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Discover something of the real Panama and its wildlife.
With just a week to spare, visit the capital and the west.
A varied and exciting route with much to see along the way.
Beautiful locations make this a memorable getaway.
Face-to-face with nature in jungles, mountains and coral islands.
A satisfying and rugged jungle trek from mountains to the Caribbean.
Expect a very long list from this trip, taking in the main birding sites.
Two complementary locations with 275-300 species in a week
Intrepid bird watching in one of the most out-of-the-way locations
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A sleek metropolis that curls impressively around a wide bay.
A staggering engineering achievement that has to be seen.
The Caribbean side of the Canal.
Well-preserved forests provide water that drives the Canal.
Perfect for pottering about and experiencing rural Panama.
Relaxed travelling in pleasant and varied scenery with lots to see.
Beautiful tropical islands and dense tropical wilderness.
Islands, islets, white sand, turquoise waters, nature, surf - something to suit all tastes
A short stopover in Panama to see the Panama Canal, following on from a trip in Costa Rica. Call us for other options.
One in every three Panamanians lives in Panama City. The capital curls impressively around a wide bay facing the Pacific Ocean and presses against the Panama Canal itself at the spectacular Bridge of the Americas. Downtown skyscrapers, a bustling waterfront, a characterful colonial quarter, a stupendous city park, and Frank Gehry's wonderful BioMuseo.
Experience the incredible engineering achievement of the Panama Canal first hand by taking either a full or partial transit along the canal.
A pretty harbour town, Portobelo was once the end of the Royal Road, where it suffered repeated attacks from Pirates including Welsh buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan and Sir Francis Drake in the 17th & 18th centuries, all vying to get hold of the Spanish Conquistador's Peruvian gold.
Narrow cobbled streets, small plazas and colonial French & Spanish buildings seem a world away from the skyscrapers of modern Panama City.
Recently restored under UNESCO World Heritage and dotted with chic boutique hotels, the Casco Vieja offers an atmospheric stay in the capital.
After a visit to Costa Rica why not take advantage of the opportunity to visit Panama City and experience at first hand one of the world's most impressive engineering feats.
At the end of your time in Costa Rica you arrive at San José airport and catch a regional flight to Panama City (1h 25m) instead of flying home. You are met on arrival and transferred to your preferred hotel for 4 nights.
After breakfast your private guide takes you to the Miraflores Lock which lifts and lowers huge ships between sea level on the Pacific side and the Miraflores Lake, 16m higher. Busiest hours for shipping are 9-10am and 2-5pm. A sheltered observation terrace gives a great view of the lock in operation. You visit the Visitor Centre and museum, together showing the history of the canal, its significance to Panama and world trade, its engineering, and the new third lock expansion.
Returning to the city you visit Casco Viejo, its very atmospheric Spanish colonial quarter echoing the colonial streets of Old Havana in Cuba. The rest of your day is free for your own sightseeing, such as the striking Frank Gehry Biomuseo.
This morning (Mon-Fri only) you are taken on the original railway between Panama City and the town of Colón at the Caribbean end of the Canal. This fascinating 1-hour journey runs beside much of the Canal, crossing part of the main Gatun Lake on low bridges. Afterwards, you visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Centre to see the new locks, one of the largest infrastructure projects of the 21st Century so far.
A little further you visit the sleepy harbour town of Portobelo where Incan gold and silver was loaded on Spanish ships. Ruins of fortresses, castles and military bases are surrounded by the returning forest. A typical Panamanian lunch is served at a local restaurant and you are driven back to your hotel in Panama City.
Today you are picked up for a ‘partial transit’ by boat through part of the Panama Canal, joining a guided group with commentaries in English and Spanish. A tremendous experience otherwise reserved for sailors and cruise ship passengers.
At an appropriate time you are transferred back to Panama City’s international airport for a return flight back to San José then home, or more directly to the UK on an ‘open-jaw’ ticket.
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Located in the heart of Panama City's commercial/financial district, this traditional, slightly old fashioned hotel offers a cosier alternative to the more business-style hotels in the area.
Each of the hotel's 91 rooms spread over 6 floors have A/C, flatscreen cable TV, safe, iron and ironing board, mini-fridge.
There is a terrace with views of the city and a small onsite restaurant specialising in Panamanian cuisine open from 06.30-22.30.