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Caravan Guided Panama Tour Packages
Since 1952 Caravan has conducted fully guided tours throughout North and Central America. Caravan’s guided Panama tour is affordably priced and an excellent value for this vibrant, highly diverse Central American country. In fact, Fodor’s Travel awarded 4 Stars to our Panama Canal guided tours!
Join us for one of Central America’s best holiday experiences and cruise the Panama Canal, one of modern history’s greatest engineering feats.
Our Caravan Panama Canal Tour offers unique sightseeing adventures that begin and end in Panama City and includes:
- Gatun Lake cruise
- Colon Panama
- Bridge of the Americas
- Panama Viejo (Old Panama)
- Panama Canal Museum
- Gamboa Rainforest Resort
- Playa Bonita beach resort on the Pacific Coast
- Embera Indian village
Caravan guided Panama tours are very affordable travel packages conducted by local, experienced, Panama Canal tour operators. Our tour guides know their country very well and love to share their knowledge of the local culture and history.
Guided Tour of Panama Canal
Our local Panama Canal tour operators are highly experienced and continually wow our guests with their knowledge and expertise. All Caravan Panama tour packages include three unique, all inclusive day cruises along the Panama Canal and the Chagres River.
Gatun Lake Tour – On your first guided Panama Canal tour you’ll navigate through the large man made Gatun Lake, which was created when the Gatun Dam flooded the valley. Tour operators introduce you to the hilltop islands and describe the wild animals native to the area such as the four different species of monkeys in Panama.
Panama Canal Locks Tour - On the Locks Transit cruise portion of your Panama Canal guided tour you’ll discover exactly how the locking transit system operates to let through cargo vessels, pleasure craft, and cruise ships. You will get close-up glimpses of one of the world’s most amazing engineering marvels, the Panama Canal. Read more about Panama Canal locks here.
Chagres River Tour – On this cruise you’ll discover authentic Panama. Your tour operators will take you on a journey along the Chagres River up to a genuine Embera Indian village. On this guided tour you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the Embera inhabitants and appreciate their hand woven baskets, tagua nut carvings and jewelry, plus the exotic cocobolo tree.
More Guided Panama Tour Attractions
As our Caravan tour guest you’ll also have multiple opportunities to explore other famous Panama attractions including:
- The ancient city of Panama Viejo (Old Panama) founded in 1519 as the Inca Empire’s gold gateway
- Bridge of Americas (and crossing the Continental Divide)
- Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks
- Colon’s free trade zone (the largest in America) and the Panama Canal Railway Station
- Local Panama artisans at Kuna Tribal Marketplace
- World-renowned Museum of Biodiversity, designed by Frank Gehry
- Panama’s Amador Causeway
Panama’s Finest Resort Hotels and Dining
Included with all Caravan Panama guided tour packages are luxury accommodations at some of Panama’s finest resort hotels.
Courtyard by Marriot in Panama City
Panama tours are designed to spoil our guests with stays at the Courtyard by Marriot in Panama City. This modern Panama resort hotel is close to Panama’s business district and only a half hour drive from the Panama City Airport.
Gamboa Rainforest Resort in Gamboa
Located in the Soberania National Park, you will truly experience what it is like to live in the middle of the jungle at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Features like hammocks in the guest rooms and a large outdoor swimming pool, plus beautiful gardens, make this a delightful Panama resort.
Playa Bonita in Westin Playa Bonita
A remarkable new Panama beach resort located at Playa Bonita on the Pacific Coast. Known for sweeping views, infinity pools, and tranquil beaches. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax on your Panama guided tour, with a full day to enjoy at your leisure.
About Caravan Tours
Since 1952 Caravan Tours has developed a great reputation for low cost, all inclusive, guided tours in North and Central America.
Our goal has always been to give our tour guests the absolute best value so that all airport transfers, meals, bottled water, itinerary activities, hotel accommodations and even gratuities are included for one low tour price.
Our Panama Canal guided tour packages tend to book up quickly so be sure to book your tour early to reserve your preferred tour dates.
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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.
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.
In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
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 Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).