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Panama Escorted Tours
Ready for a vacation that combines the beauty of exploration with convenience? Panama Escorted Tours by Caravan offers incredible, unique vacations in Central America. For an experience like no other— one of adventure and seasoned guidance from expert tour experts — these tours offer it all!
From exploring crater lakes to cruising through tropical rainforests on rails or relaxing under star-filled skies on Caribbean shores, you will indeed find something for everyone in Panama’s diverse landscapes.
Our All-Inclusive 8-Day Tour in Panama
Our All-Inclusive 8-Day Tour Itinerary in Panama is the perfect way to experience the best of this fantastic country. From relaxing on stunning beaches and exploring lush rainforests to discovering historical landmarks and unique culture, you will enjoy an unforgettable journey through some of Panama’s most incredible sights. Join us as we explore the beauty and vibrancy of Panama!
Welcome to Panama City, the first stop on an exciting journey through Panama. Prepare to explore this vibrant country, beginning with the bustling capital city and the acclaimed Panama Canal. Panama offers more than just the canal. Experience the rich biodiversity, meet the native Embera tribe in the jungle, and enjoy bird watching on the Chagres River.
With sandy beaches and lush rainforests to discover, there’s something for every traveler. After landing at Tocumen International Airport (PTY), take the airport taxi to your hotel. Join us for a welcome briefing at 8:00 p.m. and enjoy dinner until 9:30 p.m., allowing ample time to settle in and start your adventure.
On the second day of our 8-day tour itinerary in Panama, we’ll explore Old Panama and experience the iconic Miraflores Locks. We’ll start with a visit to Casco Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Panama City’s old Quarter. We will explore its colorful streets filled with historic:
Then we’ll take a boat ride along the Canal de Panama to Miraflores Locks and observe how the ships are lifted through three sets of locks. After our tour, we’re sure you’ll have gained a great appreciation for the incredible engineering feat that is the Panama Canal. We’ll finish with a relaxing evening at one of the nearby restaurants.
Day 3 of our all-inclusive 8-day tour in Panama brings us to the Embera Village, where you can experience traditional village life and learn about its customs. Enjoy a cultural exchange with one of the native villages, and take part in activities such as:
- Wood carving
- Purchase souvenirs directly from the tribe
From there, we will embark on a river fishing excursion, including lunch at a nearby restaurant, before concluding the day’s journey ending at Fort San Lorenzo. This World Heritage Site overlooks both the Caribbean Sea and Chagres River Delta. Take some time to explore this historic landmark before turning in for the night.
Day 4 is all about exploring Panama’s incredible wildlife! We’ll kick off our morning with an early bird-watching cruise down the Chagres River. Here, you’ll have the chance to spot some of the most exotic species of birds in Central America.
In the afternoon, we’ll head to Gamboa Rainforest Reserve for a guided tour of its incredible flora and fauna before arriving at the famous Sloth Rescue Center. This center is dedicated to rehabilitating injured sloths and educating visitors on these adorable creatures. Be sure to bring your camera—you’re bound to get plenty of impressive shots here!
After this informative day, we’ll gather back in town for dinner before returning to the hotel for some well-deserved rest.
On Day 5 of our 8-Day Panama Escorted Tours, we’ll experience the wonders of the famed Panama Canal. We will board a boat for a ride along the canal, where we can see how ships navigate the locks and savor views of lush tropical jungles that line both sides of this engineering marvel.
Along with great photo opportunities, you may even glimpse some exotic wildlife on your journey! This tour also takes you to three unique islands, where you’ll learn more about local culture and history.
As we make our way through Gatun Lake, which is part of the Panama Canal system, we’ll witness the outdoor laboratories of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. After crossing the Centenario Bridge, we’ll take in views of the Gaillard Cut of the Panama Canal.
We’ll end our day with a relaxing two-night stay at a beach resort situated along the Pacific Coast, where you can unwind under the stars and enjoy refreshing ocean breezes after a long day exploring all Panama offers!
Day 6 of our all-inclusive 8-day tour itinerary in Panama brings us to the beautiful Playa Bonita. This beach is known for its stunning sunsets, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant sand. Enjoy swimming and relaxing, or take a walk along the shoreline.
We’ll then take a boat ride around the bay with plenty of time to stop and explore some island sites. End your day surrounded by tropical flora while savoring Panamanian cuisine at our resort. Remember to grab a souvenir or two before heading back to the accommodation!
Get ready for an action-packed Day 7 of our All-Inclusive 8-Day Tour Itinerary in Panama! We’ll start by crossing the Bridge of the Americas to return to Panama City and then cruise along the stunning Amador Causeway, admiring the picturesque Panama City skyline.
Our next stop will be at a Kuna tribal marketplace, where we’ll have the chance to shop for one-of-a-kind mola art inspired by Panama’s wildlife and geometrical patterns. The highlight of our day will be a private show featuring traditional Panamanian Folklore Dancers in extravagant polleras - a cultural experience unlike any other.
We’ll indulge in a mouth-watering Farewell dinner to cap off our unforgettable trip. This day is one you won’t want to miss!
On your last day, you’ll be transferred from your hotel to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, departing at 5:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Start the morning by enjoying breakfast at 6:00 a.m. so you can board your flight feeling complete and ready for the journey ahead! Bon voyage!
Explore Panama with a Guided Tour for an Unforgettable Experience!
The possibilities are endless for exploring Panama with Caravan escorted tours. From shimmering beaches to stunning rainforests, the country is abundantly rich in scenery and culture and makes for a dreamy vacation destination.
Our all-inclusive, fully guided, and escorted tour packages offer visitors an easy and hassle-free journey through the beautiful country. With flights not included in our packages, you can customize your trip exactly how you want without worrying about extra costs or hidden fees. Let us become your passport to exploring the breathtaking country of Panama!
If you are interested in learning more about our exciting escorted tours or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-CARAVAN or +1-312-321-9800 today and start planning for what’s sure to be a fantastic adventure!
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
Trade Association Memberships
Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).