Ways to travel around Panama

Panamanian roads are good and there is also a good domestic air network.

Getting around

Panama is reckoned to have the best air network of any country in Latin America-most parts of the country can be reached easily from Panama City. Roads are generally pretty good too, though the shape of the country can make for some long journeys. There are three sensible options for travelling by road, which we can arrange for you:Ž

Private guided touring

An English-speaking guide who will usually also be your driver, accompanies you between destinations and
on excursions in each place. You can sit back and relax while you travel, gain some real local insight, and make the most of your time.Ž

Private transfers

An experienced local driver (not necessarily English-speaking) collects you from your hotel and transfers you to your next destination. It is a private service, and you have your independence at each location. Pick up times can be adjusted to suit you.


A hire car is a great way of enjoying Panama. The roads are very good but navigation is not always straightforward and English is not commonly spoken so you need to feel comfortable if you choose this option.

Whatever your mode of transport, we can pre-book local excursions (private or shared) to maximise your time in the area.

Start planning your trip to Panama

Let us know what kind of trip to Panama you are most interested in, and when you are thinking of travelling. Our travel experts know Panama extremely well, and will be delighted to offer some initial ideas and advice, and to develop a more detailed design for your holiday as your ideas evolve. You can order our special brochure for Costa Rica, Panama & Nicaragua here.

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