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.

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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.

Included:

Accommodation at The Hilton Panama or The American Trade Hotel, with breakfast, all ground transportation and 2 activities.

  • 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.

Included:

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.

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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.

Included:

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:

  • Golf
  • ATV panoramic
  • Coffee Tour
  • Tea Tour
  • Hanging Bridges Tour
  • Cloud forest Zipline
  • Rafting
  • Tasting tour – Boquete Brewing Company
  • Guided hiking trails (3 trails to choose from)
  • Birdwatching

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.

Included:

Includes 4-night accommodation at Cala Mia, including transportation from Boquete, all meals and drinks, and 5 selected activities. You will receive an activity book with the different activity choices to choose from.

Select from 3 Island Activities

Select from 2 Aquatic Activities 

Arrival to Cala Mia Resort:

Your driver will meet you to take you on an hour an 1.5 hr drive towards Boca Chica town where a Cala Mia vessel will transfer you to Boca Brava island.

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

15th Day:

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.

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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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With 300 + resort reviews, we encourage you to read our  reviews below, hope you will conclude our luxury island resort destination can exceed your Panama vacation expectations.

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  • Faith Yuki Avatar

    Lovely spot!

    Faith Yuki 6/15/2021
  • Vivian Jaen Avatar

    La atención, la comida, los cuartos, la playa, la pesca, lo tiene TODO ?

    Vivian Jaen 12/05/2020
  • Ben Holland Avatar

    Amazing fishing, accommodations. The staff went above and beyond at all times.

    Ben Holland 3/14/2020
  • Eva Cardoza Avatar


    Espectacular hotel, bello ambiente, instalaciones muy agradables. La atención de su personal impecable, amable y atenta. Lo recomiendo 100%.

    Eva Cardoza 3/08/2020
  • Expedia reviewer Avatar

    We had an amazing experience at Cala Mia. The resort is beautiful, the staff is very friendly and helpful and... read more

    Expedia reviewer 3/05/2020
  • Eva Cardoza Avatar

    Espectacular hotel, bello ambiente, instalaciones muy agradables. La atención de su personal impecable, amable y atenta. Lo recomiendo 100%.

    Eva Cardoza 3/05/2020
  • Clara C. Caparroso Avatar


    Bonito, relajante, limpio, comida y atención excelente

    Clara C. Caparroso 2/08/2020
  • Agustín Pérez Acosta Avatar

    Muy buen sitio, naturaleza, opciones para pesca, hospedajes magnificos.

    Agustín Pérez Acosta 2/05/2020
  • Tomka-Aviation Avatar

    Un endroit absolument paradisiaque où nous avons passé quelques jours de rêve. Un personnel sympathique, attentionné toujours souriant et aux... read more

    Tomka-Aviation 2/05/2020
  • Patricia Gonzalez Avatar

    Es un lugar idóneo para desconectar de todo y relajarte. No está masificado y hay mucho silencio, así que puedes... read more

    Patricia Gonzalez 2/05/2020
  • Maria Diaz Avatar

    Playa habitaciones piscina la comida la comodidad etc

    Maria Diaz 2/05/2020
  • leisa aparicio Avatar

    Me encantó. El personal es muy amable y la comida deliciosa, es un sitio encantador

    leisa aparicio 2/05/2020
  • Linda DeMuro Avatar

    Outstanding Resort! What does Cala Mia not have cars, TVs and lot of people. What does Cala Mia have...... read more

    Linda DeMuro 2/05/2020
  • Ana Cecilia Delgado de Saldaña Avatar

    Paradisíaco lugar. Muy recomendado. Playa espectacular buena atención buenas cabañas, buena comida

    Ana Cecilia Delgado de Saldaña 2/05/2020
  • Sabine Borowsky Avatar

    Nettes ruhiges Resort. Allerdings völlig überteuert. Man hat keine Möglichkeit als immer dort zu essen,, die Gerichte sind nichts besonderes.Das... read more

    Sabine Borowsky 2/05/2020
  • Clara C. Caparroso Avatar

    Bonito, relajante, limpio, comida y atención excelente

    Clara C. Caparroso 2/05/2020
  • Patricia Gonzalez Avatar


    Es un lugar idóneo para desconectar de todo y relajarte. No está masificado y hay mucho silencio, así que puedes...
    read more

    Patricia Gonzalez 1/08/2020
  • Claudio Fernandez Avatar

    Paradise

    Claudio Fernandez 1/08/2020
  • Expedia reviewer Avatar

    3 jours loin du monde dans un endroit paradisiaque et calme. Chambre spacieuse et magnifique. Le personnel est très sympathique... read more

    Expedia reviewer 11/08/2019
  • leisa aparicio Avatar


    Me encantó. El personal es muy amable y la comida deliciosa, es un sitio encantador

    leisa aparicio 9/08/2019
  • Alexander Andover Avatar

    Very nice place with very friendly staff. 1st time I have been big game fishing and loved it. Very fair... read more

    Alexander Andover 9/08/2019
  • Expedia reviewer Avatar

    El servicio y atencion fue excelente. La comida deliciosa

    Expedia reviewer 9/08/2019
  • Maria Diaz Avatar


    Playa habitaciones piscina la comida la comodidad etc

    Maria Diaz 8/08/2019
  • Brett Peach Avatar

    Even after high expectations, this was an amazing choice. The lodge is beautiful and the service was to notch. Not... read more

    Brett Peach 7/14/2019
  • Arianne Rodriguez Avatar

    I love this place is so beautiful ?. The staffs are so nice and friendly special Yari so nice person... read more

    Arianne Rodriguez 7/08/2019
  • Manny Bermudez Avatar

    Amazing! The food is great, the people are wonderful and the island is beautiful with lots to do. Barefoot Luxury!... read more

    Manny Bermudez 7/08/2019
  • Eric Stelzel Avatar

    First class experience!

    Eric Stelzel 6/14/2019
  • Amanda Cameron Avatar

    Incredible lodging - beautiful scenery. Definitely coming back for tuna season!

    Amanda Cameron 6/14/2019
  • Ricardo How Chan Avatar

    Simply Amazing

    Ricardo How Chan 6/08/2019
  • Agustín Pérez Acosta Avatar


    Muy buen sitio, naturaleza, opciones para pesca, hospedajes magnificos.

    Agustín Pérez Acosta 5/08/2019
  • Hotels.com reviewer Avatar

    Staff really made you feel like you were family. Food is wonderful, surroundings are spectacular. Even though you... read more

    Hotels.com reviewer 5/08/2019
  • Cassandra Pierson Avatar

    Amazing! The food is great, the people are wonderful and the island is beautiful with lots to do. Barefoot Luxury!

    Cassandra Pierson 5/08/2019
  • Fula Icaza Avatar


    Calamia es uno de esos hoteles donde tienen todos los detalles perfectos!

    Fula Icaza 5/08/2019
  • Tomka-Aviation Avatar


    Un endroit absolument paradisiaque où nous avons passé quelques jours de rêve. Un personnel sympathique, attentionné toujours souriant et aux...
    read more

    Tomka-Aviation 5/08/2019
  • John larsen Avatar

    The reason that i hesitate to write this is that i have mixed feelings about letting the rest of the... read more

    John larsen 5/08/2019
  • Sabine Borowsky Avatar


    Nettes ruhiges Resort. Allerdings völlig überteuert. Man hat keine Möglichkeit als immer dort zu essen,, die Gerichte sind nichts besonderes.
    ...
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    Sabine Borowsky 5/08/2019
  • Matt Daniel Avatar

    One of the most gracious, relaxing experiences we've ever had, wonderful service, incredibly helpful staff and a stunning location that... read more

    Matt Daniel 5/08/2019
  • Neonetics Neon Avatar

    What a fantastic Island Resort. Luxury on a secluded Island off of Panama. And the Fishing is Amazing... Marlin ,Sailfish,... read more

    Neonetics Neon 5/08/2019
  • Steve Kingston Avatar

    Amazing place, staff couldn't do enough for you. Horse riding through the rain forest was pretty special. Lovely couple beaches... read more

    Steve Kingston 5/08/2019
  • Bredio Velasco Avatar


    Buen sitio para descansar y disfrutar de la naturaleza

    Bredio Velasco 5/08/2019
  • Maija Kujala Avatar

    Amazing island getaway with 5 start service and smily and friendly staff! All you wish for your next holiday!

    Maija Kujala 5/08/2019
  • Fabrizio Cucco Avatar

    TOP! Nothing else to say.

    Fabrizio Cucco 5/08/2019
  • Ana Cecilia Delgado de Saldaña Avatar


    Paradisíaco lugar. Muy recomendado. Playa espectacular buena atención buenas cabañas, buena comida

    Ana Cecilia Delgado de Saldaña 5/08/2019
  • Mariella M. Avatar

    It’s always a pleasure recalling memories of the stay in Cala Mia. Empty beaches, wild untouched nature to explore, comfortable... read more

    Mariella M. 5/08/2019
  • Ana Palop Alcaraz Avatar

    In one word. Paradise. Great hotel, good food and great people. We will be back.

    Ana Palop Alcaraz 5/08/2019
  • Linda DeMuro Avatar

    Outstanding Resort! What does Cala Mia not have cars, TVs and lot of people. What does Cala Mia have...... read more

    Linda DeMuro 5/08/2019
  • Expedia reviewer Avatar

    Fantastic vacation. Fishing, scuba, horseback riding, hiking, beach. So many great things to do in an absolutely beautiful location.

    Expedia reviewer 5/08/2019
  • Olmedo Riggs Avatar


    Excelente lugar

    Olmedo Riggs 5/08/2019
  • Virginia Oya Avatar


    Un lugar muy agradable, habitación cómoda con una bonita terraza con vista al mar. Los jardines bien cuidados. Tienen varios...
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    Virginia Oya 5/08/2019
  • Hotels.com reviewer Avatar

    Wonderful from start to finish. I highly recommend

    Hotels.com reviewer 5/08/2019