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Panama City Extension

5 Days
From AUD 2,080

STYLE: Extension package

Trip Code: PATSPSO

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

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OVERVIEW

Travel to Panama City on this Chimu Adventure’s extension that allows you to see where the Pacific Ocean connects with the Atlantic Ocean thanks to the proficiency of the Panama Canal. You will be in awe of this modern city that has little remaining of its original city as you discover two of the canal locks in Agua Clara and Miraflores. Visit the remaining old quarter (Casco Viejo) to see cobblestone streets, palm trees and colonial buildings as well as eat in its many trendy restaurants and cafes. For a taste of Panama’s wilderness, you will also travel to the Panama Rainforest Discovery Centre with a naturalist guide for a day of birdwatching and animal spotting.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

ITINERARY

Arrive in Panama City

Welcome to Panama City, the cosmopolitan capital of Panama. Situated on the Pacific Ocean and along the Panama Canal, Panama City is perhaps the most modern capital in all of Central America. The city was rebuilt after the original city (Panama Viejo) was destroyed by fire in 1671. The city’s old quarter (Casco Viejo) is what remains of the original settlement. Both areas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today is an arrival day and you are free to explore at your leisure.

Panama City Old Quarter & Biomuseum tour

You will tour the city’s old quarter (Casco Viejo) including a visit to Plaza Francia, a square which commemorates the people of France who played a role in the construction of the Panama Canal. Here, you will also find the Canal Museum, where you can learn more about the construction of the canal. Today’s sightseeing will also take you to the Biomuseo, a museum which celebrates Panama’s natural history. The museum was designed by
world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and contains a number of indoor and outdoor exhibition galleries to explore.

Agua Clara & Miraflores

Today you will head to the Agua Clara Visitor’s Centre, an observation centre located on the Atlantic Ocean and the site of one of the lock chambers of the Panama Canal. From here you can see cargo vessels transit the canal as well as take in breathtaking views of nearby Gatun Lake. In a projection room you can learn more about the history of the canal before taking an ecological walk. From Agua Clara you will head to the Miraflores Visitor’s Centre where you can see another lock from a different perspective. Here, there are four exhibition rooms and a movie theatre and you will take a special private visit to the canal platforms and control cabins.

Panama Rainforest Discovery & Gatun Lake

Led by a naturalist guide, you will travel out of Panama City to Gamboa where you will walk the Pipeline Road to the Panama Rainforest Discovery Centre. The facility consists of a visitor centre, observation tower and a number of forest trails and is considered one of the best places to go birdwatching. Here you will have the opportunity to spot hummingbirds, manakins, anteaters, blue cotinga, trogons and toucans as well as aquatic birds such as wattled jacanas, least grebes, herons and snail kites. Other wildlife to keep your eyes peeled for include crocodiles, coatis, butterflies and monkeys. Afterwards, you will head to Gatun Lake and sail on the Panama Canal to the forest banks to look for capuchin monkey, three toed sloth and howler monkeys.

Depart Panama City

You will be transferred to the airport to depart for your next destination.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Discover the cosmopolitan, modern capital of Panama, Panama City

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed old quarter of Panama City, Casco Viejo

  • Learn about the construction of the Panama Canal at the Canal Museum as well as during a visit to two of the canal locks in Agua Clara and Miraflores

  • Spot unique bird and animals with the help of a naturalist guide at the Panama Rainforest Discovery Centre

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date


Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

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Superior

Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

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Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

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Important Info

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in itinerary
    Other meals where stated 

    Exclusions

    International flights
    Visa & reciprocity fees
    Travel insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides & drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.