Panama the Canal and Beyond Playa Bonita Beach Stay

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It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Bonita but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... the aroma of coffee in the air in Boquete, as you discover the secrets of the area's award-winning blend. And learning how to ...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • City tour of Panama City
    • Visit Panama Viejo, the historic district ofCasco Antiguo in Panama City, Gamboa Rainforest, Chagres National Park, a thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta Valley and a coffee plantation in the Chiriqui Highlands
    • Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal
    • View the basilica in Nata and the Pacific Coast

What's this trip about?

    It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Bonita but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest.You'll enjoy Insider moments like... the aroma of coffee in the air in Boquete, as you discover the secrets of the area's award-winning blend. And learning how to make Patacones, or fried plantains, with the villagers of Gamboa Rainforest.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeGroup - max of 26 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityPanama City
End CityPanama City

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • United States
  • Central America
  • Panama
  • South America
  • Chile

Attractions

  • Boquete
  • Gamboa Rainforest
  • Panama City
  • Santiago

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • Short Cruise
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
    • VIP entry to many sights
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • 7 nights First Class accommodation
    • A Trafalgar bonus - Intra-Air Flights: Panama City to David including porter service at airport
    • Umbrellas and ponchosprovided for your use

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Day 1 ARRIVE PANAMA CITY (2 NIGHTS)

Bienvenidos a Panama, Central America's most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants...

Day 2 PANAMA CANAL CRUISE AND FREE TIME

Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama's premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder o...

Day 3 PANAMA CITY SIGHTSEEING – GAMBOA RAINFOREST (2 NIGHTS)

Discover Panama City's role long before the Canal put it on the map. Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan. Next, stop at a local fish market on the way to wander the quaint streets of Casco A...

Day 4 GAMBOA RAINFOREST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arriving at the village of Embera' Drua, you are met with a...

Day 5 GAMBOA RAINFOREST – DAVID – CERRO PUNTA – BOQUETE (2 NIGHTS)

Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcan Baru, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm ...

Day 6 BOQUETE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee in Panama is making a grand entrance on the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estate-grown varietals. Learn about the coffee-making process with a Local Specialist and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indi...

Day 7 BOQUETE – SANTIAGO – NATA – PLAYA BLANCA

Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. On to Aguadulce and Nata in Cocle Province, the heart of Panama's sugar cane industry. In Nata, view th...

Day 8 PLAYA BLANCA - PLAYA BONITA FREE TIME

Arrive in Playa Bonita in the morning and spend the rest of the day at one of the seven sandy beaches in beautiful Playa Bonita.  Full Breakfast Hotel Westin Playa Bonita

Day 9 PLAYA BONITA FREE TIME

The day is yours to further relax at the beach, head into nearby village or choose from numerous options to continue your Panama adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel or swim in the warm gentle waves.   Full Breakfast

Day 10 PLAYA BONITA - PANAMA CITY

A transfer is provided to Panama City International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach; you can reserve extra night accommodation if you wish to extend your stay. Full Breakfast

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Price per day$299
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners
Age Requirements
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