GT-707 – FAMILY FUN AND ADVENTURE

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Eight Days / Seven Nights
Minimum two persons

DAY 1: Welcome Panama!

Today at the appropriate time our representative will meet you at International Airport to assist and transfer you to your hotel located in Panama City.
Overnight accommodations at: Doubletree by Hilton

DAY 2: Full Day City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. During the half-day morning tour you will visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower, visit the Old Panama Museum and then continue to Casco Viejo (the old city compound), which dates back from the late 1600’s. A bilingual guide will describe the events in history leading up to the eventual movement of the capital city to its present location. Casco Viejo is home for monuments of Ferdinand de Lesseps and other Frenchmen instrumental in the ill-fated attempt of the French to construct a canal through Panama. The morning ends with a visit to the Panama Canal Museum. The full day tour continues with a visit to the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal where large ships can be seen transiting the canal. Enjoy a presentation by the Panama Canal Authority on the history of the Panama Canal and marvel at the workings of this feat of human engineering. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The tour then continues to the Panama Canal area, including the town of Balboa, formerly part of the Panama Canal Zone. Late afternoon you will return to your hotel in Panama City.
This tour takes approximately 6 hours and includes: Bilingual Guide, Full Entrance to Miraflores Visitor Center, Lunch, and Private transportation.
Overnight accommodations at: Doubletree by Hilton (B/L)

DAY 3: Hiking & Boat Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning you are picked up at the lobby of your hotel by our Naturalist Guide for a 45-minute drive to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the Panama Canal. Here you board a boat and head off on an adventure that will include an expedition across Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal passing by gigantic cargo ships transiting the waterway, making contrast with the natural surroundings. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to spot Green iguana and Three toed sloth resting on tree branches, Crocodile, Osprey in the hunt for Peacock bass, Snail kite and Keel-billed toucan among other wildlife. The tour boat will allow for close approximations to rainforest covered islands (former hill tops) in Gatun Lake to search for White-faced Capuchin, Mantled Howler Monkey, Central American Spider Monkey, and Geoffrey’s Tamarin. After the boat tour we will head to Soberania National Park for a hiking tour around the trails of the lush forest.
Overnight accommodations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort (B)

DAY 4: Embera Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning you will visit the Catu Embera Community near the Soberania National Park. This active Emberá and village proudly hosts visitors to share their traditions and cultures. Ella Drua is a community of about 80 residents, tucked away in the hills and jungle on the Gatun Lake. You will find our Emberá and women wearing brightly colored wrap skirts called parumas and our men wearing traditional cloths and beaded jewelry. The Emberá are master artisans in Panama, known for our woven baskets and masks as well as the quality wood carvings of cocobolo and intricate tagua carvings. Enjoy the traditional music and dance of the Emberá and as you explore the community. After a traditional Embera lunch you will be heading back to your hotel. Optional: short hiking in a botanical trail at the community. Duration: 8 hours Includes: ground and river transportation, entrance fees to the Chagres National Park, traditional lunch at the community, donation and specialized guide.
Overnight accommodations at Gamboa Rainforest Resort (B/L)

DAY 5: Transfer to Pacific Side

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be transferred from Gamboa Rainforest Resort to your Pacific Beach hotel. This transfer will take 2 hours. The beach in the Pacific Coast offers a great range of activities and is shared by a fisherman’s village, Condos and hotel developments. During the weekend locals from all over come to the Pacific beach and enjoy the sun and the ocean or optional such as banana boat rides, kayaks, etc. For the more romantic ones, how about a horse rides on the beach, early in the morning or maybe at sunset! Tempting isn’t it?
Overnight accommodations at Sheraton Bijao Resort (B/L/D)

DAY 6: Free Day at Sheraton Bijao Resort

You will have a free day for your relaxation, leisure and optional activities at the resort. Walk to the beach at just a few feet from your room and enjoy the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Overnight accommodations at Sheraton Bijao Resort (B/L/D)

DAY 7: Transfer from Pacific Side to Panama City

Today you will be transferred from your Pacific beach hotel back to Panama City.
Overnight accommodations at: Doubletree by Hilton (B)

DAY 8: Departure Panama

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the Tocumen International Airport for your outbound flight. They will arrive to the airport approximately 2 hours before their departure time.
Note: customers will be picked up 3 hours before flight time.

RATE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $1,962.00

INCLUDED:

Private transfers between airport and hotel. Seven nights hotel and lodge accommodations as indicated in itinerary based on double occupancy. Tour as indicated in itinerary.. Daily breakfast. Meals as indicated in itinerary. Full board during stay at Sheraton Bijao Resort. Hotels and government taxes. Information kit.

NOT INCLUDED:

International air between USA and Panama City. Quoted separately on request. Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program. Optional tours or ground services not specified in the itinerary. Tips and gratuities to tour guides & drivers. Expenses of personal nature.

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