Family-Friendly Panama

Parents and children alike will have pleanty to appreciate in this two-week sample tailor-made Panama holiday. Expose the kids to a completely different culture as the people of the Emberá tribe welcome you into their community.

Highlights: Panama City – The Canal – Embera community – Gamboa – El Valle – Pacific Coast

Canal tour


DAY 1:

Arrive into Panama City. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your starting hotel in the city, where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Welcome to Panama!

DAY 2:

Enjoy a guided city tour of the old Town, the Casco Antiguo including the Plaza Independencia. The old Town is also known as either Casco Viejo or San Felipe.

DAY 3:

Travel north towards Lake Alajuela. There step into small boats which will carry you up the Rio Chagres to visit the Embera indigenous community where you’ll get to witness their crafts and learn about their use of botanical plants and begin to get an understanding of their traditions, music and culture. There is also a chance to see a wide variety of birds, to walk in the jungle, explore waterfalls. All this in just one fascinating, memorable day.

DAYS 4-6:

Travel to Gamboa, and spend the next three nights at a rainforest resort in midst of the tropical jungle. We include a special boat tour into secret waterways within the Panama canal to find hidden islands that are the habitat of Capuccino and Howler monkeys. Optional excursion to the Canopy Aerial Tram for a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest while sitting comfortably in the seat of this Swiss-engineered aerial tram system.

DAY 7:

Travel to the mountain village of El Valle de Anton, a quiet, peaceful place with a refreshingly cool climate, which springs to life at weekends for the colourful Sunday market. Panama’s best known pre-Colombian petroglyphs can be seen nearby.

DAY 8:

Day at leisure. There is good hiking at Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park where the jaguar, puma and ocelot can be spotted. There are opportunities to go riding or biking, visit local waterfalls and sight myriad birds in the cloudforest.

DAYS 9-12:

What better way to end your stay than a few days on the coast, either at Bocas del Toro or perhaps at a Pacific beach resort. We have a range of options according to your needs and budget.

DAY 13:

Your holiday concludes as you return to Panama City, where you will be driven to the airport in time to check-in for your overnight flight home or further afield. Farewell Panama!

The above sample Panama holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications


Panama offers a range of  hotels from three star accommodation to small boutique hotels to five star chains according to your budget. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Panama holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Panama Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Panama holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your own particular requirements for this holiday – please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made Panama holiday.

Duration of your Panama Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Panama holiday but have either fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your tailor-made Panama holiday plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made Panama holiday.