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!
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - PANAMA CITY/EMBERA TRIBE
Begin your Panama family vacation at our 5 star luxury resort in Panama City. We’ll view the ships close-up at the Miraflores Locks. Then you can take a dip in the pool or head into Casco Viejo, also known as Casco Antiguo (historic district), 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 (4 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 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.
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
Panama
Family
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Panama City (Hotel Bristol Panama) - 9:00 am

Ending Point: Panama City (PTY Airport) – approx. 4:45 pm


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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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6 Days / 5 Nights


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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
June 24-29, 2018$3595.00$595.00
August 5-10, 2018$3595.00$595.00
December 20-25, 2018$3795.00$795.00
Dec 27, 2018-Jan 1, 2019$3795.00$795.00
February 10-15, 2019$3795.00$595.00
March 24-29, 2019$3695.00$595.00
June 23-28, 2019$3695.00$595.00
August 4-9, 2019$3695.00$595.00
November 17-22, 2019$3695.00$595.00
December 20-25, 2019$3895.00$795.00
Dec 27, 2019-Jan 1, 2020$3895.00$795.00


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Internal Air
This trip includes internal flights, which are priced separately from the land tour at an approximate cost of $285 per person.
Visa Information
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.
What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • 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
Panama
Family
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 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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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
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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