Romantic Panama In Considerable Comfort and Style

12 Days from £3870 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
12 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Honeymoon
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving
Luxury

This enticing itinerary explores the wildlife of the Panama Canal Zone’s lush rainforests and visits both Panama’s Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Whether for a honeymoon or merely to explore Panama in comfortable, luxurious surroundings, this tailor-made tour has it all. Spend a morning exploring Gatun Lake then return to Panama City and relax in the extremely comfortable surroundings of the Bristol Hotel, regularly voted one of the Top 10 hotels in Latin America. The tempo then changes and barefoot luxury is the name of the game with a four night stay at El Otro Lado on Panama’s warm Caribbean coast. Swim in the infinity pool or off one of the region’s inviting Caribbean beaches and feast on delicious a la carte seafood. Explore historic Portobello then take the Panama Canal Railway back to Panama City. Your final few nights are spent relaxing at the delightful JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort on the Pacific coast with all its many facilities for a real luxury beach-and- sun ending to a great trip.

Itinerary

Price from £3870 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Fly to Panama

Arrive Panama City, capital of Panama in the early evening. Met and transfer to your hotel.

Staying at Bristol Hotel. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Panama Canal

Board an expedition boat and explore Gatun Lake, passing by gigantic cargo ships transiting the Panama Canal. Along the way spot green iguana, three-toed sloth, caiman, osprey, snail kite and keel-billed toucan, and look out for white-faced capuchin, mantled howler monkey, Central American spider monkey, and Geoffroy’s tamarin.

Staying at Bristol Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 3 - Soberania National Park

After breakfast pick up from the hotel and transfer to Soberania National Park in the Panama Canal watershed. The 55,000-acres of tropical rainforest boast 525 species of birds including the black hawk-eagle and a great array of North American migrants, 105 species of mammals including tamandua, two and three-toed sloth, four species of monkeys, and 59 endemic plant species in four life zones. Enjoy spectacular views of Soberania’s vastness and canopy bird species from a 32-metre observation tower at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, hike the trails and explore the famous Pipeline Road.

Staying at Bristol Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 4 - Caribbean Coast

After breakfast transfer 2.5 hours to the northern coastal town of Miramar on the Caribbean coast,

Travel 45 minutes by boat to the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure.

Perhaps relax in a hammock on the terrace of your private cabana, swim directly from your terrace in the warm, inviting Caribbean sea, or relax around the lodge’s pool.

Staying at Coral Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Colon Province

A day to enjoy the activities arranged by the lodge. These include guided kayak excursions, guided snorkelling, and guided forest treks. A visit to the San Blas Islands can be arranged at additional cost, and introductory and diving packages are also available.

Staying at Coral Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Colon Province

A day to relax or enjoy the activities arranged by the lodge.

Staying at Coral Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Colon Province

A final day to relax or enjoy the activities arranged by the lodge.

Staying at Coral Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Pacific Coast

Return by boat to Miramar and drive to the quaint town of Portobelo which is steeped in history. It was the site of many sea and land battles between the Spanish colonials and the pirates and corsairs raiding the Spanish Main. Explore the fortifications built by the Spaniards to protect their treasures and visit the Church of San Felipe, the sanctuary of the Black Christ.

Later in the afternoon, board the Panama Canal Railway train back to Panama City. This one-hour train journey will allow you to traverse the picturesque trans-isthmian route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The line flanks the Panama Canal passing through lush rainforests, cruising alongside the Canal’s locks, through the historic Gaillard Cut and gliding over slender causeways in Gatun Lake.

Arriving in the early evening, transfer 75 miles southwestwards to Buenaventura on the Pacific coast.

Staying at JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 9 - Buenaventura

A day to relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities. Perhaps relax by one of the many pools, enjoy a variety of watersports, or arrange some off-site activities such as surfing and zip-lining.

Staying at Overnight: JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.

Day 10 - Buenaventura

Another day to enjoy the resort’s facilities.

Staying at Overnight: JW Marriott Panama Golf and Beach Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Buenaventura

After a final morning to relax transfer to Tocumen International Airport for the flight out.

Staying at On flight. Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 12 - Arrive London

Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London and certain regional airports to Panama City on KLM via Amsterdam, on Iberia via Madrid, or via the USA on Delta, American or United.

Best visited:
December to April

Area Specialist

John Melton
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Whilst staying at Coral Lodge arrange a full day excursion to the San Blas Islands.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Panama is a lovely country and still relatively unspoilt. It was a fascinating and enjoyable experience. We had a wonderful holiday overall; thank you for organising it.

Mrs L C - Devon

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Bristol Panama Hotel: 8.980758, -79.525054
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort: 8.339915, -80.171785
El Otro Lado: 9.560560, -79.666763