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8-Day Panama Canal, Rainforests & Beaches Bus Tour Package


Explore the amazing sights of Panama - the famous Panama Canal, its beautiful Rainforests and outstading Beaches - while enjoying this 8-day bus tour with us.
Day 1: Panama City, Panama

Welcome to Panama - one of the most versatile and vibrant countries in the world! Here you will take two wonderful cruises on the Panama Canal which is the most important waterway in the world - one of these cruises will take you through the canal locks, and another one - on Gatun Lake. Besides, you will get a rare chance to see both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, visit the great rainforests, step on the nice sandy beaches, and meet friendly native Indians who are living in the jungle.

NOTE: We provide transfers from Panama’s Tocumen Airport to your hotel for a two night stay. Your check-in time is 4:00 pm. After you check into your hotel you will be asked to kindly join us for a welcome meeting at 8:00 pm, and the dinner will be served at your hotel until 9:30 pm. (D)
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott or Similar.

Day 2: Casco Viejo, Miraflores Locks
In the morning, enjoy the enticing drive by the ruins of the ancient city Panama Viejo (Old Panama) that was founded by the Spanish in 1519 - a gateway for gold from the Inca Empire. After that you will be driven into Casco Viejo where there is an opportunity to observe San Jose Church with its famous Gold Altar saved from the pirate Henry Morgan. You will also stroll the Main Plaza, have lunch, and then visit the Canal Museum at Miraflores that overlooks the Panama Canal locks. After that enjoy a ride through the City of Knowledge, the former United States Army Base, Fort Clayton, drive along Panama City’s bay front, see the statue of Vasco Balboa and enjoy the view upon the Pacific Ocean.(BLD)
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott or Similar.

Day 3: Panama Canal Cruise - Gatun Lake
Cross the Isthmus and find yourself in Colon - the Caribbean port at the north end of the Panama Canal. After a short drive across the Free Trade Zone visit Gatun Locks - the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. Here at the visitor center you will learn about the three adjoining locks which raise ships 87 feet above the Caribbean Sea on to the Panama Canal. In the afternoon, take a boat ride on the artificial Gatun Lake and admire the lush jungle watershed region of the Panama Canal with a great variety of wildlife, including monkeys. (BLD)
Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort or Similar.

Day 4: Panama Canal Cruise - Locks Transit
Cruise by the Bridge of the Americas, pass through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, cross the Continental Divide, and finally arrive to the town of Gamboa. You will enjoy close-up views of the opening and closing of the huge six foot thick steel gates of both the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks! After that enjoy a visit to the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute, after which you will return to your jungle resort where you can enjoy the views, walk in the garden, swim in the pool, etc. (BLD)
Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort or Similar

Day 5: Embera Indians, Beach Resort
Today you will cruise Chagres River and visit the Embera Indian village where you will see the exotic Embera handicrafts, such as tightly woven palm fiber baskets and carvings made form tagua nuts and the cocobolo tree. After that, visit the Embera Indian health clinic and school, the Gaillard Cut and Pedro Miguel Locks. (BLD)
Hotel: Wyndham Grand Blanca Resort or Similar.

Day 6: Playa Blanca, El Valle
Spend the day at leisure and enjoy the amazing beach resort!(BLD)
Hotel: Wyndham Grand Blanca Resort or similar or Similar.

Day 7: Kuna Handicrafts, Panama City
In the morning, visit Guava plantations, and then return to Panama City via the Bridge of the Americas. Enjoy the views of Casco Viejo, the Panama City skyline, visit the Kuna Indian marketplace and enjoy your farewell dinner. (BLD)
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott or Similar.

Day 8: Panama City
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
Tour description
Tour price$1194.98
Tour duration8 days
Type of activityBus/Coach
Start cityPanama, PAN, PAN
End cityPanama, PAN, PAN
OperatingDec 17th 2014 - Dec 30th 2014: Daily
11/02/14
, 11/08/14, 11/29/14, 12/05/14, 12/07/14
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Hotels
Courtyard by MarriottGamboa Rainforest ResortWyndham Grand Blanca Resortor similar