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8-Days Panama Coast to Coast – From $1,965 Adults / $759 Children

AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN PANAMA CITY UNTIL DEC 7, 2017

    The Panama Coast to Coast is a locally hosted Classic Collection Travel Program, which allows you to explore the City of Panama, often referred as “Crossroads to the World” on account of the extraordinary  number of cargo and passengers’ vessels  using the canal to cross from one ocean to another in less than a day. Panama’s rich history dates back to Columbus, and the Conquistadores to the pirates and buccaneers, the California Gold Rush, up to modern times. At least 30% of its territory is dedicated to national parks, biological and hydrological reserves, and wildlife refuges. Panama is the obvious choice for avid naturalists and other eco-travelers. Its 1,800 miles of lush and verdant coastlines, its more than 1,500 islands tempt beach-loving vacationers from all over the world. We invite you to come and discover this unique and exciting destination and to see for yourself why Panama is so much more than the Canal.


     
    • 7 Nights at your choice of hotels (4 in Panama City and 3 at the beach in Playa Blanca)
    • 15 meals (7 breakfast, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners)
    • All applicable taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Private Airport / Hotel transfer on arrival in Panama City
    • Private transfer Panama City Hotel to Playa Blanca
    • Private transfer Playa Blanca / Panama Intl. Airport
    • Private Round Trip Transfers: Hotel/Pier/Hotel
    • Partial Crossing of the Panama Canal (shared basis) with lunch on board

    • Your choice of Shared or Private Soberania Rainforest Park
    • Your choice of Shared or Private Panama City Excursion
    • Your choice of Shared or Private Caribbean Island Cruise
    • Time at leisure for your own exploration of the city and to relax at the beach
    • Services of Bilingual Guides during excursions (Spanish / English)
    • Personalized service of our Panama-based corresponding operational office.


    Day 1 | Welcome to Panama.

    Meet and greet service at the Panama City Intl. airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice for a four-night stay with daily breakfast and taxes included:

    • Standard Class: Novotel by Accord
    • First Class: El Panama Hotel & Resort
    • Deluxe Class: The Bristol Boutique Hotel

    Day 2 | Panama Partial Canal Crossing | B.L.

    Breakfast at the Hotel. At the appropriate time, our driver will transfer you to the pier where you will board your boat for a Canal Transit. – The transit starts at Gamboa in the Gatun Lake our ship will go through the famous Gaillard Cut, the Pedro Miguel locks and Miraflores locks where you will witness the workings of the Panama Canal. Our transit will end at the causeway in the pacific side. Lunch is included on board. Afternoon transfer to your hotel. (B, L) *In the event that there is a full crossing scheduled for the day, a surcharge will apply.


    Day 3 | Morning Nature Walk at the Soberania National Park’s Rainforest. Afternoon City Sightseeing Excursion | B.

    After an early breakfast, meet your guide for a half day rainforest exploration of the Soberania National Park. Begin in the area known as the Pipeline Road which is considered one of the best birding spots in the world. More than 500 species were spotted here in a single day during the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. Located in the central area of the Panama Canal watershed, this 17 – kilometer road provides access to old-growth secondary forest which is ideal for the observation of flora and fauna from the Pacific and Caribbean slopes. Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour.

    In the early afternoon, your local host will call for you at the hotel to enjoy a city excursion. Visit Panama Viejo, the first city founded in the isthmus by Spanish conquerors at the beginning of colonization. The remaining ruins are the vestiges left by Pirate Henry Morgan, who sacked the town in 1671. The second colonial city of Panama, Casco Viejo, was built in 1673. The architecture of this area is exquisite including French, Italian, and Spanish styles. As you are driven through the new Panama City, you will realize that it is one of Latin America’s most modern cities.


    Day 4 | Day Trip to the Caribean Coast for an Island Cruise | B.L.

    Breakfast at the Hotel. You will visit the most important sites of the beautiful city of Portobello, like St. Jerome Castle, historical monuments and St. Phillip Church, which houses the only Black Christ that is known around the world for the numerous miracles attributed to him. We will take you to La Guaira where you will board a traditional boat, across the bay to Isla Grande. Here you will enjoy the gorgeous Caribbean beaches and the island of Isla Grande. Today’s activities include local guide service, drinks, a typical lunch, and time for swimming and snorkeling at a private beach. Return to Hotel in the late afternoon.


    Day 5 | Panama City to Playa Blanca Beach on the Pacific | B.L.D.

    Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, check out and meet your driver for a 1 ½ hour scenic ride to the pacific coastal area of Playa Blanca for a three-night stay at the All Inclusive Sheraton Bijao Beachfront Resort. Balance of the day is spent at leisure enjoying the beach. While at the beach resort, all meals, drinks, resort’s activity program, tips, and taxes are included.

    • Standard: Garden View Rooms
    • First Class: Ocean View Rooms
    • Deluxe: Beachfront Rooms

    Days 6 & 7 | At leisure enjoying the beach and the resort’s facilities | B.L.D.


    Day 8 | Panama / Home | B.

    At leisure until transfer to the International Airport for your home bound flight.


    PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN PANAMA CITY UNTIL DEC 7, 2017

    WITH PRIVATE SERVICES

    CATEGORY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) UP TO 2 CHILDREN2 SINGLE (SUPPLEMENT)
    Standard Class $2,079.00 $1,845.00 $2,079.00 $775.00 $850.00
    First Class $2,185.00 $1,915.00 $2,185.00 $775.00 $904.00
    Deluxe Class $2,355.00 $2,065.00 $2,355.00 $839.00 $1,084.00

    WITH SHARED SERVICES

    CATEGORY DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) UP TO 2 CHILDREN2 SINGLE (SUPPLEMENT)
    Standard Class $1,965.00 $1,818.00 $1,965.00 $759.00 $670.00
    First Class $2,065.00 $1,889.00 $2,065.00 $759.00 $730.00
    Deluxe Class $2,245.00 $2,045.00 $2,245.00 $825.00 $904.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy: Share existing beds. Quad occupies two rooms
    ² Children policy: Maximum two children up to 11-year-old sharing the same room and bedding arrangements with two adults.
    Maximum occupancy per room: two adults and two children OR 3 adults and one child.


    STANDARD CLASS HOTELS

                 

    In Panama City: Novotel is in the city’s most important commercial and financial district, very close to the main shopping centers, a 4-minute walk from Vía Argentina metro station, 6 km from Panamá Viejo, the remaining part of the old Panama City, 9 km from the Bridge of the Americas, and 10.6 miles (17 km) from Tocumen International Airport.

    Novotel has 102 modern rooms feature city views, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars, sofa beds, and tea and coffeemakers. Family rooms sleep up to 4 guests. Suites add living rooms. Room service is available. Spacious, contemporary in design, and adaptable, the Novotel room is truly a place for living, perfect for all your needs, with air conditioning, 42″ LCD TV, minibar, hairdryer and safe, this comfortable room reflects the essence of Novotel.


               

    In Playa Blanca:  Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort, An All-Inclusive Resort – Garden View Room. Set on a rural beach overlooked by mountains, this upscale, all-inclusive resort is 9 km from Bijao Golf Club and 12 km from Playa Santa Clara, a picturesque beach Venture beyond the resort to discover the incomparable natural beauty of Panama. As part of the Bijao Complex in the Santa Clara region, the resort is steps away from numerous shopping, dining, and nightlife options.

    Wherever you are in Sheraton Bijao Resort, something fun or relaxing is just around the corner. Join others in tennis or water sports, or take some time for yourself in the fitness center. And children can stay busy with activities at the fantastic Kids Club. When it’s time to unwind, indulge with a massage in the spa or while lounging on the Pacific beach or beside one of the gorgeous outdoor pools.

    FIRST CLASS HOTELS

                 

    In Panama City: El Panama Convention Center & Casino. At Hotel El Panama Convention Center & Casino, iconic architecture, tropical ambiance, and modern design merge to create the only resort-style destination in the Panama City financial district. Enjoy the experience of a historical tradition, good service, and hospitality. Since welcoming our first guests in 1951 as El Panama Hilton, we have proudly held the distinction of being one of the finest hotels in the country.

    Situated in the center of downtown Panama City, our Hotel offers a spectacular view from its gardens to one of the main avenues of the city, as is the Via España. Surrounded by shopping centers, banking, and entertainment area. Designed to meet the needs of discerning business and leisure guests, the hotel features acclaimed restaurants, a state-of-the-art convention center and the largest, most beautiful hotel pool in Panama City.


               

    In Playa Blanca:  Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort, An All-Inclusive Resort – Ocean View Room. Set on a rural beach overlooked by mountains, this upscale, all-inclusive resort is 9 km from Bijao Golf Club and 12 km from Playa Santa Clara, a picturesque beach Venture beyond the resort to discover the incomparable natural beauty of Panama. As part of the Bijao Complex in the Santa Clara region, the resort is steps away from numerous shopping, dining, and nightlife options.

    Wherever you are in Sheraton Bijao Resort, something fun or relaxing is just around the corner. Join others in tennis or water sports, or take some time for yourself in the fitness center. And children can stay busy with activities at the fantastic Kids Club. When it’s time to unwind, indulge with a massage in the spa or while lounging on the Pacific beach or beside one of the gorgeous outdoor pools.

    DELUXE CLASS HOTELS

                 

    In Panama City: Bristol Panama is set in a striking, art deco-inspired high-rise. This upscale financial district hotel is 4 minutes’ walk from El Carmen metro station and 6 km from historic Panamá Viejo. Bristol Panama is one of the city’s premier addresses for executive and holiday stays. Annually recognized as the “Best Hotel in Panama” and among the “Top 10 Hotels in Latin America” by Condé Nast Traveler, this legendary hotel envelops each room in an embrace of uncompromising urban style and sophistication. A short walk brings you to fashionable Balboa Avenue and notable Panama City, Panama attractions that include the Panama Canal, Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo, Metropolitan National Park, and the Bio-Museum designed by Frank Gehry.

    This 125-room upscale hotel is a refined retreat for the discerning world traveler, positioning guests at the epicenter of Panamanian culture, shopping, dining and the headquarters of international finance and trade. Beautifully appointed room and suite accommodations are enhanced by a charming colonial decor and artwork by the finest artisans in Panama. Exquisite luxury refinements include Frette cotton sheets, Hungarian down-filled pillows, and plush duvets. Italian marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed shower, deep soaking tubs, hairdryers, and Molton Brown bath amenities.


           

    In Playa Blanca:  Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort, An All-Inclusive Resort – Beachfront Jr. Suite . Set on a rural beach overlooked by mountains, this upscale, all-inclusive resort is 9 km from Bijao Golf Club and 12 km from Playa Santa Clara, a picturesque beach Venture beyond the resort to discover the incomparable natural beauty of Panama. As part of the Bijao Complex in the Santa Clara region, the resort is steps away from numerous shopping, dining, and nightlife options.

    Wherever you are in Sheraton Bijao Resort, something fun or relaxing is just around the corner. Join others in tennis or water sports, or take some time for yourself in the fitness center. And children can stay busy with activities at the fantastic Kids Club. When it’s time to unwind, indulge with a massage in the spa or while lounging on the Pacific beach or beside one of the gorgeous outdoor pools.

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