Description

PANAMA CITY is a beautiful, colorful and vibrant place. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila, a Spanish Governor, who made it the Capital of the Republic of Panama. It is considered one of the most important cities in the Americas.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the treasures of Panama with a look at its namesake canal and beyond to bustling Panama City, the Gamboa rainforest, and Pacific Coast beautiful beaches
  • Explore the modern metropolis of Panama City from its colonial old center to its modern restaurants and cafés
  • Witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks of the famed Panama Canal
  • Take in the natural beauty of Gamboa Rainforest via Aerial Tram
  • Enjoy days at leisure at the spectacular Westin Playa Bonita Beach Resort and its surrounding areas
  • Rest, relax, and bask blissfully on Playa Bonita just steps from the resort’s pool
  • Take time to delve into the rainforest and the Emberá Indian Village on diverse optional tours


Itinerary

Day 1 - WELCOME TO PANAMA

Transfer from the International Airport to your hotel in Panama City. The rest of the day is yours to delve into Panama City at your leisure. Take some time to stroll the Old Town of Panama City. Savor flavorful local cuisine in Panama City’s restaurants. Sit for a spell and take-in the ambiance at an open air café or enjoy some live music at one of the many bars. The options abound!

Day 2 - PANAMA CITY: HALF DAY CITY TOUR

After breakfast, your half day tour takes you to the most interesting places in the city. You will see the Casco Antiguo, the oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673, a UNESCO world heritage site. Stroll through Plaza de Francia (French Plaza) near the bayside, and see various monuments in recognition of the French effort to build a canal in Panama. Then we head to the Miraflores Locks/Panama Canal: Here you will witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks. (B)

Day 3 - GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT

After breakfast, transfer from Panama City to Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 4 - GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT I AERIAL TRAM

After breakfast, experience the verdant Gamboa Rainforest via Aerial Tram. Take a 20 minute ride through the rainforest and learn about the flora and fauna of this tropical paradise. Once atop of the hill, get to the 10- level spiral ramp observation tower. From here you have breathtaking views of the Chagres River, part of the Panama Canal, the Emberá Indian Village, and the Town of Gamboa surrounded by abundant vegetation and sky that frames the majestic landscape. (B)

Day 5 - WESTIN PLAYA BONITA

Transfer from Gamboa Rainforest Resort to Westin Playa Bonita. Enjoy days at leisure at this spectacular resort and its surrounding areas. Bask in the sun along Playa Bonita, just steps from the resort’s pool area. This private beach for hotel guests features lounge chairs, beach cabanas, and more. Exciting on property activities abound as well as optional excursions to further explore Miraflores Locks, the Emberá Indian Village or Gamboa rainforest. (B)

Day 6 - WESTIN PLAYA BONITA

Transfer from Gamboa Rainforest Resort to Westin Playa Bonita. Enjoy days at leisure at this spectacular resort and its surrounding areas. Bask in the sun along Playa Bonita, just steps from the resort’s pool area. This private beach for hotel guests features lounge chairs, beach cabanas, and more. Exciting on property activities abound as well as optional excursions to further explore Miraflores Locks, the Emberá Indian Village or Gamboa rainforest. (B)

Day 7 - WESTIN PLAYA BONITA

Transfer from Gamboa Rainforest Resort to Westin Playa Bonita. Enjoy days at leisure at this spectacular resort and its surrounding areas. Bask in the sun along Playa Bonita, just steps from the resort’s pool area. This private beach for hotel guests features lounge chairs, beach cabanas, and more. Exciting on property activities abound as well as optional excursions to further explore Miraflores Locks, the Emberá Indian Village or Gamboa rainforest. (B)

Day 8 - WESTIN PLAYA BONITA TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to Panama City to board your flight back home. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • All transfers, touring and sightseeing via shared services with English speaking guides
  • Half day Panama City Tour
  • Visit Gamboa Rainforest via Aerial Tram
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Panama

Crowne Plaza Panama| hotels in Panama Panama

Crowne Plaza Panama

2 Nights / Style
As you walk into the marble-floored lobby with grand columns and modern furnishings, you'll be greeted by the warm, welc...

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OR

InterContinental Miramar| hotels in Panama Panama

InterContinental Miramar

2 Nights / Luxury
Look over the Pacific Ocean, Panama Bay and the financial district from the luxurious Hotel in Panama City. Boasting spa...

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Gamboa

Gamboa Rainforest Resort| hotels in Gamboa Panama

Gamboa Rainforest Resort

2 Nights / Luxury
Deep in the heart of the Panamanian rainforest lies the completely unique Gamboa Rainforest Resort. This magnificent fiv...

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Pacific Coast

Westin Playa Bonita| hotels in Pacific Coast Panama

Westin Playa Bonita

3 Nights / Luxury
You’ll find plenty of opportunity to relax while staying productive. Vacationers will delight in our three infinity-ed...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods.
    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Local departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

HOTELS/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU APRIL 2019

Travel in Style

Double Single
$1019 $1949

Travel in Luxury

Double Single
$1169 $2259

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