Caribbean Escape 10day / 9 nights PT109A1

A true Caribbean vacation, this package perfectly combines Panama’s two major Caribbean destinations: San Blas and Bocas del Toro. Three days on the marvelous San Blas archipelago enjoying the local Kuna culture and the picture perfect tropical islands and three days with adventurous tours in the Bocas del Toro archipelago – the perfect package for the active couple seeking adventure, seclusion and relaxation.

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Day 01     Arrival in Panama City
Upon arrival, our representative in Panama, will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your  hotel for your first night in Panama.

Panama City is the capital and largest city in the country. It is home to a diverse blend of cultures and an enormous historical sector in the Old City. The lively and vibrant banking district on the other hand is very modern and often compared to Miami. Panama City is a thrilling location you will surely enjoy during your visit to this gorgeous country.

Overnight The Canal House, Gatun Suite, breakfast included.

Day 02     Panama City – San Blas
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to Miramar on Panama’s Caribbean coast, approximately 2.5 hours from Panama City. From there, the lodge’s boat will take you in 45 minutes to Coral Lodge where you will stay in an over-water thatched bungalow. The setting is pristine with beach view against a backdrop of virgin rainforest.

Overnight at the Coral Lodge, Over-the-Water Bungalow, meals, beverages and 1 daily tour or Spa treatment included.

Day 03 – 04     San Blas
Free days at Coral Lodge. Enjoy the sea view from your hammock, relax at the beach or join one of the activities offered by Coral Lodge. A daily tour or Spa treatment is included in your package. Among the excursions are kayak trips, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruise and the lodge’s signature tour to a Kuna village of the San Blas Islands.

Overnight at the Coral Lodge, Over-the-Water Bungalow, meals, beverages and 1 daily tour or Spa treatment included.

Day 05     San Blas – Panama City
After breakfast, a 40 minutes boat trip will take you back to the mainland. From there you will be transferred back to Panama City for a night in Panama’s Old Quarter at the lovely Canal House.

Overnight the Canal House, Gatun Suite, breakfast included.

Day 06     Panama City – Bocas del Toro
In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to the local airport in Panama City for your flight to Bocas del Toro. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airstrip in Bocas Town and transferred by boat to Tranquilo Bay.

Overnight at Tranquilo Bay, Standard Bungalow, three daily meals, beverages and tours included..

Day 07     Deserted Island Picnic Trip to Zapatilla Cays
In the morning you will travel to the Zapatilla Cays for a delicious picnic lunch. You will spend the day at the beach in a lovely togetherness. You will have plenty of requirements, shade, kayaks and snorkeling gear to create a wonderful day on these beautiful islands. A time for your pick up and return to Tranquilo Bay will be scheduled. The Zapatilla Cays are two unspoiled islands protected by the National Park and home only to a park ranger and a couple of seasonal research scientists who place radio tags on sea turtles to track their global movements.

Overnight at Tranquilo Bay, Standard bungalow, three daily meals, beverages and tours included.

Day 08     Punta Valiente Ngobe Bugle Indigenous Reservation
Today you will enjoy an exciting open-ocean voyage that will take you past the breathtaking cliff face, lush canopy of Punta Valiente, and the dramatic rock formations of the Tigres Islands. The indigenous Ngobe Bugle communities inhabit this land.

The tip of ”Punta Valiente” extends for miles into the Caribbean Sea, forming the eastern edge of the archipelago and some of the most spectacular coastline in Panama. Following an interpretive hike in Cerro Punta Village, you will proceed to the windward beaches of Punta Valiente. These beaches are one of the world’s most important nesting grounds for several endangered sea turtles.

If the weather is appropriate, you will take a rest at Bull Cay, where you will have the opportunity to do snorkeling and exploring the colorful and beautiful under water life.

Overnight at Tranquilo Bay, Standard bungalow, three daily meals, beverages and tours included.

Day 09     Chocolate Farm Tour – Return to Panama City
In the morning you will take a 20 minute boat ride through Dolphin Bay to Green Acres Chocolate Farm. The hosts will take you on a tour of their beautiful farm. You will learn something about the process by which cocoa is turned into chocolate. Tasting the delicious organic chocolate produced at the farm will make this day perfect.

Later you will be transferred to the Bocas Del Toro airport for your domestic flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival, you will be driven to your city hotel.

Overnight the Canal House, Gatun Suite, breakfast included.

Day 10     Panama City – Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.

 Price   per person in USD:
VALID 01NOV13-14DEC14 & 15JAN14-31OCT134
Double occupancy: $

VALID   15DEC13-14JAN14
Double occupancy: $
(incl. 1 extra night at Tranquilo Bay)

Rates are subject to change

Price includes:
• 3 Nts at the Canal House, Gatun Suite (B)
• 3 Nts at Coral Lodge, Over-the Water Bungalow (B/L/D)
• 3 Nts Tranquilo Bay (B/L/D) – in peak season 4 Nts at Tranquilo Bay
• 1 Daily Tour or Spa Treatment at Coral Lodge
• Zapatilla Cays Tour
• Punta Valiente Ngobe Bugle Tour
• Chocolate Farm Tour
• Local flights in economy class
• Roundtrip transfers between Bocas Town and Tranquilo Bay on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All other days add $120 per transfer.
• Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches
• All taxes and service charges

 

Price do not include:
• Airport Departure Tax (US$ 40.00 per person – usually included in airfare
Tourist Card (US$ 5.00 for certain nationalities)
• Optional tours
• Meals not mentioned
• Premium Beverages
• All extras in the hotels
• Voluntary tips & gratuities

 

Important Notes:
• In peak season a 4 nights minimum stay is required at Tranquilo Bay. Peak season rate therefore already includes 4 nights at Tranquilo Bay.
• Minimum 2 passengers.
• Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 30 pounds per person.