Panama Canal Tours from New York City.
7 Nights in Panama. Panama Canal Vacation
Packages. Includes flights from New York City to
Panama City, Panama. Fares include all taxes and fees.
- Visiting: Panama City, Panama Canal, Boquete Highlands
- Activities: Boat Tour, Coffee Plantation, Boquete Bird Watching, Boquete Safari, Zipline canopy Tour.
Day 1. Panama City, Panama
Arrive at Tocumen International Airport. You will be picked up and driven to your hotel in the capital city of Panama.
- Hotel: Le Meridien
- Stay: 3 nights.
- Rooms: Gold Suite Breakfast included.
Day 2. Panama Canal City Tour + Panama Canal Visitor Center and Miraflores Locks.
- Duration: 5 hrs approx.
- Includes: Transportation, guide, lunch, entrance fees.
After Breakfast your guide will meet you at the lobby to take you to discover the most modern city in Latin America. This four-hour tour will allow you to learn a little about Panama City.
Discover the Old Panama (Panama Viejo and Casco Antiguo), and know the main attraction of the city and one of the wonders of the world The Panama Canal.
On this tour you will see the 2 sides of Panama, where you will visit the modern side of Panama, the sophisticated city center, the historic side of town where you will visit the city’s Old Town, historic heritage of humanity. Here you can feel the Panama’s colonial past and its importance, and appreciate the different architectural styles of Europe in the New World.
Then visit the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, where you can see up close the full operation of the Panama Canal. Finishing with a scenic visit of Amador Causeway at the southern entrance of the Canal, a path that connects the mainland of Panama City with the islands Naos, Perico and Flamenco. This road was built with material and rock of the Culebra Cut, when building the Panama Canal. This tour includes guide, transportation, and entrance to the Canal.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at La Sirena Restaurant, on the Amador Cuseway, one of the islands that make up the entrance to the Panama Canal.
Day 3. Panama City, Panama. Panama Canal One day Cruise.
Panama Canal Boat Transit Tour
- Partial Transit Tour or Full Transit Tour. You choose using the calendar of available dates found on this website.
- Lunch Included. On tour.
- Transfers included to boat dock. Hote-pier-hotel.
- Dinner included in Hotel El Panama’s restaurant.
Day 4. Chagres River Rainforest and Emberá Village in the Jungle.
Duration: 8-9hrs approx.
Includes: Land and boat transfers, guide, fee Chagres National Park, typical lunch in the tribu.
We had the honor of working with Morgan Freeman to film two episodes of his Nat Geo TV show, “The Story of Us”. The Emberá village and the jungle that surrounds it was the perfect scenario, something real, autochthonous, stopped in time.
Don’t accept imitations. Your adventure will begin when one of our friendly guides will pick you up at your Panama City or Colon hotel or cruise ship port around 8:00 am. You will drive for about an hour along the canal and Soberania National park while your guide will share interesting information about Panama and preparing you for your visit with the Emberá people.
We will arrive at the shores of Lake Alajuela, where the Emberá are waiting for you to take you on an expedition through the tropical rainforest, you will go up to a real handmade canoe, the main means of transport for the inhabitants of the jungle.
We will embark on a trip within the waters of the Panama Canal and the Chagres River, a river that feeds the Panama Canal, this journey can take around 50 minutes.
We will cross the virgin forest, on the way and with a little luck we can be surprised by birds, crocodiles, toucans, parrots, monkeys and sloths. If the water level is high enough we can take a dip in a waterfall on the way to the village.
Upon arrival in the village you will be greeted with a traditional greeting of music and seated in a typical community hut you will be treated to a fascinating presentation by the Emberá about their history, culture and how they live. After the presentation you will be served a delicious lunch of fresh fish, fried plantains and local fruit.
After lunch, you will have the option to take a 30 minute hike with one of the village elders to learn about their medicinal plants. Then you will be given free time in the village to look at or purchase any of their exquisite hand woven baskets, plates or masks made from palm leaf fibers or Cocobolo wood (rosewood) or Tagua nut carvings, get a cultural temporary tattoo, swim in the river, play with the Emberá children, interact with the villagers or take pictures.
Your day tour will end with a display of shamanic and celebrational music and dancing by the villagers. After the dancing it is time to say goodbye to your new Emberá friends who will stay in your heart forever. You will arrive back in the city between 4:00-5:00 pm filled with fond memories of your day with the Emberá tribe in Panamá.
To Bring: bottled water,extra clothes (it may rain), rain poncho or cape, swimwear (if conditions apply), light clothing, insect repellent, sun block, hat, sunglasses, money to buy souvenirs in the tribe .
Day 5. San Blas Islands One Day Tour
Duration: 12 hrs approx.
Don´t accept imitations, this excursion takes you to the archipelago of San Blas, we do visit the islands. This is The Real San Blas Day Tour.
Includes: 4×4 transport to and from Panama City, Boat tour, Boat/guide, lunch, beach islands, snorkeling.
Skirting both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and with thousands of islands, Panama is home to some of the world’s most spectacular beaches. San Blas is within the top 5 of the most crystalline beaches in the world.
With turquoise crystal waters and fine white sand, the beaches of San Blas rank among the most beautiful in the world. The 365 islands of the Caribbean archipelago have been spared from massive tourism by the native Gunas or Kunas who control them. If you are searching for that desert island feeling, San Blas is the perfect destination.
The San Blas islands are one of the few desert island habitats that has not been engulfed by large corporations and the resorts they are affiliated with, as foreign investment is prohibited in the Guna Yala region. The archipelago is controlled by the Kuna Indians or Gunas, only they can live there and although they have their own laws they belong to Panama.
The San Blas day tour begins with transportation from Panama City to the Port of Carti in one of the Guna operated, 4×4 shared people carriers. They can take up to 6 passengers. This is the only transport available into the San Blas for a San Blas day tour. The pick-up in Panama City is between 5.15am and 5.45am. The journey to Carti on the San Blas island mainland is around 3 hours through Panama’s spectacular jungle highland.
Upon reaching the port we will board our boat, which will take us to explore this beautiful archipelago. We will visit 2 islands and the famous natural pool. The white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters will immerse you immediately. The route to the different islands may vary due to weather conditions, number of visitors.
This “Comarca” is a paradise where it is only allowed to people from its community to work there, tourism is something new to them. This gives a mysterious charm to this Caribbean paradise. This is a day of beach, but of real beaches, that you will undoubtedly enjoy to the fullest.
We will finish around 3pm, when you will be transported back to Carti on the mainland to meet with the 4×4 transport back to Panama City, you will arrive back in Panama City between 6 and 7pm normally.
Does not include: alcoholic beverages, drinks or snacks, water, county and port taxes $22 USD, paid directly upon arrival.
What to bring:
- Snacks & Fruit
- Your own drinks: Water, Rum, Beer, Wine, Soda
- Beach towel
- Insect repellent
- Sun protection
- Snorkeling equipment
- Fully charged camera
- There is no ATM in San Blas, so be sure to bring enough cash
- A light jacket for boat transfers.
- Passport, photocopies are not accepted, you must carry your physical passport, it can be requested by the county authorities. Entry to Guna Yala may be denied without it.
Note: We stop at a market on the way out of the city so you can purchase anything not available in the islands that you may need.
Day 6. International Airport
Destination: Tocumen International airport
Rates with Partial Transit Tour: $4200 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy.
Rates with Full Transit Tour: $4270 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy
Rates with Partial Transit Tour: $3885 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.
Rates with Full Transit Tour: $3955 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.
This Premium Packages Includes:
- 5 nights / Panama City. Buffet Breakfast.
- International flight from New York City to Panama City, Panama.
- Panama City Tour and Panama Canal Visitor Center.
- Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour or Full Transit Tour. Lunch.
- Panama Rainforest Tour and Embera Indigenous Village in the Jungle. Lunch
- San Blas Islands Panama Tour. Lunch.
- Round Trip Transportation to the pier.
- Airport private transfers (25 kmts each way).
- Tourism Taxes (10%).
- Sales Taxes (7%).
Note: Rate includes Roundtrip flights from New York to Panama, and departure taxes. The price of the flight may vary. Flight schedules vary depending on the availability of the airlines.