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Navigate the Panama Canal and go birdwatching in the rainforest on your tailor-made tour

Navigating the Panama Canal alongside towering cargo vessels is an unforgettable experience, but this impressive feat of engineering is far from the only reason to visit Panama. Its swashbuckling colonial history is one of Spanish exploitation and wealth built from plundered South American gold. Pristine rainforests, diverse indigenous cultures, cool highlands, exquisite Caribbean islands and some of the best birdwatching in the world make this country a truly enthralling destination.

Flight Time

5 hours 30 upwards dependent on airline (New York to Panama City)

Time Zone

UTC -5

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Panama specialists at 1-855-838-8675

Suggested itineraries for Panama

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Panama could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling in Panama

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Panama. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Panama at its best.

Blue Morpho butterfly, Panama

Family vacations in Panama

A Panama family vacation is ideal if your children are aged 10 and over. Considered an off-the-beaten-track destination it offers something a little more adventurous than the typical family trip.

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Beach vacations in Mexico and Central America

Plan your perfect beach vacation in Mexico and Central America, exploring beautiful sandy bays and staying in luxury hotels and accommodation.

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Cruises in Central America & Mexico

Explore Panama, Costa Rica, Belize or Mexico on a relaxing and fascinating cruise and see some amazing sights.

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