Coast to Coast Panama


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Panama City & Canal Tour
Pipeline Road Hike Soberania National Park
Portobelo Bay
Portobelo National Park


Our 7-night Coast to Coast Panama vacation package combines Panama City in southern Panama and Portobelo Bay in northern Panama. Begin your vacation in Panama City where you will discover the Panama Canal and Sobernia National Park. Then, unwind and connect with nature at El Otra Lado Private Retreat located within Portobelo National Park on Portobelo Bay.


Day 1
Arrive Panama City, Panama
Upon arrival in Panama City, Panama you will be met and driven approximately 25 minutes to the Waldorf Astoria Panama City. This luxurious 35-floor hotel is only 15 minutes from the Pama Canal, close to shopping, and within walking distance of the Calle Uruguay Financial and Entertainment districts.
Day 2
Panama City & Canal Half Day Tour
This morning, your guide will pick you up for a private tour of Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. Overnight Waldorf Astoria Panama. You will see the ships lifted and lowered in two distinct steps and see a view of the Locks from a terrace while listening to an explanation from your guide. You will then explore the museum and visitor center at Miraflores, which details the construction of the Canals and its effects on world trade. Then, continue on to Amador Causeway, a road connecting three islands in the Pacific Ocean with incredible views of the Panama Canal and the city skyline. Next, discover Casco Viejo, the colonial quarter of Panama City, where you can walk back in time along narrow roadways enjoying the charming colonial houses, churches, and main attractions of this quarter. The afternoon is free to explore the city. Overnight Waldorf Astoria Panama City.
Day 3
Soberania National Park Pipeline Road Hike
This morning, hike through Soberania National Park observing exotic bird species and the surrounding foliage of the area. The hike takes place along Pipeline Road, a dirt road running through the heart of that national park and offering views of the diverse bird population inhabiting the area. Pipeline Road has set world record bird counts over a 24-hour period of up to 267 different bird species. The Keel-billed Toucan, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Thick-billed Mot-Mot, and species of wrens, tanagers, flycatchers, and ant birds can all be seen along the road. You may even hear or run into other wildlife such as howler monkeys, sloths, agoutis, or anteaters. Overnight Waldorf Astoria Panama City.
Day 4
Transfer to Portobelo Bay, Panama
Today you will be picked up and driven approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to El Otro Lado Private Retreat on Portobelo Bay within Portobelo National Park. El Otro Lado is a stylish boutique hotel incorporating local and contemporary art into its design elements in a location that highlights the surrounding environment.
Day 5
Free Day Portobelo Bay
Explore the property's private nature reserve. Take a walk through the property with a guide to discover the variety of birds who have flocked to the protected area. A multitude of other animals also call the reserve home including monkeys, porcupines, tapirs, foxes, and more. Overnight El Otro Lado Private Retreat.
Day 6
Free Day Portobelo Bay
The property has a multitude of activities available for guests including fishing, estuary excursions, art workshops, historic walks, beach picnics, and massages. Overnight El Otro Lado Private Retreat.
Day 7
Free Day Portobelo Bay
Relax poolside and enjoy the natural surroundings of El Otro Lado on your last day in Panama! Overnight El Otro Lado Private Retreat.
Day 8
Depart Panama City, Panama
Today you will be picked up and driven approximately 2 hours to the Tocumen International Airport for your return flight home.

Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.

All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.

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