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Islands, Indians & Jungles

Panama City - Bocas del Toro - Gamboa - Boquete - Playa Blanca - Santiago - Bambito (18 days / 17 nts)  From $N/A

Portobelo

Day 1: Arrive in Panama 
Arrival at Tocumen International Airport, where you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. Overnight

(Included meals : N / A)

Day 2: City and Canal - Old Panama
Today, we will visit the beautiful City of Panama, which we will divide in three parts: The ruins of ´Old Panama , the Casco Antiguo´ (Old Quarters) and the modern City.

We will visit the ruins and the museum in the “Casco Antiguo”; we will walk through its narrow streets, visiting the plazas and churches, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the French Plaza and the Bóvedas (prison chambers) Walkway among others. Panoramic tour of the modern city. Free time for lunch (on own).

We will continue towards the Miraflores Locks, where we will enjoy a short movie presentation at the Visitor’s Center, fauna exhibitions and flora of the area, a small museum of the Canal’s history and its watershed. You will also be able to pilot a ship transiting the waterway from a simulator control booth. Return to the hotel. Evening is at your leisure. Overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 3: Portobelo and Isla Grande
Today we will head for Isla Grande in the Caribbean. En route we will visit Portobelo, contemplate its beautiful landscape and learn some of its history, visit to the museum and the Church of the Black Christ. We will continue towards La Guaira, from which we will embark for Isla Grande, aboard motorized canoes. Arrival and accommodations. The remainder of the afternoon will be free to walk the small town of fishermen. Overnight at Isla Grande.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 4: Isla Grande - Drake Is.
Depart aboard a boat for a trip through the swamps until we arrive at Isla Mamey or Drake Island for a splendid morning of sun and beach. Return to the hotel for lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach or the pool of the hotel.  Overnight at Isla Grande.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Isla Grande - Gamboa 
Today we continue with our tour and head back to the mainland and head towards Gamboa. En route to Gamboa, we will pass by Maddem Dam, which forms part of the Canal and Camino de Cruces, place of transit of goods from the Pacific to the Atlantic during the Spanish colonial period. Arrive at the small town of Gamboa and the Rainforest Resort. Accommodations in one of the historical villas. In the afternoon, we will take a boat ride of the area. Overnight at Gamboa.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 6: Indigenous Community Embera Drua
Departure for the indigenous community located on the banks of the Chagres River within the Chagres National Park. Upon arrival at the pier, the natives will be awaiting for us to transport us on canoes up river to their community. Visit with the community, native dances and information of their history and way of life. Lunch with the natives and optional take a refreshing swim in the river. Return to Gamboa. Evening is at leisure.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7: The Valley in the Crater of a Volcano
Depart for El Valle de Anton, some two hours from Gamboa. En route to El Valle, we will make a stop to purchase local foods. The guide will also be explaining the history of El Valle and its privileged location.

Arrival at El Valle and accommodations. Later, we will leave for the Sunday Market, where you will see the crafts, plants and fruits of the region. Visit El Nispero zoo and the Square Trees. Evening is at leisure. 

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 8: The Valley in the Crater of a Volcano - Santiago
Visit the thermal pools, the El Macho Waterfall and the petroglyphs. Departure from the hotel and continue the trip towards Natá in Coclé Province, the El Caño Archaeological Park. Continue to Santiago. Arrival and accommodation.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 9: Santiago - Boquete
Breakfast at the hotel and continue the trip towards Chiriqui Province. Arrival at Boquete. Accommodation. Boquete is a beautiful town surrounded by coffee plantations and flower gardens, besides it an active town, since many of its residents have chosen it as a place to retire. Outing in the town of Boquete. Overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 10: Boquete
Breakfast in the hotel and tour of “My Garden is your Garden.” Tour of coffee plantations. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 11: Boquete - Volcano - Bambito 
Depart towards Sitio Barriles on the outskirts of Volcano Barú. Thematic Park that will take you to an encounter with the past. Accommodations at Bambito.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 12: Bambito - Bocas del Toro 
Crossing of a mountain range of our way to Bocas del Toro. This trip is a beautiful one, passing by mountains and breathtaking landscapes. We will pass by Fortuna, one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the country.

After this journey, they will arrive at Almirante, a small town that lived off the banana plantations for years; presently, it is in total abandonment due to the closure of the industry. Here we will embark towards Colon Island in Bocas del Toro.

You will arrive at Bocas del Toro after a 40-minute boat ride. Arrival at Bocas del Toro and accommodations. The remainder of the day is free.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 13: Bocas del Toro
Departure to the dock, all day tour to either Cayo Coral, Boca de Dagro or the Bay of Dolphins, depending on the weather. Return to Isla Colon, in the afternoon. Evening is at leisure.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 14: Bocas del Toro
Aquatic tour of Bastimentos Marine Park. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

(Included meals : Breakfast)

Day 15: Bocas del Toro - David - Playa Blanca
Breakfast and depart for David. Tour of the city. Time for lunch. Continue trip towards Playa Blanca. Arrival at Playa Blanca and accommodations at the hotel,

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 16 - 17: Beach Blanca
Days at leisure to enjoy two days of sun and beach

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18: Playa Blanca - Fly out from Panama
Depending on your departure time, our representative will meet you at the hotel, and transfer you to International Airport or continue with some of our programs or “small escapades.”.

(Included meals : Breakfast)