The Complete Panama Canal

The Complete Panama Canal


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Panama

Cities Visited

Panama City, Playa Bonita

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Day 1 - Welcome to Panama City

On arrival in Panama City, you’ll be greeted and escorted to the 5-star Central Hotel.

Day 2 - Day 2 - History of the Canal

Marvel at the ships entering the Canal at the Miraflores Locks and delve into its history during a talk with the Panama Canal Authority. Visit the only American Cemetery in Latin America, learn about US military history at historic island bunkers in the Causeway, and visit the Canal Administration Building which opened in 1914. At the BioDiversity Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, you’ll learn how Panama’s vital role as a land bridge between North and South America has impacted biodiversity and human life on both Continents. Tonight we’ll gather for a Welcome Dinner with wine. Meals B+L+D

Day 3 - Day 3 - Through the Canal

Journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic on a full Canal transit, joining the huge ships that rely on this vital passage. You’ll enter the Miraflores Locks and traverse the Gaillard Cut. Arriving in the Caribbean port of Colon, transfer to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort and check in to your riverview balcony guestroom. Meals B+L+D

Day 4 - Day 4 - Guided Gatun Lake Nature Expedition

Naturalist guided exploration of the islands in Gatun Lake offers a chance to learn about the tropical flora and to observe native species like sloths, caimans, and monkeys. At Gamboa’s ecological exhibits and rescue center, you’ll see and learn about additional rainforest creatures including butterflies and tropical frogs. The rest of this afternoon is free so you can enjoy the tropical setting and amenities of General Tours resort. Meals B

Day 5 - Day 5 - Through the Forest to an Emberá Village

Travel to the edge of Lake Alajuela where Emberá villagers will meet you with their dugout canoes. Traveling silently into the virgin rainforest offers a chance to spot herons, egrets, and ospreys. With luck and sharp eyes, you might also see toucans, otters and sloths. Deep in the pristine forest, you’ll spend time with the Emberá in their village - learning about their daily life, tribal history and enduring traditions from their shamanic rites to dance and music. After lunch with the villagers, you can join a tribal elder for a nature walk to learn about their medicinal use of indigenous plants. This evening, enjoy dinner and wine at the Chagres River View Restaurant. Meals B+L+D

Day 6 - Day 6 - Panama Railroad + Portobelo + General Tours Pacific Resort

Journey across the isthmus aboard the Panama Railroad, built in 1855 for fortune seekers during the Gold Rush. From atop the Canal Expansion Center, you’ll see the newly-expanded canal built to accommodate massive ships up to 1,400 feet long and 180 feet wide! Then explore Portobelo , rich with history and the ruins of Colonial forts. Enjoy lunch accompanied by wine and Afro-Caribbean dance before checking in to your Pacific-view room at the Westin Playa Bonita Resort. Meals B+L

Day 7 - Day 7 - Ancient History and Daily Life in Panama City

This mornings walking tour in Casco Antiguo takes you along cobblestone streets graced by fine Colonial architecture. Stop to sample ceviche and local beer at the fish market and then join city residents on the modern subway to visit El Carmen Church. Then end your sightseeing with the archaeological ruins at Panama Viejo. Founded in 1519, this was the earliest settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. After lunch at Mercao, we’ll take you back to the Westin so you can enjoy this Pacific resort. Meals B+L

Day 8 - Day 8 - In the Countryside

Ascend into the lofty hills of Altos de Campana National Park for views of the Canal Basin. Home to a variety of exotic birds like the orange-bellied trogon and white-tailed hawk, it’s a great place for birdwatchers. Then visit an orchid farm and have lunch in a typical countryside restaurant known for its fine farm-to-table Panamanian dishes. Tonight, enjoy General Tours Farewell Dinner with wine at the Westin. Meals B+L+D

Day 9 - Day 9 - Adios, Playa Bonita

We’ll take you to the airport today. Meals B

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Accommodations

Central Hotel - Panama City, Panama
General Tours stylish luxury hotel is an architectural landmark overlooking Plaza de la Independencia in the heart of Casco Antiguo - Panama City’s Old Town. Since its opening in 1874, this historic hotel has hosted a variety of luminaries – from the French builders who attempted to build a trans-Panama Canal in the 1880’s to Theodore Roosevelt who oversaw the realization of its construction in the early 1900’s. Today, the Central Hotel continues to set the standard for unmatched ambiance and service. Spacious, beautifully furnished guestrooms feature free WiFi, luxurious linens, in-room digital safe, 47” flat-screen HDTV, a generously stocked minibar and complimentary bottled water.

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