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Panama Family Adventure Itinerary

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This fully customisable, 14-day adventure tour has been designed for families travelling with children aged five and up. It provides the perfect balance of wildlife encounters, beach time, jungle excursions, and local culture!

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Panama

Upon arrival at Tocumen International airport you will be met by our Spanish speaking driver who will take you to your hotel in Panama City. 

Included: Private Transportation, Room and Breakfast. 


Distance : 35 km.

Visited:
Panama City
Accommodation
Country Inn (Panama City)

Day 2: Enjoying the beautiful city of Causeway

Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver from hotel in Panama City to the Causeway. The Aquabus is the only amphibious autobus in Central America , it provides a once in a life time opportunity to view Panama City from land and sea. It will drive through city streets and then plunge into the Bay of Panama near the entrance to the Panama Canal !

This wonderful 2 hour city tour allows you to understand the evolution of Panama from the colonial to the modern city full of skyscrapers from a different perspective, with a bilingual guide on board. Departure time depends on the tide. duration 02:30 hrs. Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver from the Causeway to your hotel in Panama City.


Included: Private Transportation, entrance fees, local English speaking guide, Room and Breakfast.


Distance : 50 km.

Visited:
Panama City
Accommodation
Country Inn (Panama City)

Day 3: Discover local animal species at Parque Metropolitano

Private tour with English speaking guide. We will first go to Parque Metropolitano. It is a vast area of protected secondary rainforest located in the center of the Capital. There are several trails, one of them leading to the top of a hill with a beautiful view over the city. There are some impressive trees and lianas, and interesting local animal species are frequently seen:

Mammals: coatimundis, agoutis, two and three toed sloths, tamarin monkeys. 

Birds: trogons, motmots, tanagers, and with a bit of luck the elusive common potoo.

Reptiles: common basilisc, slider turtle, brown vine snake.

Invertebrates: terrestrial and arboreal tarantulas.

After a stop for lunch a short transfer will take you to Miraflores locks. Ships must pass those imposing water elevators to navigate in and out the Panama Canal and it is a fascinating and unforgettable show to watch the steel giants going through the locks, where the biggest of them, called "Panamax", only have 2 feet between their hull and the side of the chambers! 

Included: entrance fees, Private guide, Private Transportation, Room and Breakfast.

Distance : 60 km.

Duration : 07:30 hrs. 

Visited:
Panama City
Accommodation
Country Inn (Panama City)

Day 4: Jungle boat excursion at Gatun lake wildlife

The ''Jungle Boat'' Group excursion with English speaking guide on board.

The Panama Canal is a unique ecosystem. This excursion takes you on Gatun Lake to observe the local flora and fauna from a boat that will come as close a possible of the forested sides of the canal. Your day of adventure will start with a road transfer from your hotel to the town of Gamboa, the maintenance and dredging port of the canal. In Gamboa you will embark in fast launch and start navigating on Gatun Lake admiring the fascinating flora, fauna, and the ships transiting the canal. Monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, iguanas and conspicuous birds such as anhingas, jacanas or snail kites are very frequently seen. You will witness history in the making as we pass close by work being carried out to expand the canal.

Eventually our journey will take us off the beaten path to a secluded part of the Panama Canal, in the heart of Gatun Lake's rainforest where a Jungle boathouse is anchored. There, you will enjoy a delicious Panamanian style lunch with refreshments. After lunch you may take part in a variety of other activities like swimming, fishing, hiking or kayaking. In the afternoon group transfer back to your hotel in Panama City.

Included: Activities: swimming, kayaking, Boat tour, entrance fees, local English speaking guide, Shared Transportation. 


Distance : 50 km 

Duration : 07:30 hrs

Visited:
Panama CityGatúnPanama Canal
Accommodation
Country Inn (Panama City)

Day 5: The amazing Chagres National Park and Embera village

Embera Village overnight experience Private tour with English speaking guide. A one-hour road transfer from Panama City will take us to the shores of the lake Alajuela (also called Madden lake). The rest of the trip to the Embera village will be done in local dugout canoes, on the lake then on the Pequeñi River. 


The Emberas originally come from Darien, close from the border with Colombia but a few groups settled inside Chagres National Park some 40 years ago. They will show you some elements of their graceful culture, the beauty of their dances and their remarkable handicrafts. They will also invite you to share their traditional dish of fish with plantain in a banana leaf.

Night at the Village of Embera Puru. OVN is in Hammocks equipped with mosquito nets or in tents.

Included: Boat tour, entrance fees, full board, Private guide, one bottle of water, Private Transportation.

Distance : 50 km.


Duration : 16:57 hrs.

Visited:
Panama CanalChagres NationalparkEmberas Village

Day 6: Morning walk with an Embera guide

After a nice breakfast in the village you will leave for a morning walk in Chagres National Park's pristine rain forest with an Embera guide. The trail first goes through secondary vegetation then primary forest. At the end a dugout canoe will be waiting for you to bring you back to the village. You will pass several rapids during the exciting ride! Drive back to Panama City after lunch.

Included: Nature walks, Boat tour, Private guide, departure transfer, Panamanian Lunch, Room and Breakfast. 

Visited:
Chagres Nationalpark
Accommodation
Country Inn (Panama City)

Day 7: David and Boquete City

Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver to Albrook domestic airport. Domestic flight to the City of David. Luggage is limited to 30 Kilo per person.

Upon your arrival one of our drivers will be waiting for you in David to bring you to your hotel in Boquete. Hanging bridges Tour at Boquete Tree Trek Group half day tour with English speaking guide.

This 5 kilometer walk is located on a private reserve located in the mountains surrounding Boquete. You will cross a total of 6 hanging bridges and a specialized nature guide will bring you closer to the local flora and fauna.

**For clients not staying at Boquete Tree Trek, the hotel offers a shuttle departing from downtown Boquete and brings you back at the end of the activity. 


Included: Private Transportation, domestic flight, entrance fees, local English speaking guide, Shared Transportation, Room and Breakfast. 

Distance : 65 km. 

Duration : 04:45 hrs.

Visited:
Panama CityDavidBoquete District
Accommodation
Night at Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort (Boquete District)

Day 8: Visiting an organic coffee farm  

Los Mamecillos organic coffee farm Private tour with English speaking guide.


This day starts with a short drive to a family run farm located 1700 mts above sea level. In site we will start with a hike through a private reserve inside the forest, the first part of the trail will cross an organic coffee plantation, the Isabella coffee production plants, after that we reach a series of waterfalls, the first and biggest one is of 25 meter high, then we keep walking to the 2nd and 3rd waterfalls. Finca los Mamecillos host more than a hundred birds’ species native to the area, including the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, birding opportunities are endless around the trails. Resplendent Quetzal, birding opportunities are endless around the trails. 

After the hike in the forest enjoy a hearty meal prepared with the freshest organic vegetables and free range meat from Los Mamecillos Farm, a delicious combination of fresh salads, fresh baked bread and grilled chicken and pork. After lunch we will have the interesting explanation for producing the organic products, such as coffee, vegetables and free range animals in a eco-friendly farm. You then visit the coffee plantation and finish at the main house where you will learn about the complex process of coffee production as you enjoy a nice cup. After a couple healthy snacks consisting in fresh seasonal fruits we are prepared to take you back to your hotel with the best wishes for you to remember the experience at Los Mamecillos.


Included: Nature walks, Private guide, lunch, Private Transportation, Room and Breakfast. 


Distance : 20 km. 


Duration : 06:30 hrs.

Visited:
Boquete District
Accommodation
Night at Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort (Boquete District)

Day 9: Feeling the sensations of Boquete rainforest

Zipline Canopy tour Group half day tour with English speaking guide. 


With its deep valleys and towering rainforest trees Boquete is an ideal base for ziplines. An exciting way to appreciate the cloud forest from a different perspective, ziplining in Boquete is a unique experience that allows the visitors to experience the rain forest canopy while soaring from one treetop to another and from thirteen different platforms. You will glide between the trees to discover a whole new world of sensations.

Before starting you will receive a complete briefing and equipment to enjoy this tour in a completely safe way. Weight limit for this tour is 180 pounds (80 Kilo) for women and 250 (115 kilo) for men. For clients not staying at Boquete tree trek the zipline offers transportation departing form their office in downtown Boquete.


Included : entrance fees, local English speaking guide, Shared Transportation, Room and Breakfast. 


Distance : 15 km. 


Duration : 03:00 hrs.

Visited:
Boquete District
Accommodation
Night at Boquete Tree Trek Mountain Resort (Boquete District)

Day 10: Exploring Bastimentos National Marine Park

Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver from Boquete to Almirante. This is one of the most scenic drives in Panama. The road gradually goes up the mountains from the Pacific side to reach the cloud forest through giant fern trees, orchids and bromeliads. If the weather is fair, there is a superb views from the top.

Then coming down on the Caribbean slope with small Guaymies indigenous villages left and right in the middle of an amazingly exuberant vegetation. You finally reach the blue waters of the Caribbean sea and the little town of Almirante. From Almirante a taxi boat will take you to Bocas Town in less than 30 minutes.


Upon arrival in Bocas del Toro, a staff member from Al Natural will be there to welcome you and to take you to the embarking dock. The boat to Al Natural leaves between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm so depending on your arrival time you have some time in Isla Colon to have breakfast and explore this caribbean town. Shuttle transfer to Al Natural in time for lunch. Rest of the afternoon at leisure.


Included : Private Transportation, Shared Transportation, Activities: swimming, kayaking, Bungalow, full board, Shuttle Transfer. 


Distance : 175 km. 


Duration : 04:00 hrs.

Visited:
Boquete DistrictColónIsla Bastimentos
Accommodation
Night at Al Natural Resort (Isla Bastimentos)

Day 11: Activies at choice

Optional tours and activities :

· Scuba diving & snorkeling.
· Beach tours to Red Frog Beach or nearby island like Zapatilla Keys.
· Tours to indigenous communities like Bahia Honda and Salt Creek.
· Jungle hikes in Bastimentos National Park.
· Zipline tour in Bastimentos.
· Visit of chocolate farm.
· Boca de Drago and Starfish beach.


Included : Activities: swimming, kayaking, Bungalow, full board, Shuttle Transfer.

Visited:
ColónIsla Bastimentos
Accommodation
Night at Al Natural Resort (Isla Bastimentos)

Day 12: Free full day 

Enjoy beautiful moment at Bastimentos National Marine Park. 


Included : Activities: swimming, kayaking, Bungalow, full board, Shuttle Transfer.

Visited:
Isla Bastimentos
Accommodation
Night at Al Natural Resort (Isla Bastimentos)

Day 13: Transfer to Panama City

Check out from your bungalow is normally around 10:00 am - 11:00 am. After this the hotel will bring you back to Bocas Town. Here you can leave your luggage at the offices of Al Natural and enjoy some time at leisure to discorver the island or until it is time to take your flight back to Panama City. Bocas Town offers many little stores and restaurants.

In the afternoon you will need to take a taxi from the offces of AL Natural to the Bocas Airport (not included unless requested) to catch your flight back to Panama City. Please remember to be at the airport at least 1 hour before departure. Domestic flight Bocas del Toro - Panama City. Luggage is limited to 14 kilo per person. Arrival at Albrook national airport.One of our drivers will be expecting you to take you back to your hotel in Panama City. 


Included : domestic flight, Private Transportation, Room and Breakfast.

Distance : 15 km. 

Duration : 00:50 hrs.

Visited:
Panama CityBocas del Mar
Accommodation
Country Inn (Panama City)

Day 14: End of the tour

Private transfer with Spanish speaking driver from your hotel in Panama City to Tocumen international airport.

Included: departure transfer.

Visited:
Panama City

Panama City Gatún Panama Canal Chagres Nationalpark Emberas Village David Boquete District Colón Isla Bastimentos Bocas del Mar

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,320 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax3 pax4 paxSupplement Single
Price per person$2,800$2,500$2,380$760
Reduction triple room : 116$
Reduction family room : 101$
Reduction child (per child/count as a person) : 724$

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