’s ecological exhibits and rescue center, you’ll see and learn about additional rainforest creatures including butterflies and tropical frogs. The rest of this afternoon is free so you can enjoy the tropical setting and amenities of our resort. Meals B

    : Day 5 - Through the Forest to an Emberá Village

    Travel to the edge of Lake Alajuela where Emberá villagers will meet you with their dugout canoes. Traveling silently into the virgin rainforest offers a chance to spot herons, egrets, and ospreys. With luck and sharp eyes, you might also see toucans, otters and sloths. Deep in the pristine forest, you’ll spend time with the Emberá in their village - learning about their daily life, tribal history and enduring traditions from their shamanic rites to dance and music. After lunch with the villagers, you can join a tribal elder for a nature walk to learn about their medicinal use of indigenous plants. This evening, enjoy dinner and wine at the Chagres River View Restaurant. Meals B+L+D

    : Day 6 - Panama Railroad + Portobelo + Our Pacific Resort

    Journey across the isthmus aboard the Panama Railroad, built in 1855 for fortune seekers during the Gold Rush. From atop the Canal Expansion Center, you’ll see the newly-expanded canal built to accommodate massive ships up to 1,400 feet long and 180 feet wide! Then explore Portobelo #WHS#, rich with history and the ruins of Colonial forts. Enjoy lunch accompanied by wine and Afro-Caribbean dance before checking in to your Pacific-view room at the Westin Playa Bonita Resort. Meals B+L

    : Day 7 - Ancient History and Daily Life in Panama City

    This mornings walking tour in Casco Antiguo #WHS# takes you along cobblestone streets graced by fine Colonial architecture. Stop to sample ceviche and local beer at the fish market and then join city residents on the modern subway to visit El Carmen Church. Then end your sightseeing with the archaeological ruins at Panama Viejo#WHS#. Founded in 1519, this was the earliest settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. After lunch at Mercao, we’ll take you back to the Westin so you can enjoy this Pacific resort. Meals B+L

    : Day 8 - In the Countryside

    Ascend into the lofty hills of Altos de Campana National Park for views of the Canal Basin. Home to a variety of exotic birds like the orange-bellied trogon and white-tailed hawk, it’s a great place for birdwatchers. Then visit an orchid farm and have lunch in a typical countryside restaurant known for its fine farm-to-table Panamanian dishes. Tonight, enjoy our Farewell Dinner with wine at the Westin. Meals B+L+D

    : Day 9 - Adios, Playa Bonita

    We’ll take you to the airport today. Meals B

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    The Complete Panama Canal

    Review of The Complete Panama Canal

    5.0
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    Value5.0
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    We loved the Panama Canal transit as well as visiting the Miraflores and Aguas Claras Locks

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    5.0
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    I enjoyed The viewpoint and knowledge about Panama.

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    5.0
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    It was a really great trip. We enjoyed the boat ride on the canal from one ocean to the other ocean. Then taking the train ride back along side of the canal gave us a different view of the canal and of Panama.
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    4.0
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    The ease with which we traveled. All the details were taken care of. We were met at the airport, at the hotel and wherever we needed to go with prompt, courteous drivers who became our new friends.
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    4.0
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    Panama Canal, visit to indigenous village were highlights!

    Review of The Complete Panama Canal

    5.0
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    Value5.0
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    I had a wonderful time in Panama. It was an amazing and educational trip. Learned about the history of the canal and I got to see how the canal locks work. The Journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic to see how the ships enter the Locks was very interesting. I got to see the sunrise in the Pacific and the sunset in the Atlantic not sure where else in the world you can see this. I learned about the flora and native species in the rain-forest that we visited. Got to see flowers, monkeys, sloths and beautiful butterflies. The food and the accommodations were excellent. I recommend this tour to solo travelers like myself. It was very safe.
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