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Panama on a Budget

8 Days/ 7 Nights

Package Overview

This is the perfect tour for the value-minded travel enthusiast! It includes a partial Canal transit, Canal and City Tour, a tour of El Valle, and beach time at an all-inclusive resort.

Searching for your sense of adventure? If so, you are definitely in the right place.

Agent Commission Starting At: $109.90

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1099.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Meet and greet at the International Airport in Panama and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Half day tour of Panama and The Canal from land. You will start your day with a visit to the ruins of Panama’s first capital, known as Old Panama or Panama La Vieja. This city was founded in 1519 as the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific Ocean. Spanish expeditions to conquer other South American colonies left from here and returned with vast quantities of gold, attracting the attention of pirates like Henry Morgan. When this notorious pirate looted the city in 1671, the whole city was destroyed by fire, but the ruins of several impressive structures remain to this day. You will see the ruins of the Spanish fortress, the cathedral and the Bishop’s House, as well as a museum detailing what life was like in Old Panama. Next, you will travel to Casco Antiguo, the Colonial City, which is the historic center of the modern capital. Here you will do a walking tour which includes a visit to the Church of San Jose. Within this small, plain church resides the stunning Golden Altar (the Altar de Oro), carved of wood and covered with gold flake. The altar originally resided in Old Panama, and while Henry Morgan’s gang was looting the city, priests painted the altar black to hide the gold from the greedy pirates. The pirates left the altar alone, and later the priests moved it to its present location. You will next head through the former “Canal Zone” to see the Miraflores Locks visitor center. This includes the entrance to the Museum, a movie on the new canal, and access to the viewing locations. From the observation deck, you can watch as ships cross the Panama Canal, and the fascinating process as they pass through the lock. This tour is quoted in private with an English speaking guide, and bottled water is furnished.

Day 3

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the pier for a partial Canal transit. You will board a vessel that will take you through Miraflores Locks, Pedro Miguel Locks, and Gaillard Cut. You will disembark at Gamboa Pier and be transferred by bus back to Flamenco Pier. Here you will meet your representative for transportation back to the hotel. Tour includes lunch and an English speaking guide. Transit may be in reverse order. Full transit available on request. Not available all days - ask for dates.

Dinner on your own.

Day 4

Breakfast included, then check out and depart for your El Valle Tour.

The El Valle Tour is an all day tour departing at 8:00 am and returning at 4:00 pm. Your 1.5 hour drive will take you to the Anton Valley, where you will discover a picturesque village that harbors a crafts market with a diverse offering of flowers, fruits and vegetables, as well as crafts handmade by the villagers themselves. You’ll visit the El Chorro Macho Waterfall, where you will walk through the tropical rain forest. At the zoo and botanical garden, El Nispero, you’ll become familiarized with the flora and fauna endemic to this region. You could also see the ‘golden frog’ among other species. Lunch is included.

Transfer into your resort.

Accommodations at your selected all-inclusive Resort.

Day 5

Free Day to enjoy the resort amenities. Check out their spa!

Accommodations at your selected all-inclusive resort.

Day 6

Free Day to enjoy the resort amenities. Check out their spa!

Accommodations at your selected all-inclusive resort.

Day 7

Check out after lunch and head back to Panama City.

Dinner on your own.

Day 8

Transfer to airport for return flight.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Accommodations, meals, and tours as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Airport and hotel transfers

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Gratuities

 Package Notes

  • Accommodations and room categories subject to availability and price change.
  • Seasonal rate changes may apply.
  • Package can be modifed to add days, tours, change room categories, and for single room occupancy. All changes could affect pricing.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
  • International air quote available on request.
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8 Days/ 7 Nights Panama Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Panama City
  • Government: Constitutional Democracy
  • Currency: Panamanian Balboa (PAB) US Dollar
  • Area: 78,200 km2
  • Population: 3,039,150 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish (official), English
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 85% Protestant 15%
  • Electricity: 120V/60Hz
  • Calling Code: +507
  • Time Zone: UTC-5

Points of Interest

  • Canal and City Tour
  • El Valle
  • Partial Canal Transit