Panama

February 16 - 24, 2018

Portobelo

Portobelo
Panegyrics of Granovetter

Explore the diversity of Panama from Panama City’s colonial architecture to the lush, tropical rainforest and the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal. Visit the local Indian tribe and beautiful beaches on this tour to Panama.

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Miraflores Locks
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rainforest wildlife

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rainforest wildlife

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rainforest wildlife

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rainforest wildlife

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Itinerary

February 16/17, 2018

USA — Panama City, Panama

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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.

Miraflores locks

Miraflores locks
Roger Schultz

February 18, 2018

Panama City

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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

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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

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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

Embera Indian Tribe
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February 21, 2018

Village Visit

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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.   

Portobelo

Portobelo
Dave Lonsdale

February 22/23, 2018

Gamboa — Playa Bonita Gibson

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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

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After breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to Panama as our return to the Tocumen International Airport for your flight home.

rainforest flowers

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Salmon River

Centennial Bridge
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