Panama City, Boquete, Boca Chica
Duration: 8 days
*Price Range: $$$
*Rates inclusive of full vacation experience – hotels, tours, domestic transfers, and tax (excluding international airfare). Actual price based on length of travel, number of travelers/rooms, seasonal rates (high, low, peak), number of tour activities, and mode of domestic transportation.
$$$: At or under $1,200 per person.
$$$: $1,200 – $1,800 per person.
$$$: $1,800+ per person
- DAY 1
Fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY) where one of our local airport representatives will meet you as you exit your plane before immigration. They will guide you through the immigration process and take you to the VIP Lounge. Relax with a cold drink or cocktail and free Wi-Fi in the VIP Lounge while the airport representative collects your luggage. When you are ready, they will guide you to your waiting private transfer for your short 30-minute transfer into downtown Panama City. You’ll spend your first two nights at the new Hilton Panama. Enjoy 5-star service and luxury along with views of boats lining up for their turn to get through the Panama Canal. Tonight, dine at the on site steakhouse or explore nearby restaurants a short taxi ride away.
- DAY 2
Spend this day learning more about the sights and sounds of Panama’s capital. Your private tour will guide you through the history of Panama dating back to the first Spanish settlements in the 1500s and continuing the historic Casco Viejo neighborhood. You’ll then visit the Panama Canal at Miraflores Locks Visitor Center to see gigantic Panamax tankers passing through the locks. Enjoy a typical Panamanian lunch before heading back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing alongside the heated rooftop pool at Hilton Panama. This evening, explore a nearby gourmet restaurant for dinner and then enjoy a night in the city.
- DAY 3
Take a quick 50-minute flight to the second biggest city in Panama, David. A private driver will meet you at David Airport for a quick 45-minute transfer into the mountains for your stay in Boquete. Here you’ll stay at the beautiful Finca Lerida which features just 22 rooms total and one of the area’s best restaurants. Enjoy miles of hiking trails, great birdwatching, and coffee tours to learn more about Boquete’s world renowned coffee.
- DAY 4
Experience one of the most scenic and exciting tours that Boquete has to offer in the cloud forest canopy on a zip-line & hanging bridges combo tour! First you’ll ride 12 cables over and through the cloud forest as you feel the adrenaline of Panama’s best and highest zip-line. After a quick snack break you’ll enjoy a guided nature walk over hanging suspension bridges for scenic views of waterfalls, cloud forest, and amazing flora and fauna.
- DAY 5
After breakfast at Finca Lerida, you’ll head south to the Pacific Coast for a stay in the small beach town of Boca Chica. Check into the luxurious Bocas del Mar, an ocean front, contemporary hotel features 20 individual bungalow-style rooms each featuring air conditioning, flat screen TVs, large bathrooms, and floor to ceiling windows to take advantage of the stunning Pacific views. This day is yours to relax in the pool and unwind.
- DAY 6
Let’s go fishing! Today’s your day to fish famous offshore hot spots like the Hannibal Bank, Montuosa Island, and Isla Ladrones. Your 31’ Pursuit will get you to the fishing grounds quickly and comfortably and your expert, local Panamanian crew will be sure to put you in the middle of the action. Troll for giant marlin and sailfish, cast poppers into frenzied tuna, or find some structure and try to catch a dorado or wahoo for dinner.
- DAY 7
Let’s go fishing! Head back offshore for another day of exciting sport fishing in Panama. If you’ve had your fill of offshore pelagic species, the Gulf of Chiriqui is home to over 200 islands for inshore fishing opportunities such as snapper, grouper, jacks, mackerel, amberjacks, and roosterfish.
- DAY 8
After breakfast at Bocas del Mar, you’ll take a quick hour drive back to David for your domestic flight back to Panama City. Fly home from Tocumen International Airport (PTY).
- Enjoy a private guided tour of Panama City and the Panama Canal
- Spend two nights in the mountain town of Boquete at the historic Finca Lerida, both a hotel and a working coffee plantation
- Spend your last three nights on the sunny Pacific Coast at Bocas del Mar
- Fish famous offshore destinations like Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa for huge marlin, sailfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna
- Take on the “Jurassic Park” of inshore fishing in the Gulf of Chiriqui for up to 40 species of gamefish including the prized roosterfish and cubera snapper
Best for: Family, Couple, Group, Adventure
Bucket list experiences: Panama Canal, UNESCO World Heritage sites, cloud forest, coffee plantation, hanging bridges, canopy zip-line, wildlife, sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, cubera snapper
Accommodations & Location:
- Hilton Panama, Panama City
- Finca Lerida, Boquete
- Bocas del Mar, Boca Chica
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