Explore verdant jungles teeming with wildlife, white-sand beaches cradling Caribbean waters and picturesque small towns steeped in character on this Panama Adventure, awarded “World’s 25 Best New Trips” by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2007.
Hike along jungle trails through the misty cloud forest surrounding Baru Volcano. Mountain bike the rolling hills of the Pacific slope and explore a local artisan market. Listen for the call of the Resplendent quetzal, tackle the rapids of the Chiriqui River and spend the night on one of the finest working coffee farms in the country.
Stroll, snorkel and kayak the white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters off the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. Meet indigenous people still living much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago and explore the charming mountain village of Boquete. At the end of each active day, enjoy a fine local meal and relax in the gracious comfort of your hotel or eco lodge.
9 days/8 nightsNight 1: Hotel Bristol
Considered one of the finest hotels in the country, this old-world, service-oriented hotel offers a smooth transition to Panama with fine dining, luxurious rooms and a convenient proximity to downtown. Visit the website for The Bristol Hotel >>Night 2: Casa Grande Bambito
Casa Grande Bambito, situated in the mountainous Bambito Highlands, is surrounded by beautiful flowers, prairies, pine trees, berries, and lush tropical vegitation. A perfect California-like climate sets the stage for your outdoor pursuits. Animal encounters range from patiently viewing an amazing variety of birdlife to seeking out rainforest animals like monkeys, reptiles or wild boars! Thermal pools, massages, fine gourmet dining and a bountiful wine cellar, horseback riding, and a nature trail to the summit of Baru Volcano await you at Casa Grande Bambito. Visit the website for Casa Grande Bambito >>Nights 3 & 4: Finca Lerida Eco-Lodge
This recently renovated coffee plantation is nestled amidst primary and secondary rainforest, perched on a hillside overlooking the town of Boquete. Listen for howler monkeys, rare tropical birds and other wildlife as you sip coffee in front of the fireplace in the library overlooking the estate. A friendly staff greets you in the quaint dining room for special home-cooked meals. Visit the website for Finca Lerida >>Nights 5 - 7: Tranquilo Bay
Isolated on one of Bocas del Toro’s 68 tropical islands in the Caribbean, Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge is accessible only by boat and offers private cabins with magnifiscent natural surroundings teeming with biodiversity. Around the Lodge’s many reefs, lagoons and mangroves, you may fish, snorkel, surf, kayak or simply relax on the dock or in your patio hammock. Visit the website for Tranquilo Bay >>Night 8: Hotel De Ville
Hotel De Ville offers personalized service, luxurious comfort, and a prime location in the heart of Panama just steps from art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Relax in your well appointed, oversized suite designed for the most discerning traveler after dining on delicious local and international specialties in the hotel restaurant. Visit the website for Hotel De Ville >>