STEP 1: ORIENTATION (PANAMA TOUR MAP)
Main Route (7 days) offers a perfect mix of beaches, mountains, popular destinations, and off the beaten path exploration. To this route you can easily add Optional Destinations (2-3 days each) and/or Day-Tours from Panama City depending on your interests and time availability.
STEP 2: CHECK-MARK YOUR PREFERENCES
1. Panama City & Panama Canal
This is where your International flight arrives and departs from. The city was founded in 1519, making it the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the American Continent. It is easy to include a visit to the Panama Canal, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as "Casco Viejo".
Choose the activities that interest you in Panama City & the Panama Canal:
Historic Sites Panama Canal
2. Santa Fe National Park
A hiker's paradise with amazing mountain views, lush rainforest, lots of waterfalls, and pleasant temperatures to hike and swim in the rivers and natural pools. Being an off the beaten path destination makes it an excellent place for experiencing authentic Panamanian culture.
Choose the activities that interest you in the Santa Fe National Park:
River Tubing Sunset Hike Waterfalls Hike Wildlife Night Tour
3. Las Lajas Beach
One of the longest beaches in Central America, with miles upon miles of unpopulated coastline stretching as far as the eye can see. The beach is one of those that remain shallow for a very long way, the water is warm, the sand is soft, and it's a lot of fun to play in the waves.
Choose how much time you would like to spend in Las Lajas:
Few Hours Stay Overnight
Panama's #1 mountain town, nestled in a valley where flowers bloom everywhere and rainbows are a common sight. With pleasant temperatures year-round, and home to small family-run coffee farms producing some of the highest quality coffee in the world.
Choose the activities that interest you in Boquete:
Birdwatching Coffee Farm Tour Canopy Zip-line Cloudforest Hiking Horseback River Rafting
5. Santa Catalina & Coiba Island
Great snorkeling and scuba diving at Coiba Island National Park. However, it takes a while to get there. Recommended only if you have enough time and don't mind the long transfers, or if this is a "must-do" in your list. Great surfing for both beginners and experts in Santa Catalina.
Choose the activities that interest you in Santa Catalina & Coiba Island:
Coiba Island Tour Scuba Diving Snorkeling Surfing
6. Bocas del Toro
Laid-back Caribbean lifestyle, very informal and popular with surfers, backpackers, hippies, and rastas. Some people love it, others not so much, therefore, it is very important to understand that this is not a destination for everyone. It is touristic, so you have restaurants over the water, nightlife activity, souvenir shops, bike rentals, tours, and water taxis to the beaches and snorkeling spots.
Choose the activities that interest you in Bocas del Toro:
Beaches Cacao Farm Tour Dolphin watching Scuba diving Snorkeling Surfing
7. Guna Yala (San Blas Islands)
One of the most interesting destinations in Panama. It provides the rare opportunity to feel like traveling back in time and experiencing a unique indigenous culture, not to mention the picture perfect tropical islands. The catch is the very basic accommodations, limited infrastructure in general, and possible cultural shock. It is a mistake to visit Guna Yala for the beaches and islands alone. You have to go there primarily to experience the culture, and welcome the beautiful scenery as a really nice bonus.
Choose the activities that interest you in Guna Yala:
Culture Islands Snorkeling
8. Bayano Lake Caves
An off the beaten path adventure with beautiful scenery on Lake Bayano, spectacular rock formations inside the caves, and thousands of bats coming out to great you. Not for the faint of heart.
Activity available on Lake Bayano:
9. San Lorenzo Fort Rainforest Bicycle Tour
If you like riding bicycles, you will enjoy this tour. You will get to ride on the rainforest while looking for wildlife. At the end, there is a historic fort built on a steep cliff by the Spanish crown in the late 1500's to defend the mouth of the Chagres River from the constant threat of pirates.
Activity available in San Lorenzo:
STEP 3: YOUR DETAILS
Number of travelers (2 minimum required):
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Choose the desired length of your vacation (7 days minimum required):
7 days, 6 nights 8 days, 7 nights 9 days, 8 nights 10 days, 9 nights 11 days, 10 nights 12 days, 11 nights 13 days, 12 nights 14 days, 13 nights 15 days or more
Choose your arrival date in Panama:
Are your dates flexible?
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