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2020 Dry Season Tour to Panama

10 Days / 9 Nights

Package Overview

The Dry Season in Panama runs from about late November until March. The 2020 tour will be January 30-February 8. Come join us on a group tour of the most exciting spots in Panama on our popular annual Dry Season tour.

Post-Tour beach option February 9-12 to the Westin Playa Bonita Resort.

Agent Commission Starting At: $279.50

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $2795.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

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ARRIVAL TO PANAMA

- Transfer from airport to hotel.

Accommodations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Deluxe River View rooms.

Day 2

B/L/D

JUNGLE BOAT TOUR WITH LUNCH

- Tour Lake Gatun via fast motor launch, viewing the flora and fauna, and see the ships transiting the canal.

- You will be transferred to the Gamboa public boat ramp for a departure.

- We will stop along the way in hopes of spotting the white-faced Capuchin monkey, as well as sloths and other wildlife.

- You will journey to a floating lodge nestled within a remote area of Gatun Lake where you will be served a hot lunch.

- You may also have a chance to do some fishing or kayaking or swim at a spring fed natural pool.

Accommodations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Deluxe River View rooms.

Day 3

B/L/D

AERIAL TRAM WITH EXHIBITS AND LUNCH

- Glide through the canopy of the forest, from the shadowy rainforest floor through the understory, and into the sun drenched canopy.

- You will be accompanied by a guide on this mile long trip, who will describe the flora and fauna that you will see. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile and ends atop a hill.

- Take the short hike and climb the 12 story Observation Tower where you will have a panoramic view of the Chagres River and the Panama Canal.

Accommodations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Deluxe River View rooms.

Day 4

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EL VALLE DE ANTON TOUR WITH LUNCH

- The El Valle Tour departs at 8:00 am and returns at 4:00 pm. The drive to El Valle takes about 1 ½ hours from Panama City, and once there, you will be able to experience much that this beautiful town has to offer.

- You will visit the crafts market, which has a diverse offering of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, as well as crafts handmade by the villagers themselves.

- You will also enjoy a walk through the rainforest for a visit to the El Chorro Macho Waterfall (The Male Waterfall), a spectacular 35-meter waterfall with a natural lagoon at its base.

- No trip to El Valle would be complete without a visit to the Butterfly Haven. Come and immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of hundreds of living, jewel colored butterflies.

- Stroll through the screened tropical exhibit house and grounds and learn about these amazing creatures.

- Transfer to the hotel around 4:00pm, check-in and remainder of the day at your leisure.

- Free evening

Accommodations at the Radisson Panama Canal in Canal View rooms.

Day 5

B/L/-

ATLANTIC SIDE TOUR WITH TRAIN AND LUNCH

- The Panama Canal Railway is one of the world’s great train adventures. Depart your hotel and meet the train that will transport you across the Isthmus of Panama, from Panama City to Colon.

- Your view will vary as you travel from ocean to ocean: from lush rainforests to the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks, and the Centennial Bridge.

- Meet your guide in Colon for your tour of the Atlantic side.

- On your tour, you will visit the new Agua Clara locks. Here you will see the new historic locks built to accommodate the Panamax ships.

- As time allows we may take a panoramic tour through Colon to see the historic Washington Hotel, which was built in 1870 as a residence for employees of the Panama Railroad Company, and which is still in operation today.

- Another highlight of your tour is Christ Church by the Sea, which is the oldest standing Protestant church on the Meso-American mainland and the second oldest in all of Latin America.

- End your tour with a visit to Portobelo, a sleepy little fishing village which once was the greatest Spanish port in Central America, After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Panama.

Accommodations at the Radisson Panama Canal in Canal View rooms.

Day 6

B/L/D

PANAMA CANAL AND CITY TOUR WITH LUNCH

- You will start your day with a visit to the ruins of Panama’s first capital, known as Old Panama or Panama La Vieja.

- You will see ruins of a 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.

- Following lunch, you will 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 locks.

LAS TINAJAS DINNER SHOW

- You will be picked up at your hotel for a transfer to Las Tinajas Restaurant, which gets its name from a clay pot used to keep drinking water fresh.

- This is an authentic Panamanian restaurant housed in a charming old colonial house, with a menu based on traditional Panamanian recipes. Your dinner will be followed by a show about Panamanian folklore and local dances.

- You will enjoy the beautiful costumes worn by the dancers; elaborately stitched traditional clothes, with gold and pearl hair combs and jewelry inspired by traditions from as long ago as the 1500’s.

Accommodations at the Radisson Panama Canal in Canal View rooms.

Day 7

B/-/-

- Transfer to the airport for your flight to David.

- Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel, and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.

Accommodations at Finca Lerida Plantation in Deluxe rooms.

Day 8

B/L/D

COFFEE & TOWN TOUR

- Meet your guide for a Coffee Plantation Tour at the estate. Learn about the growth of coffee and the different varieties, and the roasting of coffee.

- After lunch, tour the town of Boquete and enjoy walking around the town.

Accommodations at Finca Lerida Plantation in Deluxe rooms.

Day 9

B/L/D

FULL DAY TRIP TO THE VOLCAN VALLEY WITH LUNCH

- Today you will head to the Volcan Valley area to explore this extinct volcano and its history.

- In this same region you will visit the discovery of the Sitio Barriles (located on a private farm), set within Panama’s western highlands near the town of Volcan.

- We will drive into Cerro Punta for lunch and visit both a flower farm – Finca Dracula, and a horse farm – Haras Cerro Punta.

- Return to Boquete late afternoon.

Accommodations at Finca Lerida Plantation in Deluxe rooms.

Day 10

B/-/-

- Transfer to the David airport for your flight back to Panama and connect with your international flight home.

Option - you can stay longer and enjoy the beach after the tour.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

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

 Package Does Not Include

  • International or Domestic airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Gratuities

 Package Notes

  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel protection is recommended.
  • Accommodations and room categories subject to availability and price change.
  • Seasonal rate changes may apply.
  • Package can be modified to add days, tours, change room categories, and for single room occupancy. All changes could affect pricing.
  • International air quote available on request.
  • Price in a single room $3775
  • Price in a triple room $2650 pp
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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

  • Panama La Vieja
  • Casco Antiguo
  • Miraflores locks
  • Panama Canal
  • El Valle
  • Embera Indian Village
  • Gatun Lake
  • Boquete