LUXURY PANAMA CANAL EXPERIENCE

Destination:   |  Duration: 6 days  |  Custom Package: Call for Pricing

This is the perfect Panama Canal Vacation Experience for anyone who is limited on time but wants to see the very best of the Panama Canal, the Tropical Rainforest, and Panama City – in just 6 Days. Accompanied by your private guide, you will discover the wonders of colonial Panama City, search for wildlife by boat on Lake Gatun, snorkel the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, and visit historic Portobelo. And the highlight of your trip, and quite possibly of your lifetime, will be a Transit of the Panama Canal on a Private Luxury Yacht!

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Day 1: Welcome to Panama and the Sofitel Legend Casco Antiguo Hotel!

Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo Panama is located in the heart of the Historic District of Casco Viejo Panama, a UNESCO protected site and United Nations designated world heritage. The Hotel provides superior Waterfront location, a diverse mix of facilities and outstanding service, attracting leisure and business clientele seeking a luxury experience in the context of a historic locale.

The Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo offers an intimate ambiance, outstanding facilities along with a wide range of bespoke services.

Night in Colonial Casco Antiguo at Sofitel Legend Casco Antiguo Hotel Deluxe Ocean View Room with Balcony

Panama Canal Experience

Day 2: Private Panama City and Miraflores Locks Visitors Center Tour

Today is your private historic walking tour of Old Panama City, the oldest Spanish settlement in the Pacific and once a bustling merchant center in the mid-17th century.

You will also visit the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal. Watch the ships as they move through the system from an observation deck high above as you are amazed by this impressive feat of engineering.

Night in Colonial Casco Antiguo at Sofitel Legend Casco Antiguo Hotel – Deluxe Ocean View Room with Balcony

Day 3: Tropical Rainforest Tours and Sloths

The Gamboa Tree Trek is a mile-long adrenaline rush consisting of 10 cables suspended high above the ground over 13 different platforms that allows you to soar through the sky like Tarzan and encounter an unknown world in the rainforest. It’s truly a fascinating experience that is just waiting to be discovered!

Next we will experience an exhilarating 20-minute ride at high speed right through the heart of the Panama Canal. In this protected area the wildlife is plentiful, and you are likely to encounter capuchin monkeys, 3-toed sloth, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans and other bird life as well as caimans, crocodiles, turtles and a wealth of butterflies.

The Sloth’s Sanctuary provides rehabilitation for Sloths that are found injured by traffic accidents, sick and orphans due to forest deforestation and reduction of their habitat. They are cared for and trained to be able to return to their natural habitat to live out the rest of their lives and maintain the Sloth population.

Night in Casco Antiguo at Sofitel Legend Casco Antiguo Hotel – Deluxe Ocean View Room

Highlights of Panama, Portobelo

Day 4: Private Caribbean Beaches, Snorkeling, and Historic Portobelo

This morning your private guide will take you to the Caribbean side for a fun-filled beaches and snorkeling. Garden Beach (Playa Huerta) is located against Drake Island, a very popular spot for snorkeling and diving. Because of the difference of 2 tides, the Atlantic maintains the same depth at all times so this makes things easier and much more comfortable for anyone who has little to no experience snorkeling.

After the lunch, we will go to Portobelo town where we can see the famous Church of the Black Christ and the historical fort before heading back to your hotel with your Private Guide.

Night at Westin Playa Bonita – Deluxe Ocean View Suite with Premium All-Inclusive Meals and Beverages Plan

Day 5: Panama Canal Transit on a Private, Luxury Yacht

Today is certain to be one of the highlights of your trip and quite possibly of your life! You will embark on your own private Luxury Yacht with a highly experienced Captain and Crew on a journey through the Panama Canal. Your own personal chef will prepare appetizers and lunch while the bartender will mix up your favorite tropical drinks!

Board the yacht and get welcomed with refreshing natural juice and a gourmet breakfast. You will head north toward the Bridge of Americas with breathtaking views of the spectacular skyline of Panama City behind you. Enter the Canal by crossing under the Bridge of Americas and shortly thereafter you will come to Miraflores Locks. There the vessel will be lowered 18 meters in two distinct steps. From there the next set of locks is Pedro Miguel which boasts beautiful views of the Centennial Bridge in the distance.

Night at Westin Playa Bonita – Deluxe Ocean View Suite with Premium All-Inclusive Meals and Beverages Plan

Panama Canal Experience

Day 6: Depart Panama

Today you will be picked up in the lobby of the hotel with plenty of time to check-in at the Tocumen International Airport for your scheduled departure flight.

This 6-Day Panama Canal Experience can be customized for your length of stay – 10-days, 12-days or even 14-days! Add-ons might include a journey to San Blas Islands, Bocas del Toro or the Pacific Beaches.

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