Panama Family - Reef & Rainforest Adventure Itinerary
(Host City: Panama City)
Day 1: Panama City, hotel reception
Day 3: Chagres National Park, whitewater rafting, Embera village
Day 3: Fort St. Lorenzo ruins, kayaking, snorkeling
Day 4: Summit Garden zoo, Gamboa tram, butterfly farm
Day 5: Chiriqui, Volcan coffee & dairy farms, horseback riding
Day 6: Sitio Barriles, Finca Dracula, Volcan Baru National Park
Day 7: Bocas del Toro, beach & snorkeling
Day 8: Bocas del Toro
Day 9: Panama City/Departure
Panama Family: Reef & Rainforest Adventure
Monkeys and dolphins and quetzals, oh my!
Welcome to Panama ï¿½ a land where rainforests flourish, turquoise bays, once a hangout for pirates and conquistadors, teem with marine life, and Native Indians live as their ancestors did, welcoming you with a warm smile to their villages.
Raft the gentle class II rapids of the Chagres River, winding through lush rainforest and listening for the call of the scarlet macaw. Get up close with parakeets, monkeys, jaguars and harpy eagles at the Summit Garden Zoo. Take a tram ride high above the jungle canopy and marvel at the difference between the blue morpho and mimosa yellow butterfly at a local farm.
Get to know a tribe of Native Embera settlers, spot magnificent quetzals in the cloud forest of Volcan Baru National Park and snorkel the turquoise waters of Boca del Toro on the lookout for colorful fish, sea turtles and dolphins. By night, relax in the comfort of your hand-selected hotel and recount the dayï¿½s adventures over a family-friendly meal of fresh, local fare.
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9 days/8 nightsNights 1 - 4: Gamboa Rainforest Resort
With balconies overlooking the Chagres River and the surrounding rainforest, Gamboa Rainforest Lodge is complete with a world-class spa, fine dining, impeccable service and luxurious rooms. Enjoy the spacious patio and swimming pools and numerous cafes and lounges. Visit the website for Gamboa Rainforest Resort >>Nights 5 & 6: Casa Grande Bambito
Casa Grande Bambito, situated in the mountainous Bambito Highlands, is surrounded by beautiful flowers, prairies, pine trees, berries, and lush tropical vegetation. 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 7 & 8: Hotel Playa Tortuga
Hugging the Atlantic shore, Hotel Playa Tortuga offers superb 5 star service in a casual environment. Enjoy the ocean beeze from your private balcony with a view of the sea. Dine on bocatorian and international dishes in Naguas Restaurant or enjoy a drink with friends at Bar Baula located at the end of an ocean pier. Underwater, explore vibrant fish species and coral reefs. The hotel also offers a large pool and full gymnasium. Visit the website for Hotel Playa Tortuga >>