Panama Family Adventure
This week-long family adventure package combines the adventure of the rainforest and the Caribbean beaches. Seven days full of adventure and highlights: Crossing the Panama Canal, a visit to Monkey Island, a zipline tour through the dense tropical canopy and the pristine beaches of Isla Grande. Your family will have ...Read Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 7 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (21 - 24)
Adults (25 - 29)
Adults (30 - 39)
Adults (40 - 64)
Adventure-seeker, Family with kids
Family Trip, Spring Break, Summer Vacation
Detailed Trip Description
This week-long family adventure package combines the adventure of the rainforest and the Caribbean beaches. Seven days full of adventure and highlights: Crossing the Panama Canal, a visit to Monkey Island, a zipline tour through the dense tropical canopy and the pristine beaches of Isla Grande. Your family will have an unforgettable trip to Panama and take lots of memories and nice photos back home. Although this package is called the Family Adventure it is great for anyone who wants to have fun!
Day 1 - Panama
Upon arrival to Panama a representative 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 Country Inn and Suites Amador, breakfast included.
Day 2 - Panama
After a transfer from your hotel to Flamenco Marina, the partial transit starts with a motor coach ride for 45 minute to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. Once in Gamboa, you will aboard the cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour. You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gailard cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. Your boat will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project.
Day 3 - Panama
Today you will take a special boat tour through the famous Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands that are often frequented by. Cappuccino monkeys and howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the treetops above you. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look. This tour provides a unique opportunity for viewing wild monkeys in their natural surroundings, but as closely as you would in a zoo. Other animals you can spot in this tour are sloths sleeping in trees, stoic alligators and turtles that are native to the lake. The boat rides to and from the island passes through the Panama Canal, giving you the chance to spot huge container ships during their passage across the world.
Day 4 - Panama
n the morning an English speaking guide will pick you up at the Gamboa Resort and take you towards Panama’s Caribbean Cost. Your first activity will be an adrenaline rushing Zipline Tour.
Originally developed by scientists to study the biodiversity found in the canopy of trees, the method involved rigging large trees with climbing gear, cables, ladders, etc. By means of this gear, biologists were able to swing from one tree to another, over chasms and water, to study larger areas of the forest. They also discovered it was a lot of fun! The canopy tour at Rio Piedra allows anybody to rise to the top of the trees and switch on the adrenaline, as you swish through the air from one gigantic tree to another - and unlike Tarzan - in complete safety. Once at the Canopy site a knowledgeable guide will assist you in dawning the harnesses and safety equipment and will give you a thorough explanation of how to behave, what to expect and how to make the most of your experience. Once ready, hook your harness to the cable and will be flying through the treetops. The series of platforms are sometimes located over 100 feet high and up to 450 feet apart.
Day 5 - Panama
Enjoy two free days on Isla Grande. Isla Grande is a beautiful Caribbean Island in Panama. Just about 200 meters off the coast, the island is surrounded by crystal clear water and offers nice sand beaches covered with coconut palms. Most of the island is covered with lush and exuberant vegetation. On one of the two hills of Isla Grande there is an old lighthouse – the pride of the approximate 300 inhabitants of the island. The lighthouse was originally built in 1893 to help ships find their way into the future Panama Canal. An interesting fact about the lighthouse on this remote island is, that its builder was Gustave Eiffel – the same man that built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Day 6 - Panama
Isla Grande has always been a popular weekend destination for Panamanians, nowadays there are more and more tourists discovering the Caribbean paradise. Among the activities on the island are snorkelling and scuba diving in the coral reefs surrounding the island, sea kayaking, fishing, boat excursions through the mangroves, short hikes through the dense forest and easy strolls through the village’s narrow roads.
Overnight at the Bananas Resort, breakfast included.
Day 7 - Panama
After breakfast you will be transferred back from Isla Grande to the Tocumen Airport for your international flight back home.
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