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Romancing Panama

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Panama  
Specialty Categories: Honeymoon  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1499 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1699 US Dollar (USD)

Panama City is a fascinating destination with its rich history, vibrant nightlife, exceptional shopping and, of course, the world-famous Panama Canal. Combine it with an overnight stay with the famous Kuna Indians, the Gamboa Rainforest Resort by the Panama Canal, and a secluded, super romantic resort on the Pacific for the romantic adventure of a lifetime.

Day 1: Arrive in Panama City: Unfasten, unpack, unwind…
Upon arrival at the airport in Panama City, you will be greeted by our local crew and escorted to your hotel in the city. Your personal guide will review your vacation plan with you before retiring to your room for some deserved rest. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or take a first peak at the city on your own. Overnight

Day 2: San Blas, where the Kuna Indians rule.
More than 350 islands, many nameless, most uninhabited, all pristine. Swaying palms, white sand beaches, azure crystalline waters, some of the oldest coral reefs in the world, and the Kuna Indians. A proud people with their own language and traditions, and legends, and gods. They rule their archipelago. Men fish from their canoes while women knit Molas, traditional rainbow-colored patterns emblazoned with fish, birds, jungle animals, and geometric designs. Snorkel, feel the breeze, eat fresh seafood, and mingle with the Kuna. You will arrive as a foreigner and leave as a friend

Day 3: Exploring the Panama Canal Basin.
Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy the ecological treasures of the Panama Canal Basin. The Gamboa Resort, located on the banks of the Canal, has been carefully designed to provide a variety of educational and adventure experiences for its guests. This afternoon, start your explorations by jumping on a boat and navigating on the canal in close view of massive tankers and cruise liners. We explore the islands in Gatun Lake, the Canal’s backstage, where packs of monkeys, sloth and many tropical birds are common sights.

Day 4: Panama City History Tour & Miraflores Locks.
Miraflores Locks, 10am: massive vessels are lifted to make the transit between two great oceans in one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. Your will be there to watch it, from the vantage point at the Visitor Center’s sheltered terrace. Your personal guide will answer any doubts and then invite you to join him in a visit to the amazing onsite museum for an overview of the construction of the Canal, its history, and significance for the entire world trade. We then move to Casco Antiguo, the beautiful Old Quarter. Listen to the city’s fascinating history as you sip a cup of renown Panamanian coffee or hot chocolate before traveling back in time as you admire the lovely restored colonial mansions, French balconies, narrow alleys, and impressive churches.

We will stop at the popular Fish Market to see the daily activity and then break up for lunch (not included). After lunch, we head for Panama La Vieja, the original settlement which was looted and destroyed by notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671. Walk with your guide through the ruins as you listen to the amazing recount of the event. Wrap it up with a visit to the new museum for an interactive display of how people lived during those tumultuous times. You will feel as if you were in a live History Channel episode!

Day 5: At leisure in Gamboa
Free day to enjoy at your own pace. Our suggested activities include: guided jungle hikes, a ride on the Aerial Tram, visits to an Embera Indian community, bird watching at Soberania National Park, rafting, or fishing tours.

Days 6-8: Romance at your Secluded Beach Paradise
A casual investigation of Panama’s bountiful Pacific coast will result in the discovery of numerous long, sandy beaches, where international resorts and popular all-inclusive properties have set shop. However, a more detailed inspection will reveal a handful of hidden coves and uninhabited islands where exquisite boutique hotels provide the ideal hideaway for perennial romantics and fresh honeymooners. They sit on cliffs overlooking the ocean or at seaside, their infinity pools merging into the blue horizon; they are quiet and peaceful, harmonious and trendy; they understand the significance of a carefully prepared, delectable meal and the importance of a peaceful haven where travelers can soothe their muscles and worries away from urban routine.

Day 9: Return home, energized and wiser
Time to bid farewell to this magnificent land. Your driver will take you to the airport in time for your departing flight. We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Safe journeys…

Supplemental Tour Information:
Package includes all land/air transportation within Panama, accommodations at 4-5 star hotels plus a rustic lodge in San Blas, breakfast daily, all meals in San Blas, private tours in Panama City, and hotel taxes.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Deposit for this trip:
$500 per person. If your trip begins within 90 days of your request, then full payment is due upon confirmation of services.

Cancellations and Refunds:
Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.
If you must cancel before departure, the following cancellation fee schedule applies:
- More than 60 days prior to departure: Deposit is forfeited plus any non-refundable cancellation fees already advanced to airlines or hotels.
- 31-60 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
- 30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of cost

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2017

Established in 1994, Beyond Travel & Incentives (BTI) is one of the most reputable travel companies in the Americas. As a leader in the ecotourism field, we have received numerous awards and accolades from our travel partners during the last 20 years. Throughout these years, we have been serving a wide array of...

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