5 days/4 nights
The price of the program is in USD for 1 pax according to occupancy:
The program is valid from 2 pax on any day of departure till 31.12.2020 (except on Carnival from 21.02 to 26.02.20; at Easter from 05.04 to 11.04.20, and National holidays from 01.11 to 06.11.20, 10.11.20, 28.11.20)
Day 1. Boquete
Meeting at the borders of Panama and Costa Rica, Paso Kanoas.
Transfer to Boquete.
Boquete is a picturesque town at the foot of the volcano Baru, a small paradise on earth which is immersed in the greenery of ancient tropical giant trees, flowers, citrus and coffee plantations.
Transfer and accommodation at the Hacienda Los Molinos hotel, standard Los Lagos room (breakfast and taxes included).Free time.
Day 2. Baru Volcano
We will climb up to the top of Baru volcano at 3475 m above sea level. The best time to get to the top is dawn. At dawn you can immediately see 2 oceans: the Atlantic and the Pacific. You can choose either hiking or driving by SUV. The start time of the tour is different.
This tour requires good physical preparation. Hiking starts at 23.00.
Rise on the SUV will be at 03.00 in the morning.
Return to the hotel. Rest.
• English speaking guide.
• driving an SUV ($ 11 per person)
Day 3. Panama City
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport( 1 hour) and flight to Panama City (1 hour).Upon arrival meeting a guide.
We start our City tour in Panama City and tour to Panama Canal (6 hours,)
Panama City, founded by the conquistadors in the 16th century, was the first Spanish port on the Pacific coast. Today in the country there are three cities of Panama: Old Panama (Panama Viejo), Colonial Panama (Casco Antiguo) and New Panama. In Old Panama you will see the ruins of cathedrals of the beginning of the XVII century, monasteries and bridges. New Panama is a beautiful modern city, an important part of which is the well-preserved Colonial part (Casco Antiguo), where you can see a lot of buildings of that time. This part of New Panama is declared a historical heritage of mankind and is under the protection of UNESCO.
The city tour also includes visiting the Miraflores locks to view the locks and ships pass through. You will also visit the Panama Canal Museum at the Miraflores Visitor Center, where you will get acquainted with the operating of this grandiose engineering structure of the 20th century, called the World’s Eighth Wonder.
During the tour we will visit the old and modern parts of the city. We’ll visit the canal’s residential zone where the ex-pat Americans lived while working on the construction of the canal, we will walk on Balboa Boulevard, one of the most beautiful streets of the capital which stretches along the coast of the Gulf of Panama.
Casco Antiguo is a picturesque district of the city with narrow streets, squares and parks, where a large part of the country's history has been preserved up to now. We’ll walk near the National Theater, one of the most expressive examples of neoclassicism in Panama. We will walk around the Place de France, visit the Church of San Jose and learn about the history of the salvation of its unique golden altar. We will go to the church of San Felipe Neri to look at the wonderful Nativity scene presented by the family of the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, to the townspeople at Christmas, 2014. On Bolivar Square you can see a monument to the Liberator Simon Bolivar, the national hero of many countries of Central and South America. Further, our tour continues to Cathedral Square, where you can admire the Cathedral, the Panama Canal Museum and the Municipal Palace.
We will also visit Causeway Amador, the most amazing area of Panama City, formerly three separate islands in the ocean: Naos, Periko and Flamenco, and now it is one of the most popular walking areas of the city with amazing views over the Canal.
Transfer to Radisson “Panama Canal”, room Jr. Suite Canal View, BB.
During the 6-hour tour the Panama Viejo Archaeological Park is not visited.
•Transfer to the airport
•Airticket David – Panama City
•Entrance fee to Canal
• Guide service
• Transfer to the hotel at the end of the tour
Not included: lunch
Optionally: Visit to “Repros” jewelry factory manufacturing “wakas”, amulets of the pre-Columbian period (2 hours)
Day 4. Chagres National Park and Embera community
Breakfast in the hotel. At 08:00 departure for an excursion to the Chagres National Park.
Today you will spend the whole day in one of the most exotic places in Panama, in the Chagres National Park. You will have an unforgettable adventure in the Embera Indian community.
You will learn about the pre-Columbian history of Panama and Mesamerica, about the origin of the Embera tribe, their traditions, crafts and way of life. The Indians make beautiful plates and baskets, mahogany sculptures of Coco Bolo, figures from the Tagua fruit, beads and bracelets. You will see Indian dances and even can participate in them.
The most pleasant thing of this tour is a floating along the Chagres River on an Indian boat and swimming in the Chorro del Mono waterfall. You will be served traditional Native American dinner - fried tilapia and fried bananas, fruits. Traditional dances will complete the tour.
Transfer to the hotel.
Lunch, water, tropical fruits
Transfer to the hotel
Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out of the hotel and transfer with an English - speaking driver to the airport Tocumen for your flight home.
The price of the program includes:
•Private transfers according to the program
•Meals according to the program.
• City tour (6 hours) in Panama City and Panama Canal (lunch is not included)
• Entrance fees to Panama Canal
• Hiking to Baru Volcano, group tour, in English
(rate for driving up to the volcano on an SUV: $ 11.00 per person)
• Excursion to the Embera community with lunch,
• Air ticket David- Panama City
The price of the program does not include:
-Tips to guides, drivers, hotel staffs
-Payment of excess baggage
-Deposit in hotels