Costa Rica
El Salvador


PANAMA EXPEDITION / Arriving on Fridays


DAY 1:  Arrive Panama

Arrive at Panama International Airport, where you will be meet by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Panama City.  Overnight at the hotel in the city.  (No meals.)

DAY 2:  Chagres National Park/Indian Village

After breakfast visit a paradise found in its purest form. This tour leaves Panama City at 8:30 AM and begins with a ride in a "piragua" (a native boat) through the route commonly used by the Indians for their daily transport along the Chagres River.  A hike through a forest follows with a local indigenous guide and our expert guide will explain the botanical trail and the culture of this authentic Chocoe-embera village.  In this village the tribe will share their culture through dances, rituals, food etc.  You will have the opportunity to partake in "jagua" body painting with vegetable ink.  Arrival to Panama City is estimated at 4:00 PM.  (BL)

DAY 3:  El Valle Mountain town

This excursion begins early with a two and a half-hour drive along the Pan-American Highway to the beautiful mountain town of El Valle de Anton in the province of Cocle.  According to geologists, El Valle is the crater of a dormant volcano, probably the largest in Central America. With a cool and pleasant climate, this picturesque valley rises 600 meters above sea level. This small town has a great variety of attractions such as a mountain called the "India Dormida".  Upon arrival, visit the picturesque Sunday Indian market where large selections of native handicrafts are on sale.  The tour continues with a visit to the ancient petroglyphs of the El Chorro Macho Waterfall and a trip to the Nispero Garden and Zoo where you can observe the golden frogs.  Enjoy lunch at a local Restaurant. Return to Panama  City in the afternoon. (BL)

DAY 4  San Blas Islands

Early morning departure for a 20-minute flight to El Porvenir airstrip on Panama’s Atlantic Coast.  Transfer by motorized dugout canoe to the Kuna Lodge on the Island of Wichub-Wala. The lodge is in the core of the Kuna community and has a capacity for 24 guests.  The Lodge has outside fresh water showers and toilets.  Visit the surrounding islands and home to the Kuna Indian whose culture, traditions and beautiful beaches remain virtually untouched.   Tour Grass Island and relax at one of the numerous beautiful beaches.  .Lunch and dinner of delicious San Blas seafood.  (BLD)

DAY 5  San Blas Islands

Rent (or bring your own) snorkelling gears and explore the beautiful reefs.  You can also tour a neighbouring island and swim in the crystal clear waters.  Relax in the white sandy beaches or in a hammock while enjoying the San Blas Islands.  (BLD)

Day 6  Panama City

Early morning return to San Blas for flight back to Panama City.  Free afternoon for relaxing and shopping.  Show and folkloric dinner at Tinajas Restaurant.  Overnight Hotel in the city.  (BD)

Day 7  Depart Panama.

Transfer to the International Airport approximately two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time (No meals.)

The program includes
Meet & greet upon arrival
6 nights of lodging in nice and comfortable middle class hotels

Private transportation with a/c throughout the tour

Meals as specified each day:  B=breakfast, L=lunch or D=dinner
Guided excursions as specified
Entrance fees to national parks and other attractions as specified
English speaking guide throughout the tour
Information Kit
All taxes

The program does not includes:

      Optional activities
International Airfare
Departure taxes ($20.00 per person)
eals not specified in the itinerary
Alcoholic beverages
Personal equipment
Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service)

RATE: Per person double occupancy: $940.00

Land only, airfare to/from is additional



Included in the tour:

Services listed above.




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