Jungle & Beach Explorer 7 Days / 6 Nights PT761

The Jungle & Beach Explorer package combines two of Panama’s highlights perfectly: The dense tropical rain forest and the stunning Pacific beaches. The hotels in this itinerary offer comfort and luxury in an authentic environment. Explore the spectacular surroundings on an adventurous tour and relax in a true five star resort.
Gamboa Tri Pack
Day 01   Arrival in Panama City – Gamboa
Upon arrival, our representative in Panama, will pick you up at the airport and transfer you directly to Gamboa, a small village in the Panamanian Rain Forest. Gamboa is located on the shores of Gatun Lake, a large artificial lake that forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 km of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama.

Your hotel for the next three nights is the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. From this beautiful luxury hotel, you have immediate access to Panama’s pristine rainforest and the Panama Canal. You can explore miles and miles of the Soberania National Park, meeting wild exotic birds and monkeys on expertly guided tours and then return to the comforts of resort luxury. Gamboa Rainforest Resort brings you luxury in the jungle.

Overnight at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, 01 Chagres View Room, breakfast included.

Day 2   Gatun Lake Boat Tour
Travel on small boats northbound on the canal for 25 minutes where you might come close to some of the big ships that transit the canal daily. Slowly you will motor along the forested banks of Gatun Lake, a protected area. Look for wildlife such as Capuchin Monkeys, 3-toed sloth, Howler Monkeys, various kinds of Toucans and other bird life. This is a place to observe the raw regenerative power of the forest as it struggles to claim what was once wild.

Overnight at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Deluxe Chagres River View Room, breakfast included.

Day 3    Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour
The aerial tram ride traverses a mile long tract of Humid Forest that lies within the Gamboa Resort’s boundaries. You will observe the forest canopy in some areas and are likely to encounter birds and hear Howler monkeys. The tram ascends 280 feet over half a mile and ends atop a hill. From here you will walk two minutes to the observation tower (which is optional) and for those with some stamina involves a climb of a 100 feet up a mildly inclined ramp which is also wheelchair accessible. From the observation tower you’ll get great views of the Canal, the Chagres River as well as the surrounding forested areas of Soberania Nat’l Park and the town of Gamboa. The Tower is slightly less than 500 feet above sea level with most of this elevation attained by tram. On the return portion of the tram you will descend the final half-mile back to the starting point. After the aerial tram tour you will visit the self-guided exhibits at the Gamboa Resort.
The afternoon is free at leisure at the resort.

Day 4  Gamboa – Playa Bonita
Today you will be transferred from the rainforest to the beach in only one hour. You will cross the famous Bridge of the Americas to reach the stunning Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort.

Golden sands fringed by an emerald ocean, beautiful sunrises and the most stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, provide the perfect setting for The InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort and Spa.

Nestled on a private beach and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, the Resort has been designed as an enchanted enclave of infinite pools, cascades and exotic gardens with an impressive architecture inspired by a fusion of Mediterranean, Colonial and Panamanian styles offering the perfect facilities and services to conveniently enjoy this Paradise.

Overnight at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita, 01 deluxe room, breakfast included.

Days 5 – 6   Playa Bonita
Enjoy two free days at the Playa Bonita Resort. Relax at the hotel’s swimming pool, use the sports equipment or book an optional tour at the tour desk.

Overnight at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita, 01 deluxe room, breakfast included.

Day 7   Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.

 Price   per person in USD:
Valid   01NOV13 – 19DEC13, 16APR14 – 31OCT14
Double occupancy: $
Child: $ 160
Full B
oard plan, add per person: $

Valid 20DEC13 – 03JAN14
Double occupancy: $
Child: $
Full B
oard plan, add per person: $

Valid 04JAN14 – 15APR14
Double occupancy: $
Child: $
Full
Board plan, add per person: $

Rates are subject to change.

Price Includes:
• 3 Nts at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort,Deluxe Chagres River View Room (B)
• 3 Nts at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita, Deluxe Room (B)
• Gatun Lake Boat Tour
• Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour
• Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches
• All taxes and service charges

 

Prices 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
• Beverages
• All extras in the hotels
• Voluntary tips & gratuities