Active travel in Panama
Choose the Adventure trip to Panama and explore the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. Enjoy 8 days touring the most amazing cultural and natural destinations. These are the ideal vacations for friends and family.
Panama City is located in the Gulf of Panama along the Pacific Coast. It is the heart of the country. Here you will certainly find a huge hub of commerce and culture. Visit the world famous Panama Canal and behold this marvel of engineering. Take a jungle hike in one of the parks with the richest diversity of species, ‘Soberania’ National Park, and take a nice boat ride in ‘Gatún’ Lake. Moreover, visit the most incredible coffee plantations in Boquete and hike to The Quetzal Trail. As a result, you will have the privilege to spot this beautiful bird.
The final part of your vacation package of active travel in Panama will take you to visit the ‘Bocas del Toro’ Archipelago. Enjoy the lush tropical vegetation and fauna of its islands found only in this part of the world. You can also snorkel the unbeatable Caribbean Ocean.
- National Park of ‘Soberania’
- Lake Gatun
- Panama City
- Panama Canal and Miraflores Lock
- Coffee Tour
- Hike of the Quetzal trail
- The Island of Bocas del Toro
- Boat and snorkeling tour in the National Marine Park of Bastimentos
Active travel in Panama
Day 1: Arrival to Panama City, Central America
At your arrival to Panama International Airport, a representative will welcome you. Then, he will take you to your hotel to rest and relax.
Day 2: National Park of Soberania and Gatun Lake
Your day begins early today to enjoy the tropical forest environment and the bountiful wildlife of the National Park of Soberania. You will hike through the Plantation Trail, used as an access road to an old cacao plantation. Nowadays, it provides a great trail that allows you to be in touch with this magnificent tropical forest and its rich biodiversity.
That is to say, you will gaze along the way at one of the richest diversity of species you can imagine in one place: 525 bird species, such as the crested eagle, the red-lored parrot and the guianan trogon,, 105 species of mammals, 79 reptiles, 55 amphibians and 36 freshwater fishes.
Afterwards, you will slowly travel on a small boat along the tree-lined shores, tiny islets, and blue-green waters of Gatún Lake where you can enjoy its abundant wildlife. Capuchin and tamarin monkeys, iguanas and sloths, howler monkeys and various kinds of toucans, along with a huge variety of exotic birds, will certainly make this a pleasant and unforgettable ride. Gatún Lake forms an integral part of the famous Panama Canal today. Therefore, you might come close to some of the big ships that transit the Canal daily. After your wild nature adventure, your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Day 3: Panama Canal and Miraflores Lock
Today you will visit the Panama Canal, dubbed the “Crossroads of the World.” Here you will be able to see how the never-ending line of ships transit through the Panama Canal’s locks.
The terraces and observation decks have three levels. Consequently, these are the ideal places from where you can observe the canal’s operation and to take pictures. There are four exhibition halls portraying the canal’s history dynamically, a gift shop and a visitor center to see. In addition, there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy a great meal, while you watch the vessels as they transit through the Canal. In short, this is a must see during this Panama vacation package.
After that, your driver will take you to the airport in Panama City for a local one-hour flight towards David Airport. At your arrival, you will be picked up and driven to your hotel in Boquete. This is a small town in western Panama, and it is also one of the country’s top destinations for outdoor-lovers due to its pristine natural surroundings.
Day 4: Coffee Tour and hike to the Quetzal trail
Your day today will start with a fantastic cup of coffee. The tour will take you to visit one of the worldwide known coffee plantations in Panama. This tour includes the processing plants and tasting facilities. As a result, you will enjoy the all hands-on coffee experience. One of the most sought-after and expensive coffee beans is known as Esmeralda Boquete Geisha. The private reserve where it has grown since 1960 lies on the slopes of the Baru Volcano near Boquete in Panama. Therefore, it is not surprising that Boquete is known as the Bordeaux of Coffee.
After your coffee experience, your will go to one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Central America. In addition, it is one of the best places in the world to encounter the rare resplendent Quetzal. The Quetzal Trail is the best combination of good jungle hiking and observation of tropical wildlife. Above all, your mission once you’re here is to spot a Quetzal. According to birders, this is one of the top 10 birds to watch in your lifetime, and the most mythic and colorful bird of the region.
This is a relatively easy hike so you don’t need special abilities to do it. Consequently, you will be able to look around and enjoy the lush forest and the blushing wildlife around. After your hike, your transportation will take you back to your hotel to rest and relax.
Day 5: Travel to the island of Bocas del Toro
You will leave Boquete today. First, your transportation will drive you to Admiral Port where you will take a Ferry to Bocas del Toro. Here you will experience the essence of the Panamanian Caribbean happy lifestyle. The natural and outstanding surroundings, the music and their Afro-Caribbean flavors will capture your senses and give you the best experience to tell about during this Panama vacation Package.
Day 6: Snorkeling in National Park Bastimentos
The adventure today will lead you to explore the underwater realm of Bocas del Toro. This archipelago is known as the “Galapagos of the Caribbean,” because it is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. Your guide will take you to enjoy snorkeling vibrant coral reefs where over 200 species of tropical fishes live and thrive.
You can roam among freshwater caves, tunnels, spur and groove, sandy ledges and protected reefs. Bastimentos National Marine Park is one of the most spectacular in all of Central America with 28,600 marine acres where the oceanic diversity is truly overwhelming. You will be driven back to your hotel after your marine adventure tour.
Day 7: Self-discovery and optional activities
A free day to rest and relax or to explore the natural beauty all around.
Go ahead and venture to birding, surfing or hiking, Bocas del Toro Archipelago offers you both terrestrial and marine wildlife. Let yourself immerse into its seductive atmosphere of quiet happiness where you can see western Caribbean people, Latin people, indigenous and foreigners living in harmony with each other. Visit the overwhelming natural beauty of Bocas del Toro with its lush tropical vegetation and fauna that’s only found in this part of the world. In summation, you can look today for the possibilities of an amazing experience in the middle of paradise!
Day 8: Departure
After 8 days of travel, your Adventure Tour Panama comes to an end today. A last transfer will take you to the International Airport of Bocas del Toro where you will take your flight back home.