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Best Panama Vacation - All Inclusive
Caravan Tours offers an all-inclusive Panama vacation for travelers of all ages. Caravan Panama Tours are fully guided cruise holidays at incredibly affordable prices!
Your fully escorted Panama vacation starts and ends in Panama City and allows you to explore one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. This is one of the most important waterways on earth accommodating nearly 14,000 commercial boats and ships each year.
Book your Panama vacation with Caravan Tours and discover this Central American country’s rich culture, fascinating history, and beautiful natural surroundings.
Enjoy the Best Panama Vacation with Caravan
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Panama Tour Highlights
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
Panama Vacation Itinerary
Day 1: Start your Panama Canal vacation in Panama City, where you meet up with your Caravan director and become acquainted with your fellow Panama travelers.
Day 2: On the second day of this Caravan Panama vacation, you’ll explore a little of Panama City’s rich heritage. You will discover (Old Panama) the ancient city of Panama Viejo, then eat lunch and roam through the Canal Museum near the Miraflores Locks overlooking the Panama Canal Locks. You will also have the opportunity to drive by the former US Army Base Fort Clayton, known as the City of Knowledge.
Day 3: After crossing through the Free Trade Zone from the Isthmus, Caravan Panama vacations include a trip to Colon at the north end of the Canal. Visit the Canal Expansion Observation Center and see the construction of the new locks at the Atlantic entrance. The day also includes your first of three Panama Canal Cruises on Gatun Lake. As you cruise across this artificial lake, the lush jungle canals, hilltop islands, and the wildlife native to the area will amaze you.
Day 4: Your second Panama Canal Cruise is truly unforgettable as you cross the Continental Divide on a small passenger vessel. The Locks Transit lets you see firsthand how the 6-foot-thick steel gates in the canal operate to let huge vessels through year-round.
Day 5: Embark to the Pacific Coast on a Panama vacation cruise up the Chagres River with a visit to the Embera Indian village, where you can marvel at the locals’ exotic handiwork. Only two bridges span the Canal, the Bridge of the Americas, and the Centenario Bridge on route to Playa Blanca. Today you will cross over the Centenario Bridge as we make our way up to Playa Bonita.
Day 6: Spend a day relaxing at the remarkable Playa Bonita beach resort along the Pacific Coast. Beachcomb along the private beach or swim in one of the multiple outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars at the Westin Playa Bonita Resort.
Day 7: All Caravan Panama Cruise Vacations conveniently end where they begin so you’ll travel back to Panama City today by route of the Bridge of the Americas. Stunning views of the city skyline are a sight to behold. Upon arrival, a visit to a Kuna Indian marketplace allows for take-home souvenirs, and your last dinner with your fellow Caravan travel mates allows time for goodbyes.
Day 8: A tasty breakfast at your hotel bids you safe travel before you depart for home.
Included with Your Caravan Panama Vacation
Caravan’s Panama Cruise vacations are all-inclusive which means that you do not need to spend a penny more once your airplane lands in Panama City. Within its affordably priced vacation packages, Caravan Tours covers the cost of:
- Three daytime Panama cruises
- All itinerary meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- All luxury Panama hotel accommodations
- All transit and activities within the tour (airfare to and from Panama City not included)
- Transfers between Panama Tocumen International Airport and hotel
About Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours is proud to be a second-generation, all-inclusive USA tour company. For 70 years, since 1952, we’ve been offering fully guided tours throughout North and Central America including Panama, Costa Rica, and Guatemala!
Our guided Panama tours are very affordable travel packages conducted by local, experienced, Panama Canal tour operators. Your tour will be packed with historically significant attractions and our tour guides know their country very well. They love to share their knowledge of the local culture and history.
Book a Panama vacation with Caravan. We offer the best way to experience the local culture, natural wonders, and engineering feats of this beautiful Central American country.
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 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).