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Panama City - Azuero Peninsula (8 days / 7 nts)  From $3447

Panama city

Day 1: Arrival to Panama
At the appropriate time our representative will meet and assist you at the Tocumen International Airport. Then you will be transferred to Miramar Intercontinental, check in and overnight.

(Included meals: N / A)

Day 2: Panama City Tour
During the half-day morning tour you will visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower, visit the Old Panama Museum and then continue to Casco Viejo (the old city compound), which dates from the late 1600's. A bilingual guide will describe the events in history leading up to the eventual movement of the capital city to its present location. Casco Viejo is home to monuments to Ferdinand de Lesseps and other Frenchmen instrumental in the ill-fated attempt of the French to construct a canal through Panama.

The full day tour continues with a visit to the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal where large ships can be seen transiting the canal. Enjoy a presentation by the Panama Canal Authority on the history of the Panama Canal and marvel at the workings of this feat of human engineering. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. The tour then continues to the Panama Canal area, including the town of Balboa, formerly part of the Panama Canal Zone. You will stop at the folk art market at the old YMCA building. Late afternoon you will return to your hotel in Panama City.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Panama City
Today you will have a free day to enjoy at your leisure. You may explore the city, go shopping or just relax by the pool. Optional tours are available upon request to the rainforest, Portobello, El Valle, Isla Grande and many more. Also today you will receive a special basket with an assortment of cheeses, fruits and wine. Overnight at Miramar Intercontinental

(Included meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Azuero Peninsula
Early in the morning after breakfast you will have a surface transfer or flight to the Azuero Peninsula. This diverse region of the country is made up of three culturally rich provinces: Herrera, Los Santos and Veraguas.

The Pacific Ocean is located to the west and the Gulf of Panama to the east of the peninsula. Azuero is known as the folkloric center of Panama, the traditional clothing, such as the beautiful pollera, and handicrafts, such as ceramics based on pre-Colombian designs, originated and still made in the area.

Traces of Spanish-colonial Panama can still be found throughout the peninsula in small towns such as Parita and Pedasí with houses with red-tile roofs and elaborate iron work. Your picturesque transfer will allow you to enjoy Panama’s diverse terrain, starting in Panama City and heading west through the Cocle, Veraguas, Herrera and Los Santos Provinces. You will stop along the way for lunch and at other points of interest before reaching your final destination at Villa Camilla. Check in and overnight.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Villa Camilla, Villa Marina or Casa de Campo Pedasi
In the morning after breakfast you will have the day to explore the peninsula. A trail winds through the valleys of Azuero from Villa Camilla to the beach, making for excellent hiking and biking adventures. Complementary mountain bikes are available for guest use. There are also optional tours available to discover the hidden wonders of the area such as snorkeling, diving, surfing and visiting surrounding towns to experience life in Azuero.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Villa Camilla, Villa Marina or Casa de Campo Pedasi
Today you will have another day to enjoy the surrounding areas at your leisure, overnight Villa Camilla. Optional tours are available.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Return to Panama City
At the appropriate time you will be transferred from the hotel in Azuero to Panama City. Check into hotel Miramar Intercontinental.

(Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8: Transfer Out
Today at the appropriate time you will be met in the lobby of your hotel by the driver and transferred to Tocumen International Airport for your flight home.

(Included meals: Breakfast)

Double
$3,447

Valid to 14-Nov-14
Private service unless indicated otherwise
Prices per person in USD $, subject to change without notice