DISCOVER PANAMA tour

7 Day/6 Night Itinerary

This tour features the Panama Canal, Colonial Portobelo, and the San Blas Archipelago, Kuna Lodge.

Day 1 Welcome To Panama
Country Inn Suites Panama

Arrival at Panama International Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Panama City. Overnight at the Country Inn Amador with a spectacular view of the entrance of to the Panama Canal and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is located near the entrance of the Panama Canal, close to numerous business and leisure attractions including Frank Gerhys's Biodiversity Museum, the Smithsonian Tropical Research exhibition center, Albrook Shopping Mall, Metropolitan National Park and City of Knowledge. It is a short drive from Tocumen International Airport and only a few minutes from the Marcos A. Gelabert Domestic Airport, the Panama Canal Railway, Pier and Panama's national bus terminal. (There are many hotel options available.)

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Day 2 Full Day City and Canal Tour
After breakfast our expert Guide will meet you for a City Tour. We will head toward Panama Viejo the first and one of the most important cities on the Pacific Ocean. Founded in 1519 it was destroyed in 1671 by Pirate Henry Morgan. We will then visit the modern Panama with its financial district, which is considered one of Latin America’s most modern cities. Our next stop will be Casco Antiguo or Colonial Panama The architecture of this area is exquisite including French, Italian and Spanish styles. Lunch at the exclusive Manolo Caracol- if you like seafood there is no better place. The last stop will be at the Miraflores Locks to witness the workings of the Panama Canal and visit the Administration Building and the old Canal Zone. Return to Hotel Country Inn (or other) in the afternoon. (B/L)

Day 3 Portobelo via Train
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Early pick up at your Hotel and transfer to the Train Station. You will board the transcontinental train in Balboa on the Pacific Ocean trough the route of the Canal until we reach Gatun in the Atlantic Ocean. Our driver and guide will wait for us there to take us to Portobelo, Colon. During the 17th and 19thcenturies, the Port of Portobelo served as a Spanish Fortress and Caribbean terminal. Products such as species, gold and silver coming from Peru and other Spanish Colonies passed through to the pacific side to await ships to transport them to Spain. Portobelo was the victim of various pirate attacks, the best known being the attack by Henry Morgan. The small island of Drake, where his remains are located, is another attraction. We will visit all the ruins of the colonial port, the customhouse where the treasures and gold were stored and the Portobelo church, where the famous Black Christ statue rests. Return to the Panama by bus to your hotel. (B/L)

kina lodge cabins
Day 4 San Blas via air
Early morning departure for a 20-minute flight to El Porvenir airstrip on Panama's Atlantic Coast. Transfer by motorised dugout canoe to the Kuna Eco-Lodge, part of the Kuna community. A secluded and tranquil spot, Sapibenega the Kuna Lodge is a small resort located in one of the 365 wonderful islands that form up the archipelago of Kuna Yala, known worldwide as the San Blas region. Cabins are equipped with private bathroom, wooden floor, WC composting toilettes, outside fresh water showers, solar panels, ceiling fan and balconies with hammocks to enjoy the spectacular landscapes. It has two bars & restaurant and a large outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a romantic dinner while tasting meals of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Kuna Yala is known worldwide as the Land of Molas. Molas are part of the clothes worn by Kuna women. They are handmade in different colors, from two up to three cloth layer with different designs such as traditional geometric shapes, animals and flowers, etc. Mola is one of the most beautiful Indian clothes around the world, and you can find it at Sapibenega! Tour Grass Island and relax at one of the numerous beautiful beaches. Lunch and dinner of delicious San Blas seafood. (B/L/D)
kuna lodge cabin san blas


Day 5 San Blas
Rent (or bring your own) snorkelling gear and explore the beautiful reefs. You can also tour a neighbouring island and swim in the crystal clear waters. Relax in the white sandy beaches or in a hammock while enjoying the San Blas Islands. Sapibenega was called the Finest retreat in Kuna Yala in the Lonely Planet tourists guide of Panama, and it has being written about in many publications. You may visit the surrounding islands and home to the Kuna Indian whose culture, traditions and beautiful beaches remain virtually untouched. (B/L/D)
kuna indian crabs


Day 6 Panama City
Early morning returns to San Blas for flight back to Panama City. Free afternoon for relaxing and shopping. Show and folkloric dinner at Tinajas Restaurant. Overnight Hotel in the city. (B/D)
Las Tinajas Restaurant

Day 7 Depart Panama
Transfer to the International Airport approximately two hours before your flight's scheduled departure time (No meals.)




NOTES:
1. This program can be operated year-round with a minimum of 2 persons. Call or email for more details and pricing during your travel dates.
2. We can provide a "Land Only" package, starting and ending in Panama City, or provide air from your home city.

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