Panama Adventure

17 Day • Adventure
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Coffee Plantation

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Panama City

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Old Town Panama

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Panama Canal

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Panama Adventure

17 Day Self Drive - Adventure

Start your adventure in Panama City’s Old Town. Explore famous plazas, with stunning architecture and history. Visit the famous Panama Canal and learn about it’s unique history.  You’ll have time to peruse the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Punta Culebra. From Panama City you will pick up your car rental and make your way to the Anton Valley. Take time for a hiking expedition to Slot Canyon Waterfall and a stunning ride throughout the cloud forest. Enjoy the scenic drive from Anton Valley to Venao beach, in the Panamanian pacific coast.  Next head towards the mountains of the Santa Fe National Park and explore a coffee plantation. In Boquete you will have fun at the Tree Trek Eco-Park with a zip-line through the rainforest. Travel from Boquete to Punta Robalo for a 3 night eco-adventure stay on Bastimentos Island. Next drive to the famous Chiriqui Gulf, with direction to Boca Chica for a two night stay before heading back to Panama City.

Price is per person, based on double occupancy
$6349CAD
Standard
  • Includes: 16 nights’ accommodation, car rental with insurance, some meals and excursions per itinerary.
  • Excludes: international airfare, travel insurance, gratuities and some meals.
  • Subject to availability. This is a suggested program. If at time of booking quoted hotels are not available, similar hotels will be booked and price is subject to change.
  • VALID FOR TRAVEL: 01 Jul 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Accommodations
Aquatic Experiences
Breakfast Daily
Car Rental
Interal Airfare
Some Meals
Taxes & Fees
Cultural Experience
Customizable

EXCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

Items of a Personal Nature
Some Meals
Tips/Gratuities
Travel Insurance
Flights/Airfare
One Way Fees

WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?

  • Panama City
  • Panama’s Old Town
  • Casco Antiguo
  • Miraflores Locks
  • Ancon Hill
  • Naos Island
  • Anton Valley
  • Slot Canyon Waterfall
  • Playa Venao
  • Venao Beach
  • Santa Fe National Park
  • Santa Fe Coffee Plantation
  • Boquete
  • Baru Volcano
  • Bastimentos Island
  • Punta Robalo
  • Zapatillas Cays
  • Chiriqui Gulf
  • Boca Chica
  • Marine National Park
  • David City
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

TRIP ITINERARY

Anton Valley, Venao Beach, Santa Fe National Park, Boquete, Bastimentos Island and Boca Chica

17 Day Adventure

Day 1: Arrival to Panama (-/-/-)

Welcome to Panama! Our representative will meet you at the Tocumen International Airport to assist you with the transfer to your hotel in Panama City to start the adventure next day.

Hotel: Central Hotel Panama (Double Room)

Day 2: Explore Panama City (B/-/-)

Before starting the driving journey, today you will explore Panama City, with an excursion to learn about the city’s history and main sites.

Delight with a morning visit to Panama’s Old Town then Casco Antiguo. Start by exploring some of the famous plazas, with stunning architecture and history, continue to Miraflores Locks to sightsee the ships transit and learn the Canal’s history. Next stop is Ancon hill and Amador causeway for some of the panoramic views of Panama City. This excursion will take you to Naos Island for some free time before visiting the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Punta Culebra.

Hotel: Central Hotel Panama (Double Room)

Day 3: Time to start: Anton Valley (B/-/-)

Pick-up the rented vehicle and after the rental process you are ready to travel towards Anton Valley, just 2.5 hours away from Panama City. Rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Park Eden B&B (Double Room)

Day 4: Slot Canyon waterfall (B/-/-)

In the morning, you will enjoy a hiking expedition to Slot Canyon Waterfall. The rest of the day you can explore the surrounding on your own.

Enjoy a stunning ride throughout the cloud forest with some of the most amazing views in the Anton Valley area, a mountainous area. Slot Canyon Waterfall is one of the visitors favourites, it consists in three different waterfalls and natural pools, where swimming is possible. In order to get to the waterfall a short walk is involved besides going down around 200 steps. After having a relaxing time you will be taken back to your accommodation.

Hotel: Park Eden B&B (Double Room)

Day 5: Playa Venao, a Pacific paradise (B/-/-)

Drive from Anton Valley to Venao beach, in the Panamanian pacific coast. A scenic ride for approximately 4 hours. Delight with a two night stay at this paradise and enjoy water activities in these marvelous beaches.

Hotel: Villa Marina Lodge (Double room)

Day 6: Free day at Playa Venao (B/-/-)

Explore the surroundings or relax at your accommodation.

Hotel: Villa Marina Lodge (Double room)

Day 7: Santa Fe National Park (B/-/D)

Head towards Santa Fe National Park, a still pristine park, where you will be surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a 4 hours ride crossing Los Santos and Herrera provinces, till you arrive to the famous Veraguas province.

This lovely experience takes place in the outskirts of Santa Fe town, in a coffee plantation with breathtaking views of Santa Fe. Before dinner, enjoy a short half hour hike through the farm to see the coffee, besides plants and fruits that grow in the farm. Then, delight a family sule dinner in the rancho with a multi-course meal that brings out the locally grown and fresh ingredients.

Hotel: Coffee Mountain Inn (Double room)

Day 8: Free day at Santa Fe (B/-/-)

Enjoy the scenic location of your accommodation, join some optional activities or explore the area on your own.

Enjoy a two hour back-country hike in the Santa Fe National Park accompanied by a naturalist guide, with whom you will immerse in the midst of the rainforest trees, admiring the bromeliads in their trunks. The trail will take you to one of the rivers in the area, involving some river hiking to a marvelous waterfall, where you can enjoy some free time before heading back to the Inn.

Hotel: Coffee Mountain Inn (Double room)

Day 9: Boquete: More mountains and coffee (B/-/-)

Drive from Santa Fe National Park to the famous Boquete, a 4.5 hours ride. Rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: The Riverside Inn (Double room)

Day 10: Adventure and coffee in Boquete (B/-/-)

Drive towards Boquete Tree Trek Eco-Park to enjoy a zip-line fun activity followed by a coffee experience.

The tour starts at the foothills of Baru Volcano, where you will glide through the treetops at the reserve, high above the rivers and waterfalls; do not lose the opportunity to admire the marvelous natural landscapes bordering La Amistad International Park. The canopy consists in three kilometers, divided in 12 stations and 11 cables, with heights of 117 meters. During the tour, is possible to sightsee monkeys and the Resplendent Quetzal, besides orchids and wildflowers. The tour lasts around four hours.

Delight with a four hours experience in the “Rio Cristal” farm, located at 1700 meters of height, where you will visit the different coffee plantations, learn to differentiate the taste of the bean as well as the overall process and toast stage. Learn to understood when a coffee is good quality. The experience includes a coffee tasting or renowned coffees, with an expert.

Hotel: The Riverside Inn (Double room)

Day 11: Bastimentos Island: Caribbean escape (B/L/D)

Travel from Boquete to Punta Robalo, where you will leave the vehicle in a parking and board a boat to a marvelous lodge for a 3 nights stay, with complimentary activities and that will give you the space to rest and relax in a scenic location.

Boat: 11:00 Punta Robalo – Bastimentos island – Distance: 31 km. – Road is in very good condition.

Average travel time: 45 minutes

Tranquilo Bay as an Eco adventure lodge includes several onsite activities that you can enjoy within your stay, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the following experiences: Birdwatching, Canopy Observation Tower, Nature trails, Fishing, Kayaking, photography, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Swimming and Wildlife Spotting.

Hotel: Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge (Double room)

 

Day 12: Free day at Bastimentos (B/L/D)

Included in your stay, you have different activities as the visit to Zapatillas Cays besides other fun activities.

A journey that will take you to two white sand islands protected by Bastimentos National Marine Park, both covered by rich vegetation as Coconut palms, tropical hardwoods, sea grapes, almond trees combined with bromelias, ferns and orchids. In the islands you can enjoy a walk or explore the white sand beaches and reefs, where you can finds snappers, barracuda and tropical fishes

Hotel: Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge (Double room)

Day 13: Free day at Bastimentos (B/L/D)

Join other complementary activities to make the most out of your experience at Tranquilo Bay

Hotel: Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge (Double room)

Day 14: Boca Chica in the Pacific (B/-/-)

Board the boat back to Punta Robalo and pick-up the vehicle in order to drive to the famous Chiriqui Gulf, with direction to Boca Chica for a two night stay. Rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Bocas del Mar (Double room)

Day 15: Enjoy the Pacific Coast (B/-/-)

Today’s morning you will enjoy a cruise across chiriqui gulf. Rest of the day at leisure.

Enjoy the stunning views and island ambiance with a four hours cruise around some of the Gulf of Chiriqui islands as Bolaños and Gámez, which are part of the Marine National Park. During the tour is possible to admire the flora and fauna of the area as dolphins, turtle and sting rays; white sand beaches, swim and practice snorkel.

Hotel: Bocas del Mar (Double room)

Day 16: Head back to Panama City (B/-/-)

Drive towards David City at the convenient time for dropping off the car at the local airport and taking the flight back to Panama City. Once in Panama you will be transferred to an accommodation in the new part of Panama City, where you can enjoy the restaurants and much more.

Flight: 15:30 David – Panama City

Hotel: Bristol Hotel (Double room)

Day 17: Departure day (B/-/-)

Transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight. We hope you had an unforgettable time at Panama!

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