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VALID THRU APRIL 2021
ADDITIONAL FEATURE ON TRAVEL IN LUXURY PROGRAM: ALL TRANSFERS AND SIGHTSEEING ARE BY PRIVATE CAR WITH A PRIVATE GUIDE EXCEPT PARTIAL PANAMA CANAL TRANSIT AND THE EMBERA INDIGENOUS VILLAGE BOAT RIDES WHICH ARE ON A SHARED BASIS
Welcome to Panama! Upon arrival at Tocumen International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Panama City for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure to explore and get to know the capital of Panama. Take some time to stroll the Old Town. Sample flavorful Panamanian cuisine in local 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!
After breakfast this morning, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to traverse the Panama Canal! Arrive by motor coach to Gamboa and board your ship, then enter the Panama Canal at the north end of Gaillard Cut, the narrowest section of the Canal. Travel the Cut on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks, next on to Miraflores Lake, and then to the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. The vessel will disembark at Flamenco Marina. (B)
Rise and shine for an early morning pick-up and transfer to Albrook airport to board your flight to Playon Chico. Previously known as “Kuna Yala”, The San Blas Islands beckon! Get ready to enjoy a spectacular beach day today and a tour to nearby islands. Today you will check-in to ecofriendly Yandup Lodge, your home base for the next two nights of this exciting adventure in Panama. (B,L,D)
A day of blissful island and beach fun awaits today! This indigenous territory is made up of more than 365 islands northeast of Panama proper. Come along to visit beautiful beaches and take in the pristine natural beauty. Swim, snorkel, and dive the area’s splendid waters. Taste authentic local recipes and abundant fresh seafood. Rest and relax amid the spectacular flora and fauna just steps from the breathtaking crystal blue sea and white sand beaches. (B,L,D)
Board the 7:00 am flight to Panama City then enjoy breakfast followed by a visit to Miraflores Locks, where interactive exhibits explain the history and workings of the Canal, its rich rain forest and waterways, and for the “grand finale” see ships on their voyage through the famous Panama Canal Locks. Continue on to the “Casco Antiguo”, home of the 17th century Church of the Golden Altar, as well as old world ruins and restorations, and historical sites. (B)
After breakfast, transfer from Panama City to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B)
In the early morning, depart to Chagres National Park where you step into a canoe and glide on to the Embera indigenous village. Discover their history and traditions, see a performance of tribal dances and drums, and savor a traditional lunch. Learn about their relationship with nature, shop handmade crafts, and have a body art experience with traditional “jagua”, a natural dye. Opt to walk up 600 meters for a swim at the waterfall. Later head back to your resort. (B,L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Tocumen International Airport for your international flight home. (B)