Panama has a pace of its own, and this freestyle vacation gives you room to breath and soak in Panama at your own pace. We set the stage for you with a stay in 3 of Panama’s most popular “must see” areas.
Welcome to Panama. Transfer from International Airport. Not far from Panama’s iconic City center and less than 1 hour from the Tocumen International Airport, roads lead way to jungle and the peaceful pulse of the Chagres River embracing the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Spend 2 nights in a river view room complete with balcony and hammocks!
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. After breakfast, you will enjoy experience the verdant rainforest of Gamboa from the on site Aerial Tram
Aerial Tram and Exhibits:
You will be able to take a ride of 1.2 km in the only cable car of Panama, a ?gondola,? learning about and delighting in the wonderful flora and fauna of this tropical paradise. After 20 minutes of ascent from the first station, you will have arrived at the crest of the hill where you will walk up a small path that leads to the Observation tower, which has 10 levels on a spiral ramp.
During the entire journey, you will be accompanied by a guide who will explain all the wild animals and plant life of this beautiful rainforest.
Once on top you will see the breathtaking view of the beautiful Chagres River, a part of the Panama Canal, the Emberá Indian Village and the Town of Gamboa surrounded by abundant vegetation and the vivid sky that frames the majestic landscape. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meals B
Overnight at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Meals B
After breakfast check out and departure for the beach. Sit back and relax while our expert driver navigates Panama’s excellent roadways driving west to the Pacific side. Expected drive, approx. 2.5 hours to your beach resort on the Pacific Ocean. Arrival for check in to RIU Playa Blanca Resort. Meals: BLD
Playa Blanca is situated in the province of Coclé, a coastal area in western Panama known as the “Arco Seco” because it enjoys the best tropical climate in the country, with mild temperatures, warm beaches, plenty of sun and, as its name suggests, little rain.
The RIU Playa Blanca offers 573 rooms and modern facilities with a contemporary and fresh design. Guests enjoy a wide range of dining options distributed between the main restaurant with an international buffet and live show cooking stations, and the speciality restaurants: Asian, Italian and grill-steakhouse. What’s more, there are five bars, including the Sports Bar which is open 24 Hours and the night club.
The Riu Playa Blanca boasts three swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, an extensive schedule of daytime and evening entertainment, the RiuLand kids’ club, water sports, gym, 175 square metre conference hall, as well as free internet in the hotel lobby.
Enjoy two full days everything included!
After breakfast, pick up for the transfer to the capital city. Our guided tour begins as we approach the metropolitan area and tour Panama City’s most interesting places including:
Casco Antiguo: The oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, known as Casco Antiguo or the Colonial area of the city. This beautiful area has several attractions that has a minimal grade, activity level. The area of Casco Viejo can be done on foot (leisure stroll) in 2 hours. In the Plaza de Francia (French Plaza) near the bay side, stands various monuments to recognition of the French effort and the entrepreneurs involved from the beginning of that effort.
Panama City: Is a beautiful, colorful and vibrant city. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias Davila, a Spanish Govenor, who made it the Capital of the Republic of Panama. It is considered one of the most important cities in the Americas.
Miraflores Locks/ Panama Canal: This classic experience brings you to the very best that Panama has to offer: The Panama Canal. Participants will be able to witness the magnificent Miraflores Locks and most probably, its operation. An expert canal guide will take us back in time to be part of it. What a wonderful way to experience it’s day to day operation. Based on Canal Operation registry for the day, hopefully you will be able to witness first hand a canal transit in motion.
Afternoon check in to Hotel Occidental Panama City located in the prestigious financial and banking district. Meals: B, L
Breakfast and free for shopping or optional Panama Canal Transit Tour. Overnight Hotel Occidental Panama City. Meals: B
Transfer to Tocumen International Airport for your return flight home. Meals B
- 2 nights accommodation in deluxe river view room at The Gamboa Rainforest Hotel
- 3 nights accommodation at the RIU Playa Blanca all Inclusive beach
resort (all meals, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages + snacks 24
hours a day, daily resort
- activities, nightly entertainment, room service + free Wifi)
- 2 nights accommodation Panama City at the deluxe hotel, Occidental Panama City
- 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners plus all non alcoholic and
alcoholic national drinks & cocktails while at RIU Playa Blanca
- Admission to Gamboa Rainforest Aerial Tram & Exhibits
- Panama City Tour including admission to Miraflores Locks visitor center and museum
- Optional: Panama Canal Transit Tour
- All transportation within Panama
- All Transfers from Airport to Gamboa Rainforest/Playa Blanca/ Panama City/(PTY) Panama’s Tocumen International Airport*
- Services of SLT local representatives throughout
- Government Hotel Taxes
- International Airfare and taxes
- Optional Activities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, etc.)
- Gratuities and tips for drivers and guides
- Departure taxes ($40.00 p/person in Panama)
Trip Interruption Insurance is available and is highly recommended.
Hotels Used or Similar:
Gamboa Rainforest Resort 5*
The Hotel’s Main Building was built in the year 2000 with spacious modern rooms according to the highest hotel standards of a five star property.
The highlight of the Deluxe River View Rooms is it’s hammock in the large private balcony. The views of the Chagres River and the Soberania National Park are simply astonishing and relaxing. The rooms are over-sized and come with either two Double Beds or one King Size Bed and the spacious bathroom with shower has been exquisitely designed with details.
RIU Playa Blanca
Hotel Riu Playa Blanca (All Inclusive 24h) is located on the shore of Playa Blanca in Panama. Its exclusive service All Inclusive 24h and their complete facilities, offer a lot of activities, sports and entertainment to all its clients and making their stay a wonderful vacation with the family and friends.
In the hotel you will find different buffet and thematic restaurants to taste the delicious panamanian gastronomy, refreshing swimming-pools and one gym in order to maintain the rhythm during your vacations. All over the day you will be able to join different activities with our team. You will be able to dance, to sing, do some aqua gym, volleyball… and the children will find Riuland. At night you will enjoy the shows, live music, the discotheque or maybe just taking a cocktail under the moonlight.
Unique accommodation in the heart of the city.
The Occidental Panama City**** hotel is a city hotel, strategically located in the city’s financial district, offering a cosmopolitan space ideal for business and leisure travel. Guests can enjoy the surrounding area, Bellavista, which contains a multitude of stores with the best brands, and a varied gastronomic offering.
The 143 rooms in the hotel feature a cutting-edge and welcoming design, with modern fittings and free Wi-Fi.
Gastronomy and leisure feature prominently in the hotel thanks to its Teca restaurant, with international cuisine, and the innovative Umai Sushi & Lounge. The 1400 Rooftop night club is a unique opportunity to experience the best nightlife in Panama City with magnificent views of the city.