What makes this trip special?
Escape the Metropolis
Casco Viejo - Panama City
Sail the Panama Canal
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Indigenous way of life
San Blas Archipelago
Cerro Punta - Chiriqui Highlands
Coffee, Cloud forest & Adventure
Boquete - Chiriqui Highlands
Wildlife around the Canal
Panama Canal Zone
- Day Overnight
Partial Transit of the Panama Canal
San Blas Islands
San Blas Islands
- For the detail of each day click the ‘Day-by-day’ tab above.
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Panama Odyssey'
Partial Panama Canal Transit
Panama Canal Railway, Portobelo & Embera Indians
San Blas Islands and the Kuna people
Chiriqui Highlands and Boquete
Wildlife around the Canal
Guide prices for 'Panama Odyssey'
|Guide Price with mid-range hotels
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- all travel in Panama
- all accommodation
- meals as indicated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- travel insurance
- airport and departure taxes
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
- any optional excursions you may buy locally
Customer reviews for
Recent reviews are shown here from holidays based on this initial design. In each case the itinerary may have been modified
(a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.
Everything - the pace was perfect.
We liked the canal, the fish market in Panama City, we visited a horse stud and enjoyed the coffee plantation. We liked meeting people and loved the warm weather.
Seasonal information for 'Panama Odyssey'
Hotels for 'Panama Odyssey'
Days 1 - 4
Toscana Inn Hotel
Centrally located nearby to popular tourist attractions. The hotel has standard rooms for single, double and triple occupancy. All rooms have air conditioning, wifi and TVs. The hotel has a terrace with views of the city and a restaurant serving Panamanian dishes.
Days 5 - 6
This is a lodge run by the Kuna Yala community who also operate the Dolphin Lodge. Akwadup is the superior of the two properties. It comprises of wooden cabins set on stilts, built in over-the-water style. It has 24 hour electricity, private bathrooms with flush toilets and showers, ceiling fans and a terrace with hammock. Guests stay on a full board basis and get an opportunity to interact with the local Kuna people.
No children under 14 years.
Note: bring your own masks and snorkels if you enjoy snorkelling.
Days 7 - 8
Los Quetzales Lodge & Spa
Tucked away in a highland cloud forest, Los Quetzales Lodge & Spa is 2200 meters above sea level inside the primary forests of Volcan Baru national park. The climate here varies from 24°C on a sunny day to 7°C in the chilliest winter night (the cold nights means biting insects are virtually absent). Timber-built, Los Quetzales Lodge is beside a river in the picturesque agricultural village of Guadalupe. The simple spacious rooms all have private bathrooms with hot water, room service and telephone service. The Lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a friendly laid-back atmosphere. There is a small spa in the grounds, next to the river and surrounded by trees.
Days 9 - 10
This small working coffee farm has two types of accommodation:
The first, "Finca Lerida Bed and Breakfast", comprises of Scandinavian style cabin cottages dotted in the grounds near the entrance to the property, each with a living room, open fire, two bedrooms, bathroom and verandah.
The newer "Finca Lerida Ecolodge" has 11 comfortable modern double rooms each with private bath, a porch overlooking the forest and the lodge's own small coffee plantation.
Days 11 - 13
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Just 20 minutes drive from Panama City beyond the Miraflores lock surrounded by the forest of the Soberania National Park and set on Gatun Lake is the Gamboa Rainforest resort. A large upper-range North American style hotel built in 2000.
All the hotel rooms have balconies which overlook the Chagres River. They have easy chairs, mini bar, safe deposit box, satellite TV, showers, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, coffee and coffee maker and 24 hours Room Service.
The resort has a Business Center, Gift Shop, Library, Swimming Pool, Tour Desk, Spa, three restaurants and a pool bar.