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Panama City, founded in 1519, grew and prospered until pirate Henry Morgan ransacked and burned it to the ground in 1671. A new city, built nearby in Spanish colonial style, served as the city center for centuries until the Panama Canal was opened in 1914, and Panama City started to develop into one of Latin America’s most modern cities and an important banking center. Today one may visit the three cities: Vestiges of the original settlement can still be seen in Panama Vieja. The colonial district, known as Casco Viejo, has retained its charming colonial flavor and architecture, and modern Panama is composed of sleek skyscrapers, wide avenues, and modern hotels. For visitors, however, Panama City remains best known for the famous canal, and is the gateway for canal visits and day boat excursions, as well as eco-related activities in many parks and reserves bordering the canal. Panama City offers all visitor facilities, and its intense nightlife includes casinos.

 

DAY 01 : Depart the USA, Arrive in Panama

 

 Meeting upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

 

DAY 02: Panama City Tour

 

Panama City is mostly known for the famous Panama Canal, and its international status as one of the world’s leading financial centers. A quick glance at its tumultuous history, however, will show the city is far more than sleek skyscrapers and a canal. On a comprehensive city tour we first visit Panama La Vieja (Old Panama), the city’s original settlement founded by Spanish conquistadores in 1519 and ruthlessly ransacked and burned by the pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. We next drive to Casco Viejo, a location easier to defend where the city was moved after Morgan’s attack. Today Casco Viejo is a polyglot neighborhood of colonial forts, churches, wide cobblestone streets and Old World architecture, mostly constructed during the failed French attempt to build the canal. After touring Casco Viejo, our comprehensive tour wraps up with a visit to Miraflores Locks, where you will watch ships transiting the canal and learn about its fascinating history. Evening free. (B)

 

DAY 03: Panama City / Gamboa Rainforest

 

 Depart for your 30-minute transfer to Gamboa. The Gamboa Resort enjoys a favored location beside the canal and in the very heart of Soberania National Park. This allows for an endless array of activities and tours that can be enjoyed just a few minutes from your room. Among optional full-day tours, a visit to an authentic Embera Indian Community stands out as the most popular. The onsite canopy tour is also popular as are short hikes in the surrounding forest, kayaking, bird watching, and nocturnal boat tours. Or you may opt for a relaxing day by the pool followed by a massage or treatment at the spa. Overnight at the Gamboa Resort.

 

DAY 04: Gamboa Rainforest

 

Today you can choose from a large menu of tours depending upon your interest, including optional sight seeing to the Panama Canal, Summit Gardens, and Interpretive Park, Barro Colorado Nature Monument or maybe bird-watching and fishing. Tonight, do not miss the opportunity to go crocodile spotting and other nocturnal sights and sounds. Overnight at the Gamboa Resort. (B)


DAY 05: Gamboa Rainforest

 

More activities to experience such as a visit to the Interpretative Park situated within the boundaries of the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. The 250 acres of lowland tropical forest offers a network of trails running through a broad range of habitats, including marsh, riverbank, hillside, ridge top, streambed and fallen trees… all hosting tropical flora and fauna. Join one of the organized tours conducted by specialist, who will discuss topics ranging from leaf-cutter ants to pollinator insects, and tropical rainforest ecosystem dynamics.

 

DAY 06: Gamboa Rainforest - Panama City / USA

 

Transfer to the airport for departure flight. (B)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tourist
  • Superior
  • Deluxe

 

    *International round trip airfare

    *Round Trip Transfers airport/hotel

    *Round Trip Transfers within Panama

    *2  nights in at  Panama City  Hotel

    *3 nights in  Gamboa at   Hotel

    *1 Panama City Tour

    *Daily breakfast

    *All transfers

    *Bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions

 

 

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