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Panama’s lush dense jungles and pristine coastlines are home to some incredible ecosystems, which means that it has some of the richest marine and terrestrial biodiversity on the continent. Panama City is famous for the impressive feat of engineering of its canal as well as its long historical significance in the world of trade. The diverse capital combines with the pristine beaches, with warm Idyllic Caribbean waters, to make this itinerary the epitome of what Panama has to offer. Visit preservation sites and witness the sea turtles hatching from their eggs as well as the best snorkelling and diving to see the coral reefs and their habitants! This 7 day off the beaten track trip has it all!
Special features of our 7 Day Isla Iguana Extension:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Culture, History, Beaches.
Places to Visit: Panama City, Chitre, Isla Iguana.
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today is arrival day to Panama City! We will collect you from the airport and take you to the hotel in the centre, 30 minutes away. The guide will also provide important and useful information regarding the rest of the itinerary and what to expect on the tour!
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour starts at the Panama Canal, a magnificent work of engineering, the greatest and most expensive human feat of the time. After 30/40 minutes of route, you will reach the Visitor Center of Miraflores Locks, from which you will be able to see closely the ships moving along the canal and the way it operates. You will then visit the Amador Causeway, which offers one of the city’s most spectacular panoramic views. Lunch will be served in one of th...
After Breakfast, we will head to the pier on the Gatún River, near Buena Vista, to board a motorized canoe, which will take us to the community of Emberá Quera. We will pass through lush, green rainforest and hopefully spot its inhabitants, such as monkeys, butterflies, herons and turtles. Indian Chief of the community will greet us on our arrival and will explain the history of the Tribe. The Emberá are native people of the Darien jungle region, close to the Colo...
Today, we will head to the domestic airport for a flight to Chitre. On arrival, we will head to the Cubita Boutique Resort & Spa. After lunch, we will visit the San Isidro Farm, where Panama’s best rum is produced - Ron Abuelo. We will first visit the colonial house belonging to the distillery’s founder: Mr. José Varela. We will continue through the plantations and at the farms' mill. We will see the different stages of the rum production process, from the juic...
Today, we will head out on a day trip to the Isla Iguana. We will head to Playa El Arenal, in the small town of Pedasí, where we will take a boat, to the Isla Iguana. The Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge was created to protect fifty hectares of sea and land territory in 1981. The island is the habitat of a vast colony of man‐of‐war, birds, crabs and iguanas. Five sea turtles species arrive to the shores to deposit their eggs and the white‐sand beaches, crystalline waters and sixteen...
Today, you will have a free morning and then after lunch, we will be picked up for a trip to Isla Cañas. This island is renowned for its visits of the Olive Ridley sea turtles to deposit their eggs. A sustainable tourism project is working on the island to protect these eggs, which were previously collected for commercialization meaning the species was becoming endangered. We will enjoy dinner on this island which is prepared by the local ladies. We will then head out on a hors...
After breakfast we will head back to Chitre for our flight to Panama City in time for your ongoing flight back home, or onto your next exciting destination!