With this program you will get to know the vibrant city of Panama consider to be the first city founded in the pacific ocean by the spaniards , then travel an hour along side the Panama canal ( the most narrow part of the isthmus) to the caribbean side of the country were you will encounter the afro antillean culture, its amazing history, tradition
• Arrival to Panama
• Transfer from Tocumen Airport to Hotel
• 1 Night of Lodging in Toscana
Hotel Toscana Inn, Standard Room
The Toscana Inn Hotel is located in a great area called El Cangrejo in downtown Panama City. Offer to their guest free parking, rooms with air conditionair, wi-fi acces. The rooms are equiped with socurity box, telephone, minifridge, cable TV, private bathroom with shower and hair dryer. It also offer a restaurant with panamanian dishes and international food.
• Full Day City Tour – Mi Pueblito
• Transfer to Colon
• 4 Nights of Lodging in Melia Pma Hotel
Start in the morning visiting the ruins of Panama La Vieja, the capital of Castilla de Oro, and operations center for the conquest of South America. This historical city dates back to the sixteenth century and was destroyed by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Then, we will tour the New Town, with its important banking and commercial center. We will Continue to the Casco Antiguo, a colonial area, which is the second oldest city of Panama, and is distinguished by its special architecture with Spanish and French influence. We will visit the Plaza de Francia, Paseo Esteban Huertas, the Plaza Bolívar, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Herrera, San Jose Church, Altar de Oro, National Theatre and other parks and attractions. In addition, you can visit the Canal Museum and learn about its history. We will have Lunch at Casco Antiguo and then, we will continue with our tour of Amador Causeway, and its group of islands at the entrance of the canal in the Pacific. We will stop in the handicraft market where you can purchase at great prices, molas, tagua work, the famous "Panama Hat", the Bugle Nghöbe costumes and other curiosities of our different ethnicities. Then, we will get to Ancon Hill, where you can see and enjoy the best view of the city and the Panama Canal. Depending on the time of the ships, we will visit the Miraflores Locks and Its visitor center the most visited locks of the Panama Canal.
Includes: Roundtrip transportation, Bilingual Guide (English), entrance to Miraflores Visitor Center, entrance to Mi Pueblito, lunch in a local restaurant and beverages
Departure time: 9:00 a.m.
Duration: 8 hours
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or cap, camera and cash for shopping
Melia Panama Canal Hotel, Standard Room
Is located in Gatun Lake, surrounded of exuberant flora and fauna and very close of Colon Free Zone, Locks of the Panama Canal, Historical ruins, beaches, activity center.
The hotel is fantastic for adventure experiences, here you will be able to easily organize hiking, zip-line, biking activity, birdwatching tours.
Meliá Panamá Canal is property with 3 buildings (La Pinta, La Niña & Santa María)
The hotel has a wonderful pool with 3 levels of 600 m2 in front of the lake, aquatic gulf fee, and areas for basketball, football, gym, kids club, Restaurant and convention center.
• San Lorenzo & Canal Locks Visitor Center
Fort San Lorenzo has been designated as government-protected since 1908. Currently, the ruins of Fort San Lorenzo and the Chagres village site are contained within the 30,000 acres (12,000 ha) of the San Lorenzo Protected Area, all former Canal Zone territory In 1980, UNESCO declared Fort San Lorenzo, together with the fortified town of Portobelo about 30 miles (48 km) to the northeast, to be a World Heritage Site under the name, Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama.
The organization describes the fortifications as follows: "Magnificent examples of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture, these Panamanian forts on the Caribbean coast form part of the defense system built by the Spanish Crown to protect transatlantic trade.
Then, we will continue to the Visitors Centers located in this area, where we will appreciate the Operations very close and will see the expansion works project
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fees
Departure time: 9:00 a.m.
Duration: 4 hours
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunblock, sunglasses, hat camera, cash for shopping
• Beach & Culture in the Caribbean
Today we will visit Portobelo area to appreciate the canions in the fortificatio. This site was victim of several pirate attacks, even by the Famous Henry Morga. We will visit the colonial pier, the Custom area where all the treasure were stored, the church and his Black Christ. Once we finish this exploration, we will move to a fantastic place, were we will discover our creativity and will be inspired with all the details than surround us.
The rest of the day is to enjoy in a paradise beach in the Caribbean Coast.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, lunch, entrance fees and instructor and materials in the art workshop
Departure time: 8:00 a.m.
Duration: 8 horas
What to bring: Comfortable clothes, sunblock, sunglasses, hat, camera, bug spray, cash for shopping, swimsuit
• Free Day in Colon
Free day for relaxation and exploration on your own. Today you can explore Colon area, Free Zone, Cruise terminal, the Melia property and all their activities.
The hotel offer a tour desk with activities such as: fishing, paintball, gulf, zip-line, among others
***The hotel offer Transportation to Colon Free Zone to all their guests in specific schedules (Monday to Friday)
• Transfer to Panama City
• 2 Nights of lodging in Tryp Albrook Mall
Tryp Albrook Mall Hotel, Standard Room
Located in one of the most commercial dynamic areas in Panama City, next to domestic airport and perfectly integrated to the biggest mall in Latin America.
The hotel offer 331 comfortable rooms, Restaurant, Bar y Café-Deli, Wi-Fi 30MB, more than 2,800 m2 of convention center, solarium-pool in the roof top, gym, room Service.
• Free Day in Panama City
During this day you can explore Albrook Mall, also optional activities available upon request
• Transfer from Hotel to Tocumen Airport