Day 1: Arrival in Panama, private pick-up at the Tocumen International Airport.
Transfer to Country Inn Amador hotel.
Day 2: Morning departure from Albrook airport to San Blas: enchanting 40min flight above the San Blas islands.
Arrival aboard one of the sailboats of our fleet (from 4 pax and over would be catamaran 2 or 3 pers. might be monohull)
A week of cruise in San Blas with all included formula.
Day 3 to Day 8:Visit the Guna people (traditional indigenous culture) and Molas artisans. Choose between the 370 desert islands of this archipelago, authentic pearl of the Caribbean. Discover the great coral reefs, the pleasures of spear fishing, kayaking, beach volleyball, beach barbecues and life away from mass tourism.
Day 9 and 10: Transfer with a 4 x 4 from Carti San Blas to the Burbayar Eco Lodge managed by our Spanish friend Iñaki: two days & 2 nights of total exile.
Guided tour of the primary tropical forest (fauna and flora). Botanical plants.
A walk but also a bath under a waterfall and tropical birdwatching.
Meals and drinks (non alcoholic) included.
Two nights and two days at the lodge.
Day 11: After lunch, transfer back to Panama City. Rest of the day free for relaxation or optional activities.
Day 12: Pick up at the Hotel and ride to the most attractive and interesting sites of the Capital City, including the ruins of Old Panama City (‘Panama la Vieja’), which were destroyed by pirate Henry Morgan in 1671. Continue to the Colonial City or “Casco Viejo”, built in 1673, with special Spanish architecture, and where French workers, led by Ferdinand de Lesseps that initiated the project of the Panama Canal, had their homes. Driving through the stretched streets, plazas and public parks, where part of Panama’s history is still preserved, along with France Plaza, Las Bovedas, San Jose Church with its wonderful gold altar, the Flat Arch, and Cathedral Church, you will see the heritage of history.
Visit the unique Panama Canal Inter-oceanic Museum where ancient pieces related with the Panama Canal have been collected. When lunchtime approaches, go to enjoy a delicious Panamanian lunch at a prestigious typical restaurant (not included)
After lunch, you will head to the Miraflores Locks where vessels are raised or lowered from ocean to lake level and vice-versa. Watch the audiovisual presentation prepared by the Panama Canal Commission, where the operation of this important Inter-oceanic waterway is properly explained in every detail.
The order of the visits might be altered to see larger vessels in the Canal.