Our 7 night Panama City & Beach Getaway vacation package showcases all the highlights of Panama. Stay at The Bristol, a luxury boutique hotel in Panama City where your days will be filled with touring the famous Panama Canal, exploring Panama City, and visiting the Embera Quera indigenous community. Spend the rest of your trip relaxing at the elegant Buenaventura Marriott Resort on the beautiful Pacific Coast.
Arrive Panama City, Panama
Upon arrival into Panama City, Panama transfer to The Bristol Hotel, for overnight. The Bristol is a boutique hotel with a standard of luxury and attention to detail. Set in the heart of the bustling financial center, minutes from shopping, cultural attractions, and nightlife, The Bristol is a rare jewel where luxurious accommodations and sumptuous dining are blended to create uncompromising quality. The rest of the evening is free to explore the city.
Panama City & Canal Tour
An English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel for a private tour of Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. After a 30 minute drive to the Locks, you'll have a great view of the ships being raised and lowered. Next up is the Museum and Visitor Center, where you'll get to learn about Miraflores Locks' construction, impact on world trade, and the current expansion project. Continue on to the Amador Causeway, a road connecting three islands, where the Panama City skyline on one side and the Canal on the other are a great view. You will head to Casco Viejo, Panama City's colonial quarter. Enjoy the narrow roads, lovely colonial houses, and looming churches. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the city. Overnight Hotel DeVille. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the city. Overnight The Bristol Hotel.
Embera Quera Indigenous Village Tour
Today you will head north towards Buena Vista. From there, you will board a small canoe that will bring you to Gatun River and through a dense jungle until you arrive at the Embera Quera indigenous community. The people of the Embera tribe will welcome you to the pier and show you how they live today, with the constant push between modernity and history. The village's chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs, and handicrafts. A traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served. In the afternoon you'll have the chance to see a traditional dance and shop for local handicrafts. The sale of these products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. Overnight The Bristol Hotel.
Transfer to Playa Blanca
This morning transfer approximately 2 hours to the Buenaventura Marriott Resort, nestled between lush vegetation, lakes and the deep-blue waters of the Pacific Coast, for overnight. At the Buenaventura Marriott you will be impressed by the refined elegance, impeccable service, comfort of the rooms and the infinite possibilities once you get outside. All of the rooms have private gardens or balconies. Savor the award-winning chef’s cuisine. The resort provides guests with infinite dining options accented by settings designed to inspire.
Playa Blanca Free Day
The day is yours to soak in the pool and beautiful beaches of Panama! Overnight Buenaventura Marriott Resort.
Playa Blanca Free Day
Check out the 18-hole golf course or schedule a spa treatment like a massage or body scrub! Kids services are also available to keep the whole family happy. Overnight Buenaventura Marriott Resort.
Playa Blanca Free Day
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your last day in Panama! Overnight Buenaventura Marriott Resort.
Depart Panama City, Panama
Transfer 2 ½ hours to the international airport in Panama City 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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