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THE PANAMA CANAL CRUISE & TOUR

Panama Tour Packages from India

Book Tours and Tour packages to Panama from India with Exotiqtours, a Travel Agency with many years of experience. Send an enquiry online for customised itineraries or Group packages. Travel from the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati or Mumbai. Book Tours and Tour packages to Panama from India with Exotiqtours, a Travel Agency with many years of experience. Send an enquiry online for customised itineraries or Group packages. Travel from the cities of Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati or Mumbai. Panama City, the capital of Panama, in Central America, between Columbia and Costa Rica, is a modern city framed by the Pacific Ocean and man made Panama Canal. Founded in August 15, 1519 by Spanish Conquistador Pedro Arias Davila, the city was the starting point for expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru. It was a stopover point on one of the most important trade routes in the American continent, through which passed most of the gold and silver that Spain took from America. Panama’s old quarter features many architectural styles from Spanish colonial buildings to French and Antillean town houses built during the construction of the Panama Canal. The canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean and cuts across the Isthmus of Panama, and is a conduit for maritime trade. Canal Locks are at each end to lift the ships upto Gatun Lake, and artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal. The Miraflores Locks offers views of the ships traversing the canal. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects, the canal has greatly reduced the time for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans avoiding lengthy and hazardous routes.

Embark on this exciting and adventurous 8 days Group tour. Welcome to fun, vibrant Panama, home to the Panama Canal, the most important waterway in the world. Take two daytime cruises on the Panama Canal - one through the canal locks and another cruise on Gatun Lake. The Isthmus of Panama links North and South America. See both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. you explore rainforests and sandy beaches. Meet the friendly native Embera tribe living in the jungle. You visit the historic centre of Panama City famous for its diverse architectural styles. You will visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Centre and the Canal Museum at Miraflores that overlooks the Panama Canal Locks – an engineering marvel. Take a boat ride at the artificial lake Gatun and cruise through the jungle and hilltop islands trying to spot wildlife. You will get the opportunity to Cruise by the Bridge of the Americas, pass through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, and cross the Continental Divide and arrive the town of Gamboa. Cruise on the Chagres River to visit an Embera tribal village. Relax at the beach resort of Playa Bonita on the Pacific Coast. Return to Panama City via the Bridge of the Americas and enjoy spectacular views from Amador Causeway. Visit a Kuna tribal marketplace and Shop for colorful Kuna mola embroidery. You will Visit the world-renowned Museum of Biodiversity. The Panama Canal Cruise will truly be once in a lifetime experience.

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Tour Inclusion:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in 3*/4* hotels with Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
  • Panama Canal cruise and sight seeing as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • hour Panama Canal Gatun Lake Cruise by small watercraft
  • Three hours Panama Canal Locks Transit Cruise
  • Cruise to Embera tribal village.
  • Visit to Butterfly Garden in Embera
  • Visit world renowned Biodiversity Museum in Panama city
  • International air tickets to Panama City and return

Tour Exclusion:

  • Visa charges and fees
  • Meals other than those specified in itinerary
  • Overseas travel Insurance
  • Tips and porterage and expenses of personal nature
  • Optional tours

Itinerary

Duration: 7 nights/8 days

Destinations:Panama city – Gatun Lake – Gamboa – Locks Transit – Gamboa –Embera – Playa Bonita – Panama City

Day 1

Arrive Panama City, Panama

On your arrival at the Panama airport you will be transferred to your hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00 p.m. Join our Tour Director for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. Dinner is served until 9:30 p.m. at your hotel.

Day 2

Old Panama, Miraflores Locks

Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning, visit the ruins of Panama Viejo (Old Panama), the city founded by the Spanish in 1519, as a gateway for gold from the Inca Empire. Next, on your scenic drive of Panama City's bayfront, enjoy views of Casco Antiquo (The Old French Quarter) and today's modern skyline. Panama City is a blend of Manhattan, Miami, and Las Vegas seasoned with Latin American flavor and style. Lunch. Visit the Canal Museum at Miraflores, overlooking the Panama Canal locks. Learn about the Canal construction and operation. From Pre-Columbian times to the present day, Panama had a prominent role as the major transit route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Next, drive through the City of Knowledge, the former United States Army Base, Fort Clayton. Enjoy dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

Panama - Panama Canal Cruise - Gatun Lake - Gamboa

After your breakfast this morning cross the Isthmus to Colon, the Caribbean port at the north end of the Panama Canal. Your short drive through Colon passes by the Free Trade Zone, the largest in the Americas and the Panama Canal Railway Station. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center. See the newly constructed locks at the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. Learn how the locks raise ships 87 feet above the Caribbean Sea on to the Panama Canal. Lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Gatun Lake, the artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. See the lush jungle watershed region of the Panama Canal. Cruise through jungle canals and by hilltop islands, home to a variety of wildlife. Look for monkeys. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your resort located in the rainforest of Gamboa. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 4

Gamboa -Panama Canal Cruise - Locks Transit

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Today an unforgettable adventure as you cruise another portion of the Panama Canal. Cruise by the Bridge of the Americas, pass through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, and cross the Continental Divide. Then wind through the Gaillard Cut to the town of Gamboa. Your small passenger vessel allows for close-up views of the opening and closing of the huge six foot thick steel gates of both the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks. See, at eye-level, how transiting vessels are guided by tugboats and pulled by small trains. (Please note, route may be reversed.) Lunch. Return to your jungle resort. Stroll the gardens, swim in the pool, or enjoy the scenic views from your private balcony. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5

Gamboa – Panama Canal cruise - Embera Village - Playa Bonita

This morning after your breakfast, you will embark on a cruise on the Chagres River to visit an Embera tribal village. The Embera inhabit the rainforests of Panama. See exotic Embera handicrafts, such as tightly woven palm fiber baskets and carvings made form tagua nuts and the cocobolo tree. Lunch. Look for colourful butterflies on your visit to a butterfly garden. See rare tropical orchids at an orchid nursery. Visit a live jungle sloth exhibition. Next, cross over the Panama Canal on the Centenario Bridge. Continue to your beach hotel for a relaxing two night stay on the Pacific Coast. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Playa Bonita

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Entire day at leisure to enjoy your beach resort. Swim in your hotel's infinity pool. Lunch. Enjoy a carefree afternoon. Time to beachcomb and enjoy your resort's amenities. Dinner And overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Playa Bonita – Panama City - Handicrafts, Biodiversity Museum

Have your breakfast in the morning. You will then return to Panama City via the Bridge of the Americas. Enjoy spectacular views from Amador Causeway connecting Perico, Naos, Culebra and Flamenco Islands. Visit a Kuna tribal marketplace. Shop for colorful Kuna mola embroidery depicting rainforest animals and marine life, and exotic wood handicrafts. Lunch. Visit the world-renowned Museum of Biodiversity, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 8

Depart Panama City

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 6:00 a.m. You will then be transferred to your hotel depending on your flight departure timings to connect your flight to your onward destination or back home with unforgettable memories of this Panama Canal Cruise Tour.

You will travelling with multicultural group on this tour. The group departures are operational the whole year, with specific dates of departure. From April to November, the departures are weekly, however from December onwards until March, the departures are almost daily. Please contact us for details.
Please note : The group tour with a Tour director is a multi cultural group with departures from Panama city the whole year, but from November till March, is the ideal time to visit. The departures operate 2 days in a week. You will need to book the tour at least 3 - 4 months in advance as these tours sell out very fast.

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