Day 1 Arrive Panama City. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel by private car & driver. A 4 star HOTEL, where you will stay for the next 2 nights is centrally located for shopping, restaurants, & nightlife.
Day 2 Take a full day tour of Panama City, including the Panama Canal locks.
Day 3 Transfer to the Panama City domestic airport. You will then check-in for your flight to David, in the northern part of Panama. Upon arrival in David, you will be transferred to your hotel in Boquete, land of crystal mountain springs, beautiful flowers, birds, & amazing coffee. You will stay the next 3 nights at the Zen-like HAVEN SPA and HOTEL. It is located in a beautiful, serene setting, but just minutes from downtown Boquete, & the many excellent restaurants. You can spend your free afternoon enjoying a massage, or other spa treatments. Your stay includes a light breakfast, 1 massage per person, complimentary use of the gym, Jacuzzi, racquet ball, exercise pool & infrared sauna.
Day 4 Full day tour beginning with a hike in Falling Waters Nature Reserve, a remote virgin cloud forest. The trail borders a gorgeous creek, at the base of Volcan Baru. You will explore an underground cavern, and lunch beside an exquisite waterfall �" bring a bathing suit! Then you will travel to the La Luna Coffee Farm, to taste some of the best coffee in the world. Lunch included.
Day 5 With more than 35 world-class whitewater runs in Chiriqui Provence alone, there is no paddling destination better than Panama. For this trip, you will drive an hour and a half to Rio Chiriqui Viejo, near the Costa Rican border. The river is 128 km long, and offers several different sections of excellent whitewater, ranging from class 2 to class 5. The section we select will depend on your experience, skill and desire. Lunch included.
Day 6 Today you will drive to the Pacific ocean, about one and a half hours from Boquete, to Boca Chica, a small fishing village. From there you will pass through forested islands of Laguna de Chiriqui, to Golfode Chiriqui National Marine Park. This scenic park encompasses 14740 hectares of scenic water vistas and uninhabited islands, serving as a refuge for howler monkeys, leatherback & hawksbill turtles, dolphins, & scores of exotic fish. We will spend the day snorkelling, swimming, sea kayaking, & fishing. A short drive to the SEAGULL COVE LODGE with beautiful views over the ocean and surrounding islands. Includes breakfast.
8 Night Custom Tour of Panama
Day 7 Spend the day exploring the area
Day 8 Morning transfer to David Airport. Transfer to Panama City for your last night.
Day 9 Transfer to airport for your flight home.
Costs Include: 8 nights accommodations, meals as indicated, 1 massage at the Haven Spa, sightseeing and entrance fees (excluding Miraflores locks), transfers from airport, use of kayaks and snorkeling gear, and services of a local naturalist guide.
Not Included: Air transportation Miami/Central America/Miami; Panama city David: passport/visa fees; baggage/accident/travel protection plan; tips to guides, and items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages and laundry.
Airfare: For all programs, airfare is an additional cost.
option 2 includes a trip to San Blas to explore the natural lives of the Kuna tribes, for full itinerary see our web page