Adventure
Caribbean Escape
10 (Days / 9 Nights)

A true Caribbean vacation, this package perfectly combines Panama’s two major Caribbean destinations: San Blas and Bocas del Toro. Three days on the marvelous San Blas archipelago enjoying the local Kuna culture and the picture perfect tropical islands and three days with adventurous tours in the Bocas del Toro archipelago – the perfect package for the active couple seeking adventure, seclusion and relaxation.



Included

•  2 Nts at Bristol Hotel, Deluxe Room (B)

•  3 Nts Sailing at San Blas, Ti Kay Catamarán or similar, (FB)

•  3 Nts at Tranquilo Bay, Within the reef Package (FB) 

•  1 nt at Central Panama Hotel, Deluxe Room (B)

•  Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches

•  Local flights in economy class

•  All taxes and service charges

 

Package does not include:

•  Airport Departure Tax (US$ 40.00 per person - usually included in airfare)

•  Tourist Card (US$ 5.00 for certain nationalities)

•  Optional tours

•  Meals not mentioned

•  Premium Beverages

•  All extras in the hotels

•  Voluntary tips & gratuities



What to bring

In Panama City the people are very well dressed and take pride in their appearance. In the rural areas and because of the relatively large fluctuations in temperature it is always a good idea to have long sleeves and even a jacket for the cooler spots. Long sleeves are also comfortable at night as they will protect you from mosquitoes. You will want light clothing such as cotton tee shirts as well, as the temperatures can be quite hot. Be sure to bring a good pair of shoes for any excursions as open-toed shoes are not recommended. Also, be sure to bring a pair of beach sandals and light shoes for when it is much hotter out. And bring an umbrella regardless of whether it is the wet or dry season.

Basic Packing List:Sun screen,Light Jacket & Raincoat,Mosquito repellent,Long sleeved shirts & T-shirts,Medications,Sandals & Bathing Suit,Toiletry items,Comfortable walking shoes,Binoculars,Shorts & Long Pants,Camera,Hat or Cap

 

Day 01: Arrival in Panama City

Upon arrival to Panama a representative of Panama Trails will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your city hotel for your first night in Panama.

Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country.

 

Overnight at Bristol Panama Deluxe Room, breakfast included.


Day 02: Share Half Day Panama City Tour & Miraflores Locks

Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a visit to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. The busiest hours are from 9am to 10am and from 2pm to 5pm, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. You will enjoy the view on the Locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete the visit of the Canal you will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which gives you a good idea on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project.

 

After the visit to the Canal you continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views on the Canal on one side and on the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour continues to the Casco Antiguo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Antiguo you feel set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter.

 

Overnight at Bristol Panama Deluxe Room, breakfast included.


Day 03: Panama City - San Blas

In the morning you will be transferred in a Four-wheel drive to the embarking point in Cartí where you will board a Kuna boat to the San Blas Archipelago.

The pristine San Blas Archipelago includes picture-perfect tropical islands with white sand and coconut trees. Depending on whom you ask, the number of islands varies between 365 and 380, many of them with no people living on them. Less than 60 islands are home by an Indian tribe, the Kuna. The Kuna is one of the best preserved of all the indigenous cultures of the Americas. The Kuna people are so determined to protect their heritage that they have maintained their autonomy since the Spanish first arrived over 500 years ago. The San Blas province has its own government – the indigenous independent congress – and each island is run by a chief. Tourism is limited to only a few of the islands. But with its turquoise waters, the white sand beaches dotted with palm trees and thatched-roof Kuna villages, the San Blas Archipelago is absolutely worth a visit.

 

Important

High season San Blas would be available by air.
Low Season San Blas would be available by land.

 

Overnight at Ti-Kay Catamarán or similar, full board Included.


Day 04 & 05: San Blas

Enjoy a free day on the San Blas Islands. Join a tour to a secluded beach or visit a Kuna community to learn about the customs of this interesting tribe and to see the women’s colourful dresses, the so called Molas. You will also have the chance to purchase these beautiful handicrafts.

 

Overnight at Ti-Kay Catamarán or similar, full board Included.


Day 06: San Blas - Panama City - Bocas del Toro

In the morning you will take the Kuna boat back to the embarking point in Cartí followed by a 2.5 hour Four-wheel drive transfer to Panama City. A representative from Panama Trails will then take you to Ancon Hill, the highest point in the Panama City area with unbeatable views of the forest below. Also visit the Metropolitan National Park, the only tropical rain forest natural park inside a major urban center in Central America. Lunch will be served at a typical Panamanian restaurant before heading to the Domestic Airport for your flight to Bocas del Toro. 

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airstrip in Bocas Town and transferred by boat to Tranquilo Bay.

 

Overnight at Tranquilo Bay Panama Eco Adventure Lodge Standard Bungalow, three daily meals, beverages and tours included


Day 07: Deserted Island Picnic Trip to Zapatilla Cays

In the morning you will travel to the Zapatilla Cays for a delicious picnic lunch. You will spend the day at the beach in a lovely togetherness. You will have plenty of requirements, shade, kayaks and snorkeling gear to create a wonderful day on these beautiful islands. A time for your pick up and return to Tranquilo Bay will be scheduled. The Zapatilla Cays are two unspoiled islands protected by the National Park and home only to a park ranger and a couple of seasonal research scientists who place radio tags on sea turtles to track their global movements.

 

Overnight at Tranquilo Bay Panama EcoAdventure Lodge Standard Bungalow, three daily meals, beverages and tours included


Day 08: Day at your leisure

This 52 square kilometer beautiful island has much to see for nature lovers. The gorgeous sandy beaches have the perfect conditions for Surfers! Some beaches attract sea turtles in nesting season. The southeast side of the island offers an amazing underwater world, where you can discover the coral reefs and sponges. The mangroves can be find on the southwest side of the island. If you have luck you may see the endangered red-poison-dart frog (Oophaga pumilio)

It’s hard to leave Bocas Del Toro, because it’s incredibly relaxing. At the same time, it has a funky and romantic charm. Discover the emerald islands, pristine beaches, turquoise waters, spacious coral gardens, untouched mountains & rivers, the mangrove canals and the exotic wildlife! Not only are the places to visit colourful but also the people. Outside the capital, the islands represent the most ethnicities and nationalities, which make the culture very colourful! You can learn how to scuba dive, experience the underwater world while snorkelling or just relax on the blissful beaches and enjoy the island life vibes”

 

Overnight at Tranquilo Bay Panama EcoAdventure Lodge Standard Bungalow, three daily meals, beverages and tours included


Day 09: Return to Panama City

Today, you will be transferred to the Bocas Del Toro airport for your domestic flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your city hotel.

 

Overnight at Central Panama Hotel, Deluxe room, breakfast included.


Day 10: Panama City - Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.

 

End of services!


Dates Sgl Trvl Sgl Dbl Tpl Child
From: 06 DEC 18 To: 21 DEC 18
$6240 N/A $4115 $3680 N/A
From: 05 JAN 19 To: 02 MAY 19
$6240 N/A $4115 $3680 N/A
From: 03 MAY 19 To: 05 DEC 19
$6005 N/A $3765 $3235 N/A

•  Prices are per person

•  Minimum 2 passengers 

•  Comarca taxes 22,00 usd per person are not included in the package price and must be paid in cash directly on spot.

•  Passengers are required to pay 30,00 usd per person per way for the Kuna boat from/to the dock in San Blas

•  Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 25 pounds per person.

 

Excluding Holiday Season:

Fiestras Patrias 01NOV - 06NOV

Christmas & New Year 22DEC - 02JAN

World Youth Day 22JAN - 29JAN

Carnivals 01MAR - 06MAR

Easter Week 15ABR - 21APR

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