Family
Jungle & Beach Explorer
7 (Days / 6 Nights)

The Jungle & Beach Explorer package combines two of Panama’s highlights perfectly: The dense tropical rain forest and the stunning Pacific beaches. The hotels in this itinerary offer comfort and luxury in an authentic environment. Explore the spectacular surroundings on an adventurous tour and relax in a true five star resort.



Included

3 Nts at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Chagres River View Room (B) •  3 Nts at the Westin Playa Bonita, 01 deluxe Garden view room (B) •  Shared Gatun Lake Boat Tour •  Shared Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour • Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches •  All taxes and service charges



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 - Gamboa

Upon arrival to Panama a representative of Panama Trails will pick you up at the airport and transfer you directly to Gamboa, a small village in the Panamanian Rain Forest. Gamboa is located on the shores of Gatun Lake, a large artificial lake that forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 km of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama.

Your hotel for the next three nights is the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. From this beautiful luxury hotel, you have immediate access to Panama's pristine rainforest and the Panama Canal. You can explore miles and miles of the Soberania National Park, meeting wild exotic birds and monkeys on expertly guided tours and then return to the comforts of resort luxury. Gamboa Rainforest Resort brings you luxury in the jungle.

Overnight at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, 01 Chagres View Room and breakfast included.


Day 02 Shared Gatun Lake Boat Tour

Travel on small boats northbound on the canal for 25 minutes where you might come close to some of the big ships that transit the canal daily. Slowly you will motor along the forested banks of Gatun Lake, a protected area. Look for wildlife such as Capuchin Monkeys, 3-toed sloth, Howler Monkeys, various kinds of Toucans and other bird life. This is a place to observe the raw regenerative power of the forest as it struggles to claim what was once wild.

Overnight at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, 01 Chagres View Room and breakfast included


Day 03 Shared Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour

The aerial tram ride traverses a mile long tract of Humid Forest that lies within the Gamboa Resort’s boundaries. You will observe the forest canopy in some areas and are likely to encounter birds and hear Howler monkeys. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile and ends atop a hill. From here you will walk two minutes to the observation tower (which is optional) and for those with some stamina involves a climb of a 100 feet up a mildly inclined ramp which is also wheelchair accessible. From the observation tower you'll get great views of the Canal, the Chagres River as well as the surrounding forested areas of Soberania Nat'l Park and the town of Gamboa. The Tower is slightly less than 500 feet above sea level with most of this elevation attained by tram. On the return portion of the tram you will descend the final half-mile back to the starting point. After the aerial tram tour you will visit the self-guided exhibits at the Gamboa Resort.

The afternoon is free at leisure at the resort.

Overnight at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, 01 Chagres View Room and breakfast included.


Day 04 Gamboa – Playa Bonita

Today you will be transferred from the rainforest to the beach in only one hour. You will cross the famous Bridge of the Americas to reach the stunning The Westin Playa Bonita.

Golden sands fringed by an emerald ocean, beautiful sunrises and the most stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, provide the perfect setting for the Westin Playa Bonita.

Nestled alongside the stunning Pacific Ocean, The Westin Playa Bonita is near celebrated sites like the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks and just a 20-minute drive from Panama City, the exhilarating capital of the Republic of Panama.

Discover the country’s rich heritage at the historical Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or visit the scenic Amador Causeway, modern shopping centers, and casinos in Panama City.

Nearby you can explore one of the region’s natural riches, Punta Bruja Nature Reserve; or fish off the islands of Las Perlas, watch whales in the Pacific Ocean, go bird watching, and be enchanted by all the other fauna and flora that this tropic offers.

Overnight at the Westin Playa Bonita, 01 deluxe Garden view room, breakfast included.


Day 05 & 06 Playa Bonita

Enjoy two free days at the Westin Playa Bonita. Relax at the hotel’s swimming pool, use the sports equipment or book an optional tour at the tour desk.

Overnight at the Westin Playa Bonita, 01 deluxe Garden view room, breakfast included.


Day 07 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: 16 APR 17 To: 19 DEC 17
N/A $1320 $790 $640 $255
From: 20 DEC 17 To: 03 JAN 18
N/A $2160 $1210 $925 $255
From: 04 JAN 18 To: 15 APR 18
N/A $1695 $980 $765 $255
From: 16 APR 18 To: 31 OCT 18
N/A $1520 $890 $705 $255

Minimum 2 passengers.Children rate applies for children under 12 years sharing with 2 adults

Price not valid during: Fiestas Patrias: November 1st -  5th, 2017,Christmas & New Year’s: December 19th, 2017 -  January 1st  2018,Carnivals: February 10th   – February 13th, 2018.,Easter Week: March 29th - April 01st , 2018.

 

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