At a Glance
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Day 1: Panama City - Arrival
We'll meet you at the airport and whisk you off to your urban oasis in the heart of Panama City - the luxuriously appointed Bristol Hotel.
Day 2: Panama City - Cruise the Panama Canal and discover jungle splendor on an expedition of Gatún Lake
Experience a partial transit through the infamous Panama Canal, then board a lancha and begin to discover some of the country's most exotic creatures - sloths, monkeys, caimans, crocodiles and more - on Gatún Lake.
Day 3: Panama City to Bocas del Toro - Find Caribbean bliss
Trade the concrete jungle for the rainforest and white sand shores with a quick puddle-jumper flight to Bocas del Toro. Transfer to Bastimentos Island and check into your serene hideaway at Tranquilo Bay Lodge.
Day 4: Bocas del Toro - Kayak crystalline waters by day, and, on moonless nights, watch as bioluminescent plankton light up the seas
Explore the island by foot or kayak, and at night, if the moon cycle is right, head out onto the water for a magical canoe excursion through waters that light up as you paddle.
Day 5: Bocas del Toro - Lounge on pure white sand beaches on the Cayos Zapatillas
Spend a day beach-combing the Cayos Zapatillas, or Slipper Islands, pristine uninhabited isles in the Bocas del Toro archipelago with soft white sand surrounded by turquoise water. Hello paradise!
Day 6: Bocas del Toro to Boquete - Magnificent mountain vistas
Ride through rolling green hills and expansive coffee plantations to find a mountain retreat on an operating coffee farm, Finca Lerida Lodge.
Day 7: Boquete - Waterfalls, misty cloud forests & rare bird species
Hike into a vast sea of greenery on a guided expedition in search of hidden waterfalls and the elusive Resplendent Quetzal.
Day 8: Boquete to Santa Catalina - Pacific beach-bound
Leave the cloud forest behind, and wind your way from mountains to the laid-back surfer town of Santa Catalina. Check into the hip, yet super chilled out Hotel Santa Catalina.
Day 9: Santa Catalina - Get up close & personal with the undersea life in Coiba National Park
Set off for Coiba Island, a national park and UNESCO-recognized natural sanctuary that boasts some of Panama's best snorkeling. The reefs around Coiba have the widest variety of coral species in the country, in addition to impressive schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, squid, eels, sharks, dolphin, whales, and much, much more.
Day 10: Santa Catalina - Gear down and catch some rays poolside, or kick back in a hammock with a good book
Spend today how you wish - get some much needed R&R, or check out the great surfing and sport fishing in Santa Catalina.
Day 11: Santa Catalina to Panama City - A parting glance
After a transfer to David and a quick flight to Panama City, head out for a last night on the town in bustling metropolis Panama City, or opt for an early night in before your departure tomorrow. Spend the night at the luxe Bristol Hotel.
Day 12: Panama City - Departure
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home. Adios!