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Panama Family Holiday

Playa Blanca lies on Panama’s central Pacific coast, fronting the Gulf of Panama. The white sandy beach is lined with palm trees and several upscale resorts. The long beach continuous to Playa Farallón and Playa Santa Clara to the east and Playa Compuesta to the west, known for Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort. Activities include kayaking, jet skiing, and sport fishing. Inland, the highland town of El Valle, offers good hiking opportunities.

Starting in the metropolis of Panama City, witness the workings of the Panama Canal. Then take canoe ride into the rainforest and meet indigenous people. Cruise to Monkey Island for wildlife watching and take the aerial tram for spectacular scenic views. Stay at a beach resort on the white-sand stretch of the Playa Blanca that continues with Playa Farallón and Playa Santa Clara. Enjoy ocean sports like kayaking, jet skiing, and sport fishing, and take time to relax on its tropical shores. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 08-DAY PANAMA’S FAMILY FUN & ADVENTURE…
And, experience meeting Kuna Indians and having fun on an idyllic beach resort. 
 

What We Love
  • Seeing huge ships pass through Panama Canal is a memorable experience. 
  • The aerial tram at Gamboa, provides fantastic views of the canopy and Lake Gatún.
  • Explore the paradise-like setting of Chagres National Park
  • Delight in the customs and cultures of the local indigenous people.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This tour is suitable for children over 6 years.
  • Panama is renowned for its riptides. Stay out of choppy water.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Review

This tour offers an exquisite insight into the ecological wonders of the rainforest, cultural experience with Kuna Indians and ends in an idyllic beach resort. 
 
Starting in the metropolis of Panama City, you will witness the workings of the Panama Canal. Then take canoe rides into the rainforest, frolic under natural waterfalls, eat from banana-leaves, and try some tribal tattoo painting! Cruise to Monkey Island and adventure through the array of opportunities for experiencing the native wildlife and opt to take the arial tram for some spectacular scenic views.
 
End the tour in a fantastic beach resort on the Playa Blanca Beach. Blanca means “white” in Spanish, and that’s what this beach is. It’s a pretty, white-sand stretch of the coast that’s continuous with Playa Farallón and Playa Santa Clara. Like those beaches, Playa Blanca is a great spot to sunbathe and swim. Enjoy a range of ocean sports like kayaking, jet skiing, and sport fishing, entertainment facilities and take time to relax on the tropical shores and reflect on your amazing Central American family adventure.
Getting There

International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. Services arrive daily from the US (most are routed through Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston or Miami) and other Central and South American cities; KLM and Iberia fly from Amsterdam and Madrid, respectively. Flights from San José, in neighbouring Costa Rica, often stop in David before continuing on to Panama City. The recently upgraded airport in David is expected to see direct international flights from and to the US at some point.
 

 
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Panama Family Holiday

Panama Canal, Gamboa Rainforest, Playa Blanca Beach
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 01 – Arrive
Panama City On arrival at the Tocumen International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted by private transfer to your hotel in Panama City.
Overnight at Hotel Casa Antigua.

Day 02 – City Tour
Panama City Take a private guided tour of the famous first city of Panama La Vieja. This was the first Spanish city established on the Pacific side, and destroyed in 1671 by the famous English pirate Henry Morgan, who took Fort San Lorenzo on the Caribbean side and proceeded to Panama City.

Continue to Casco Antiguo, the city that was strategically constructed in 1673 after Henry Morgan abolished the first city. It was built by the Spanish and then used by the French during the construction of the canal and also by the railroad workers. Here you will observe the diverse architecture and city layout. Take a panoramic view of the city from Ancon Hill before lunch at a local restaurant in the city.
Overnight at Hotel Casa Antigua (B)

Day 03 – Chagres National Park & Emberas village
Gamboa Rainforest Take a private transfer for a trip into the rainforest and a unique cultural experience with the Embera Indians of Chagres National Park. With your local indigenous expert guide, you will travel up river for about an hour in motorized canoe to their village to spend the afternoon. We will learn about the Embera culture and traditions, swim under a forest waterfall, enjoy lunch on a banana-leaf plate, and even try their traditional tattoo painting. This tour is suitable for children over 6 years.
Overnight at Gamboa Resort (B, L)

Day 04 – Chagres National Park & Gatun Lake
Gamboa Rainforest After breakfast, take the hotel transportation to the marina below the resort for a cruise to Monkey Island in Gatun Lake. The rest of afternoon is free to enjoy the resort’s animal and nature exhibits, including a butterfly house, crocodile pool and aerial tram (optional).
Overnight at Gamboa Resort (B)

Day 05 to 07 –  Beach on the Pacific
Playa Blanca Travel to the Pacific Coast’s best beach and resort, the Playa Blanca. This all-inclusive resort features seven beachfront swimming pools, seven restaurants and bars, nightly shows, and use of games and sports equipment on the beach.
Overnight at Playa Blanca Resort.

Day 8 – Depart
Panama City Private transfer to the international airport for your onward flight (B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go The best time to visit Panama is during the dry season from around mid-December to mid-April. There is a prolonged rainy season from May to November, with the heaviest rain between October and November. Rain in Panama tends to come in sudden short downpours followed by sunshine.

Days are hot, nights much cooler; temperatures range from 32 °C (90 °F) during the daytime to 21 °C (70 °F) in the evening practically year-round. Humidity is always high at about 80 percent. Temperatures vary according to geography. The climate is less tropical at higher elevations. In mountain areas the average annual temperature ranges from 10ºC to 19ºC (50-66ºF) at various mountain elevations.

Visa The UK, Germany and Switzerland citizens and many other nationalities need only a passport to enter Panama, while people from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Venezuela and some other countries need a tourist visa or tourist card as well.

British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Panama except if arriving by sea. You must have a return or onward ticket and the equivalent of US$500 or a credit card.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of exit from Panama. Your passport must also have several unused pages.

For further information with the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in London.
Visa information source: www.gov.uk