Panama Adventure is the tour for the adventurers who want to see it all. Adventure? Yes. Hard? Not at all, anyone can do it. It is our most popular of all tours and provides a diverse cross section of Panama's ecology, cultures and history. It includes a city tour, a Panama Canal Zone tour, a Panama Canal transit, Jungle Land Adventures in Gatun Lake,a historical trip to Fort San Lorenzo, the Panama Canal expansion project observation deck, a trip accross the isthmus on the worlds first trans-continental railroad, visit a cloud forest located in the crater of a volcano, and a cultural encounter with Panama's most primitive Indians -- The Embera.
Itinerary and Details
Day 1, Thursday - Arrival at Tocumen Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2, Friday -Guided morning city tourand guided afternoon Panama Canal Zone tour takes in the sites of Panama Viejo, the oldest city on the Pacific side of the Isthmus, Casco Viejo, and modern Panama City, and the Panama Canal Zone. This 6 hour tour. B
Day 3, Saturday - On our fullPanama Canal transit, the vessel departs from the Pacific port at 7:30 a.m. sharp and usually returns to the Pacific port around 6:30 p.m. depending on traffic in the canal (and on the highway). Buffet aboard the vessel.
NOTE: Full transits can be substituted for partial transits. See our transit dates.
Day 4, Sunday - A trip to Anton Valleyalso known as El Valle (the Valley). El Valle is a cloud forest community built in the crater of one of the world's largest extinct volcanoes. While in El Valle the attractions are; a hike to the petroglyphs and a weekly artisan market. B
Day 6, Tuesday -Jungle Land Adventures. Enjoy a scenic drive through a rainforest to Gamboa. From there you will travel about a 30 minute boat ride through the Panama Canal to Carl Davis' Jungle Land adventures situate in a tranquil hidden cove in the Panama Canal. Carl offers an assortment of activities to include fishing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking. Carl also has some jungle wild life he has rescued. Jack Hanna was very impressed with his programs. BL.
Day 7, Wednesday - An eco / cultural experience with the Embera Indians. This is an all day tour. Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited in these areas. BL
Day 8, Thursday - Return to Tocumen Airport for your trip home. B
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We had a lot of fun with Jack Hanna, his family and crew in 2001 when we worked with them to film Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures in Panama. We had even more fun Feb 12 - 24, 2014 while filming new episodes of INTO THE WILD Panama.
Segments of Jacks trip (into Panama's interior provinces) are not included in this itinerary.