A Taste of Panama

12-Day Panama Holiday Itinerary

Prices from £1,655 pp

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Duration12 days / 11 nights (flexible)


ItineraryBoquete - Golfo de Chiriquí - El Valle de Anton - Panama City - Isla Taboga

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Panamanian cuisine is an intoxicating fusion of different cultures and countries. Sample as much as you can as you travel from west to east. Discover the art of coffee production in Boquete, dive into the underwater world of Golfo de Chiriquí, hike through lush landscapes, then take in the city lights (and canal) of the capital. Top it all off with a stay on a tropical island learning to cook the local cusine.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Coffee Beans in the Countryside

In the middle of a lush valley, wedged between towering volcanoes, is your home for the next few days, Boquete. Surrounded by exotic flowers, plants and birds you can enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings. The humid climate makes this the perfect place for growing coffee. You’ll experience the whole process from bean to cup, and even be able to take some roasted beans away with you.

a blue bird on a brach

Make a Splash in Snorkelling Coves

Far away from the tourist throngs is the quiet fishing village of Boca Chica, nestled amongst the Chiriquí lowlands. Grab your snorkel and dive in to discover an underwater world of tropical fish and colourful coral reefs. Visit the deserted islands of Parque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriquí and search for monkeys, turtles and birds of paradise. You stay in cosy bungalow just outside the village.

a hut in the sea

Hike Between Jagged Peaks

Take a hike through lush vegetation, past tumbling waterfalls and ancient rock paintings in El Valle de Anton. Situated in an extinct volcanic crater, expect to discover verdant forests, craggy rocks and colourful birds twittering in the trees. If you’re really lucky, you might even spot the elusive golden frog. With our route description to guide you, you can set your own pace through the sprawling trees.

a green landscape

The Canal and Cobblestones of Panama City

Panama City is allegedly the most cosmopolitan in Central America. The ethnic diversity has given rise to a wide array of restaurants for you to choose from; Panamanian-style ceviche, chicken kebabs, bluefin tuna sushi or tikka masala! During your stay you’ll visit the famous Panama Canal and let a local guide introduce you to the city; a world of historic buildings and cobbled streets.

old town in Panama City

Sun, Sea and Spices

Escape the city to Isla Taboga, the island of flowers, and discover the art of Panamanian cooking. Prepare local dishes such as sea bass stew and creole sauce then feast on your creations before heading to the beach to uncover tales of feuding pirates, buried treasure and blood-thirsty brigands!

Sun, Sea and Spices
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Speak to our Panama specialist, Ceri

"I know Panama really well and my most memorable time there was spent on the beautiful San Blas islands, living among the Kuna people. Its got such a laid-back atmosphere, plus stunning snorkelling spots too!"

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