• Travel Packages to Panama

    Panama Canal Tours From Costa Rica

     

    Exclusive tours from Costa Rica to Panama. Take advantage of our presence in both countries; our strategic alliances with airlines, hotels and transportation companies will make your trip to the Panama Canal from Costa Rica memorable. 

    Some of our Travel Packages to Panama from Costa Rica.  You may create your own itinerary as well. You only need to tell us which sites you’d like to visit and we would be pleased to send you the program and quotation.

     

    3 nights in Panama City, Panama.

    Includes direct flight from San José, Costa Rica

     

    Visiting: Panama City, Panama Canal, Amador Causeway, Old Town, La Cinta Costera (the coastal strip), Miraflores Locks, modern Panama and its skyscrapers and more. 

     

    Day 1. Arrival at the Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. 

    Hotel: Toscana Inn or similar. 

    Room: Standard. Breakfast included. 

    Day 2. Panama City Tour + Old Town, Canal Visitors Center + Locks At Miraflores + Amador Causeway.

    Duration: 5 hrs. 

    Includes: Transportation, driver/guide, tickets for the Canal. 

    Day 3. Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour or Full Transit Boat Tour

    Details of tour here:

    Day 4. International Airport

    Breakfast

    Destination: Tocumen International airport

     

    Rates:

    Single Occupancy. 

    Rates with Partial Transit Tour: $1620 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy.

    Rates with Full Transit Tour: $1700 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy

     

    Double Occupancy

    Rates with Partial Transit Tour: $1295 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.

    Rates with Full Transit Tour: $1365 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.

     

    This Premium Packages Includes:

    • 3 nights / Panama City. Buffet Breakfast.
    • International flight from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama.
    • Panama City Tour and Panama Canal Visitor Center. 
    • Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour or Full Transit 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 San Jose, Costa rica to Panama, and departure taxes. The price of the flight may vary. Flight schedules vary depending on the availability of the airlines.

     

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    Travel Packages to Panama Canal from Miami Florida

    Travel Packages to Panama from Miami Florida.

    7 Nights in Panama. Panama Canal Vacation

    Packages. Includes flights from Miami to

    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.

    Meals: American Plan, includes all three meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner for the length of your stay.

     

    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: El Panama
    • Stay: 3 nights.
    • Rooms: Standard Double. Breakfast included.
    • Dinner included in Hotel El Panama’s restaurant. 

     

    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 TourYou 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. Boquete Highlands.  Chiriquí Province.

    • Transfer to local airport; flight to David City (Chiriqui Province).
    • Arrival and transfer to Boquete Town. (40 minutes ride).
    • Stay: 3 nights
    • Hotel: Boquete Tree Trek or similar.
    • Room: Mountain Cabin. Breakfast included.   
    • Lunch included in the hotel restaurant. 
    • Dinner included in Hotel restaurant. 

     

    Day 5. Boquete Highlands. Chiriqui Province

    • Tour: The Best of Boquete
    • Quetzal Tour + Coffee Plantation and GardenTour + Boquete Safari.  
    • Pick Up Time: 08.00am
    • Duration: 7-8 hrs approx.
    • Includes: Transportation, guides, lunch, and entrance fees.
    • Dinner included in Hotel restaurant. 

     

    Experience:

    Boquete Bird Watching + Coffee Plantation + Gardens + Boquete Safari.

    Boquete Cloud Forest Bird Watching and coffee plantation is a half-day tour. Pick up will be at you hotel at 8:00am, we will pick locations around Boquete to watch one of the most beautiful birds in the world El Quetzal. A professional guide will take you to find this beautiful bird, and have the opportunity to see other species of birds. Later visit a coffee plantation where you will have the opportunity to see how this grain is grown and try its delicious taste. Beautiful scenery, rainforest and cloud will surprise you.

    This amazing tour combines two of Boquete most popular half day tours into pone spectacular adventure. See beautiful green valleys, crossing rivers, passing by waterfalls. Hike over a walking bridge and deep into the mysterious cloud forest. See rare birds and butterflies and if you´re lucky even catch a glimpse of s pack of wild howler monkeys.

     

    Day 6. Boquete. Zipline Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges on the Treetops

    Breakfast

    Duration: 6 hrs approximately.

    Glide over the tops of the ancient trees, rivers and waterfalls; admire the most incredible collections of natural landscapes that border the La Amistad International Park and the famous Barú Volcano.

    4.5 kilometers of extension divided into 12 cables. You will slide through the trees and face an unknown world. This is a tour through a cloud forest of ancient trees, waterfalls, fog and perfect scenery. The wild life between treetops is immense and varied, being possible to appreciate with a bit of luck, monkeys, rodents, birds and among the famous quetzal.

    This zip line adventure through the Tarzan-style treetops is combined with a walk on the suspension bridges.

    It is a new adventure where you will enjoy breathtaking views of rivers, waterfalls and the imposing Volcán Barú. Endless beauties that will make you live a unique experience.

    The hanging bridges of Boquete Tree Trek go from 70 to 135 meters long and reach heights from 10 to 75 meters above the ground. In addition, you will walk 6 trails that measure from 185m to 1.5 km, reaching heights ranging from 1,660 to 1,827 meters above sea level. The circuit is of 8 suspension bridges of 4.5 kilometers of route on the glass of the trees.

    Bring: Hiking shoes closed tennis type, long pants, waterproof jacket for cold, water.

    Includes: Transfers, guide, tickets.

    Meals: Lunch and dinner included in the hotel restaurant.

     

    Day 7. Panama City.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch included in the hotel restaurant
    • Transfer to David airport; flight to Panama City. Afternoon flight.
    • Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

     

    • Hotel: El Panama or similar.
    • Room: Standard. Breakfast included.   
    • Stay: 1 night.
    • Dinner included in the hotel restaurant. 

    Day 8. Tocumen International Airport-PTY

    Breakfast

    Destination: Tocumen International airport

     

    Rates

    Single Occupancy. 

    Rates with Partial Transit Tour: $5220 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy.

    Rates with Full Transit Tour: $5290 USD per person, based on 1 person. Single occupancy

     

    Double Occupancy

    Rates with Partial Transit Tour: $2810 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.

    Rates with Full Transit Tour: $2880 USD per person, based on 2 people. Double occupancy.

     

    This Deluxe Packages Includes:

    • International flight Miami-Panama-Miami. Round trip.
    • Meals: American Plan, includes all three meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner for the length of your stay.
    • 4 nights / Panama City. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
    • 3 nights / Boquete Highlands. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
    • Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour or Full Transit Tour. Lunch.
    • Panama City Tour and Canal Visitor Center. Lunch
    • Round Trips Flights: Panama City – David City-Panama City (to go to Boquete).
    • Tour: The best of Boquete. Boquete Safari, Coffee Plantation, Quetzal, gardens. Lunch.
    • Zipline Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges on the Treetops. Lunch
    • Round trip transfer to the pier for your boat tour on the Canal.
    • Airport private transfers.
    • Tourism Taxes (10%).

    Note: Rate includes Roundtrip flights from Miami to Panama City, Panama and departure taxes. The price of the flight may vary. Flight schedules vary depending on the availability of the airlines.

     

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    Panama Canal Tours From New York

    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 TourYou 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.

    Tour Details: 

    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
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • 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

    Breakfast

    Destination: Tocumen International airport

     

    Rates:

    Single Occupancy. 

    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

     

    Double 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.

     

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    Panama in Central America

    The geographic location and topography of Panama present truly fascinating options for all who visit. Majestic mountains with their chilling fresh air climates offer an excellent refuge and contrast to the tropical heat of our principal cities. The tropical jungles offer an exciting destiny for explorers and nature lovers. The coastal zones have some of the most alluring beaches in the world and offer outstanding fishing, diving and snorkeling opportunities amongst spectacular coral reefs.  

    40% of territorial Panama is protected land and sea-scape. Just imagine the rivers, tropical forest and national parks to be discovered in Panama. For the explorers of the world you’ll find hundreds of islands, one for each day of the year and more, each and every one adorned with swaying palms, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches.

    Welcome to Panama!

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    The Panama Canal. The Great Connection

     

     

    The Panama Canal is approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) long flowing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Canal was dug crossing the narrowest section of the Panamanian Isthmus that joins North and South America. Since its inauguration the 15th of August 1914, it has sought to shorten in both time and distance world maritime communication. 

    The Canal has resulted in creating a more agile commercial and economic exchange by offering a shortened and relatively inexpensive inter-oceanic transit route. It has decisively influenced worldwide commerce patterns, stimulated the economic growth of countries and provided the basic impulse for the economic expansion of many remote regions of the world.

    The Canal uses a system of locks with enormous water storage chambers used to elevate the ships above sea level only to later lower them back down to sea level at the Canal exit. The locks fun the enormous passing ships up to the level of Lake Gatun. (26 meters or 85 feets above sea level), then lowering them back down again at the other end of the lake. 

    Each group of locks is know by the name of the place where they were built and now operates; Gatun on the Atlantic side and Pedro Miguel and Miraflores on the Pacific side. The recently added new locks of the enlarged Canal go by the names of Cocolí on the Pacific side and Agua Clara on the Atlantic side. 

    The water used to raise and lower the ships in each set of locks comes from Gatun Lake which itself is fed from the powerful Chagres River. 

    The Canal locks function with fresh water; without the availability of the Chagres River it would not have been possible to construct the Canal or to put it into operation. The water enters the locks by gravity via a system of tunnels dug beneath the lock chambers, the flanks and the central wall. The origin first set of locks are 305 meters (1000 feet) long by 33.5 (110 feet) wide while the newly built and amplified locks measure 427 meters (140 feet) long by 55 meters (180 feet) wide. The third set of locks, the new ones, permit ships of up to 365 meters (1200 feet) long by 49 meters (160 feet) wide to navigate through the Canal while still permitting ships of up to 294.3 meters (966 feet) long by 32.2 meters (106 feet) wide to navigate the original locks. The functional depth of the original canal is 12.8 meters (42 feet) which permit ships with a draft (depth of water from keel to water line) of 12. 04 meters (40 feet) without running aground. The newly amplified canal now has a functional depth of 18.3 meters (60 feet) permitting a ships draft of 15.02 meters (50 feet). 

    On the 26th of June of 2016 a Neo-Panamax mega-ship navigated the newly enlarged canal for its inaugural crossing. The ship belonged to the Cosco Shipping Panama Company and was a shipping container cargo vessel from China which measured 299.98 meters (984 feet) long by 48.25 meters (158 feet) wide. 

    Ships crossing the canal have to navigate across Gatun Lake, one of the world’s largest lakes at 435 square kilometers (168 square miles) containing some 5.2 cubic kilometers (345,000 acre-feet) of fresh water. Gatun Lake is a true biological laboratory, such that on it’s dozens of islands can be found some of the most exotic animal species on earth. On the Barro Colorado Island alone scientists regularly discover new species of both plants and animals. For just this reason, The smithsonian Institute for Tropical Investigations maintains on the island an active investigations center. 

    The Narrowest section of the Canal is known as The Corte Culebra (Snake Cut), which extends from the extreme northern end of the Pedro Miguel Locks down the southern tip of Gatun Lake. This section of the Canal, which measures approximately 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles) long, was one of the most difficult to excavate due to it traversing precisely through the Continental Divide, and as such, is composed entirely of solid rock. 

    Ships from all parts of the world transit daily through the Panama Canal. Some 14 thousand ships use the canal every year. The Panama Canal services more than 144 maritime routes connecting 160 countries and some 1700 ports around the world. 

    The Panama Canal operation employs approximately 10 thousand workers and functions 24 hours per day, 365 days per year providing transit service to ships from all nations without discrimination.

    It´s a truly The Great Connection; The Panama Canal!