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Panama Honeymoon with a Twist

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PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$3938+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Exploring a different side to Panama City on a tour initiated by Fundacion Esperanza, helping young people from challenging backgrounds.
  • Discovering the very first European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the Americas at Panama Viejo, where only crumbling ruins remain.
  • Whizzing up above the forest canopy by aerial tram to the observation tower looking out over the Canal, Chagres River and forests of Soberania National Park.
  • Relishing the natural jewels of El Valle de Anton, home to the magnificent Chorro Macho waterfall and the ancient Petroglyphs of La India Pintada.
  • Soaring through the skies on an exhilarating canopy adventure tour by zip line, for an awesome and alternative view of the valley!
  • Snorkeling and swimming in the pristine waters of the San Blas Islands, having hiked through the jungle to cool off in a waterfall.
  • Meeting the Playon Chico community of the San Blas Islands to learn all about their traditions and history.
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Tour Overview

Experience the perfect Panama honeymoon with a twist! This tour includes some of the best highlights. Start your journey in Panama City and immerse yourself in the culture. Visit important attractions such as the Biomuseo and Casco Antiguo. Then you will have the opportunity to see Panama from a different perspective on an aerial tram ride where you can spot Howler Monkeys and White Faced Capuchin. From there you will transfer to Gatun Lake and have the opportunity to visit the Gatun Locks as well as the Embera Quera Indian community before you head to El Valle de Anton. Hike Anton Valley and explore the beautiful flora and fauna. Before you leave for San Blas, take a relaxing horseback ride and enjoy views of the valley via canopy adventure. Finish your trip by flying to San Blas for your excursions at Yandup Island Lodge and then return to Panama City for your international flight home.

Inclusions
Prices includes round trip domestic airfare from Panama City to San Blas, two nights accommodations at Yandup Island Lodge as well as round trip shared transfers from San Blas airport to the lodge, meals and daily guided tours while at Yandup Island Lodge. All other areas hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast, guided tours in English, meals where specified, entrance fees, transportation between hotels, transfers between airport and hotel, naturalist guides and taxes. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included. Please note if you are traveling alone please contact your Yampu Tour Consultant for single occupancy prices.

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Pricing Details
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Double £$3618 £$3938 £$4175 £$5765
Single £$5447 £$6086 £$6561 £$9742

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Panama City

Upon arrival in Panama City, private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a unique tour that will show a different side of Panama City communities. The tour is leaded by young people, who had a difficult past, involved in drugs and street gangs. Thanks to the Fundacion Esperanza, which works in social projects in Casco Viejo these young people are reformed and initiate a new stage of their lives. During the tour they explain about the changes that Casco Viejo is experiencing since 1994 with the declaration of world heritage (UNESCO) and of course part of its colonial history. After this excursion, return to the Panama City hotel for an evening of leisure. ...read less

Day
2

Biomuseo- Casco Antiguo

Today, explore Panama's Biomuseo and Casco Antiguo. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his only work in Latin America and the tropics. The building was designed to tell the story of how the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet's biodiversity forever. The Biomuseo's 4,000 square meters contain eight permanent exhibition galleries designed by Bruce Mau Design. In addition to the main spaces, the museum includes a public atrium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a shop, a cafe, and multiple outdoor exhibits displayed in the botanical park. The permanent exhibition is a combination of art and science that leads the visitor to experience a marvelous phenomenon. The Biomuseo is located on the Amador Causeway, a prominent area at the entrance to the Panama Canal in the Pacific Ocean. From the Biomuseo one can clearly observe the skyline of the modern city, the historic district, Ancon Hill, and the Bridge of the Americas. Continue the tour to the Casco Antiguo, where visitors will feel set back in time while admiring the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. Get a good idea about Panama's history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter. A delicious lunch will be served in a distinctive local restaurant. Continue on to Panama Viejo, the Old Panama. Panama Viejo was the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This first Panama City was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. After the tour, be taken back to the hotel. ...read less

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3

Gatun Lake

This morning, be met at the hotel and take a private transfer to Gatun Lake. Later this afternoon, enjoy a full day of Gamboa's Tri Pack. The aerial tram ride traverses a mile-long tract of Humid Forest that lies within the Gamboa Resort's boundaries. Observe the forest canopy in some areas to find birds and hear the howler monkeys. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile and ends atop a hill. On the following boat tour, pass by the Panama Canal right beside the huge tankers and container ships. The White-Face Capuchin and Howler Monkeys are the main attractions of this tour. Usually the Captain of the boat brings them some fruit so onlookers can watch them coming down from their trees to get it. If one is attentive it is possible to spot a sloth, always so lazy sleeping in their trees. See turtles, timid but brave, along with the proud caiman and crocodiles that live in the lake. To complete the tour, a delicious lunch will be served at Los Lagartos restaurant overlooking the Chagres River. Overnight on Gatun Lake hotel. ...read less

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Day
4

Gatun Locks

In the morning, the guide will pick the traveler up at the hotel to take the traveler to the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. The Agua Clara Visitor Center is a place where the Panama Canal has made it clear that both its legacy and its grandeur will continue to bear fruit for the world. With an unparalleled view, this place is waiting for all those who want to enjoy a pleasant experience enriched with interesting facts, but especially by being part of the history of the route that unites the world. The center offers a breathtaking panoramic view that contrasts two particular scenarios that generate mixed feelings. On one side find the famous Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day, while on the other side, but from a different perspective, be amazed by the view of the expansion works. Beyond its surprising technology or colossal machinery, be astonished by the work of thousands of people, who with discipline and determination head towards the same goal to make Panama stronger and Panama worthy of admiration. After the impressive viewpoint, pamper oneself and be captivated by all those things that the Agua Clara visitor center has to offer. At the projection room learn about the history and efforts of thousands of men and women that have marked the Canal's first century and, of course, plans in the near and distant future. Throughout the visit, watch for the walls and exhibits with interesting information that will amaze all. Walk through the ecological path, with a variety of plants and species that makes the trail an adventure with great scenery and breathtaking views; identify the different species gathered thereindigenous of the area of the Canal watershed. The tour will continue up north towards Buena Vista. There step into small boats, which will carry one up the Gatun River. A fascinating and dense jungle will accompany the boat trip until arriving at Embera Quera, one of seven indigenous tribes in Panama. The people of the Embera tribe will welcome travelers at the pier and gladly give one an idea on how they still live today. The villages chief will give a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, believes and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served. In the afternoon experience a traditional Embera dance and have the opportunity to shop for handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. Also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on the arm or leg. ...read less

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Day
5

El Valle de Anton

This morning, leave Gatun Lake and transfer to El Valle de Anton. Tonight, enjoy a fun safari by foot. El Valle is very famous for its abundant and unique species that are often seen at night. This tour will take through a wonderful world that comes awake when the rest goes to sleep. Experience an incredible and adventurous walk through the nature trails of the majestic valley and get involved with the nocturnal wildlife of this region. Snakes, frogs, bats and some species of birds are best observed at night time.

This morning, leave Gatun Lake and transfer to El Valle de Anton. Tonight, enjoy a fun safari by foot. El Valle is very famous for its abundant and unique species that are often seen at night. This tour will take through a wonderful world that comes awake when the rest goes to sleep. Experience an incredible and adventurous walk through the nature trails of the majestic valley and get involved with the nocturnal wildlife of this region. Snakes, frogs, bats and some species of birds are best observed at night time.

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Day
6

Hiking El Valle de Anton

Today travelers will do some hiking in the El Valle de Anton. The valley offers numerous hiking trails - many of them used by the local farmers that live in the surrounding mountains. Depending on one’s fitness level there are easier and more difficult trails to choose from. There is, for example, a trail climbing Mount Gaital, the highest point of the area or the Berrales Trail that takes hikers to the village's spring water and to La Mesa, another community living in the area.

Today travelers will do some hiking in the El Valle de Anton. The valley offers numerous hiking trails - many of them used by the local farmers that live in the surrounding mountains. Depending on one’s fitness level there are easier and more difficult trails to choose from. There is, for example, a trail climbing Mount Gaital, the highest point of the area or the Berrales Trail that takes hikers to the village's spring water and to La Mesa, another community living in the area.

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Day
7

Azuero Rum Tour

Visit Pese in the heart of the Herrera Province and home of Hacienda San Isidro, where the famous Ron Abuelo and Seco Herrerano are produced. On traditional oxcarts be taken to the distillery at Hacienda San Isidro. At the distillery learn the different steps that are necessary to produce Rum and Seco from sugarcane - grinding, fermenting and distilling. Then continue to the bodega where the rum is being aged in barrels in two different processes. A traditional Panamanian lunch, rum tasting of the Ron Abuelos aged 5, 7, 12 and 30 years (Ron Abuelo Centuria) and an open bar with rum and seco based cocktails round off this authentic Panamanian rum tour.
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Day
8

Panama City- San Blas

This morning, head back to Panama City and connect with a flight to San Blas. Upon arrival, be met at the airport for reception and transferred to Yandup Island Lodge. Take the afternoon to enjoy the water and explore the amenities here. Once comfortable, head to the dining room area for dinner, meals are usually seafood and fish based. End the day by enjoying a performance of Kammu Burwi, a traditional dance representing everyday situations. Overnight at the lodge.


Note: While at Yandup Island Lodge lighting is powered by solar panels, and it is not possible to charge cellphones, cameras or computers.
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Day
9

Morning Activities of Choice- Playon Chico Community

After breakfast, head to a small nearby island to snorkel and relax on the beach or take a hike through the rain forest to a picturesque waterfall. The hike is a great opportunity to see birds and animals of the rain forest. Return to the lodge to enjoy a big lunch overlooking the water. This afternoon, take a guided tour through the Playon Chico community. Learn about the culture and history of this community including how they were one of the leaders of the Dule Revolution in 1925. Yampu recommends bringing a small amount of cash to purchase handicrafts at the market. Return for dinner and the evening in relaxation under the stars. ...read less

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Day
10

Flight Home

After enjoying a hearty breakfast spend the morning relaxing and soaking up the sun. Depart from the lodge and return to the San Blas airport for flight back to Panama City and connect with the international flight home.

After enjoying a hearty breakfast spend the morning relaxing and soaking up the sun. Depart from the lodge and return to the San Blas airport for flight back to Panama City and connect with the international flight home.

Panama City, Panama

Gatun Lake, Colon, Panama

El Valle de Antón, Cocle, Panama

San Blas Islands

Places You'll See

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    Panama City

    The largest and most modern city in central America, as well as the capital of Panama, is Panama City. Within the city is the Panama Canal which links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans through a fifty-mile channel. Enjoy views of the canal via airplane or stay close to the ground and delight in a terrific view of Panama from Amador Causeway, connecting three islands to the mainland.

  • Gatun-Lake-Expedition-Panama

    Gatun Lake

    This artificial lake was once the world’s largest manmade body of water, and continues to be a huge part of the Panama Canal today. The sheer magnitude of Gatun Lake will put anyone in awe sizing to be about 425 km2 (164 sq mi) Today the lake is used for ships crossing from one ocean to the other as well as angling and other activities.

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    El Valle de Anton

    This charming Village is located within an inactive volcano crater that was once a lake that has since drained, leaving the richest volcanic soil. Visit the large waterfall that goes by the name El Macho and explore to find abundant and unique species that are often seen at night.

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    San Blas Islands

    Located just off of the Caribbean Coast are the tropical San Blas Islands. Take some time to enjoy the splendid ocean views while sunbathing on these tranquil beaches or observe the colorful corral and its abundant sea life while snorkeling through the warm waters. Be sure to take advantage of the many fun beach front and aquatic opportunities!

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Panama City : TRYP by Wyndham Panama Centro

Panama City : Hotel Deville (Jr. Suite)

Panama City : Toscana Hotel

Gatun Lake : Canopy Bed & Breakfast

El Valle de Anton : Anton Valley Hotel

San Blas : Yandup Lodge (Cabin Beachfront)

4 Star Properties

Panama City : The Bristol

Panama City : Grace Panama

Panama City : Westin Panama

Gatun Lake : Radisson Summit Hotel & Golf Panama

El Valle de Anton : Park Eden B&B

San Blas : Yandup Lodge (Cabin Overwater)

5 Star Properties

Panama City : Waldorf Astoria (Junior Suites)

Panama City : Las Clementinas

Panama City : Hotel Deville (Duplex Suite)

Gatun Lake : Gamboa Rainforest (deluxe Chagres River View)

El Valle de Anton : Los Mandarinos

Luxury Properties

Panama City : American Trade Hotel (Super Cuarto Room)

Panama City : Ocean Club Intercontinental Hotel (Suite on the Curve)

El Valle de Anton : Canopy Lodge

Testimonials

Cheryl

Traveled January 2016

Panama- It was seriously a great trip and I saw everything I wanted.

Our trip to Panama was seriously a great trip and I saw everything I wanted. We saw a bunch of kinkajous and cacomistles that came to our cabin at los quetzales. That place is magical, the bird life alone (we saw 6 quetzels, one even right outside our cabin) makes it worth a trip. Families would love these cabins and hands down the place had the best food in Panama.

Everything was made fresh and they had a huge organic garden with all kinds of vegetables, great for someone like me that does not eat meat.

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Linda K.

Traveled January, 2016

The beach was beautiful and the water warm

Everything that you planned was perfect! The beach was beautiful and the water warm. Thank you for everything.

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Andy

Traveled February, 2012

I have had another fantastic trip

I have had another fantastic trip and am glad I chose to spend the whole 2 weeks in Panama rather than combine with another country as there is so much to see and do there. It is difficult to pick out the high points: the canal crossing was an ambition fulfilled; I had been a little apprehensive about San Blas but for no reason the cabins over the sea were amazing, Boquete was cool and the bird life wonderful. Tranquilo Bay in Bocas was exactly the right choice for me. The whole team was incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable; they made my stay a real treat. I have so many photos I shall spend the next weeks sorting them! I didn’t get to see much of the Carnival but was treated to two firework displays from the view from my hotel window each night I am a big fireworks fan. I think this is the 6th trip I have taken with Yampu/Kontiki and so far they have all been wonderful. Thanks for organizing this one for me.

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