Cultural marvels, natural wonders, and exclusive experiences await on this captivating journey
Embark on a compact 5-day adventure through Panama's most iconic destinations. From the modern marvels of Panama City to the old colonial architecture, this tour captures the essence of the country's diverse heritage. Explore vibrant markets, immerse yourself in local culture, and savor delectable cuisine. Witness breathtaking natural wonders, from lush rainforests to panoramic vistas. Join us for an enriching journey that showcases the very best of Panama's culture, history, and natural beauty.
An unparalleled travel adventure awaits you!
Crafted by our experts, this base itinerary can be booked as is or can be tailored to match your preferences, interests, and budget. Immerse yourself in local cultures, embracing genuine travel experiences designed just for you. Depart at your convenience and explore Panama on your own terms.
Day 1 – Arrival
Airport Meet & Greet
Private transfer to hotel
Accommodation: Panama City hotel
Day 2 – Panama City Sightseeing & Canal
Embark on a captivating journey through Panama’s wonders. Witness the intricate operations of the Panama Canal up close at the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center, offering a glimpse into the canal’s historic significance. Experience nature amidst the urban jungle at Cerro Ancon, the highest peak in Panama City, where sloths, tamarins, and other wildlife reside. Explore the scenic Amador Causeway, a 6-km road connecting the city to the Causeway Islands, providing breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and romantic sunsets over the ocean. Finally, immerse yourself in Panama’s heritage at Casco Viejo, also known as the Old Town, with its rich architectural marvels and vibrant cultural atmosphere.
Pickup time from hotel is at 8:30 am
Tour duration: 7.5 hrs
Accommodation: Panama City hotel
Day 3 – Monkey Island
This unforgettable adventure through the fauna and flora of Panama’s luscious rainforest on a private boat will allow you to explore the fascinating biodiversity that resides within the Panama Canal & Gatun Lake.
Get the chance to see wild animals: You will experience close encounters with residents of the Panama Canal & Gatun Lake, such as the capuchin and the Geoffroy’s tamarin monkeys along with a variety of bird species, reptiles and much more.
Pickup time: 7:30 am
Tour duration: 4 hrs
Accommodation: Panama City hotel
Day 4 – Embera Village & Waterfall
Delve into the vibrant culture and breathtaking natural beauty of the Emberá people on this immersive tour.
Nestled within the lush rainforests of the Chagres National Park, this unique journey into the heart of the Embera culture through the famous Chagres River offers a rare opportunity to connect with the Embera people, renowned for their rich traditions and deep spiritual connection to the natural world.
Accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, you’ll venture deep into the ancestral lands of the Embera, where you’ll witness vibrant ceremonies, traditional dances, and learn about their ancient customs, including intricate handicrafts and traditional medicine. This transformative encounter with the Embera community will leave you with a profound appreciation for their harmonious way of life and a deeper understanding of their enduring cultural heritage.
If the water level permits, we’ll take you to a magnificent waterfall. (Bring a swimsuit and towel if you wish to swim.)
Pickup time: 7:30 am (Hotel checkout)
Tour duration: 6 hrs
New hotel check-in after the tour.
Accommodation: Airport hotel
Day 5 – Departure
Shuttle transfer back to the airport
5 Days (4 nights)
Tailor-made for you
- Customize your hotels stay ranging from three-stars to luxurious five-star hotels and charming boutique gems. (prices based on 4-star hotels, double occupency rooms)
- Personalize your journey with a diverse array of activities, encompassing renowned attractions, hidden local gems, and exclusive experiences you might not find elsewhere.
- Enjoy the freedom of exploration with flexible dates and schedules, allowing you to discover Panama at your own pace and on your own terms.
- Whether you’re marking a significant life milestone or pursuing a personal quest, we collaborate closely with you, crafting a bespoke adventure that guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience tailored just for you.
- An exclusive itinerary meticulously tailored to your passions and timetable.
- Round-the-clock, on-ground support from our dedicated local team.
- All accommodations, guided tours, and transfers, unless specified otherwise in your personalized itinerary.
- Enjoy the convenience of a private driver for all your tours and transfers.
- Expert local guides will accompany you, unveiling the best of your itinerary’s highlights and unique experiences.
- Experience a warm welcome at the airport with our dedicated representatives.
- Start your day right with complimentary breakfast at your hotel and indulge in specified meals as per the itinerary.
- Travel hassle-free with allowances of one suitcase and one carry-on per person for smooth trip transfers.
- All applicable taxes, tickets to activities (based on your itinerary) & local fees
- International airfare
- Visas (when required)
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for trips and day tours
- Lunches, dinners and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unless specified in the itinerary
- Excess baggage charges
- Personal charges such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service (unless otherwise specified)
- Early check-in or late check-out from hotels (unless otherwise specified)
- Extra exploration, activities, and unique experiences beyond your planned itinerary
- Optional hotel enhancements like room upgrades
- Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)
- All accommodations are in a 4-star Panama City hotel centrally located in downtown for your convenience
- A selection of hotels will be given upon reservation, you can also choose the hotel of your choice (extra fees might be applicable)
- Prices based on double occupancy (2-twin or 1-double bed based on your preferences)
Lock in your dates with only a 10% deposit.
Within 24 hours after receiving your deposit payment, a destination expert will contact you to start customizing your itinerary and finalizing all details.
We strongly advise considering travel protection. From potential missed connections and lost luggage to unexpected medical emergencies, having the assurance that your travel investment is safeguarded offers invaluable peace of mind. Regardless of your purchase source, we urge you to invest in a travel protection plan prior to your journey. Your worry-free travel experience starts with proper protection.
Always have passports of all passengers with you (mandatory during trips)
Street in Casco Viajo
Panama City Skyline
Old convent of Santo Domingo
Panama Canal Miraflores
View of Casco Viejo, Cinta Costera and Amador
Monkey on a boat (Monkey Island Panama Tour)
Boats during Monkey Island tour
Waterfall at Emberas
- Please note that currently the Miraflores visitors center is undergoing a major renovation. Because of that, the museum and the top floor observation deck are currently closed. A smaller mezzanine on a lower floor is open during the renovations for viewing purposes.
- This tour must be booked at least 10 days in advance of the tour date.
- Cancellation terms and conditions