At a Glance
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Day 1: Panama City - Arrival
Arrive to Central America’s answer to New York – the stunningly modern seaside metropolis of Panama City. You'll be met by a driver to whisk you away to the American Trade Hotel, a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city's colonial Casco Viejo neighborhood. Settle in for some rest and relaxation after a long travel day, or get out to explore Casco Viejo’s charming cobblestone streets on foot.
Day 2: Panama City - Art, architecture & historic Panama City
Begin your day with a guided walking tour through Casco Viejo, Panama City’s “Old Town”. Wander cobblestone streets, marveling at the beautiful colonial architecture and plazas, as you learn about the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, discover an impressive feat of engineering at the world-famous Panama Canal, where you will watch ships transit from the viewing platform at Miraflores Locks.
Day 3: Panama City - Gatún Lake jungle cruise & Soberania National Park
The tree-lined shores, tiny islets, and blue-green waters of Gatún Lake cover what was once the fertile Chagres River Valley. Today, the lake forms an integral part of the famous Panama Canal. Cruise along the lakeshore, discovering Panama’s biodiversity as you search for monkeys, sloths, crocodiles and more.
Day 4: Panama City to Bocas del Toro - Trade the concrete jungle for the real one
The beach is calling! What’s a tropical beach vacation without some sun? Fly to Bocas Town, a colorful tourist hub filled with local artisans, trendy bars, and international restaurants. Soak up the laid-back Caribbean vibe, then transfer to the ultra-luxe Nayara Bocas del Toro, an idyllic jungle haven with offshore coral reefs. Check into your luxe private overwater villa, and spend the afternoon laid out beside your private plunge pool.
Day 5: Bocas del Toro - Cruise with dolphins & snorkel vibrant reefs
After a restful sleep in paradise, wake up to nature’s gentle alarm clock – the sounds of waves crashing on the shore. Enjoy a beautiful sunrise from your deck, then spend your day discovering a world beneath the waves. Watch bottlenose dolphins at play, before donning a snorkel and fins, and slipping into the warm water to explore abundant coral formations that provide homes to brightly colored tropical fish, sea stars, anemones, eagle rays and nurse sharks.
Day 6 & 7: Bocas del Toro - Reset & recharge in paradise
Your final days at Nayara Bocas are an opportunity to hit the rest button. Gear down into vacation mode, take a step back, and a deep breath in, and let go. Spend the day enjoying the beautiful seas surrounding the Nayara. Relax in the privacy of your villa, lounge beside your plunge pool and catch some rays, or swing in a hammock beneath gently rustling coconut palms as you revel in spectacular ocean views - ranging in color from vibrant turquoise to sea glass green to deep cobalt and royal blues. If you're craving adventure, try your hand at kayaking or stand up paddle, or don a snorkel and jump in!
Day 8: Bocas del Toro to Panama City - Departure
Bid farewell to Nayara Bocas, transfer back to the airport at Bocas del Toro and board a flight bound for Panama City to continue your onward travels.