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Discover Panama as a family with a catamaran cruise of the San Blas Islands, a Panama City tour, an excursion on Lake Gatun and relaxation in the Bocas del Toro archipelago.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Tocumen Airport - Panama city - Casco Antiguo
  • Day 2: Panama city - Albrook Airport - Corazon de Jesus - San Blas
  • Day 3: San Blas
  • Day 4: San Blas
  • Day 5: San Blas
  • Day 6: Corazon de Jesus - Albrook Airport - Panama city - Miraflores water locks - Casco Antiguo
  • Day 7: Panama city - Gamboa
  • Day 8: Gamboa
  • Day 9: Gamboa - The Anton Valley
  • Day 10: The Anton Valley
  • Day 11: The Anton Valley - Panama city - Albrook Airport - Bocas del Toro - Isla Bastimientos
  • Day 12: Isla Bastimientos
  • Day 13: Isla Bastimientos
  • Day 14: Bocas del Toro - Albrook Airport - Tocumen Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Tocumen Airport - Panama city - Casco Antiguo

Arrival at Tocumen international airport in Panama City. First contact with the country. You will have a private transfer to your hotel. Please hand your travel documents.
Your English speaking guide will greet you in person and escort you to your hotel.

Night at hotel American Trade *****.
Room Cuarto.
Included : private transport, english speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: Panama city - Albrook Airport - Corazon de Jesus - San Blas


Your private driver will drive you from your hotel to Albrook Airport.

Flight to Corazon de Jesus
Warning: Luggage weight limit is around 12 kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage

Cruise aboard Nikita or Destination Unknown / Bahia 46

What is included during the cruise:
- Boat rental with skipper / owner (& wife or hostess selects depending on the boat)
- All meals on board (fish of the day, the best meat in town, fresh fruits and vegetables), 1 meal of lobster and giant crabs 1 meal included every 2 to 4 days on average and in season.
- All drinks in reasonable consumption: fruit juice, mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine & old rum. From your cruise, it is possible to buy extra drinks (including beer, rum, cola, etc ...) if you would like to please notify the captain before weighing anchor.
- Diesel, gasoline and water.
- The schedule (rigid bottom) with outboard engine.
- A double kayak on most yachts
- Snorkeling equipment (It is better if you take your own equipment) and fishing (harpoon for spearfishing is not provided).
- Bed linen and towels.

Note: You will find attached, at the end of your program, the description of your cruise ship.
Included : private transport, domestic flight, all inclusive

Day 3: San Blas

A brief jaunt awaits you at the heart of this forgotten paradise to sail from island to island in the land of the Kuna Indians. Throughout this dream trip, you'll have the opportunity to meet this community with immortal traditions, to discover the joy of underwater fishing, practice sea kayaking, swim in the middle of the coral reefs, or play beach volleyball on a white sand beach before spending a convivial evening under the stars with your fellow sailors.
Meals included.

Overnight on board.
Included : cruise, all inclusive

Day 4: San Blas

A brief jaunt awaits you at the heart of this forgotten paradise to sail from island to island in the land of the Kuna Indians. Throughout this dream trip, you'll have the opportunity to meet this community with immortal traditions, to discover the joy of underwater fishing, practice sea kayaking, swim in the middle of the coral reefs, or play beach volleyball on a white sand beach before spending a convivial evening under the stars with your fellow sailors.
Meals included.

Overnight on board.
Included : cruise, all inclusive

Day 5: San Blas

A brief jaunt awaits you at the heart of this forgotten paradise to sail from island to island in the land of the Kuna Indians. Throughout this dream trip, you'll have the opportunity to meet this community with immortal traditions, to discover the joy of underwater fishing, practice sea kayaking, swim in the middle of the coral reefs, or play beach volleyball on a white sand beach before spending a convivial evening under the stars with your fellow sailors.
Meals included.

Overnight on board.
Included : cruise, all inclusive

Day 6: Corazon de Jesus - Albrook Airport - Panama city - Miraflores water locks - Casco Antiguo


Private transfer from the Albrook Airport to your hotel.
Your driver will pick you up at your hotel for a city tour of Panama City.

Our first stop of the day will be in Panama La Vieja, first capital of the country before it was destroyed by the famous pirate Henry Morgan.

Then, we will head to the must-see Panama Canal and the Miraflores Locks. The visitor center offers a view on transiting vessels of all sorts (container ships, cruise ships, or tiny yachts). It explains the history of the Canal and how the locks work.

We will end our day with a tour in the Casco Antiguo. This bohemian center of Panama City will make you travel in time and immerge into the the historical past of the country. Take a walk in the narrow streets bordered with colorful buildings leading to the Plaza de Francia. Discover the Art-Deco architecture, the cathedral and visit the Panama Canal Museum.

Note 1: the Canal Museum and Panama La Vieja are closed on Mondays.
Note 2: The order of the visits depends on the Canal schedule.

Night at hotel American Trade *****.
Room Cuarto.
Included : domestic flight, private transport, english speaking guide, guide expenses, entrance fees, room & breakfast

Day 7: Panama city - Gamboa


Departure for Gamboa.Gamboa is unique in itself because of its position on the Panama Canal. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and bordered by the Chagres River , it offers stunning views of the river to the Panama Canal .
Note: 1 hour 30 minutes drive

Night at the Gamboa Resort ****.
Deluxe room overlooking the river.
Included : private transport, room & breakfast

Day 8: Gamboa

Departure for a boat tour of Lake Gatun that will take you on the canal banks to observe the varied wildlife (Capuchin monkeys, sloths, migratory birds, etc). All this among huge ships that pass through the canal.

Night at the Gamboa Resort ****.
Deluxe room overlooking the river.
Included : local guide, room & breakfast

Day 9: Gamboa - The Anton Valley

Take your vehicle and head to the province of Coclé, more specifically the Anton Valley nestled in the heart of an extinct crater.
On your way to this lush land, you will take the famous Bridge of the Americas. This one spans the canal and connects, in some way, North America and South America.
Installation at the hotel and free time to enjoy the attractions offered in the area.
Note: 2-hour drive.

Night at the hotel Los Mandarinos ****.
Standard room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 10: The Anton Valley


Free day to enjoy at your leisure the Anton Valley and the variety of activities available in the area.
You can hike (on foot or horseback), bring back a famous Panama hat, or try the adventure from the treetops by sliding down the zip line.

Suggested activities - contact us:
- Walks in the cloud forest
- Power Hike in la India Dormida - hard level
- Horseback riding
- Bird-watching
- Night walks
- Zip-line over the canopy

Night at the hotel Los Mandarinos ****.
Standard room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 11: The Anton Valley - Panama city - Albrook Airport - Bocas del Toro - Isla Bastimientos

Return to the capital.
Note : 2-hour drive.
Flight from Panama to Bocas del Toro.
Note: Luggage weight limit is around 12 kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage

Night at the hotel Azul Paradise ****
Bungalow deck view.
Included : domestic flight, room & breakfast

Day 12: Isla Bastimientos


Relaxing day to rest your feet in the water, enjoy the Afro Caribbean atmosphere of Bocas, explore Bastimentos National Marine Park, swim with starfish, go on a dolphin watching excursion, look for the famous red frogs, or meet with the Ngobe Bugle Indians .
You can also enjoy the lodge's trails and use the canoes at your disposal.

Suggested activities - contact us:

- Playa del Drago
- Starfish observation in Playa de las Estrellas
- Snorkeling and Diving
- Dolphin Watching
- Surf
- Sport Fishing

Night at the hotel Azul Paradise ****
Bungalow deck view.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 13: Isla Bastimientos


Relaxing day to rest your feet in the water, enjoy the Afro Caribbean atmosphere of Bocas, explore Bastimentos National Marine Park, swim with starfish, go on a dolphin watching excursion, look for the famous red frogs, or meet with the Ngobe Bugle Indians .
You can also enjoy the lodge's trails and use the canoes at your disposal.

Suggested activities - contact us:

- Playa del Drago
- Starfish observation in Playa de las Estrellas
- Snorkeling and Diving
- Dolphin Watching
- Surf
- Sport Fishing

Night at the hotel Azul Paradise ****
Bungalow deck view.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 14: Bocas del Toro - Albrook Airport - Tocumen Airport

You will take a flight to Panama City.

Note 1: Luggage weight limit is around 12 kg per person for checked baggage and 2 kg for cabin baggage. 2 USD/extra kilo.
Note 2: There are three flights every day (7:40, 16:55, 17:15), duration: between 55 and 80 minutes.

Transfer from Gelabert Airport (Albrook) to Tocumen International Airport for your international flight.
Note: depending on your flight schedule, plan a night in Panama City the day before departure.
Included : domestic flight, private transport

American Trade Hotel   Casco Antiguo

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

American Trade Hotel and Hall opened its doors in Fall 2013 in Panama City, occupying a lovingly restored landmark building in Casco Viejo. The property stands at the ecological and cultural crossroads of the Americas, deeply connected to both the historic Old Quarter and the nascent new Panama City

  Gamboa

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Gamboa, 25 kilometers from Panama City, now seems frozen in time: it is the best preserved of all the towns of the old Panama Canal Company. No glass towers and shopping malls, just pure an authentic Panama.

Los mandarinos   The Anton Valley

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Los Mandarinos Boutique Hotel is dedicated to provide you with a unique combination of comfort, adventure and wellness to enjoy the benefits of Valle de Anton.

Azul Paradise Hotel   Isla Bastimientos

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Unfolding in the majestic waters of the Caribbean, this new eco friendly resort is expanding from it’s 10 over the water bungalows. Located on white sand beaches in the provence of Bocas del Toro. Tucked away on a secluded part of the island is an experience you will never forget.

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