The Best of Panama – Adventure Destination
To truly experience this amazing destination, we’ve carefully selected the best of Panama for your experiential and adventure travel. Did you know that Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rising on the Pacific and setting on the Atlantic? This small country that lies within an Isthmus, connects two continents and its home to amazing biodiversity. There are 10,500 types of plants, 255 species of mammals, approximately 900 indigenous bird species and over 200 species of amphibians.
The following is an itinerary for a 14-day journey. Your VIP hand-tailored itinerary will be programmed based on your preferences and all your activities, restaurant reservations, transportation will be organized prior to your arrival to the country. We want you to enjoy a stress-free vacation where we will take care of everything for you.
Panama City - 3 nights & 2 full days
This is the largest city of the country and it is the capital of the Republic of Panama. It was founded in 1519, and it is known as the Crossroads of the Americas as it borders one of the biggest rainforests of Central America. A city of contrasts where you will see high skyscrapers bordering the bay, and the Old City which offers a mix of historic and modern architecture, fine dining and an exciting nightlife.
- City Tour and Canal Visit
- Embera Indian Village
- The Gamboa Rainforest Adventure
You will receive a list of the best restaurants in Panama City to pre-select your preferences in order for us to assist you with your lunch and dinner reservations. You will also receive an activity book so you can choose activities. Every day, your private driver will meet you and take you on your daily adventure. Every night, your private driver will meet you to drive you to your dinner reservation.
1st Day/ Night
Arrival to the Republic of Panama
You will be met by a representative when you exit the plane. You will be guided through customs and then to the VIP Lounge where you can enjoy a cool drink while you wait for your luggage to be collected. You will then be driven to your hotel in a private vehicle.
2nd Day / Night:
Panama City contrasts makes it unique; we will visit the City’s most important places: our first stop will be in the Colonial City (built in 1673), then we will pass the modern-day Financial Banking Center and commercial shopping area. Afterwards, we will drive on the Causeway which joins the mainland with the 3 islands that were heavily fortified wartime U.S. military defense outposts at the Pacific Ocean entrance of the Canal. Then we will go to the top of Ancon Hill (the City’s highest elevation point) where we will have a bird’s-eye-view of the Capital City, as well as Miraflores Locks in the distance. We will then visit the Panama Canals Miraflores Visitors Center.
3rd Day / Night:
After a 45 min drive from your hotel in Panama City, we will take our second mode of transportation & canoe up the mighty Chagres River to the Embera Indian village.
A priceless encounter with one of Panama’s 7 native indigenous groups, the Emberas trained the U.S. Astronauts in jungle survival in case that the spacecraft had a mishap & would land in a Tropical rainforest. You will be met by the “Reception Committee” with their native made musical instruments, witnessing their native dances. There is an opportunity of purchasing handicraft items made right there (from Nature-provided raw materials). You will have a typical Embera meal, as well as an explanation about their traditions & way of life.
Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro – 3 nights and 2.5 days
Bocas del Toro is a province of Panama that contains two parks: Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park and La Amistad International Park. This province comprises 9 main islands and the small capital is Isla Colón, also known as Bocas Town.
Bastimentos Island is one of the largest islands in Panama with 62 square kilometers and it has become very popular as it offers a more relaxed ambiance and its only 10 minutes by boat from Bocas Town.
3-night accommodation at Red Frog Beach Island Resort, domestic flight from Panama City to Bocas del Toro, all transportation, breakfast in the resort, and 3 activities.
- Cave Tour
- Chocolate Farm tour
- Bastimentos Zipline
- Sunset Cruise
- Nature Hike
- Dolphin Bay – Coral Key
- Starfish Beach – Boca Del Drago
You will receive an activity book with the different activity choices to choose from.
Arrival to Bocas del Toro:
4th Day / Night:
Your private driver will meet you in your Panama City hotel to drive you to the Marcos A. Gelabert airport for your one-hour flight towards Bocas del Toro. A Red Frog representative will greet you after you receive your luggage (with resort sign). You will take a short car ride to Red Frog Beach Island Resort’s Bocas Town waterfront office where you will board a water taxi. Enjoy the ride through the exotic mangrove glades to arrive to the resort.
5th Day / Night:
Enjoy a 3 hour chocolate farm tour where you will walk through a lush tropical rainforest to learn about native cacao production.
After lunch enjoy the Bastimentos Sky Zipline Canopy Tour. After a short truck ride to the top of the island, get ready to soar through the rain-forest canopy in this 90 minute tour where you will discover unique island ecology.
6th Day / Night:
Enjoy a 3 hour cave tour after taking a boat up the inland island river. Spot wildlife guided by native Indians.
Wrap up your Bocas del Toro experience with a Sunset Cruise / 2-hour tour.
Boquete, Highlands of Panama – 3 nights and 2.5 days
Boquete is a small town in the Province of Chiriqui, in western Panama. Located in the highlands of the country with an elevation of 1,200 meters above sea level. Breathtaking cloud forests views all around, and a fresh temperature of 64.4 F (18 C). The main industry in the area is agriculture, and the most popular crop is coffee. Panama coffee plantations are considered to be some of best in the world.
4-night accommodation at Valle Escondido Resort Golf & Spa, transportation from Bocas del Toro to Boquete, all transportation in Boquete, breakfast in the hotel and 4 activities.
Boquete Tour Options:
- ATV panoramic
- Coffee Tour
- Tea Tour
- Hanging Bridges Tour
- Cloud forest Zipline
- Tasting tour – Boquete Brewing Company
- Guided hiking trails (3 trails to choose from)
You will receive an activity book with the different activities to choose from. Also a list of Boquete’s top restaurants for you to pre-select your preferred choices so we can assist you with your lunch and dinner reservations.
Every day your private driver will meet you and take you on your daily adventure. Every night, your private driver will meet you to drive you to your dinner reservation.
Arrival to Boquete:
Enjoy a 15 min boat ride towards Almirante where your private driver will meet you to drive you 3.5 hours to your hotel in Boquete.
7th day / Night:
After your arrival at Valle Escondido Resort, Golf & Spa your afternoon SPA treatment awaits!
8th Day / Night:
Have an early breakfast and get ready for your panoramic tour, so you can get to know this beautiful small town in the skirts of the Baru Volcano, in the highlands of Panama. After your panoramic car drive you can start your 4-wheel/ATV adventure through the virgin could forests of Boquete.
9th Day / Night:
Start the day with a 2 hour coffee tour at Don Nery Coffee farm, 100% artisan farm with one of the best specialty coffees of the region. The farm is located near Baru Volcano at 1600 meters over sea level. You will walk through the plantation where you will be able to observe the different coffee varieties, as well as the cultural and agronomic practices that are practiced within the farm.
During the morning you will learn about the entire coffee production process and the tour finishes at the coffee shop enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.
Start the afternoon with a tour of Boquete Brewing Company and tasting of their crafted beer.
10th Day / Night:
Your driver will meet you to take you on your guided tour through the mind-blowingly beautiful Lost Waterfalls Trail – enjoy a relaxed afternoon.
Cala Mia Island Beach Resort, Gulf of Chiriquí – 4 nights and 3.5 days
This destination is located on the Boca Brava island in the Gulf of Chiriqui in the Chiriqui province. With many activities to enjoy and attractions such as the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park. Cala Mia is a small destination where you can find endless opportunities to enjoy your vacation in Panama. The Gulf of Chiriqui features dozens of islands and marine and nature activities.
11th Day / Night:
Get some leisure time to explore the resort. Go on an afternoon look-out hike and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Marine Park of the Gulf of Chiriquí.
12th Day / Night:
Enjoy a relaxing day in at the beach club or explore the inland mangrove from the perspective of kayak or paddleboard.
14th Day / Night:
9:00 AM / 2.5 hours – Horseback riding through the jungle. 5:30 PM / 1.5 hours Sunset Cruise around the Marine Park of The Gulf of Chiriquí
Your driver will meet you and take you to Enrique Malek Airport in David for your domestic flight back to Panama City where you will fly back home.
Best Of Panama - 14 Night Package
- Price per person including tax is $7,895
- Includes all in country transfers from Panama City.
- 3 night Panama City including the choice of 2 tours, includes breakfast.
- 3 nights Red Frog beach Island Resort, includes breakfast and the choice of 3 activities.
- 4 Nights Valle Escondido Resort, includes breakfast and the choice of 4 highland activities.
- 4 nights Cala Mia, all inclusive meal and drinks and the choice of 3 island and 2 aquatic activities.
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