Cruise The Canal & Uncover Exotic Wildlife

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Run by: Veloso Tours

Reference number: panama-canal

From: £1174.00

Highlights

  • Cruise the famous Panama Canal, one of the world's great engineering feats
  • Admire the magnificent Miraflores locks and watch as huge ships pass
  • Explore Panama City, a city of modern skyscrapers and a world heritage centre
  • Ride the rails on the Interoceanic Train for panoramic views of the canal
  • Discover the abundant exotic bird life in the rainforest of Soberania National Park

Panama City - Day 1

Day 1 - Tour of Panama City

Arrive on a Thursday in Panama City, where our guide and transport will meet you to take you to the charming American Trade Hotel, staying for 4 nights, and located in Panama City's historic district. Other hotels available. In the afternoon we tour the city, visiting the historic Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and ending with panoramic views of Panama and the entrance of the Canal to the Pacific.

Interoceanic Train - Day 2

Day 2 - Interoceanic Train to Colon and Portobelo

Today we take the Interoceanic Train Journey to Colon; a vital rail link in the construction of the Panama Canal which crosses between the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. We also visit the colonial town of Portobelo before we return to the hotel.

 

Canal Tour - Day 3

Day 3 - Cruise the Panama Canal

Half day excursions to cruise the Pamana Canal and take a close look at its operation at Miraflores lock. You will transit with the big ship as they progress through the locks between the Atlantic and the Pacific. Partial transit of two locks is available every Saturday but the full crossing, Ocean to Ocean only once a month - Dates on request.

Soberania - Day 4

Day 4 - Soberania National Park

Today we explore the rainforest at Soberania National Park. We departure in the morning to walk nature trails and discover the great variety of birds from the observation tower. Return to Panama City for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 5 - Transfer to the airport

What's Included

  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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