Panama Less Traveled
Central America
Countries Visted: Panama
0 days / Trip Code: EC103
$1625.00 (double / per person)

Trip Overview:

This Adventure Includes:
Meet and greet, 7 nights of lodging + taxes, Private transportation with a/c throughout the tour, Domestic flights as mentioned above, Entrance fees to the attractions as mentioned
above, Meals as specified each day: B=breakfast, L=lunch or D=dinner, Information kit and Lodging taxes

This Adventure Does Not Include:
Optional activities, International airfare and taxes, Departure taxes
($40.00 per person for Panama), Meals not specified in the itinerary, Personal equipment, Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service, etc.), Gratuities.

Service Level:
The Standard Level (Our Standard Level service features 2- 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation throughout the itinerary. Some meals may be provided. The standard level provides private guides and transfers.)

Physical Demand Rating:
1 (Very Easy)

Departure Info:
Departs Daily Minimum 2

Additional Trip Notes:

Adventure Type:
Classic Adventure, Family Explorer

Budget: $1501 ~ $2000

Days: 0

Day 1:
Welcome to Panama
Today at the appropriate time an Adventure Expeditions representative will meet you at the Tocumen International Airport to assist and transfer you to your hotel in Panama City. You will also receive your welcome package. Check in and overnight at Hotel Country Inn Dorado.

Day 2:
Historical City Tour
Depart from your hotel to visit Panama Viejo, the first city founded on the isthmus by the Spanish at the beginning of colonization. The remaining ruins are the vestiges of the city left by Pirate Henry Morgan, who sacked the town in 1671. You will have the opportunity shop for souvenirs near the ruins. Then, we head for the second colonial city of Panama, Casco Viejo, which was built in 1673. Here we will walk the French Plaza and surrounding area. The architecture here includes colonial styles of the French, Italian, American and Spanish. Finally, you will have time to shop for handcrafts. Overnight Hotel (B)

Day 3:
The Pirate Trail and Panama Canal
Depart from the hotel and cross the Isthmus via the Trans-Isthmian Highway. Stop at Gatún to explore the locks and the lake. Afterwards, cross the Panama Canal by drawbridge and keep going till Fort San Lorenzo. Constructed by the Spaniards in the 16th century, San Lorenzo was occupied by British pirates over the years due to its strategic location on the Chagres River. Sir Henry Morgan conquered San Lorenzo and used it as the entrance point to sack Panama City in 1671. Include: Private transportation, Historical Guide, lunch in a local restaurant, entrance fees to Gatún Locks Visitor Center and San Lorenzo National Park. Optional: Transcontinental train ride. (B,L) Overnight Hotel Country Inn Dorado

Day 4:
Chagres National Park and the Embras
Tour to the Chagres National Park and visit the Embera Community Early in the morning you are picked up at the lobby of your hotel by our guide and transferred to El Corotu on the shores of Madden Lake. Here, you board a motorized piragua (dugout canoe) and travel up the Chagres River to the Embera indigenous village of Embera Drua. The boat journey takes you through the rainforest of the 320,000-acre Chagres National Park, which is the largest of the National Parks protecting the Panama Canal Watershed. Along the Chagres River, you may be able to spot Little Blue and Green Heron, Great Egret, Anhingas, Neotropical Cormorant, Amazon, Ringed, and Green Kingfishers, along with Keel-billed Toucans and
Ospreys flying above. At the Embera village you will be greeted with dancing and music. You will learn about Embera customs and their relationship with nature. There will be handcrafts available for sale and you will have a chance to be painted with the traditional jagua, a natural dye the Embera use to adorn their bodies. After a traditional Embera lunch you will be heading back to Panama City. Optional: short hiking in a botanical trail at the community. (B,L) Overnight Country Inn Dorado

Day 5:
Partial Canal Transit
The Panama Canal tour starts with an early morning pick up at your hotel in Panama City for a short transfer to Flamenco Island, at the Causeway of Amador on the Pacific side of the canal. You will first sail under the bridge of the Americas, which raises over 100 meters above sea level and reunites the land divided during construction of the canal forming another link in the Pan-American Highway. Lunch is served buffet style. The Panama Canal
is 80 kilometers long from deep waters in the Pacific Ocean to deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. It was cut through the lowest and one of the narrowest saddles of the long mountainous Isthmus that joins North and South America. The original elevation was 95 meters above sea level where it crosses the Continental Divide. (B, L) Overnight Los Mandarinos - El Valle

Day 6:
El Valle
Explore the town of El Valle and visit the Sunday market where the local artisans and farmers offer beautiful and fresh products. Overnight Los Mandarinos (B)

Day 7:
Panama City
Free time in El ValleTransfer to Panama City for your final night
Transfer time to be determined (B) Overnight Hotel Country Inn Dorado

Day 8:
Depart Panama City
Transfer to international Airport for return flight home - must be at airport at least three hours prior to departure. (B)

Pre-Trip Travel Information:
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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

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Required Deposit Per Person:

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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