February 16/17, 2018
USA — Panama City, Panama
Transfer to the San Francisco Airport for your fight to Panama City. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel, InterContinental Miramar for three nights.
February 18, 2018
After breakfast, join your guide for a panoramic and walking tour of Panama City. Stroll through Casco Viejo, and the oldest section of Panama City. Note the architecture of the days gone by now restored to its former beauty and classic style.
Arrive at the Miraflores Lock Visitor Center and view a movie on the history and construction of the canal. Visit the mini-museum depicting the struggles that were encountered and view the operation of the lock.
February 19, 2018
Panama Canal Cruise
Today embark a ship to cruise through the Gaillard Cut, cross under the Centennial Bridge and transit the Pedro Miguel Locks. Lunch is served onboard while experiencing the operation of the lock and descends 30 feet in one step to reach Miraflores Lake. Enter the Miraflores Locks in the Pacific Ocean where you are lowered 60 feet. Sail under the Bridge of the Americas and disembark at Amador Causeway.
February 20, 2018
Gamboa Rainforest & Aerial Tram
Journey through the rainforest to Soberania National Park on a boat ride into waterways where Capuchin and Howler monkeys frolic in the trees. After the boat tour ascend 280 feet from the forest floor via aerial tram. You’ll be rewarded with views of flowering trees, sightings of birds and butterflies and the sound of monkeys. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
Embera Indian Tribe
February 21, 2018
Today you will mingle with the locals of the Embera Indian Tribe. Ride in a dugout canoe and travel up the river to a native village where the local tribe lives without modern conveniences. Enjoy cultural dance and explore the area’s bird and wildlife as you trek into the jungle past sparkling waterfalls. Enjoy a traditional meal of fresh fish and plantains.
February 22/23, 2018
Gamboa — Playa Bonita Gibson
After a final morning at leisure in Gamboa, depart for the short journey to Playa Bonita where the final two nights are spent at an all-inclusive beach resort.
Join in some of the optional excursions:
- Biomuseum - Origin of the Panama Isthmus.
- Visit the village of Portobelo, full of colonial history and ancient fortifications and a train ride on the Panama Railroad along the Panama Canal.
February 24, 2018
Panama — USA
After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Panama as our return to the Tocumen International Airport for your flight home.