PANAMA: MORE THAN A CANAL

Panama is a country of contrast with a strong mixture of culture, architectural beauty, natural attractions, beaches, nightlife and a history based on pirates’ pillages a technical endeavor that has become an icon of what humanity can do.

The City of Panama is a mixture of the history and the modernity blending its Cosmopolitan style with areas that go back to the colonial era where visitors can find pleasant surprises. This is a city full of life and cultural wonders. All the above mentioned together with the Panama Canal which is considered the eighth wonder of the modern world makes this country one of the best places to visit in the world.

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CANAL HISTORY & MIRAFLORES LOCKS

Panama is a country of contrast with a strong mixture of culture, architectural beauty, natural attractions, beaches, nightlife and a history based on pirates’ pillages a technical endeavor that has become an icon of what humanity can do.

The City of Panama is a mixture of the history and the modernity blending its Cosmopolitan style with areas that go back to the colonial era where visitors can find pleasant surprises. This is a city full of life and cultural wonders. All the above mentioned together with the Panama Canal which is considered the eighth wonder of the modern world makes this country one of the best places to visit in the world.

Price per person: US$ 60.00 + 7% tax Duration: estimated duration: 3.30 hours Minimum: 6 people

Includes:

  • Private Round Trip Bus Transportation
  • English speaking Tour Guide
  • Entrance fee to Miraflores Visitor Center & IMAX Film
  • Bottle of water

PANAMA CANAL PARTIAL TRANSIT

The tour starts at the Pacific side of Panama. You will board your boat and sail towards the entrance of the Panama Canal on the Pacific Ocean. The city skyline and the American Bridge are one of the first attractions that you will appreciate.

This journey will take you to visit also Miraflores Locks (first set of locks of the Canal where the embarkation will be raise 18 meters above the sea level), Miraflores Lake, Pedro Miguel Locks (the boat will be raised 9 meters above the sea level), Centennial Bridge, and the Gailard Cut Cut (the narrowest part of the Canal, also known as Culebra Cut because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value) and finally, we will finish at Gamboa Dredging Division in the middle of the Canal where you will disembark to take the buses to return to your hotel.

Remarks:

  • Estimated time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Minimum people: 10 people / Maximum: 200 people
  • Tour available for Sunday August 13
  • Estimated pick up time: between 9am, 10am or 11am /Estimated arrival time at the hotel 4pm/5pm
  • The Panama Canal Authority will confirm the confirmation of the departure time one (1) day prior to the transit.

Price per person: US$165.00 + 7% tax

Includes:

  • Private Ground transportation (roundtrip)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Canal Transit Fee
  • Meal included during navigation
  • Soft drinks and water

TASTE OF PANAMA – COFFEE, CHOCOLATE & RUM

The Old Town of Panama offers a great variety of activities that will show Panama in a glance, not only because of its rich history and architecture, but also because of the number of local flavors inside this magical place.

You will have the opportunity to taste the Panamanian Geisha Coffee, considered one of the best and most expensive coffee in the world, which back in 2019 had the World Guinness Record as the pound of this type of coffee was sold in US$1,029 per pound!

You will also visit the Chocolate lab, where you will learn about the production of the chocolate, and you will make your own chocolate bar! Moreover, the final stop is the rum place where you will taste the different rum that we have in our country. It is probably the reason why our people keep a happy spirit!

Price per person: US$125.00 + 7% tax

Includes:

  • Private Roundtrip Transfer
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Chocolate, Coffee, and Rum tasting

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Minimum: 6 people / Maximum: 45 people

THE OLD TOWN TOUR (MUSEUM WITH PANAMA HISTORY + SHOPPING TIME)

You will visit to Casco Viejo (known as the Old Quarter) founded in 1673, it was the second Panama City and is one of the most attractive Spanish colonial destinations of the Americas. This beautiful area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has several attractions. It can easily be covered in a walking tour.

At the Old Town you will find a variety of products including fine pieces carved in Tagua (vegetable ivory), Cocobolo exotic wood carvings, baskets and masks woven in the Darien, the famous molas from Guna Yala, among other crafts.

This will be the opportunity to learn more about the history of Panama, have time for shopping souvenirs and have time relax on your own inside Old Town.

Price per person: US$79.00 + 7% tax

Duration: 4 hours

Minimum: 6 people / Maximum: 60 people

Includes:

  • Private Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Museum of the Canal (Panama History)

FOODIE TOUR AT THE OLD TOWN

Considered the most cosmopolitan Capital in Central America, Panama delivers a gastronomic experience because of its cultural history. It also has been designated by the UNESCO among its “Creative Cities in Gastronomy” –a network formed to foster innovation and creativity for new urban, sustainable, and inclusive strategies.

During this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to stop by four of the most representative ingredients and dishes of Panama with local flavors. Including:

  • Visit of the Tropical Fruit and Veggie Community Market
  • Visit of the Local Fish Market
  • Visit of a Panamanian restaurant showcasing the local food
  • Visit of an Artisanal Chocolate Lab to learn about the process of making chocolate with local flavors, and to do your own chocolate bar!

Remarks:

  • Estimated duration time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Minimum 6 people / Maximum 45 people

Price per person: US$125.00 + 7% tax

Includes:

  • Private roundtrip transportation
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tropical Juice at the Fruit local Market
  • Ceviche at the Fish Market
  • Sample dishes of local food of Panama
  • Chocolate Tasting and chocolate bar
  • Bottle of water

PANAMA RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE

After a 45 minutes bus ride through the Rainforest, we will arrive at the gorgeous Gamboa Rainforest Resort, located in the Soberania National Park. This area has been designed for you to do as much or as little as you like while exploring the many treasures of the Panamanian rainforest. Once there, we will experience nature in a whole different way. A boat tour will take you through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find islands where white-faced Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious about visitors and venture down to take a closer look. The boat ride passes through the Gatun Lake of the Panama Canal, giving you the chance to see the different vessels during their transits through the Canal.

Afterwards, you will take the Aerial Tram through the rainforest and ascend approximately 280 feet from the shadowy forest floor, through the dense undergrowth and up to the sun- drenched canopy with its thousand shades of green that are only interrupted by the vibrant colours of flowering trees. Once at the top, you will have the opportunity to walk up our Observation Tower (also accessible for wheelchairs) from where you will have an uninterrupted view of the vast rainforest of the Soberania National Park while at the same time watch the vessels manoeuvre through the Galliard Cut (the narrowest part of the Panama Canal).

Remarks:

  • Estimated time: 6 hours
  • of participants: 4 people / Max: 200 people

Remarks:

  • Estimated duration time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Minimum 6 people / Maximum 45 people

Price per Person: US$ 165.00 + 7% tax

Includes:

  • Round trip transportation
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Activities Aerial Tram, Gatun Lake expedition, and visit of the Sloth Sanctuary
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
  • Moist towels
  • Lunch with one non-alcoholic drink

EMBERA INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE

 Our adventure begins with a trip on the river in “piragua”, the traditional Embera hand-carved boats. Upon arrival at the village, you will travel in time with the ancient traditional Embera dance and music that kept for over a hundred years ago. Indigenous invite visitors to explore the area in abundant variety of birds and wildlife, showing the pristine landscape they inhabit.

The Embera women are known as one of the finest manufacturers of baskets and you can watch them create these beautiful objects made from palm fibers stained with dyes from nature. You will also have the opportunity to paint your body with ink made from natural fruit called Jagua, used by the Indians for decorations in your body besides for its health properties. Before returning to civilization, indigenous offer a traditional meal of fresh fish with banana and you will have the opportunity to buy some of his original artwork.

Notes:

  • Estimated time: 6 hours
  • Min: 6 pax / Maximum 50 people
  • Approximated time on engine canoe: 15

Price per person: US$167.00 +7% tax

Includes:

  • Round transportation
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Activities at the Embera community
  • Bottled of water and soda
  • Traditional Embera snack in the village
  • Snacks

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable and easy dry clothes
  • Cash for souvenirs

ECO HIKING AT SOBERANIA NATIONAL PARK

The Pipeline Road is one of the best-known eco-trails in Panama and worldwide, due to the large number of birds that have been reported there. In addition to this, this path is an excellent place to witness and enjoy a lot of Panama´s biodiversity, including plants, butterflies, amphibians, monkeys, and hundreds of other interesting wild creatures.

Remarks:

Duration of hiking: approx. 2 hours

Duration of the tour: 5 to 6 hours

Visit of the Tower at Discovery Center – Soberania National Park – Visit of the Sloth Sanctuary

Minimum: 6 people / Maximum: 30 people

Price per person: US$ 195.00 + 7% tax

Includes:

  • Ground Transportation
  • English speaking tour guide specialized in birdwatching and biodiversity
  • 2 Bottles of water per person
  • Discovery center entrance fee
  • Snacks
  • Box lunch included

CATAMARAN DAY TO TABOGA ISLAND

Taboga Island is only 7 miles away by boat from Panama City. Also known as the Island of flowers, it offers an impressive history and culture that your group will love. You can enjoy a day at the beach near the city.

You can learn the fascinating history of this place during Pirate times, World War II, and more. The island was discovered in the 16th century and was originally named Isla de San Pedro by the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa. Its current name derives from an Indian word aboga, which means “many fish”. Its church of San Pedro is claimed to be the second-oldest church in the hemisphere.

Remarks:

Duration time: 6 -7 hours

Beach duration time: 2 hours

Price per person: US$165.00 + 7% tax

Including:

  • Transportation round trip
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch at the Catamaran
  • Drinks on the catamaran

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, hat
  • Beach towel (suggested to be coordinated by the hotel)

FISHING ON GATUN LAKE – PANAMA CANAL

Considered one of the best Day Tours in Panama by Trip Advisor rankings, our fishing excursion experiences are certain to be memorable.

We will begin our fishing trip at the Marina of the Gamboa Rainforest Resorts specifically at the Gatun Lake artificial lake build for the Panama Canal. In these permitted areas the Peacock Bass, Snook and Tarpon are the primary inhabitants, but you will also be surrounded by rainforest and the abundance of wildlife.

The trip starts at 7:00 AM after our Fishing Tour Guide meets you at the lobby of the hotel and drives you for approx. 45 minutes to our private Marina.

Remarks:

  • Estimated time: 6 hours – 3 hours fishing
  • Minimum: 2 people / Maximum: 9 people
  • Pick up at: 6:30 am
  • Easy activity

Fishing Tour: US$ 262.00 + 7% tax

Includes:

  • Private Transportation
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Fishing implements
  • 2 bottles of water per person
  • 2 beverages per person

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cancelation Policies:

  • The waiting time at the Hotels is 5 minutes past the scheduled time.
  • Cancellations up to 24 hours before the departure of the tour are reimbursed 50%.
  • Cancellations within 24 hours or less or without notification are considered No Show.
  • No Show is not refundable
  • Prices are in USD $
  • Prices do not include gratuities
  • Pick up times to be confirmed
  • Credit Cards: Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

 

For more information, please contact:
Maria Gabriela Urbano | murbano@panamazing.com

BOCAS DEL TORO

2nights /3days price per person $638.00 (Double Occupancy)

Includes:

  • Transfer from Westin Playa Bonita to Albrook domestic airport
  • Aircraft tickets Panama – Bocas del Toro – Panama (1 hour flight)
  • Accommodation 2 nights with breakfast at Playa Tortuga Hotel
  • Transfer in – out in Bocas del Toro (from airport to the hotel)
  • Coral Cay, Zapatilla & Dolphin Bay Beach tour
  • Transfer from Albrook to Tocumen airport

BOQUETE (HIGHLANDS)

2nights /3days price per person $769.00 (Double Occupancy) Includes:

  • Transfer from Westin Playa Bonita to Albrook domestic airport
  • Aircraft tickets Panama – David, Chiriqui – Panama
  • Accommodation 2 nights with breakfast at Valle Escondido Hotel
  • Transfer from Albrook Airport to Tocumen airport

BUENAVENTURA GOLF & BEACH RESORT (PACIFIC SIDE)

2nights /3days price per person $438.00 (Double Occupancy)

Includes:

  • Transfer by car from Westin Playa Bonita to Buenaventura
  • Accommodation 2 nights with breakfast at Buenaventura
  • Transfer by car from Buenaventura to Tocumen Airport

Location: 2 hours away by car from Panama City