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Essence of Panama provided by Panama Trails Day Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview
An 8-day trip to experience the fresh essence of Panama: historical sites, impressive  trip crossing the Panama Canal, the inspiring nature and coffee plantations of Boquete, plus the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Bocas del Toro; a journey full of recreational opportunities!
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Arrival in Panama City
Day 2
Shared Partial Canal Transit
Day 3
Panama City - David - Boquete
Day 4
Giant Millenary Quercus Hike
Day 5
Boquete - Bocas del Toro
Day 6
Free Day in Bocas del Toro
Day 7
Bocas del Toro - Panama City
Day 8
Departure
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Important Information
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 3 Nts at Tryp Panama Centro or similar, Standard Room (B)
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Nts at Panamonte Inn or similiar , deluxe terraza room (B)
  • 2 Nts at Hotel Bocas del Toro or similar, Premium town balcony room (B)
  • Shared Partial Panama Canal Transit (L)
  • Shared Giant Millenary Querus Hike
  • Ground transfers on A/C motor coaches
  • Local flights in economy class
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal
  • Entry/Admission - Volcan Baru National Park
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people it is required to book this package.
  • Price not valid during: National Holidays: Nov. 1 al 11 2020, Christmas & New Year : Dec. 20, 2020 - 02 Jan. 2021, Carnival: Feb. 12-16, 2021 Eastern: 01 -04 Apr, 2021
  • Domestic flights & boat transfers have a luggage restriction of 25 pounds/ person.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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murphymurphy wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada39 contributions4 helpful votes
We found Panama Trails online and Lorena Amador was our travel agent. We are experienced, adventurous, and somewhat demanding travelers. We had not been to Panama and wanted help planning our trip. Lorena is a top notch travel agent. She is extremely responsive. She sent us
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from PanamaTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Panama
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you, your comments are very valuable for us. We are pleased to know that we were able to help you with your vacation arrangements. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Panama or Costa Rica!! Kind regards, Panama Trails Team!
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onconrse wrote a review Jan 2020
37 contributions25 helpful votes
PROS: Oliver the driver who picked us up from the airport-Outstanding All other drivers-Very Good CONS: *The "Giant Millenary Quercus Hike" is NOT "suitable for all passengers" and does NOT have "easy and accessible trails" as described in itinerary. The trails are all up hill
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from PanamaTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Panama
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you, your comments are very valuable for us. We are pleased to know that we were able to help you with your vacation arrangements. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Panama or Costa Rica!! Kind regards, Panama Trails Team!
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Niallmcl wrote a review May 2019
Elgin, South Carolina85 contributions16 helpful votes
We had several days of tours arranged with them to do various activities including Panama canal tour, boat cruise tour and Portebelo city tour. The drivers are guides and very knowledgeable on the history. We also used them to help transport us from hotel to hotel especially
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from MilenaA1073, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Panama
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thank you, your comments are very valuable for us. We are pleased to know that we were able to help you with your vacation arrangements. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Panama or Costa Rica!! Kind regards, Panama Trails Team!
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ceps103 wrote a review Apr 2019
28 contributions3 helpful votes
My mom and I booked the Essence of Panama Tour this March. We started in Panama City, then flew to Boquete, and ended up in Bocas del Toro. Lorena at Panama Trails was fabulous and answered all of our questions quickly and competently--and we asked lots of questions! We were
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from MilenaA1073, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Panama
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to know that you enjoy your trip to Panama and that everything went as it was planned. We hope to see you soon in Panama. Best Regards, Panama Trails Team!
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BrooklynSally wrote a review Jan 2019
Brooklyn, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our Essence of Panama tour was fabulous! All of our drivers, guides, accommodations, arrangements for in country flights, pick ups and returns were all on time, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and excellent. We loved staying at the beautiful Panamonte Hotel in Boquete. The
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from MilenaA1073, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence of Panama
Responded 4 Feb 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip experience with our company and the highlights during your holiday because I am sure that it will help other travelers to plan their trip. We are glad to know that all your travel arrangements were according with your expectatives. We invite you to visit again and discover with us one of our 3 destinations (Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panamá). Kind regards, Panamá Trails Staff.
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About the operator

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Niallmcl
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Excellent tour guides and operators
We did a number of day trips but also transfers between hotels when travelling around. The staff were aleays on tim
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KarenQWI
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Panama Trails Private Tour
Lorena of Panama Trails was great. We were met at the airport and given vouchers for drivers, accommodations, meal
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Bill C
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5 Day Canal, City, and Country Extravaganza!
Really, best vacation ever. Full transit - ocean to ocean - on Al Capone's (yes, Al Capone) boat, the Isla Madora.
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carvergirl59
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Panama Trails - Hotel and Tour Package
We booked a 4 day 3 night hotel and tour package in Panama. We are from Canada and Panama Trails worked very hard
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solsenz
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Great service
We did a full Tour of Panama through Panama Trails and had great service and found the people friendly and helpful
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TomfromDecaturGa
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Panama City, Panama, Walking Tour 2/18/2018
Our guide, Manuel is a superior tour guide. He and his understudy gave my wife and I the best tour we have ever be
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Rajshekar K
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Highlights of Costarica and Panama
The Tour was very well organised and perfectly executed by different people at different cities. The hotels chosen
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Key Details
  • Panama City, Panama Canal, and 6 more
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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