Our 8-night Panama Family Vacation Classic will bring you first to the Gamboa Rainforest Resort where you can explore the Panama Canal by kayak and on a guided historical tour. Visit the Embera Indigenous Village to learn about their daily life and culture. Then relax and enjoy the expansive Westin Playa Bonita Resort with nine restaurants, oceanfront swimming pools, a kids club, spa, and plenty of activities for the whole family!
Arrive Panama City, Panama
Upon arrival in Panama City, Panama you will be met and driven approximately 45 minutes to Gamboa Rainforest Resort for overnight. This deluxe resort has spacious modern rooms. From the resort, guests have access to the Panama Canal and pristine rainforest. Explore the nearby Soberania National Park with a local guide who will point out a variety of exotic bird and animal species.
Afternoon Kayaking on the Panama Canal
Embark on a kayak tour of the Panama Canal and discover the surrounding tropical rainforest at your leisure. Paddle along quietly looking for monkeys, sloths, jungle birds, and marine life. You may even get close to the huge shipping vessels traveling from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
1/2 Day Panama City & Canal Tour
Your private tour begins at the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal where you will see ships lifted and lowered in two distinct steps as your guide explains their function and history. Then, visit the Miraflores museum and visitors center, which details the canal's construction and its importance in world trade. Next, continue on to the Amador Causeway, a road connecting three islands in the Pacific Ocean with impressive views of the Panama City skyline and the Panama Canal. You will then arrive in Casco Viejo, Panama City's colonial quarter. Walk back in time as you discover the narrow roads, colonial houses, churches, and main attractions of the quarter. The afternoon is free to explore the city as you please. Overnight Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
Embera Indigenous Village Tour
This morning, your guide will pick you up and bring you north toward Lake Alajuela. From there, you will board two small boats which will bring you up the Rio Chagres through dense jungle. Upriver, enjoy a short hike (which can get muddy) to a beautiful waterfall in the rainforest. Take a refreshing swim before setting off to visit the village of the Embera Indians., one of the seven Panama indigenous tribes. The people of the village will share their culture, a history of their tribe, their beliefs, and handicrafts. Then, enjoy a traditional lunch of fish and plantains. In the afternoon, watch a traditional Embera dance and shop for handicrafts. Overnight Gamboa Rainforest Resort.
Transfer to Playa Bonita
Today, you will be picked up and driven approximately 4 hours to Westin Playa Bonita Resort in Veracruz, Panama. The resort is an expansive property with beachfront pools, nine dining options, and activities for all ages - perfect for families!
Free Day Playa Bonita
Take advantage of the amenities at the Westin. Enjoy the kid's pool and beach in the morning. Have lunch at one of the nine restaurants with plenty of options for the kids. In the afternoon, book a spa treatment for you and drop the kids off at the Kids Club where they can enjoy supervised play at the playground, pool, beach, or indoors in the playroom. Kids ages 4-12 will love the variety of activities available such as karaoke, making sand castles, treasure hunting, decorating cookies, and more. Overnight Westin Playa Bonita.
Free Day Playa Bonita
There are so many activities available at the resort! Enjoy a day at your leisure to try them or relax as you please. Ready to explore the area? Talk to our Experts about adding on off-site tours in the area! Overnight Westin Playa Bonita.
Free Day Playa Bonita
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your last full day in Panama. Overnight Westin Playa Bonita.
Depart Panama City, Panama
Today you will be picked up from Westin Playa Bonita and driven approximately 1 hour 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.