Highlights and the Caribbean (6 days – 5 nights)

This tour is a mix of highlights and a few days at the beach: First spend a few days in the San Blas islands, a laid back archipelago located north east of Panama City in the Caribbean Coast; then take two day tours from Panama City: Visit an indigenous tribe close to the Caribbean Coast, the Emberá, and a partial transit of the canal the next day, one of Panama’s major highlights (Note: this tour doesn’t run every day). Activities start quite early on various days of this itinerary.

Starting from $ per person (Based on 2 Travelers)

* Properties can be modified upon request.

Included

  • Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Door to door transportation as stated on the itinerary (Days 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 – Mostly shared unless stated otherwise in the itinerary).
  • Round trip domestic flight Panama City to San Blas.
  • All activities with admissions on days 1, 2 and 3 with bilingual guide (Tours are mostly shared unless stated otherwise in the itinerary).
  • Meals as per description.
  • Local sales taxes.

Not included

  • International airfares.
  • Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
  • Other activities suggested but not included.
  • Travel insurance.

Panama CityDay 01: Panama City

After your arrival to Panama, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred privately to a city hotel by one of our representatives. Overnight at Hotel Tryp Panama Centro 3*. Meals: –

San Blas IslandDay 02: San Blas Island

Early in the morning, you will be transferred privately from your hotel to the Albrook airport in Panama City to take a domestic flight to San Blas Islands. Upon arrival, you will be taken to a beautiful over-the-water secluded lodge with three cabins, where you will enjoy an impressive ocean view right from your hammock. Overnight at Yandup Island Lodge. Meals: B-D

San Blas IslandDay 03: San Blas Island

Spend a day at leisure, enjoying the pristine beaches of the islands, or sign up for any of the complimentary tours offered by the lodge. Get to know the Kuna culture and traditions, explore the underwater world while you snorkel or hike in the rainforest. Overnight at Yandup Island Lodge. Meals: B-L-D

Panama City - Embera VillageDay  4: Panama City – Embera Village

You will be transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Panama City. On your arrival, you will be taken to a Cultural tour: You will be taken to up north towards Lake Alajuela. A large, fascinating and dense jungle will accompany you until you arrive at the Emberá Quera village, based on the banks of Gatun Lake. On arrival to the village, you will be taken back in time as you observe the ancient Embera’s dances and music that have hardly changed since Christopher Columbus arrived in the 1500’s. The tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. During the tour, you will learn about the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, believes and handicrafts. After enjoying a traditional lunch, you will experience a traditional Emberá dance and may even get a temporary Emberá tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit.
Overnight at Hotel Tryp Panama Centro 3*. Meals: B-L
Note: Tour is shared.

Panama canal transitDay 5: Panama canal transit

Today experience the thrill of a partial transit of the Panama Canal, a 100-year-old engineering marvel and massive modern construction project. The tour starts at the Amador Causeway where you will board the ferry for the start of your canal journey. You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and is full of history and geological value. Your boat will travel the Cut on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks and will even see part of the Panama Canal expansion. After the tour return to the Marina and transfer back to your city hotel. Overnight at Hotel Tryp Panama Centro 3*. Meals: B-L
Note: Tour is shared.

DepartureDay 6: Departure

Private transfer to the Tocumen International Airport for your departure flight.
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