Classic Panama

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-43989
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Panama City, Panama
  • Ends Panama City, Panama
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Make an unforgettable visit to the Embera people – an Indigenous community who will welcome you with song and dance. Share a meal with the locals that showcases how they live in harmony with the environment.
  • Cruise along one of humanity’s greatest engineering marvels on a tour of the Panama Canal. Learn how the waterway was crafted and the process used to raise or lower the ships that pass through it.
  • Sample local Panamanian delicacies during a cooking demonstration in Penonome. Your host will talk you through all the tips and tricks needed to make favourites like Panamanian tortillas.
  • Learn about crafting a real Panama hat, also known as a Sombrero Pintao from a local maker in the town where they originated.
  • Visit a mask workshop in the city of Chitre, where these intricately detailed costumes are used to represent the devil in a range of religious and traditional festivals.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
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Starting and ending in Panama City, the "Classic Panama" trip is a guided explorer tour that takes 9 days. You will travel through Chitre, Penonome and Panama City in Panama. "Classic Panama" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Hold onto your Sombrero Pintao as you embark on a nine-day adventure through the pearls of Panama. Start in the lively capital of Panama City and see how past and present merge, then head upriver to visit the Indigenous Embera people. Spend a morning learning about their sustainable way of life and village traditions, before travelling west to the artisan hubs of Penonome and Chitre. Sample favourites from Panamanian cuisine and visit workshops and museums that highlight local pottery and the real Panama hat. Finish your journey back in the capital with a cruise along the Panama Canal and toast to an incredible adventure.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Panama City
  • Day 2: Panama City
  • Day 3: Panama City / Embera community visit
  • Day 4: Penonome
  • Day 5: Penonome
  • Day 6: Chitre
  • Day 7: Panama City
  • Day 8: Panama City / Panama Canal
  • Day 9: Panama City
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (8 nights)
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle , canoe , boat
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Panama City - Leader-led walk in Panama La Vieja and Casco Viejo
  • Panama City - Panama Canal Museum (entrance fee)
  • Panama City - Mola Museum (entrance fee)
  • Panama City - Embera community visit
  • Penonome - Cooking demonstration and lunch
  • Penonome - Hat maker visit
  • Penonome - Handicraft workshop visit
  • Chitre - Traditional mask workshop
  • Chitre - Herrera Museum
  • Chitre - Leather workshop
  • Panama City - Panama Canal partial transit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Panama City are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Classic Panama tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Panama tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 09 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Panama tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Classic Panama tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It's all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • Central America is tropical, so expect a hot and humid climate. Make sure you protect yourself from the sun, wear comfortable, light clothing and stay hydrated – especially when out on walking tours.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
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