is a small country in Central America between the two oceans. Besides
the famous Panama Canal that’s called the “8th Wonder of the World,”
the country is known for its history and wildlife with over 900 species
of birds. Breakfast is included daily plus three lunches and four dinners.
Best of all, the warm weather will be ideal as you travel on land, water
and by train. This is now the most popular tour in Central America!
THE ITINERARY WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Apr. 10 Upon arrival you
will be transferred to the hotel in Panama City.
Apr. 11 Today, tour this
modern city and the ruins of the Spanish settlement. Visit the seafood
market and tour the Presidential Palace. Drive to Ancon’s Peak for a
fantastic view of the City. Tonight enjoy a culinary demonstration with
a chef to learn how Panamanian dishes are prepared.
Apr. 12 See the Panama Canal and how a series of locks
raises a ship using no power other than gravity. It takes 8 hours for
ships to pass through the locks at a cost of around $48,000 each. The
building of the canal took 50,000 people from 1903–1914 so ships could
travel between the two oceans. Lunch is included and then you will board
the historic Panama Canal train that will take you to the deluxe 5-star
Gamboa Resort in the rainforest.
Apr. 13 Start with a nature
walk followed by an exciting boat trip through the locks of the Canal
including lunch and a visit to the Marketplace. Tonight, a seafood dinner
is included while watching 4 million ton ships pass by at a great oceanfront
Apr. 14 Free day at this
exotic, eco-resort. Enjoy the butterfly house, orchid nursery or take
an optional tram ride through the forest.
Apr. 15 Another exciting
day as you take a dugout canoe into the jungle to the Embera Indian
Village where you are met by the tribe with music and dances. Learn
about their culture, foods and way of life including lunch served on
palm leaves. After returning to your hotel, dinner is included at a
unique restaurant where you can even learn the Salsa dance.
Apr. 16 Depart to the
luxurious, oceanfront 5-star Intercontinental Playa Bonita resort. Each
room has an ocean view balcony.
Apr. 17 Enjoy the beach.
Take a nature walk or visit a pineapple farm. Enjoy a “Farewell Dinner”
with all the friends traveling with you on this tour.
Apr. 18 Everyone will
be transferred to the airport for the return flight home.