Pearl Islands Getaway All-inclusive 7 Days / 6 Nights PT76AI1

Do you need to relax and just want to spend a few days at the beach of a pristine pacific island? Then, this package is made for you. After your first night in Panama City you will fly to Contadora Island, part of the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama. At the Punta Galeon Resort you will find many activities and relaxing hours at one of the numerous white sand beaches. On your return to Panama City and full of fresh energy you will enjoy an interesting city tour of the historical sites as well as modern Panama.

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Day 01   Arrival to Panama City

Upon arrival, our representative in Panama, will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your city 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 at the Country Inn and Suites Amador, Standard Room, breakfast included.

Day 02   Transfer to Contadora Island
In the morning you will be transferred to Panama City domestic airport for your 20 minute’s flight to Contadora Island. During this inland flight you can enjoy the nice view. Afterwards you will be transferred to Punta Galeon Resort, your beach resort and your home base for the next days.

The Pearl Islands are an archipelago located just 90 kilometers southeast of Panama City in the middle of the Gulf of Panama. An abundant quantity of white, black and golden beaches and coves surround the lush and green islands embedded between the temperate and calm turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean. Many fresh water rivers and streams flow into the ocean creating a food source for many species of fish. This provides excellent opportunities for exciting inshore fishing what makes the archipelago a paradise for fishermen and divers. Also the land species are really abundant: big populations of wild pigs, deer, iguanas, agoutis, parrots and giant pigeons as well as about 100 other species of birds are located on the islands. In pre-Columbian times, the Pearl Islands were ruled by an Indian King whose main occupation was pearl-diving. Pearls were then used as ornaments and to trade.

Overnight at Punta Galeon Resort Resort, standard room, three daily meals and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Day 03   Pearl Islands Snorkeling Tour
Today you will enjoy a snorkeling tour to the best spots around Contadora. Motoring past Contadora Island, your English-speaking guide will recount the island’s long history of Indian pearl divers and pirates counting their treasures. After a while you will arrive to Chapera Island. Here you will begin snorkeling the extensive coral reef with an enormous variety of fish and other marine life. The tour then continues to Mogo Mogo, the island where the Survivor TV-series were filmed. On Mogo Mogo you will find a natural pool ideal for relaxing. On the way back to Contadora you will hold a last stop on Bajo Bayarena Island. This island is actually a large sand bank in the middle of the Ocean from where you can observe 15 nearby islands. The tour finishes at Galeon Beach on Contadora Island where you can extend the day at the beach.
Important Note: This tour will only operate if a minimum of 4 passengers are confirmed.

Overnight at Punta Galeon Resort, standard room, three daily meals and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Day 04 – 05    Free days on Contadora Island
Free days to enjoy the numerous facilities of Hotel Punta Galeon Resort. Participate in one of the many activities offered by the hotel or just spend a few relaxing days at one of the beautiful pacific beaches and get new energy.

Overnight at Punta Galeon Resort, standard room, three daily meals and non-alcoholic beverages included.

Day 06:   Half Day Panama City Tour & Miraflores Locks
In the morning you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will take your flight back to the capital. An English speaking guide will pick you up at the domestic airport and take you on a private tour to Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a 30 minutes drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing the Panama Canal. The busiest hours are between 09:00 and 11:00, so you will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered 18 meters in two distinct steps. You will enjoy the view on the Locks from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. To complete the visit of the Canal you will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which gives you a good idea on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project.

After the visit to the Canal you will continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views on the Canal on one side and on the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour continues to the Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Viejo you feel set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. While visiting the highlights of this colonial district – the Cathedral, the golden Altar, French Plaza and the Huertas Passway – you will sure get an idea on Panama’s long and interesting history.

This tour includes transportation, English speaking guide and all entrance fees. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, your camera and a bottle of water.

Overnight at the Country Inn and Suites Amador, standard room, breakfast included.

Day 07:  Departure

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

 Price   per person in USD:
 

VALID 01NOV13–31OCT14
Double occupancy $
Child $

Rates are subject to change.

Children rate applies for children under 12 years of age sharing a room with   2 adults. Maximum 2 children per room

Price includes:
• Meet & Greet at the Airport
• 2 Nts at Country Inn & Suites Amador in standard room (B)
• 4 Nts at Punta Galeon Resort in standard room (AI)
• Contadora Snorkeling Tour
• Half Day Panama City & Miraflores Locks Tour
• Roundtrip flight Contadora Island in economy class
• 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

Important Notes:
• Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 30 pounds per person.
• On Contadora there are no ATM’s and credit cards are not always accepted. Please bring enough cash to cover your expenses while there.