Best of Panama - Canal, Cloud Forest & Beach
Collared Aracari  
Borcas del Toro  
White-faced Capuchin monkey  
Bocas del Toro  
Bocas del Toro  
Red eyed tree frog  
Resplendant Quetzal  
Finca Lerida, Suite  
Punta Caracol  
 
11 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£3490
I'm enquiring about: Best of Panama - Canal, Cloud Forest & Beach
I'm enquiring about: Best of Panama - Canal, Cloud Forest & Beach

Best of Panama - Canal, Cloud Forest & Beach

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Our Best of Panama itinerary takes in Panama City and the canal, with cloud forest treks and coffee tours, and time on the beach at the beautiful islands of Bocas del Toro. The centre of Panama City has been newly renovated and you are based right in the heart of the old town. Next you travel to the town of David in the western highlands and explore the Boquete Cloud Forest. This area offers some of the most picturesque walking trails in all of Central America. The cool, humid cloud forests of this region are home to an impressive variety of birds including Quetzals, Bellbirds, Solitaires and Redstarts and the countryside is dotted with flower, strawberry and coffee plantations. Complete your trip on the relaxed Bocas del Toro islands, where you stay in an over-water bungalow at Punta Caracol. Here there are a host of marine activities on offer such as snorkelling, diving, excursions to pristine beaches and dolphins tours, as well as the opportunity to try out local restaurants in Bocas Town.


Day 1
Day 1
UK - Panama City
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Panama City Hotel. Overnight at the Las Clementinas boutique hotel in the heart of the old town (Casco Viejo) which can easily be explored by foot. With the redevelopment of the area there are a host of new restaurants so there are plenty of dining options nearby.
Accommodation: Las Clementinas
     
Day 2
Day 2
Panama City
Visit the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal where large ships can be seen transiting the canal. Enjoy a fascinating presentation by the Panama Canal Authority on the history of the Panama Canal and the workings of this feat of human engineering. Depending on your dates of travel we can also include a partial or full transit of the Panama Canal taking you from Caribbean to Pacific coasts.
Day 3
Day 3
Panama City - Boquete
Transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to David and then on by road to the cloud forest town of Boquete which nestles in the verdant valley of the Rio Caldera. Situated at an altitude of 1060m, the town has an ideal cool climate for the production of orchids, strawberries, root vegetables and most importantly coffee!
Accommodation: Finca Lerida
             
Day 4
Day 4
Boquete
Take a half day hiking and birding tour with a local naturalist guide. Observe the flora and fauna as you hike through the cloud forest where ancient trees covered in moss, epiphytic plants and orchids join together to form a natural paradise. Birds that you are likely to spot here include the Orange-bellied Trogon, Three-wattled Bellbird, Black Guan, Hairy Woodpecker, Buff-fronted Quail Dove and the Resplandent Quetzal.
Day 5
Day 5
Boquete
Free day to explore the highlands. There are a variety of hiking trails, rafting and coffee tours or drive to the other side of Volcan Baru to Cerro Punta where you can see the pre-Columbian ruins at Sitio Barriles and orchid gardens.
Day 6
Day 6
Boquete - Bocas del Toro
Transfer from the mountains to the coast where you take the boat to the beautiful islands of Bocas del Toro. With just eight over-water bungalows, Punta Caracol, is a romantic retreat where you can easily access the crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkeling.
Accommodation: Punta Caracol
   
Days 7 - 9
Day 7
Bocas del Toro
Free days to relax or enjoy additional excursion that you can arrange locally. Suggestions include a visit to the outlying islands to explore pristine beaches, snorkel or scuba dive the coral reefs, boat trips to visit local Indian communities, hiking in the rainforest and dolphin tours. Or spend some time in Bocas Town exploring the restaurants or markets whilst enjoying the Caribbean vibe!
Day 10
Day 10
Bocas del Toro - Panama City
Take the short flight back to Panana City for your final night in this gem of a small country. Overnight at the boutique Las Clementinas as before.
Day 11
Panama City - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Pricing Information & Dates

11 day tour, from £3490 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Tour includes breakfast throughout and dinner whilst in Bocas del Toro.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Panama City & Surrounds
  2.   Chiriquí Province
  3.   Bocas del Toro
  4.   Panama City & Surrounds

Accommodation on this Tour

Finca Lerida
Finca Lerida
Chiriquí Province, Panama
Finca Lerida Steeped in history, the Finca Lerida is a family-run establishment situated only ten minutes from Boquete. Having first started exporting coffee in 1929, the Finca Lerida continues to do......
             
Las Clementinas
Las Clementinas
Panama City & Surrounds, Panama
Las Clementinas Las Clementinas is a small boutique hotel located in the historic Casco Viejo district of Panama City. Originally an apartment building in the 1930’s, the property was......
     
Punta Caracol
Punta Caracol
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Punta Caracol Idyllically situated in Bocas del Toro on a stretch of coral reef coast, Punta Caracol is a peaceful retreat in a totally virgin and natural environment! There are nine  two-level......
   

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