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Overview

Independent Panama with the Pacific Coast

This Independence by Globus vacation begins in Panama City. Here, on the isthmus linking Central and South America, you’ll explore the colonial-style architecture of Casco Antiguo and hear the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise in the waters of the Panama Canal to follow in the historic wake of some 14,000 ships that traverse the engineering marvel each year. Venture into Gamboa Rainforest Resort in the heart of Soberania National Park. Cruise up the Chagres River in a dugout canoe to visit an Emberá Indian Village where ancient dances, mystical ceremonies, and medicinal plants are a way of life. Take some well-deserved I-time in Gamboa to fish, birdwatch, kayak, or kick back at the pool or spa. Follow your independent spirit even further on the Pacific Coast of Panama to enjoy resort life between the lush tropical forests and white sand beaches. Take some I-time for yourself to kayak, raft, surf, or dive!

Highlights of Independent Panama with the Pacific Coast

Notes

The day of operation for the Panama Canal Partial Transit may vary based on seasonality, weather conditions, and availability. When the transit is not available as scheduled on day 3, it will be confirmed on an alternate day.

Travelers Notes

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

Guides:
In Panama City

Product Group

Independent Panama

Independent Tour

Venture further to enjoy the world your way without the group. The experts at Globus put Peace of Mind first in travel planning. We take care of the details with included hotel accommodations, daily breakfasts and select meals, guided sightseeing, and transportation between cities. Explore confidently, knowing your Globus Local Hosts and GlobusGO mobile app provide you with tips and recommendations to personalize your tour and see the world your way.

Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 5 lunches; 3 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
• Arrive in beautiful, colorful, and vibrant Panama City. Built in 1519 by Pedro Arias de Avila, a Spanish conquistador who made it his base for plundering Peru’s riches, Panama today remains one of the central hubs for commerce and trade in the Americas. Panama offers diverse natural wonders, a melting pot of cultures and historical as well as modern cityscapes.

Day 2

PANAMA CITY
• After breakfast, your private city tour visits Casco Antiguo, the colonial area and oldest sector of modern Panama City, founded in 1673 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic district was built as a protected walled city after Panama City was burned down in a pirate attack in 1671. Here, see the restored colonial buildings, churches, and historical monuments.
• Next, visit the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal to witness this engineering genius in operation. During your guided tour, learn about the history of the canal and its construction, and observe transiting vessels navigating the locks from just a few feet away.

(B)

Day 3

PANAMA CITY–GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT
• Today, a special treat is in store when you board a vessel for a Panama Canal partial transit. Your boat will enter the canal at the Gailard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal and where the canal was carved through the Continental Divide. Enter the Pedro Miguel Locks, where your vessel will be lowered approximately 30 feet into Miraflores Lake. Continue to the Miraflores Locks to be lowered almost 60 feet to the Pacific Ocean.
• Disembark your ship and head to Gamboa Rainforest Resort within Soberania National Park.

(B,L)

Day 4

GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT
• An enchanting journey takes you deep into the dense jungles of the Chagres, where the Emberá Indians have lived for centuries. The adventure begins with a river cruise up the Chagres in dugout canoes, the Emberá traditional hand-carved boats.
• Upon arrival at the Indian village, you will be taken back in time as you are immersed in ancient Emberá cultural dances and music that have not changed much since Columbus arrived in the 1500s. The Emberás will give you a glimpse into their mystical rituals and amazing knowledge of medicinal plants and other natural remedies. The Indians will invite you to explore the area’s abundant variety of birds and wildlife during a trek that takes you through the untouched jungle and past sparkling waterfalls.
• Top off your visit with a typical lunch in the village.

(B,L)

Day 5

GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT
• Enjoy a free day to take advantage of the resort’s many activities.

(B)

Today’s I-Time Tips
Perhaps take an aerial tram tour above the canopy, go kayaking, fishing, or birding or visit the sloth sanctuary. Alternatively, simply relax by the pool or at the spa.

Day 6

GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESORT–PANAMA CITY–PACIFIC COAST
• Journey to the Pacific side of Panama for some relaxation time on the beach at a deluxe all-inclusive resort. Nestled between lush, tropical forests and white-sand beaches, this is the perfect way to end your vacation.

(B,L,D)

Day 7

PACIFIC COAST
• Enjoy two free days at your all-inclusive hotel to explore on your own.

(B,L,D)

Today’s I-Time Tips
You may choose to spend some time by the pool or at the spa. Alternatively, the more adventurous may opt for kayaking the Pacific, rafting, surfing, or diving.

Day 8

PACIFIC COAST
Free day.

(B,L,D)

Day 9

PACIFIC COAST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2023-01-04 2023-01-05 2023-01-13 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230105 Please Call
2 2023-01-11 2023-01-12 2023-01-20 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230112 Available
3 2023-01-18 2023-01-19 2023-01-27 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230119 Available
4 2023-01-25 2023-01-26 2023-02-03 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230126 Please Call
5 2023-02-01 2023-02-02 2023-02-10 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230202 Available
6 2023-02-08 2023-02-09 2023-02-17 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230209 Available
7 2023-02-15 2023-02-16 2023-02-24 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230216 Available
8 2023-02-22 2023-02-23 2023-03-03 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230223 Available
9 2023-03-01 2023-03-02 2023-03-10 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230302 Available
10 2023-03-08 2023-03-09 2023-03-17 $2329 $200 $2129 ILP230309 Available
11 2023-03-15 2023-03-16 2023-03-24 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230316 Available
12 2023-03-22 2023-03-23 2023-03-31 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230323 Available
13 2023-03-29 2023-03-30 2023-04-07 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230330 Available
14 2023-04-05 2023-04-06 2023-04-14 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230406 Available
15 2023-04-12 2023-04-13 2023-04-21 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230413 Available
16 2023-04-19 2023-04-20 2023-04-28 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230420 Available
17 2023-04-26 2023-04-27 2023-05-05 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230427 Available
18 2023-05-03 2023-05-04 2023-05-12 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230504 Available
19 2023-05-10 2023-05-11 2023-05-19 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230511 Available
20 2023-05-17 2023-05-18 2023-05-26 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230518 Available
21 2023-05-24 2023-05-25 2023-06-02 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230525 Available
22 2023-05-31 2023-06-01 2023-06-09 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230601 Available
23 2023-06-07 2023-06-08 2023-06-16 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230608 Available
24 2023-06-14 2023-06-15 2023-06-23 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230615 Available
25 2023-06-21 2023-06-22 2023-06-30 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230622 Available
26 2023-06-28 2023-06-29 2023-07-07 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230629 Available
27 2023-07-05 2023-07-06 2023-07-14 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230706 Available
28 2023-07-12 2023-07-13 2023-07-21 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230713 Available
29 2023-07-19 2023-07-20 2023-07-28 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230720 Available
30 2023-07-26 2023-07-27 2023-08-04 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230727 Available
31 2023-08-02 2023-08-03 2023-08-11 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230803 Available
32 2023-08-09 2023-08-10 2023-08-18 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230810 Available
33 2023-08-16 2023-08-17 2023-08-25 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230817 Available
34 2023-08-23 2023-08-24 2023-09-01 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230824 Available
35 2023-08-30 2023-08-31 2023-09-08 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230831 Available
36 2023-09-06 2023-09-07 2023-09-15 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230907 Available
37 2023-09-13 2023-09-14 2023-09-22 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230914 Available
38 2023-09-20 2023-09-21 2023-09-29 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230921 Available
39 2023-09-27 2023-09-28 2023-10-06 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP230928 Available
40 2023-10-04 2023-10-05 2023-10-13 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231005 Available
41 2023-10-11 2023-10-12 2023-10-20 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231012 Available
42 2023-10-18 2023-10-19 2023-10-27 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231019 Available
43 2023-10-25 2023-10-26 2023-11-03 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231026 Available
44 2023-11-01 2023-11-02 2023-11-10 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231102 Available
45 2023-11-08 2023-11-09 2023-11-17 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231109 Available
46 2023-11-15 2023-11-16 2023-11-24 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231116 Available
47 2023-11-22 2023-11-23 2023-12-01 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231123 Available
48 2023-11-29 2023-11-30 2023-12-08 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231130 Available
49 2023-12-06 2023-12-07 2023-12-15 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231207 Available
50 2023-12-13 2023-12-14 2023-12-22 $2229 $200 $2029 ILP231214 Available
51 2023-12-20 2023-12-21 2023-12-29 $2589 $200 $2389 ILP231221 Please Call
52 2023-12-27 2023-12-28 2024-01-05 $2589 $200 $2389 ILP231228 Available
53 2024-01-03 2024-01-04 2024-01-12 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240104 Please Call
54 2024-01-10 2024-01-11 2024-01-19 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240111 Available
55 2024-01-17 2024-01-18 2024-01-26 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240118 Available
56 2024-01-24 2024-01-25 2024-02-02 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240125 Available
57 2024-01-31 2024-02-01 2024-02-09 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240201 Available
58 2024-02-07 2024-02-08 2024-02-16 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240208 Available
59 2024-02-14 2024-02-15 2024-02-23 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240215 Available
60 2024-02-21 2024-02-22 2024-03-01 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240222 Available
61 2024-02-28 2024-02-29 2024-03-08 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240229 Available
62 2024-03-06 2024-03-07 2024-03-15 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240307 Available
63 2024-03-13 2024-03-14 2024-03-22 $2429 $0 $2429 ILP240314 Available
64 2024-03-20 2024-03-21 2024-03-29 $2309 $0 $2309 ILP240321 Available
65 2024-03-27 2024-03-28 2024-04-05 $2309 $0 $2309 ILP240328 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Le Meridien Panama Located on the edge of the Bay of Panama and overlooking the old and new quarters of the city. With 111 guest rooms that offer in-room amenities that are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Panama City Calle Uruguay Deluxe
2 Gamboa Rainforest Resort Though you will be surrounded by rainforest, you will never forget you are in a resort when you spend time at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. The large guestrooms, furnished with elegant tropical décor, boast private balconies with hammock. This modern hotel greets you with Panamanian charm and aesthetics. The Gamboa's setting in the midst of nature and its proximity to unspoiled landscapes provide ideal opportunities for all sorts of adventures. Gamboa Poblado de Gamboa Moderate Deluxe
3 Westin Playa Bonita This superior beachfront property awaits you on Panama's Pacific Coast. With a wealth of dining options featuring world-class cuisine, contemporary and stylish designs, several bars, a spa, and beautifully-appointed rooms, you'll be surrounded every day by paradise. The hotels' variety of pools, including an infinity pool looking out to the ocean, are a great way to spend the warm days, while the open and breezy dining options make for a superb sunset dinner. Panama City Km 6 Camino a Veracruz Superior First-Class
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