Trip reference number: 103222

Trip Operator: Wexas Travel

Panama Journey

From: £3580.00

Holiday overview

As with neighbouring Costa Rica, Panama boasts unspoilt jungle wilderness, spectacular Caribbean beaches, verdant mountain ranges and an abundance of wildlife. What you won't find is uncontrolled coastal development and large groups of camera-totting tourists, making Panama a secret well worth preserving. On this tailor-made tour, you'll cover some of Panama's main attractions, including the famous Panama Canal, the spectacular San Blas Islands, the mountainous interior including the Chiriqui Cloud Forest and Baru National Park as well as the picture-perfect Bocas del Toro Archipelago, located on the country's beautiful Caribbean coast.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Panama City

Enjoy an included airport VIP lounge access before your day flight from the UK to Panama City. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred privately to your hotel in the historic centre. The rest of the day is yours to relax and begin exploring Panama's fascinating capital.

Stay: American Trade Hotel

Day 2: Chagres National Park

An early start this morning sees you travel to El Corotu on the shores of picturesque Madden Lake where you'll board a motorised piragua (dugout canoe) that will take you up the Chagres River to the indigenous village of Embrera Drua. Travelling through the Chagres National Park, which runs alongside the Panama Canal watershed, you'll have the chance to see some of the local wildlife including toucans and ospreys among others. Spend an afternoon learning about the customs of the Embera people before heading back to Panama City in the evening.

Stay: American Trade Hotel

Days 3-4: San Blas Islands

Early this morning you'll transfer to the airport where you'll board a short flight to the San Blas Archipelago where a motorised canoe will take you to your rustic yet charming accommodation. The next day will be free to snorkel the spectacular reefs or relax on one of the many pristine white sand beaches of the San Blas Archipelago.

Stay: Yandup Lodge, San Blas 

Day 5: Panama City

Return to Panama City on an early morning flight and embark on a half-day historical tour of the capital. During the tour, you'll visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb the cathedral tower, visit the Old Panama Museum and explore Casco Viejo, the old city compound, which dates back to the late 17th century. Time permitting, a full day (optional) tour continues with a visit to the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, where large ships can be seen transiting the Canal.

Stay: Radisson Panama Canal

Days 6-7: Boquete and surrounds

An early morning flight takes you to the town of David in the western province of Chiriqui on the border with Costa Rica where you'll transfer to the mountain town of Boquete, your base for exploring the Chiriqui Cloud Forest. A number of optional activities are available here including hiking, horse riding, canopy adventures, rafting and coffee tours. The following day you'll have the chance to explore the hiking trails of the beautiful Baru Volcano National Park with a trained naturalist who'll show you the best of this stunning mountain habitat and help you spot the elusive Quetzal. A packed lunch is included.

Stay: Finca Lerida or similar

Days 8-9: Bocas del Toro

This morning you'll embark on a magnificent journey over the mountains and down to the Caribbean coast where you'll experience authentic Afro-Panamanian culture and enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and swimming in the crystal clear waters of beautiful Bocas del Toro. The next day you'll enjoy a shared boat tour in the Bastimentos Marine National Park, where snorkelling, swimming and beach combing are among the activities available.

Stay: Hotel Bocas del Toro

Day 10: Panama City

Return to Panama City and spend a day at leisure with time to further explore this fascinating city and pick up some last-minute souvenirs. 

Stay: American Trade Hotel

Days 11-12: Departure

Transfer to Panama City airport for your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Holiday pricing


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and Pamama City
  • Domestic flights from Panama City to Playon Chico (San Blas islands)
  • Domestic flights from Panama City to David 
  • Domestic flight from Bocas del Toro to Panama City
  • Shared water taxi transfer from Almirante to Isla Colon (Bocas del Toro)
  • Private transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis 
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 3* (Standard) bungalow on a full-board basis 
  • 1 box lunch
  • Private touring

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

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