Sample Itinerary: Journey Through Panama
A Spectacular Multi-leg Adventure
Day 1: Arrive in Panama – A representative will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Panama City. – Overnight in Panama City
Day 2: Chagres National Park/Indian Village (BL) – After breakfast visit a paradise found in its purest form. This tour leaves Panama City at 8:00 AM and begins with a ride in a “piragua” (a native boat) following the route commonly used by the Indians for their daily transport along the Chagres River. Then hike through the forest with a local indigenous guide, an expert who will explain the botanical aspects of the trail and the culture of this authentic Chocoe-Embera village. In the village members of the tribe will share their culture through dances, rituals, food, etc. You will have the opportunity to partake in jaguar body painting with vegetable ink. – Overnight in Panama City.
Day 3: San Blas Islands (BLD) – Depart from your hotel early in the morning for a 25- 40 minute flight to San Blas Archipelago airstrip on Panama’s Caribbean Coast. Then you will be transferred by a motorized dugout canoe to the very rustic, but charming San Blas lodge of your choice. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Kuna India’s principal community. You will enjoy beautiful beaches on the nearby islands. Lunch and dinner feature fresh San Blas seafood. – Overnight in San Blas.
Day 4: San Blas Islands (BLD) – Rent (or bring your own) snorkeling gear to explore the beautiful reefs in San Blas, relax on white-sand beaches or in a hammock under the palms. – Overnight in San Blas
Day 5: Panama City (B) – Early in the morning return from San Blas to Panama City. Your afternoon will be free for relaxation or shopping at your leisure. Optional: folkloric show and dinner at Tinajas Restaurant.
– Overnight in Panama City.
Day 6: Chiriqui Cloud Forest (B)
Early morning transfer by airplane to David in the western province of Chiriqui, bordering Costa Rica. Then transfer by car to the quaint mountain town of Boquete. Enjoy the afternoon in the beautiful highlands hiking, riding horses or taking other optional tours such as visiting a private flower garden or coffee plantation. – Overnight in Bouquete.
Day 7: Boquete/Baru Volcano (BL) – After breakfast explore the trails around the Baru Volcano National Park with a naturalist guide. You will have the opportunity to see the elusive and resplendent Quetzal in its mountain habitat of wild orchids and bromeliads. You will have a box lunch in the field. Optional: White water river rafting or Tree Trek or zipline adventure in the cloud forest. – Overnight in Bouquete.
Day 8: Bocas del Toro (B) – Early transfer to David Airport for your flight to Bocas del Toro in the Caribbean. Here you will experience Afro-Panamanian culture. Transfer to hotel in the town of Bocas. The rest of the day is free for town exploration or optional tours. – Overnight in Bocas del Toro.
Day 9: Bocas del Toro (B) – After breakfast you will enjoy a tour of Bastimentos Marine National Park to snorkel, go beach combing and have an outdoor lunch. Optional: Scuba diving and kayaking tours.
– Overnight in Bocas del Toro.
Day 10: Panama City (B) – Return to Panama City and transfer to your hotel. Your afternoon will be free for town exploration or relaxation. – Overnight in Panama City.
Day 11: Departure (B) – Transfer to the international airport approximately two hours before your scheduled departure time.