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6 Day Best of Panama

Marvel at the engineering genius of Panama Canal, widely considered the greatest achievement of the 20th century!
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6 Day Best of Panama

CruisePlus Land Offer

Roundtrip Panama City

October 18, 2018

Monograms Land Tour

This country is home to the engineering marvel that provides passage for nearly 14,000 ocean-going vessels per year.  You’ll hear the inside stories and fascinating history of Casco Antiguo, founded in 1673 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, you can’t visit Panama and not see the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel like no other. That’s why we’ll take you to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center, where you’ll learn about the canal’s construction and see vessels transiting through this engineering marvel. And that’s not all…we have included a partial transit of the canal, where your ship will sail go through two locks and be lowered 90 feet to the Pacific Ocean! Then it’s time to relax. We’ll take you via private transfer to Gamboa Rainforest Resort in the heart of Soberania  National Park. Take a cruise up the Chagres River in a dugout canoe to visit an Emberá Indian Village, where you’ll witness ancient Emberá cultural dances and learn about their mystical rituals and knowledge of medicinal plants. You’ll even get lunch in the village! In Gamboa, you’ll have plenty of free time to take advantage of the many activities, like an aerial tram tour, kayaking, fishing, birding or monkey tour, or just relaxing by the pool or at the spa.

Highlights

  • Hear the inside  stories and fascinating history of Casco Antiguo, founded in 1673 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See Panama Canal – an engineering marvel like no other!
  • Partial transit of the canal, where your ship will go through two locks and be lowered 90 feet to the Pacific Ocean!
  • Visit an Emberá Indian Village, where you’ll witness ancient Emberá cultural dances and learn about their mystical rituals and knowledge of medicinal plants.

What we are Including

  • 6-day tour package from Panama City
  • Buffet breakfast daily and 2 lunches
  • Sightseeing with a local guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Porterage and baggage handling
  • Your choice of hotels allows you to customize your trip to your budget
  • Sightseeing fees including the Panama Canal and Gamboa Rainforest Resort
  • Taxes
Tour Only
From $1599pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA.

Arrive in Panama City, a beautiful, colourful, and vibrant city, where you will be met by your Local Host. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias de Avila, a Spanish conquistador who made it his base for plundering Peru’s riches, Panama today remains one of the central hubs for commerce and trade in the Americas. Panama offers diverse natural wonders, a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, and historical as well as modern cityscapes.

Day 2

 PANAMA CITY.

After breakfast, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR visits Casco Antiguo, the colonial area and oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic district was built as a protected walled city after Panama City was burned down in a pirate attack in 1671. Here, see the restored colonial buildings, churches, and historical monuments. Next, visit the MIRAFLORES LOCKS at the Panama Canal to witness this engineering genius in operation. During your guided tour, learn about the history of the canal and its construction, and observe transiting vessels navigating the locks from just a few feet away. (B)

Day 3

 PANAMA CITY–GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT.

Today, a special treat is in store when you board a vessel for a Panama Canal PARTIAL TRANSIT. Your boat will enter the canal at the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal and where the canal was carved through the Continental Divide. Enter the Pedro Miguel Locks, where your vessel will be lowered approximately 30 feet into Miraflores Lake. Continue to the Miraflores Locks to be lowered almost 60 feet to the Pacific Ocean. Disembark your ship and head to Gamboa Rainforest Resort within Soberania National Park. (B,L)

Day 4

 GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT.

An enchanting journey takes you deep into the dense jungles of the Chagres, where the Emberá Indians have lived for centuries. The adventure begins with a CRUISE up the river in dugout canoes, the Emberá traditional hand-carved boats. Upon arrival at the INDIAN VILLAGE, you will be taken back in time as you are immersed in ancient Emberá cultural dances and music that have not changed much since Columbus arrived in the 1500s. The Emberás will give you a glimpse into their mystical rituals and amazing knowledge of medicinal plants and other natural remedies. The Indians will invite you to explore the area’s abundant variety of birds and wildlife during a trek that takes you through the untouched jungle and past sparkling waterfalls. Top off your visit with a typical lunch in the village. (B,L)

Day 5

 GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT.

Enjoy a free day to take advantage of the resort’s many activities, like an aerial tram tour, kayaking, fishing, or birding and monkey tours. Alternatively, simply relax by the pool or at the spa. (B)

Day 6

 GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT–PANAMA CITY.

Your vacation ends with a transfer from the Gamboa Rainforest Resort to Panama City’s airport. (B)  

Monograms Vacations

They plan and you play

Monograms know their clientele and they know how their guests enjoy the freedom provided by all-in-one vacation packages. The unique opportunity that having local expert guides presents to those that love exploring the world on their own terms is why Monograms emphasizes “We Plan, You Play.” and is why Monograms combine with the Globus family of brands has remained the leading operator of guided vacations worldwide. They believe travel should be a break for the daily grind so Monograms takes the endless hours of work to planning and logistics of a vacation out of your hands, leaving you to do nothing but explore and enjoy your vacation.

Take the time to discover more about Monograms vacation and what makes them one of the premier all-in-one guided tour operators in the world. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

What can you expect with your Monograms adventure?

Here’s just a small sampling of what Monograms provide on your journey:
  • Traveling Independently
  • Options to Personalize Vacation
  • Hotel/ Accommodations
  • Flights Coordinated with Vacation
  • VIP Access to Must-See Attractions (no waiting)
  • Access to Local Expertise & help

Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Mar 28, 2018 @ 1:39 pm
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