Wellness in Panama

19 Day • Beaches, Yoga and Eco Experiences
Yoga Studio, Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort

Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio, Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort
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Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort

Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort , room
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Panama City Centre

panama city centre
Panama City Service Bus

Panama City Service Bus

Panama City Service Bus
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Birdwatching

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Dinner at Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort

Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort  dinner
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Baby Sloth

panama baby sloth
Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort
 
Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort
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Panama City Ice Cream Cart

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Wellness in Panama

19 Day Self Drive - Beaches, Yoga and Eco Experiences

Start your self drive through Panama City. Explore the old town before heading to Portobelo.  Drive for two scenic hours to your secluded magical ecolodge for a two night retreat. You’ll have time to enjoy trails, kayak tours in the bay and mangroves, fishing tours in pedal boats, visiting the beaches, snorkeling and or a fun stand up paddle experience. Continue your journey to the mountainous region of Altos de Maria for some luxury camping. Next drive towards Playa Cambutal to enjoy a two night stay at a luxury retreat in the pacific coast. You may spot monkeys, squirrels, and other wildlife, or try out some water sports such as Paddle Boards or Kayaking. Later enjoy a fantastic dinner at the rainforest of Santa Fe National Park, with a four course meal and scenic views. You will then head to famous Boquete, for some zip-ling at the foothills of Baru Volcano. Learn about coffee quality at the Rio Cristal farm before heading to Bastimentos Island for a 3 nights stay. Here you can experience Birdwatching, Canopy Observation Tower, Nature trails, Fishing, Kayaking, photography, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Swimming and Wildlife Spotting. End your Panama experience with a 2 night stay at Isla Palenque in the Chiriqui Gulf. Here enjoy a wide variety of activities for your entertainment such as a visit to the Tide Pools, Lagoons & Mangroves, Jungle trails to spot the unique ecosystem. You can also enjoy Rock Fishing, Kayaking, Cooking classes, Rum Workshop, Panamanian Pastry classes and dance classes.

Per person, based on double occupancy
$10541CAD
Superior
  • Package includes: car rental, 18 nights’ accommodation, some meals and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Excludes: International airfare, travel insurance, some meals and gratuities.
  • Subject to availability.

Valid for travel: July 2020 to March 2021

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Accommodations
Car Rental
Breakfast Daily
Aquatic Experiences
Customizable
Excursions
Some Meals
Taxes & Fees
Wildlife Encounter
Walking Tour

EXCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

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

WHERE WILL YOU VISIT?

  • Panama City
  • Panama Canal
  • Biodiversity Museum
  • Casco Antiguo
  • San José Church
  • Portobelo
  • Anton Valley
  • Playa Cambutal
  • Santa Fe National Park
  • Coffee Plantation
  • Boquete
  • Zip-line at an Eco-Park
  • Bastimentos
  • Pacific Coast
  • David City

TRIP ITINERARY

Self Drive

19 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: American Trade Hotel Panama (Double Room)

Day 2: City Tour and Panama Canal (B/-/-)

Enjoy an introduction to Panama’s history that reflects the country diversity, visit some of the famous sites, including some of the locks.

Prepare for a day filled with history, sightseeing and culture. The tour starts with the visit to the Panama Canal visitor’s center located in Miraflores Locks where ships can be seen transiting the waterway, in this area you learn about the history, engineering and most significant events of the Canal; followed by the visit to the Biodiversity Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate museum, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry. Continue to Casco Antiguo, the old city compound, that dates from the late 1600’s, where you have lunch before heading to the folk market and the most important monuments in the area; followed by a visit to San José Church, known for its Golden Altar, and the French Plaza, that provides panoramic views of the modern city center and the ships that wait for their turn to transit the canal. The tour ends with a transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: American Trade Hotel Panama (Double Room)

Day 3: Starting point: Portobelo (B/L/D)

Pick-up the rented vehicle and after the rental process you are ready to travel towards Portobelo, an almost two hours ride to a secluded magical ecolodge for a two night retreat. Enjoy the complimentary activities at El Otro Lado, as a historic walk in Portobelo during the afternoon.

El Otro Lado provides many options for you to enjoy your time at the property, as diverse trails, kayak tours in the bay and mangroves, fishing tours in pedal boats, visiting the beaches, snorkeling and or a fun stand up paddle experience. Each day during your stay, you are able to choose one wellness activity as a mindfulness walk, a hike to San Fernando, Yoga, Private Lake Hike, or a Tropical Functional Training; Also, one onsite adventure or culture activity as coffee tasting, water sports, or hiking. In addition, you can be as well part of the night program by participating in the movie or game night, or delighting with a live performance or joining the “Creators Night”

Portobelo was a very important site for the times of the Spanish conquer, an ancient city with a lot of history and magic. Enjoy a guided tour that will show you the ruins of famous colonial fortresses, the Casa de Aduanas, the black Christ church and other sites of interest declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Hotel: El Otro Lado (Double Room)

Day 4: Leisure day (B/L/D)

Today you can enjoy the property and its many activities, as for example a boat ride at La Farahona.

Delight with an excursion across the river during sunset in the famous boat La Farahona, it will be possible to admire diverse landscapes and wildlife. The tour includes a Ceviche tasting menu, a famous dish throughout Latin America

Hotel: El Otro Lado (Double Room)

Day 5: Driving to Altos de María (B/-/-)

Continue the journey to the surroundings of Anton Valley in the mountainous area of Altos de Maria, this will be a three hours drive, where you will enjoy a luxury camping experience and the many optional activities in the surroundings.

Hotel: Luxury Camping Panama (Double room)

Day 6: Leisure day – Altos de María (B/-/-)

Day at leisure to enjoy a hike or relax with a wood fire in the garden during the evening.

Hotel: Luxury Camping Panama (Double room)

Day 7: Cambutal Beach Escape (B/-/-)

Drive towards Playa Cambutal for about 5 hours to enjoy a two night stay at this paradise in the pacific coast. There are many possibilities for next day as spot monkeys, squirrels, and other wildlife, or try out some water sports such as Paddle Boards or Kayaking.

Hotel: Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort (Double room)

Day 8: Free day at Cambutal (B/-/-)

Enjoy a free day to explore the surrounding beaches or join an option surfing lesson.

Enjoy a guided surf expedition in the surroundings of Cambutal beach, some locations with very good waves and in the company of an experienced team of local guides. The expedition will be adapted to your skills. A hands-on experience catching the best waves according to your level.

Hotel: Sansara Surf & Yoga Resort (Double room)

Day 9: 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.

Delight a marvelous dinner at the rainforest of Santa Fe National Park, you will enjoy a four course meal with scenic views. The dinner will take place in Alto de Piedra, a kind of viewpoint of the National Park. After dinner, you will explore the area by a 1 km night walk to spot the park wildlife as amphibians, birds, insects and snakes.

Hotel: Coffee Mountain Inn (Double room)

Day 10: Free day at Santa Fe (B/-/D)

Enjoy the scenic location of your accommodation, join some optional activities or explore the area on your own. In the night, delight with a special rainforest dinner and a night hike.

Enjoy a two hour backcountry 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 hearing back to the Inn.

Hotel: Coffee Mountain Inn (Double room)

Day 11: 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: Panamonte Inn & Spa (Double room)

Day 12: Adventure in Boquete (B/-/-)

Enjoy a zip-line activity in Boquete Tree Trek Eco-Park. Experience the surrounding nature. Afternoon at leisure.

The tour starts with the pick up at the hotel for ride to 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 and ends with the drop of at the hotel.

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: Panamonte Inn & Spa (Double room)

Day 13: 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: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: Isla Palenque in Chiriqui Gulf (B/L/D)

Board the boat back to Punta Robalo and pick-up the vehicle in order to drive to the famous Chiriqui Gulf, with direction to Isla Palenque for a two night stay. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy some of the complimentary activities of the lodge.

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

Average travel time: 45 minutes

A nature paradise with a wide variety of activities for your entertainment and leisure time, hosting a rainforest and just surrounded by the pristine ocean. Choose some of the following experiences to enrich your stay at the Resort: Island hikes that take you to different spots with unique ecosystems, a visit to the Tide Pools, Lagoons & Mangroves, Jungle trails that hold the Secrets of the island, Punta Ballena hike, Coastal Rock hike, Rock Fishing, Kayak at Las Piñalitas in the northeastern coast, Kayak in the beach and mangroves, Kayak at Isla Palenquito, Stand-Up Paddle Board, Cooking classes, Rum Workshop, Panamanian Pastry classes and fun Dance classes.

Hotel: Isla Palenque Resort (Double room)

Day 17: Enjoy the Pacific Coast (B/L/D)

Explore the surrounding or relax at the beach. You also have other complementary activities to enjoy today.

Hotel: Isla Palenque Resort (Double room)

Day 18: 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 19: Departure day (B/-/-)

Transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight. We hope you had an unforgettable time at Panama. Thank you for traveling with us.

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