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Panama holidays 2023 & 2024

Panama’s capital is the only city in Central America to have real heft on the global stage, and its mighty canal is undoubtedly an engineering tour de force. Comparatively few visitors venture farther afield, but our specialists have explored Panama’s remoter areas, from rainforests to coastal mangroves. They’ll tell you that other treasures lie in store on this twisting strip of land. They can suggest experiences beyond the city for your holiday to Panama, such as birdwatching around Gatún Lake (home to 385 species), exploring botany with the indigenous Emberá, and snorkelling with turtles in Bocas del Toro.

Elsewhere, as part of a Panama itinerary, you can embrace the café culture and tropical forests of El Valle, and wander among coffee plantations in highland Boquete. Or, escape into another world entirely on the isolated San Blas Islands, home to crystalline waters swimming with eagle rays and nurse sharks.

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Suggested tours for Panama

These tours give you a starting point for what your holiday to Panama could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for Panama

Whatever your interests, our specialists will build activities into your trip that connect to how you want to experience Panama.

  • The Discovery Catamaran
    The Discovery (Catamaran)

    The Discovery Catamaran

    Panama City

    The Discovery Catamaran

    The Discovery is owned and operated by Panama Marine Adventures (PMA) and is a 33-metre purpose built catamaran capable of travelling up to a speed of 18 knots.

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  • Emberá Indian Village
    Embera Indians. Panama

    Emberá Indian Village

    Panama City

    Emberá Indian Village

    This tour goes up into the hills outside Panama City to the Chagres River where you transfer with your guide on to an open-top Emberá motorised canoe. You zip along the clear river waters by boat through beautiful scenery to visit the small indigenous community of Emberá Indians in the Chagres National Park.

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  • Coclé Province Tour
    Coclé Province, Panama

    Coclé Province Tour

    Coclé Province

    Coclé Province Tour

    This trip will include a visit to one of La Pintada's cigar factories where you can watch cigars still made in the traditional manner, hand-rolled, hand-cut and hand-pressed.

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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Panama, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

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