Panama At Its Very Best

10 Days from £3253 per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote
10 Days
Group Tour
Birding
Culture and Archaeology

Panama, with its indigenous tribes, white sand islands, coral reefs, rainforests, cloud forests and national parks teeming with wildlife, is an extremely diverse natural history destination. In addition, there is the natural and historic legacy of the world famous canal. This escorted group itinerary reflects this diversity and encompasses all of the elements which make Panama so special – the very best of Panama.

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Itinerary

Price from £3253 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Depart London and fly via Paris or Amsterdam to Panama. Arrive Panama City and transfer to hotel.

Staying at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Gatun Lake

Board an expedition boat, and explore Gatun Lake. Wildlife to be seen might include green iguana, three-toed sloth, osprey, keel-billed toucan, white-faced capuchin and mantled howler monkey. After returning to dry land board a 250 passenger ferry for the Partial Canal Transit. Return to hotel in the late afternoon.

Staying at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Chiriqui Highlands

After breakfast transfer across the isthmus to the Gatun River near Colon and visit an Embera indigenous village on the shores of the river. After a traditional Embera lunch head to the Agua Clara Locks of the Panama Canal.

Return to Panama City and Albrook domestic airport, fly to David, and transfer to the western side of the Baru Volcano in the Chiriqui Highlands.

Staying at Casa Grande Bambito. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - Chiriqui Highlands

Explore Finca Ceriana, a privately protected area for the conservation of flora and fauna in the region. Walk the trails, looking out for some of the 180+ bird species that live in the surrounding forest, and climb a canopy tower. After lunch visit a small sugar cane mill then return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Staying at Casa Grande Bambito. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Gulf of Chiriqui

In the morning enjoy a tour of Janson's Coffee estate. Learn about the planting, harvesting, processing, roasting and packaging of the world class coffee Del Fino and Geisha grown at the coffee farm.

Then transfer to the eastern side of Baru Volcano for lunch in the mountain town of Boquete.

In the afternoon soar through the cloud forest on a canopy zipline tour with fourteen different canopy platforms. Then descend to Boca Chica and head out by boat through the Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriqui, a 36,000 acre marine park encompassing two dozen islands, their surrounding open waters, and estuaries. Home for the next two nights is on one of the larger islands at the edge of the park, Boca Brava.

In the late afternoon take a first did in the warm waters of the Pacific or enjoy the calm bay by kayak during sunset hours.

Staying at Cala Mia Boutique Hotel. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Gulf of Chiriqui

In the morning explore a neighbouring island, snorkel and relax on the beach. After a picnic lunch enjoy a guided nature hike on Boca Brava Island.

Staying at Cala Maria Boutique Hotel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Panama City

In the morning relax on the private beach, or in the pool, make use of the complimentary kayaks, or arrange optional activities such as horse riding, birding, or spa treatments.

In the afternoon transfer to David and fly back to Panama City. Before heading to the hotel enjoy a historical sunset walking tour through Casco Viejo, UNESCO World Heritage Site with its colonial landmarks and charming cobblestone streets.

Staying at Bristol Panama. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Panama City

The morning begins with a scenic bike ride along Amador Causeway, a 6 km long coastal way that connects 4 islands to the Amador neighbourhood - Naos Island, Culebra Island, Perico Island, and Flamenco Island at the end. En route stop for a tour of the Biodiversity Museum, designed by the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

After lunch continue the tour by van through the former Canal Zone, take a short ride on the Panama A subway line, and visit a local artist. In the evening enjoy a folkloric dinner show.

Staying at Bristol Panama. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Panama City

Transfer to Tocumen airport for your international flight.

Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Arrive London

Arrive Paris or Amsterdam and connect with onward flight to London.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Panama City on Air France or KLM via Paris or Amsterdam.

Area Specialist

John Melton
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For us this was a naturalist tour and covered everything, birds, insects, reptiles, mammals, plants and fungi…Panama is a wonderful country and we would recommend it to anyone with a love of nature.

Mrs S P - Kent

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