2018: Best of Panama with Boquete & San Blas Islands (ILPG)

13 days from Panama City to Panama City

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Tour Operator
Monograms
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Panama CityArrive in Panama City, a beautiful, colorful, 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 2BoqueteA short flight brings you to David in the province of Chiriqui. This enchanted land is the Chiriqui Highlands, the part of Cordillera Central that defines the northern border of the province of Chiriqui. It is a beautiful landscape of cloud forests, volcanic peaks, and coffee plantations, and is home to most of Panama's Ngobe Bugle Indians. Here you will find rainforests bedecked full of chattering iridescent birds, flowering epiphytes high above the forest floor, and gurgling streams making their way toward the nearby sea. Arrive at your resort in Boquete this afternoon. (B)
Day 3BoqueteThis morning, the choice is yours. Perhaps visit Finca Lerida, located just outside Baru Volcano National Park. Keep an eye out for the elusive resplendent quetzal, 3-wattled bellbird, black-faced solitaire, volcano hummingbird, long-tailed silky flycatcher, and prong-billed barbet amid the ancient trees covered with orchids, bromeliads, and lichens. Or, explore La Amistad International Park. Shared with neighboring Costa Rica, La Amistad is located on the Central American natural land bridge where flora and fauna from North and South America mix. Spend some time hiking and exploring the area in search of the resplendent quetzal, the Andean pygmy owl, and many western highland birds. (B)
Day 4BoqueteToday is free to do as you please. Perhaps take an optional trip to the Caldera Hot Springs to soak in the thermally heated waters, visit Cafe Ruiz, where experts explain the process coffee beans go through, take an adrenaline-filled zipline tour through the cloud forest's canopy, or enjoy a scenic horseback ride. (B)
Day 5Panama CityDepart Boquete and transfer to the airport for your flight to Panama City. (B)
Day 6Panama CityAfter 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 7Gamboa Rainforest ResortToday 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 Gailard 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 8Gamboa Rainforest ResortAn enchanting journey takes you deep into the dense jungles of the Chagres, where the Embera Indians have lived for centuries. The adventure begins with a CRUISE up the river in dugout canoes, the Embera traditional hand-carved boats. Upon arrival at the INDIAN VILLAGE, you will be taken back in time as you are immersed in ancient Embera cultural dances and music that have not changed much since Columbus arrived in the 1500s. The Emberas 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 9Gamboa Rainforest ResortEnjoy 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 10San Blas IslandsA short flight brings you to the San Blas archipelago in the Caribbean, governed by the Kuna Indians, who maintain their autonomy and run their own economy, language, customs, and culture. The San Blas Islands, known locally as Kuna Yala, are comprised of over 365 islands surrounded by spectacular reefs, turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and centuries-old native Kuna villages. Traveling here is like stepping back in time! Upon arrival, visit a nearby Kuna VILLAGE to learn about the traditional way of life. During your visit, you are welcomed into a communal house of the Kuna chiefs (Sahilas), who are the political and spiritual leaders of the community. Also learn about age-old ceremonies, the local laws of the native villages, and the stories behind the colorful molas worn by the Kuna women. (B,L,D)
Day 11San Blas IslandsToday, enjoy a SNORKELING tour around the nearby islands and view the colorful marine life and coral reefs found in the crystal-blue waters. Return to your lodge this afternoon for time on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 12Panama CityAfter a morning free to explore some more, transfer to the airport for your flight to Panama City and your final night in Panama. (B)
Day 13Panama CityYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
January 07, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
January 28, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
February 04, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
February 11, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
February 18, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
March 11, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
March 18, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
March 25, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
April 01, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
April 08, 2018$2,339.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
April 15, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
April 22, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
April 29, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
May 06, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
May 13, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
May 20, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
May 27, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 03, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 10, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 17, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
June 24, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 01, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 08, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 15, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 22, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
July 29, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 05, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 12, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 19, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
August 26, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 02, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 09, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 16, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 23, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
September 30, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
October 07, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
October 14, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
October 21, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
October 28, 2018$2,219.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
November 04, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
November 11, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
November 18, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
November 25, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
December 02, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
December 09, 2018$2,289.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
December 16, 2018$2,519.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
December 30, 2018$2,729.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $695. Required intra-vacation air segments: Panama City/David; David/Panama City; Panama City/San Blas; San Blas/Panama City. Air prices were effective on July 12, 2017 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.

2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.
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