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Beach on the San Blas Islands

Grand tour of Panama

14 days from £7,900pp

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Tour highlights

  • Explore the buzzing Panama City.

  • Get up close to the enormous locks and tankers by transiting the Panama Canal.

  • Meet the autonomous Kuna community of the San Blas islands.

  • Relax on the peaceful beaches of the Pacific Coast.

  • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool cloudforest highlands.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • Flight offers available
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Panama City. Arrive in Panama City today. You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in a private vehicle.

  • Today, you will explore Panama City, taking in the colossal Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, the remains of the original capital Panama Viejo, sacked by Henry Morgan in the 1600s and the beautiful colonial quarter of Casco Antiguo.

  • Today, enjoy a partial transit of the Panama Canal, travelling from the Pacific through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks to Gatún Lake, the canal's watershed.

  • Transfer to Panama City's domestic airport for your short flight to Bocas del Toro, where you will be met and transferred by boat to the lodge.

  • Enjoy the wide range of inclusive activities on offer at Tranquilo Bay.

  • Today, you have the day at leisure to enjoy your surroundings and the hotel's facilities.

  • Enjoy a scenic journey by boat and road across the continental divide to the Pacific slope and the town of Boquete.

  • Enjoy an easy trek on one of Central America's most beautiful trails today. You should see a variety of different landscapes and numerous bird species, perhaps even the elusive quetzal.

  • Day at leisure in Boquete.

  • Transfer down from the cool highlands to the tropical plains surrounding David. From here you will be driven onto sleepy Boca Chica, where you travel by boat to Bocas del Mar.

  • At leisure at Bocas del Mar.

  • At leisure at Bocas del Mar.

  • Travel back to Boca Chica by boat and then onto David Airport by road for your short flight back to Panama City. Transfer to the international airport in time for your onward flight.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Panama City
Tranquilo Bay
Chiriqui Highlands

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