Introduction
Treat your family to an over-the-top eco-vacation in Panama. Familiar as its name is, Panama isn’t on everybody’s radar screen yet, but it should be! It’s easy to get to. And this country has it all: monkeys to whitewater rafting, pirates to ziplines. In one week of non-stop fun, we’ll take a shower under a waterfall…visit a tribal village in the jungle…explore uninhabited islands…and see the Panama Canal in action. We’ll track the resplendent quetzal—a crazy beautiful bird that’s virtually impossible to spot anywhere else. Our local guides will join you so the adults can take off for a spa treatment or shopping. Best of all, this Panama family vacation includes leisurely stays at two of the most beautiful hotels we’ve ever seen and dining in some of Central America’s best restaurants!
The kids will love...
  • Canoeing to the village of a native tribe
  • Watching giant ships levitate in the Canal locks
  • Flying through the treetops on a zipline
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - GAMBOA
Begin your Panama family vacation at our rainforest resort at Gamboa (1 night) on the banks of the canal. We’ll view the ships close-up at the Miraflores Locks. Then you can take a dip in the pool or head into Panama City for a guided walk.

Indiana Jones-like, we’ll jump into dugout canoes on the Chagres River and pull ashore at a native village. On one of many nature walks, we’ll scout for anteaters, crocodiles and hummingbirds that sip sugar water from your hand.

DAYS 2-6 - BOQUETE
After a one-hour flight to David City, some of you may want to go straight to our inn at Boquete (2 nights). The rest of us walk the Los Quetzales Trail through bamboo forests at the foot of Baru Volcano. You can’t go to the rainforest without the thrill of a zipline through the canopy, so you know where we’re headed! We’ll continue on to Boca Chica (2 nights) where we’ll all get wet on a raft ride down the Chiriqui Viejo River. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Gulf of Chiriqui’s uninhabited offshore islands by snorkel and sea kayak.
Panama
Family Journey
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Panama City (Hotel Bristol Panama) - 9:00 am

Ending Point: Panama City (Albrook Airport) – approx. 9:00 am

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Guest Reviews
“We loved that we didn't have to plan anything and our days were filled with fun activities, opportunities for learning and quality time spent together everyday.”
Leslie N.

“Having traveled several times with other tour companies, the amazing thing about Classic Journeys was that for the first time we felt not like tourists, but like we were visiting family everywhere we went.”
Peter B. and Judith O.

“Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe.”
Travel + Leisure Magazine

“Classic Journeys excels in providing exceptional guides familiar with the local area.”
Bert and Jo Ann E.

“Traveling with Classic Journeys is the ideal way to see and immerse oneself in the local atmosphere.”
Nancy R.

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
Travel solo in the best of company
We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
August 7-12, 2016$3395.00$595.00
November 20-25, 2016$3595.00$595.00
December 20-25, 2016$3595.00$595.00
Dec 27, 2016-Jan 1, 2017$3595.00$795.00
February 12-17, 2017$3495.00$595.00
March 26-31, 2017$3495.00$595.00
June 25-30, 2017$3495.00$595.00
August 6-11, 2017$3495.00$595.00
November 19-24, 2017$3595.00$595.00
December 20-25, 2017$3595.00$595.00
Dec 27, 2017-Jan 1, 2018$3595.00$795.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All meals included
This trip includes internal flights, which are priced separately from the land tour at an approximate cost of $285 per person.
US citizens visiting Panama are required to purchase a tourist card or obtain a visa. Tourist cards can generally be purchased directly from the airline. Please contact your air transportation provider for more details. Visas can be obtained from a Panamanian Embassy or Consulate before traveling to Panama. If you wish to obtain a visa, please contact the Panamanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. at (202) 483-1407 or one of the 14 Consulate offices. Visit the Embassy website for additional information (http://www.embassyofpanama.org/cms/index2.php). Panamanian law requires all citizens and travelers to carry official identification at all times.
Panama
Family Journey
6 Days / 5 Nights
Temperature variation is very small from one season to the next and from daytime to nighttime, with a very small difference from the hottest to the coldest month in a particular location. We think you’ll be surprised by the temperate nature of the weather. The climate of the areas visited during our time in and around Panama City/Gamboa is tropical, with daytime temperatures ranging from 85 to 90 degrees, and nighttime temperatures ranging from 75 to 80 degrees. During our time in and around Boquete, the climate is cooler as we are higher in elevation (approximately 3200 feet). Temperatures range from 70 to 80 during the day and 60 to 70 at night.

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when sharing a room with two full-paying guests
Kids ages 11-16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7-10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3-6 receive a $1250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.
Hotels
Bristol Panama

Named one of the 'Top 10 Hotels in Latin America' by Condé Nast Traveler, this 5-star luxury hotel in Panama City’s Financial District. The rooms are sophisticated and elegant, and the property also offers a spa and outdoor pool.

Panamonte Inn

This lovely country inn in Boquete is famous for its gracious hospitality, antique charm and exquisite cuisine. The service is exceptional, the guestrooms are luxurious, and the restaurant is recognized as one of the best in Central America.

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6 Days / 5 Nights

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