9 Day Customized Vacation to Panama

Central America > Panama

Panama’s territory twists in an S-curve for 480 miles, linking Costa Rica to Colombia. To the north, lies the warm Caribbean Sea. On its southern side, the sunny Pacific. Down its length, the misty peaks of the Cordillera Central slope to lush coastal plains. Woodlands cover approximately 30% of the mainland, with 1,500 islands sparkling offshore.

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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN PANAMA CITY

• Arrive at the international airport in Panama City, Panama (PTY). Flight arrangements made independently.
• Upon arrival, airport reception outside the customs / immigration area.
• Private transportation to Panama City’s historic Casco Viejo district to the American Trade Hotel. Transportation time is approximately 30 minutes.
• Check in for a three-night stay at American Trade Hotel (one double-occupancy Super Cuarto).
• Evening at leisure in Panama City

Overnight American Trade Hotel

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Day 2: PANAMA CITY

• Breakfast at American Trade Hotel
• Morning departure for a group-basis tour to the Panama Canal, where you will board a ship that will take you through part of the canal. During this five to seven- hour tour (depending on waiting time at the locks) you will first pass through part of Lake Gatún, through the Gaillard or Culebra Cut, underneath the majestic Centennial Bridge, and through the continental divide to the Pedro Miguel Lock. As you approach Flamenco Island, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas. Lunch will be served aboard the ship. Departure time to be determined locally.
• Evening at leisure in Panama City

Overnight American Trade Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

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Day 3: PANAMA CITY

• Breakfast at American Trade Hotel
• Depart for a guided tour of Panama City’s historic Old Quarter or Casco Viejo, which dates to the 1600s. This neighborhood, undergoing an era of restoration, is known for its historic churches, plazas, and mansions. Visit the French Plaza, the Las Bovedas dungeon, Plaza Bolivar, the Parque Central, and noteworthy churches. The Panama Canal Museum is also located here. The Casco Viejo is an excellent place to shop for handcrafts.
• Continue on to a privately guided tour of the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal. Here you will witness the raising or lowering of a ship as it passes through this impressive engineering feat completed in 1914. The Miraflores Visitors Center also contains a Canal Museum, which holds information on its history from the first construction efforts by the French, to its new expansion completed in 2016.
• Evening at leisure in Panama City

Overnight American Trade Hotel (Breakfast)

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Day 4: PANAMA CITY TO COSTAL CHIRIQUI

• Breakfast at American Trade Hotel
• Departure by private transport to the airport. This transfer takes approximately 20 minutes.
• Fly from Albrook (PAC) to David (DAV). Flight arrangements to be confirmed.
• Upon arrival, airport reception outside the luggage claim area and private resort transfer to Isla Palenque. Your transfer will consist of a one-hour drive to the port in Boca Chica and a 15-minutes boat ride to the island.
• Check in for a five-night stay at Isla Palenque (one double-occupancy beach front Casita). Isla Palenque is located in the Gulf of Chiriquí, close to Boca Chica in Panamá. Rooms offer views of the sea or the pool area, private bathrooms with a hairdryer and free toiletries, safety deposit box, linen and a fan. The concierge will provide you with iPad and there is free Wi-Fi access available in this resort. Isla Palenque full board program includes group-basis guided touring and three meals daily. Lodge amenities: seven beaches, kayaks, paddle board, fishing gear, nature trails, and secluded spots to practice yoga. Eden, the on-site restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner services.

Overnight Isla Palenque (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 5: COSTAL CHIRIQUI

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort and its amenities. Your stay includes all meals, non- alcoholic drinks, guided island tours, and use of kayaks, paddle boards, and fishing gear. Ocean excursions are available for an extra cost.

Overnight Isla Palenque (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 6: COSTAL CHIRIQUI

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort and its amenities. Your stay includes all meals, non- alcoholic drinks, guided island tours, and use of kayaks, paddle boards, and fishing gear. Ocean excursions are available for an extra cost.

Overnight Isla Palenque (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 7: COSTAL CHIRIQUI

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort and its amenities. Your stay includes all meals, non- alcoholic drinks, guided island tours, and use of kayaks, paddle boards, and fishing gear. Ocean excursions are available for an extra cost.

Overnight Isla Palenque (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 8: COSTAL CHIRIQUI

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort and its amenities. Your stay includes all meals, non- alcoholic drinks, guided island tours, and use of kayaks, paddle boards, and fishing gear. Ocean excursions are available for an extra cost.

Overnight Isla Palenque (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 9: INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

• Departure by private lodge transfer to the airport for your flight to Albrook. Your transfer will consist of a 15-minute boat ride to the port at Boca Chica and a one- hour drive to the airport.
• Fly from David (DAV) to Albrook (PAC). Flight arrangements to be confirmed. Upon arrival, airport reception outside the luggage claim area.
• Private transfer to the Tocumen International Airport (PTY) for your international departure. Transfer takes approximately 30 minutes.

(Breakfast)

Accommodations

AMERICAN TRADE HOTEL

American Trade Hotel…

ISLA PALENQUE

is located in the Gulf of Chiriquí, close to Boca Chica in Panamá. Rooms offer views of the sea or the pool area, private bathrooms with a hairdryer and free toiletries, safety deposit box, linen and a fan. The concierge will provide you with iPad and there is free Wi-Fi access available in this resort. Isla Palenque full board program includes group-basis guided touring and three meals daily. Lodge amenities: seven beaches, kayaks, paddle board, fishing gear, nature
trails, and secluded spots to practice yoga. Eden, the on-site restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner services.

  • Land transportation as mentioned
  • Airport services as mentioned
  • Hotels as mentioned
  • Guided touring as mentioned
  • Meals as mentioned
  • 24/7 English-language travel support
  • Travel insurance, which is strongly recommended Optional excursions, tours and activities Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks and other beverages unless otherwise noted above
  • Meals not noted in the itinerary, or meals for which only reservations have been made Early check-in, late check-out, and day use charges not noted above
  • Personal expenses, services, or purchases (e.g. laundry, spa services, and telephone calls)
  • Airfare and related taxes and fees

Pricing starts at:

$3,417

Pricing
FOR 2 PEOPLE

$3,640

per person

Pricing
FOR 4 PEOPLE

$3,417

per person