Best of Panama with San Blas Islands 2021 - 7 days from Panama City to Panama City
Monograms Tours is a tour company where guests can plan their vacation locations, hotel stays and all of their excursions. Monograms Travel has a following by families seeking escorted short vacation and also having time on their own. With Monograms you can travel independently but have a local expert guide assist you in your planning. Monograms travel allows you to either go it alone in a venue or ask you local expert guide for those favorite places and restaurants are located. This type continues to increase with family travel who value the time to be on their own with the family versus always being on a motorcoach. Pavlus Travel is a major retailer of Monograms and offers discounts on all packages for 2021.

Best of Panama with San Blas Islands 2021

7 days from Panama City to Panama City

Starting at $1,469


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

MEALS

Buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive in beautiful, colorful, and vibrant Panama City. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias de Avila, a Spanish conquistador who made it his base for plundering Peru’s riches, Panama today remains one of the central hubs for commerce and trade in the Americas. Panama offers diverse natural wonders, a melting pot of cultures and historical as well as modern cityscapes

Day 2
After breakfast, your private city tour visits Casco Antiguo, the colonial area and oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic district was built as a protected walled city after Panama City was burned down in a pirate attack in 1671. Here, see the restored colonial buildings, churches, and historical monuments. Next, visit the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal to witness this engineering genius in operation. During your guided tour, learn about the history of the canal and its construction, and observe transiting vessels navigating the locks from just a few feet away
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Day 3
Today, a special treat is in store when you board a vessel for a Panama Canal partial transit. Your boat will enter the canal at the Gailard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal and where the canal was carved through the Continental Divide. Enter the Pedro Miguel Locks, where your vessel will be lowered approximately 30 feet into Miraflores Lake. Continue to the Miraflores Locks to be lowered almost 60 feet to the Pacific Ocean. Disembark your ship and head to Gamboa Rainforest Resort within Soberania National Park
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 4
An enchanting journey takes you deep into the dense jungles of the Chagres, where the Emberá Indians have lived for centuries. The adventure begins with a river cruise up the Chagres in dugout canoes, the Emberá traditional hand-carved boats. Upon arrival at the Indian village, you will be taken back in time as you are immersed in ancient Emberá cultural dances and music that have not changed much since Columbus arrived in the 1500s. The Emberás will give you a glimpse into their mystical rituals and amazing knowledge of medicinal plants and other natural remedies. The Indians will invite you to explore the area’s abundant variety of birds and wildlife during a trek that takes you through the untouched jungle and past sparkling waterfalls. Top off your visit with a typical lunch in the village
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 5
Enjoy a free day to take advantage of the resort’s many activities, like an aerial tram tour, kayaking, fishing, or birding and monkey tours. Alternatively, simply relax by the pool or at the spa
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 6
This morning drive to the Caribbean coast where you will board a ferry bound for the San Blas archipelago, governed by the Kuna Indians, who maintain their autonomy and run their own economy, language, customs, and culture. The San Blas Islands, known locally as Kuna Yala, are comprised of over 365 islands surrounded by spectacular reefs, turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and centuries-old native Kuna villages. Traveling here is like stepping back in time! During your visit, you will visit two of the islands and have the chance to see the traditional way of life here. Free time allows for swimming in the crystal clear waters and to perhaps purchase some of the colorful molas made by the Kuna women. Return to Panama City late this afternoon
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 7
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 8
ARRIVE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

Day 9
PANAMA CITY

Day 10
PANAMA CITY–GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT

Day 11
GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT

Day 12
GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT

Day 13
GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT–PANAMA CITY–SAN BLAS ISLANDS–PANAMA CITY

Day 14
PANAMA CITY

Day 15
Breakfast

Day 16
BreakfastLunch

Day 17
BreakfastLunch

Day 18
Breakfast

Day 19
BreakfastLunch

Day 20
Breakfast

Day 21 ARRIVE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA.
Arrive in beautiful, colorful, and vibrant Panama City. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias de Avila, a Spanish conquistador who made it his base for plundering Peru’s riches, Panama today remains one of the central hubs for commerce and trade in the Americas. Panama offers diverse natural wonders, a melting pot of cultures and historical as well as modern cityscapes

Day 22 PANAMA CITY.
After breakfast, your private city tour visits Casco Antiguo, the colonial area and oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic district was built as a protected walled city after Panama City was burned down in a pirate attack in 1671. Here, see the restored colonial buildings, churches, and historical monuments. Next, visit the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal to witness this engineering genius in operation. During your guided tour, learn about the history of the canal and its construction, and observe transiting vessels navigating the locks from just a few feet away
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 23 PANAMA CITY–GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT.
Today, a special treat is in store when you board a vessel for a Panama Canal partial transit. Your boat will enter the canal at the Gailard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal and where the canal was carved through the Continental Divide. Enter the Pedro Miguel Locks, where your vessel will be lowered approximately 30 feet into Miraflores Lake. Continue to the Miraflores Locks to be lowered almost 60 feet to the Pacific Ocean. Disembark your ship and head to Gamboa Rainforest Resort within Soberania National Park
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 24 GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT.
An enchanting journey takes you deep into the dense jungles of the Chagres, where the Emberá Indians have lived for centuries. The adventure begins with a river cruise up the Chagres in dugout canoes, the Emberá traditional hand-carved boats. Upon arrival at the Indian village, you will be taken back in time as you are immersed in ancient Emberá cultural dances and music that have not changed much since Columbus arrived in the 1500s. The Emberás will give you a glimpse into their mystical rituals and amazing knowledge of medicinal plants and other natural remedies. The Indians will invite you to explore the area’s abundant variety of birds and wildlife during a trek that takes you through the untouched jungle and past sparkling waterfalls. Top off your visit with a typical lunch in the village
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 25 GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT.
Enjoy a free day to take advantage of the resort’s many activities, like an aerial tram tour, kayaking, fishing, or birding and monkey tours. Alternatively, simply relax by the pool or at the spa
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 26 GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT–PANAMA CITY–SAN BLAS ISLANDS–PANAMA CITY.
This morning drive to the Caribbean coast where you will board a ferry bound for the San Blas archipelago, governed by the Kuna Indians, who maintain their autonomy and run their own economy, language, customs, and culture. The San Blas Islands, known locally as Kuna Yala, are comprised of over 365 islands surrounded by spectacular reefs, turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and centuries-old native Kuna villages. Traveling here is like stepping back in time! During your visit, you will visit two of the islands and have the chance to see the traditional way of life here. Free time allows for swimming in the crystal clear waters and to perhaps purchase some of the colorful molas made by the Kuna women. Return to Panama City late this afternoon
Meal Icon BreakfastLunch

Day 27 PANAMA CITY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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